Maple roasted Brussels sprout

Maple roasted Brussels sprout
Once winter sets in roasted vegetables are such a delightful addition to the meals. Lots of veggies, warmth from the oven and the kind of attention the kitchen gets feels like home. I guess this is the whole reason why these are the top-rated recipes for the holiday season and thanksgiving.
Among the roasted veggies, one of my personal favourites is Brussels sprouts. Hence tend to add a bit more of the sprouts to this maple roasted Brussels sprouts recipe when other veggies are added.
Brussels sprouts

Fresh Brussels sprout from the farmers market

Brussels sprouts-what are they?

The edible buds of the Gemmifera cultivar belonging to the cabbage family are Brussels sprouts. The slightly green tight leafy buds are  Obviously,  the name gives away where it was popularly grown. It comes on a long stock, but at the supermarket, you may just get the buds. ( source)
The sprouts unfortunately carry a bad rep for being bitter and unpleasant. Predominantly,  this comes from over boiling them, which releases the sulphurous compounds and the unpleasant taste.

How to prep some Brussels sprouts?

The loose outer leaves and excess stem are clipped away and these easily burn while roasted leaving an unpleasant taste. Soak the sprouts in water for about 5 minutes, wash them and set them to drain. Pat dry and the sprouts are ready for use.

How do these roasted Brussels sprout taste?

Brussels sprouts tend to become soft in the centre when roasted, yet the outer leaves are crisp. This combines with the sweetness from the maple and a few spicy hints from paprika take off any bitterness that you may expect from this vegetable. The end result is slightly smokey, slightly sweet complexity of flavour. If you are still on the fence, try it and don’t be scared of this lovely vegetable. We have lovingly sorted out a  baked pasta recipe too that incorporated brussels sprouts along with broccoli.

Ingredients for this maple roasted Brussels sprout.

There are no exotic ingredients needed for this recipe as the star is just the Brussels sprouts. Once the sprouts have been cleaned and prepped, it is just slicing them in half. Good quality coconut oil and sea salt is what you need next. I like flaky sea salt for this recipe as it has a depth of mineral content than table salt. The maple syrup fragrance while baking will remove any unpleasant odours while the sprouts cook. It will also take away the slight bitterness that these sprouts may have. Then to spice it all up the faint hint of paprika that last hits the mouth make all the difference in flavour. This is all you need to make this roasted Brussels sprout recipe. 
To add to the festive table my choice will also be the Pan-roasted seitan.
Check the recipe card below for the detailed step by step guide for making this roasted Brussels sprout.


Maple roasted Brussels sprout

A delightful roasted sprout recipe for the cooler weather days. Enjoy this vegan gluten-free recipe for maple roasted brussels sprout.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, sidedish, Soups and salad
Cuisine Baking, Continental, Fusion, gluten free, International, One pot, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 4 people
Calories 71 kcal


  • 1 mixing bowl.
  • 1 Baking tray
  • 1 measuring cups and spoons


For roasting

  • 250 g Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Sea salt

For flavour

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven at 180 for 10 minutes
  • Cut off the knobby ends of the Brussels sprouts and remove any discoloured leaves.
    Brussels sprouts
  • Wash pat dry and slice them in half.
  • Add the sliced sprouts into a mixing bowl and add oil and salt and gently rub till the sporuts are evenly coated.
  • Arrange this on the baking tray.
  • Mix together the maple syrup, lemon juice and paprika.
  • Remove the half roasted Brussels sprouts from the oven.
  • Brush the maple mix on the sprouts and place them back to bake.
  • Bake till the centre becomes a bit soft at 180 degrees for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the baking tray and scoop into a serving dish.
  • Enjoy the sprouts warm.


Serving: 50gCalories: 71kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 16mgPotassium: 257mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 491IUVitamin C: 55mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Roasted recipes, warm salad
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What more to add to these maple roasted Brussels sprout?

Nuts – walnuts or pecans chopped or broken bits of nuts after roasting the Brussels sprouts add so much crunch and nutrition. The subtle sweetness of maple works with the nuts really well.
Sweet potato – The soft roasted sweet potato is by far the best add on roots vegetable to this roast. I love the colours of the two together as it just screams autumn for me.

Furthermore, you can add carrots, parsnips, cauliflower too to make this a huge bowl of roast. If you pass the bowl to me, I will still pick out all the brussels sprouts before I choose the others.

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A-Z recipe challenge logo.

For the monthly ingredient-based challenge of A- Z recipes, here is my addition to the letter B. being a unique ingredient Brussels sprouts seemed the best fit to bring to my audience. Though not so common in India, I am sure my global friends will like to try this recipe.

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6 years ago

Wow, this is an awesome share dear !! Love these roasted Brussels sprout 🙂

Poonam Bachhav
6 years ago

The roasted Brussel sprouts with maple syrup and flavorful seasonings sound very delicious and the charred cute little sprouts look so adorable and inviting !!

6 years ago

Interesting?. Gotta try this. Easy prep,bite size, one not-so-popular vege with fusion twist, mildly indian’s creation which never cease to amaze one and a news hassle free dish. Thankz deae???

6 years ago

Delicious share…yum

6 years ago

Loved them, I also tasted Brussels sprouts recently and really enjoyed them. This can be even a good option for bbq.

The girl next door
6 years ago

The Brussels sprouts look so cute! Great share for the theme! 🙂

Priya Suresh
6 years ago

What an interesting dish to give a try atleast once, never though of adding maple syrup while roasting brussels sprouts, that simply awesome.

Vidya Narayan
5 years ago

simple ingredients turned an awesome looking dish esp with Brussel Sprouts as your main ingredient. when i saw this post on the group, I did tell you that what you have done here is excellent, trying to convert the haters into absolute fans.

5 years ago

When I saw you posting this recipe as soon as the month started I could not but chuckle because I know how it feels when you have a recipe that you simply MUST share. 🙂

Lovely way to celebrate a much-maligned vegetable.

5 years ago

I remember I had this sprouts in my last visit to Australia 3 yrs back. Seriously that time I really don’t like it much but after seeing your recipe my mind changed it about the sprouts. Your roasted brussels sprouts with maple syrup sounds so flavourful.

5 years ago

I love this veggie since the time I tasted it. looking tempting.

Sujata Roy
5 years ago

Interesting recipe. Maple roasted brussel sprouts looks super tempting.Awesome share.

Anshu Agrawal
Anshu Agrawal
5 years ago

Lovely recipe..loved it ☺

Jayeeta Basu
5 years ago

Completely new recipe to me….I would love to try this 🙂

Priya Vj
1 year ago
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Interesting recipe of using maple flavor with Brussel sprouts along with other seasoning. The dark contrast of flavors will surely tickle the taste buds

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