Warm, juicy red grapefruit, topped with a sweet, crunchy oat crumble.
Hi Everyone, it’s Nicky here, calling in from Kitchen Sanctuary. I’m a wife and mum of two living in the UK, and I’m thrilled to be sharing a recipe with you guys on Tammi’s gorgeous blog!
Right now, I’m still trying to decide if these baked grapefruits should be classed as a slightly naughty breakfast, or a slightly healthy pudding. To be fair, I could eat them at any time of the day.
Ruby red grapefruits are topped with a mini-mountain of sweet, oaty crumble (I think you guys call it streusel, which always makes me think of strudel – so confusing J).
Baking the grapefruits sweetens the centre ever so slightly, but you’re still left with a sharp, juicy centre that tastes amazing with the crunchy, sweet topping. You can stop right there, but if you wanted to take it a little further, spoon on a little Greek yogurt and honey and you’ll be in breakfast (or pudding) heaven!
My daughter loves these so much, I’ve started keeping a bag of the crumble topping in the freezer, so I can make individual ones whenever I like. If you wanted to do this, simply make extra topping, place it in a freezer bag and freez. It shouldn’t clump together, which means you can spoon the mixture right on the grapefruit (from frozen) whenever the craving strikes.
I hope you enjoy the recipe – and I’d love to know whether you’d make it for breakfast or pudding!
Baked Grapefruit with Oaty Crumble
- 2 large red-flesh grapefruits
- ¾ of a stick of chilled unsalted butter cut into small chunks
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup whole rolled oats
- 4 heaped tbsp Greek yogurt
- 4 tsp honey
Preheat the oven to 400f
Slice the grapefruits in half and run a sharp knife around the inside of each segment - so the segments can be easily released after cooking. Place the grapefruit halves cut-side-up on a baking tray.
Place the cold chunks of butter in a bowl and pour over the flour. Use your fingers to rub the butter and flour together until you have breadcrumbs. It’s fine to leave some larger chunks of butter in there – you’ll get a lighter texture if the ‘breadcrumbs’ are uneven.
Pour the sugar and oats into the bowl with the butter and flour, and mix together. Spoon the mixture on top of the grapefruit halves. Place in the oven for 15-18 minutes until the crumble is golden brown.
Take out of the oven and top each grapefruit half with Greek yogurt and honey before serving.