I haven't written a recipe post in ages.
I blame it on all of my amazing Plated meals (that review post is coming, promise).
One of the most annoying daily decisions is what to eat for breakfast. I try to come up with healthy, easy, tasty options. I get in boring ruts and get so sick and tired of eating the same thing every morning.
I'm always looking for new things to try.
We went to Charleston Cafe (a yummy breakfast/lunch place in Mt. Pleasant) several weekends ago for breakfast and Mr. BMJ ordered the baked grapefruit. I'm not a huge grapefruit fan, but it looked so amazing, I had to try it. Well, I loved it so much that I ate about half of it and then asked the waiter how they make it. It honestly tasted like a baked dessert with alcohol in it. Hello!!!
I've been totally obsessed and making it a few times a week ever since.
The best part about this dish is that it makes either breakfast for two or breakfast for you, two mornings in a row. Or, you can get crazy like me and have it for breakfast and lunch on the same day.
I did a little research on grapefruit and this is what I found:
-protects your heart
-boosts your metabolism
-strengthens your immune system
-fights gum disease
-protects against cancer
So, moral of the story is, we should all eat more grapefruit!
Baked Grapefruit with Granola and Honey
Granola (I try to use the low sugar organic kind)
Honey or Agave Nectar
Dried Organic Cranberries (optional, try to find the no sugar added kind)
You can make different versions of this recipe with various toppings to find your favorite. Play around with the spices, add a dollop of greek yogurt after baking, and switch out your granola.
This is my fave....
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut the grapefruit in half. Use a grapefruit knife to separate the fruit from the peel. Place each half, cut side up, in a loaf pan. Drizzle with a little honey. Pile a scoop of granola and a handful of dried cranberries on each half. Sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with more honey (the more honey you use, the more it tastes like a dessert with alcohol). Bake for about 15 minutes. Turn the broiler on and broil for the last minute or two to get the granola nice and toasted. Voila! Breakfast is served!
I invested ($1 each) in some grapefruit spoons and it makes getting that ewey gooey goodness out so much easier!
p.s. Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice? Because it's 75 degrees today and everything is better when it's sunny and warm outside! I wish it was this temperature year-round. I got to wear my new spring sporty tee and distressed cropped jeans with pink stitching from White House Black Market! Finally!