These Maple Brussels Sprouts are sautéd to perfection and are the best combination of salty with a touch of sweetness. Easy enough for weeknight dinners and fabulous enough for your holiday menu!
I have some good news for you. Amazing news, actually. If you want to make the kind of recipes you find on restaurant menus, that are memorable and well-received by everyone, it isn’t complicated. It doesn’t take a lot of ingredients. It can even be quick and easy! Best of all, YOU can do it at home.
This Maple Brussels Sprouts recipe is a perfect example of that. You just need Brussels sprouts, oil, salt, pepper, and maple syrup. That’s it. And yes, this perfect balance of fat, salt, and a touch of sweet maple syrup creates a dish that you can’t believe is so easy, yet so good.
I have a lot of Brussels Sprouts recipes on this site. Clearly, I’m a fan of the tiny cabbage.
I can’t even say which is the best Brussels sprouts recipe. So why, with all of these Brussels Sprouts recipes, did I decide to add another one? It was Luke.
I’ve made this simple Maple Brussels Sprouts recipe many times, and recently when I did, my son, Luke, said, “I love when you add maple syrup to the Brussels Sprouts.” Right then I realized this was a blog-worthy recipe and there was room for one more. I can’t promise this will be the last.
This recipe will be equally impressive on your holiday table as your weeknight dinner table. I’m sure it will become a family favorite!
Recipe Ingredients–What You Need
As I mentioned earlier, the ingredient list is short. Just how we like it!
- Brussels Sprouts: The health benefits of Brussels sprouts are well known. These cruciferous vegetables are known for having anti-cancer properties and are high in dietary fiber, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, folate, and manganese. They also have antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties. See why I eat a lot of Brussels sprouts?!
- Avocado Oil: I prefer to use avocado oil here because it can withstand the high heat of sautéing in a hot pan. Olive oil can be used if you don’t have avocado oil. I don’t recommend vegetable oil.
- Salt + Pepper: This is a simply seasoned dish and salt and pepper is all you need!
- Maple Syrup: You’ll want to use pure maple syrup for this recipe. It’s sweetness and flavor is the perfect touch. Real maple syrup is required.
How to Make Maple Brussels Sprouts
This simple recipe couldn’t be easier!
- Remove the tough ends from the Brussels sprouts and discard them. Cut the Brussels sprouts in half. If you have especially large Brussels sprouts, I recommend cutting them in quarters.
- In a very large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the Brussels sprouts in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Sauté the Brussels sprouts until they are fork tender and turning golden brown, about 10 minutes.
- Pour the maple syrup over the Brussels sprouts and stir to evenly coat. Sauté the Brussels sprouts for an additional 2-3 minutes. The maple syrup with reduce into a thick glaze; make sure to stir to coat the Brussels sprouts.
- Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately.
- Make sure you don’t overcrowd the Brussels sprouts in the pan. I use a 14.5″ skillet, so there is room for all the Brussels sprouts in a single layer. If your pan isn’t large enough, you can use two separate pans for this recipe or cut the recipe in half.
- Watch your heat to ensure the pan doesn’t get too hot. You want the Brussels sprouts to get crispy and golden brown on the outside while getting soft on the inside. If the pan gets too hot, they can get too brown too quickly, before the center gets soft. Adjust your temperature as needed.
Can I make this Maple Brussels Sprouts recipe in the oven?
Yes, if you’d prefer Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts, you can use your oven. This Balsamic Roasted Vegetables recipe is made with maple syrup and balsamic vinegar and has more of a Balsamic glaze, if you’d like to go that route. Otherwise, just reduce the oil to 3 tablespoons and roast at 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Does this recipe work in the air fryer?
Yes, you can make these air fryer Brussels sprouts with some modifications. Toss the Brussels sprouts in 2 tablespoons oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, tossing half way through the cooking time. Drizzle the cooked Brussels sprouts with 3 tablespoons maple syrup.
Does this recipe work in the Instant Pot?
This recipe will not yield crispy results in the Instant Pot. I love my Instant Pot, but I don’t think it’s the best appliance for this Maple Brussels Sprouts recipe.
Are these Brussels sprouts healthy?
This is a vegan, gluten-free recipe with no refined sugar. Avocado oil isn’t an inflammatory oil like vegetable oils. Finally, Brussels sprouts are a low-calorie, nutrient-dense vegetable that can protect against many diseases. So the answer is YES, this is a healthy recipe, no matter who you ask!
This is a perfect healthy side dish idea to add to your Thanksgiving dinner or any weeknight dinner. Gotta love a versatile recipe, right?
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