Roasted Grapefruit with Walnut Granola
Today we discuss: How you should be eating your grapefruit.
But first, let’s talk about my feelings.
I felt like a blinked and it went from Friday night to Sunday night. And now I’m laying on my floor writing this post. We did stuff. I know we did, but where did the time go?
Friday night we worked out and then froyo-ed.
Saturday morning we waffled.
Saturday night we went to dinner here with some friends and we weren’t impressed. I got the scallop skewers + brussels. Both were just okay. Andrew got Blue Crab Fried Rice…yum, right? Butttttt it ended up being so spicy that Andrew had to ask for a glass of milk because his mouth was on FIRE. The owner/manager guy was like, “yeah, that’s the habaneros.”
To which I was like, “holy smokes?! How you gonna put habaneros in food the general public is going to eat?” Of course I didn’t say that because I’m super non-confrontational, but that’s what I was thinking? I mean, how many of you out there are okay munching on habaneros? I’m a total spicy food lightweight, but those things are pretty hot no matter who you are…right?
Sunday we meal prepped for the week. I’ve been trying to eat more veggies at lunch. I was talking to one of my sister’s friends and she said that she “eats an obscene amount of vegetables.” To which I thought, “I wanna eat an obscene amount of vegetables.” So I’m working on it. I mean, a serving of vegetables is a cup of cooked veggies and if you’re trying to get 7-9 serving of fruit & veggies each day, that’s quite a bit of veggies to fill your life with.
In other news, Andrew seems to have major crushes on all the HGTV girls (i.e. Nicole Curtis & Joanna Gaines). Initially I thought he just liked seeing the renovations, but I’m learning he has ulterior motives. For instance, when I just asked him what his favorite show on HGTV was called he said, “the one with Joanna”. Should I be concerned that they’re on a first name basis?
Side note: I don’t think I’ve ever written “ulterior” before. I had to google it to make sure that was in fact the way to spell the word I’m trying to use.
So I guess I should pick up house flipping. Is that what that means? Ugh, but I don’t wanna flip houses. I just wanna bake fruit with crunchy toppings and tell you about it.
Oh…and I wanna never ever unload the dishwasher again. Yes, that is what I want.
I’ve always been on the fence with grapefruit. It has that sweet delicious flavor and then it gets all sour on you and your taste buds are like “why would you do that to us?” But then I always take another bite because I’m indecisive and I like it but I don’t like it and I’m just confused about the whole thing.
One thing I do know is that if you add an oatmeal delicious topping to anything, I’ll like it. Like could we top some mushrooms with a granola topping pulease!? I’m actually planning to put an oatmeal streusel on some salmon later this week and I’m all kinds of excited over it.
Awhile back I made these apples, which got me thinking that I should put an oatmeal crumble on more fruits in my life. So the oatmeal-walnut granola topped grapefruit was born.
I can’t wait to do this same exact thing with bananas. Oh and peaches.
Roasted Grapefruit with Oatmeal Walnut Granola
Yield: serves 2
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 20
Total Time: 30
1 grapefruit, cut in half
1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/8 cup old-fashioned oats
1/8 cup oat flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon almond extract (2-3 drops)
couple spoonfuls greek yogurt
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Place grapefruit cut side up on a baking sheet. In a bowl, combine walnuts, oats, oat flour, salt, honey, butter, cinnamon and almond extract. Divide granola topping evenly between the two grapefruit halves. Bake for 20 minutes. Top each with a spoonful of greek yogurt.
Granola will be slightly crunchy on the outside, but will remain bready on the inside. It's good. That way it is reminiscent of a cookie.