Sweet Cinnamon Roasted Grapes | Vegan & Whole30 Snack
How to Roast Grapes: Sweet & Simple Roasted Grapes Recipe!
Grapes are one of the sweetest and tastiest fruits because of their high natural sugar content, which makes them extra delicious when they’re dried into raisins. But, did you know you can also make scrumptiously sweet ROASTED grapes?!
Just add your grapes to a sheet pan, toss with oil and seasonings, and roast until beautifully blistered and caramelized. All of those natural sugars get even sweeter after roasting, and the inside of each grape is like a warm, juicy jam! But, they’re just as yummy enjoyed cold for an easy healthy snack you can take on-the-go.
Personally, I like to use a bit of salt and cinnamon to season my roasted grapes. But, you can use savory seasonings as well, like balsamic vinegar, fresh thyme, or whatever you like! It’s a simple and fun recipe to switch up your healthy snacking.
NOTE: Make sure to use red grapes for roasting—NOT green! Because green grapes generally contain more water than red grapes, they become very wet and soggy after roasting.
Health Benefits of Grapes
Naturally sweet and with a crisp bite of juicy goodness—it’s hard to find someone who DOESN’T like grapes! They’re an awesome healthy snack for anyone, even a fussy or picky eater. And, these roasted grapes are simple way to switch up the flavor profile to keep healthy snacking interesting!
But, all of their sweet deliciousness aside, did you know grapes are also a sneaky superfood? Both red and green grapes are low in calories, contain wholesome dietary fiber, and even offer some protein. But, they’re also rich in essential micronutrients like vitamin C and vitamin K.
Just one serving of these roasted grapes contains over 25% of your daily recommended vitamin C and just as much of your daily vitamin K! Of course, we all know that fruits tend to be quality sources of immune-boosting vitamin C. But, grapes’ high content of bone-building, heart-healthy vitamin K is a superfood surprise!
Granted, leafy greens like kale are the best vitamin K sources. But, if you struggle to eat enough leafy greens (like most of us), these sweet roasted grapes can help boost your daily intake!
Anti-Oxidizing, Disease-Fighting, Sweet Snack!
Also, similar to well-known superfoods like blueberries, grapes are actually an incredible source of antioxidants. With their free-radical-fighting powers, antioxidants help to reverse oxidative stress and repair damaged cells.
And, that makes grapes (and other plant-based foods) crucial to fending off chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease, as well as slowing down aging! In particular, red grapes have the highest antioxidant content of any variety.
They actually get their reddish purplish color from potent antioxidants, known as anthocyanins, contained in the skins. Which means these sweet roasted grapes are as super nutritious as they are super delicious!
- 2 cups red grapes
- 2 tsp avocado oil
- salt, to taste
- cinnamon, to taste
- balsamic vinegar
- fresh thyme
- fresh rosemary
- whichever seasonings you enjoy!
- Preheat oven to 425°F (220°).
- Toss grapes with oil, salt, and cinnamon—or whichever spices you prefer.
- Add to a sheet pan lined with parchment and roast for 25-30 minutes. They will blister and caramelize outside, and be super juicy like jam on the inside!
- Yields ~2 cups roasted grapes.