Having a grapefruit for breakfast every morning is a great way to shed some pounds, but it's pretty boring. Broiling the grapefruit make a boring breakfast staple into something fun, warm, and sweet.

Adding lemon berry pancakes to this breakfast was a natural choice. They complemented each other very nicely and I was able to zest part of the grapefruit for the pancakes.

Broiled Grapefruit

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  1. Cut the Grapefruit in half. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of brown sugar on the top of each grapefruit slice. 
  2. Put into a small casserole dish and broil for 5 minutes or until the edges are slightly burnt. 

Adapted from this recipe.

Lemon Berry Pancakes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of grapefruit zest (or lemon zest)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup berries (thawed if frozen)

  1. In a small bowl mix together all the wet ingredients including the zest. In a separate larger bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the dry ingredients and mix the wet ingredients into the flour mixture. Fold the berries into the batter. 
  2. Scoop into desired sizes onto a griddle. Cook until both sides are golden brown. Serve with butter and powdered sugar. Or you can make a lemon yogurt sauce to go over the pan cakes.

Lemon Yogurt Sauce

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1.5 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 1.5 TBS brown sugar
Mix and make to taste.

Combined these two make a citrus breakfast that won't leave you bitter. 

Photos by Katy Weaver