The Best Grapefruit-Rosemary Bread Recipe

This breakfast bread is a beautiful balance of flavors: tart grapefruit is mellowed out by earthy rosemary, making it an ideal complement to your morning tea or coffee.

It's also super easy to make (even if you're not a baker) and the recipe serves as a good base for trying other citrus and herb combinations as well.

Out of grapefruit? Try orange. No rosemary? Substitute a bit of marjoram. Experiment freely and let me know which other flavors turn out well for you!

Dry Ingredients

– 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 1/4 cup sugar

Wet Ingredients

– 2 eggs – 1/2 cup buttermilk – 2 tablespoons butter, melted – 2 tablespoons honey – Zest from 1 large grapefruit – 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary


In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and set aside.


In a separate large bowl, whisk the eggs. Whisk in the buttermilk, melted butter, and honey one at a time, until all the wet ingredients are well blended.


Add the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon/spatula until the batter is evenly mixed. It should only take a couple minutes of stirring to get a rich, even consistency.

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