Broiled Grapefruit with Honey and Bananas

A fresh way to bring out the sweetness of the grapefruit, without loading it with sugar! Sweeten up your morning with this nifty way to prepare grapefruit or have it for dessert 🙂

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The most common way to eat grapefruit is to either smother it with sugar or to eat it from a can loaded with sugar syrup. Either ways, we try to mask out the natural bitter, tangy and acid flavors of the fruit under a mask of sweetness. So instead of consuming so much sugar, should we just give up on the fruit?

Well hold on, not so soon 😉 Grapefruit is a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants. Research also shows that it is effective in lowering the cholesterol levels. So give this recipe a try and enjoy the health benefits of this delicious and healthy fruit! Broiling any fruit for few minutes caramelizes it, topping it with honey and a few slices of bananas increases the sweetness quotient. Afraid of eating grapefruits?! Not any more 🙂

Broiled Grapefruit with Honey and Bananas

  • Servings: 2 pieces
  • Time: 10 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 Grapefruit
  • Honey
  • Ground ginger
  • Banana slices

Method

  • Prepare oven for broiling. Position oven rack on top.
  • Cut grapefruit(s) in half. Using a small serrated knife or grapefruit knife, loosen the grapefruit sections from the membrane. Place the grapefruit halves on a baking sheet or shallow baking pan.
  • Drizzle grapefruit halves with honey. Place banana slices on top and flip once to coat both sides with honey. Dust with ground ginger.
  • Place under broiler until bubbling and slightly browned in spots, about 4 to 6 minutes. Keep an eye on during broiling to avoid burning.
  • Serve warm.

Variations

  • Ground cinnamon is a good substitute for ginger
  • Don’t like bananas? How about some strawberry pieces!

 

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