Maple roasted Brussels sprout

Maple roasted Brussels sprout
Meet our alphabet series ‘B for Brussels sprout’  this month.
Brussels sprout is a vegetable with quite a queer reputation..when one half of the population sneer at them, the other half looks at brilliant additions to the preparation for dinner with these little buddies.  With such varied reputation, these little bundles are enough to polarise a dinner table.
To me, they come as bite-sized cabbages which I  can steam, shred, roast or serve raw. The second best thing I like about this mini version is the fact that it doesn’t fall apart when it is roasted. liking it a bit better now?
The obnoxious reputation of this beautiful vegetable probably comes from the sulphurous taste that it takes on when it is overboiled. This may be the cause of the big divide in the palatability.
Brussels sprouts

Fresh Brussels sprout from the farmers market

Nutritionally sound Brussels sprout

  • These long-stemmed cabbage-like plant buds are very low in calories.
  • The content of fibre is significant to a daily addition to your meal.
  • Brussels sprout is highly valued for your eyes as they have the component leutin which protects your eye from age-related degeneration.
  • With glucosinolates higher than broccoli and cabbage, it meets your necessary sulphur content and at the same time reminds you not to overboil them.
  • The chemical nature of Brussels sprout helps in reducing inflammation due to oxidative damage .
  • Along with the good content of Vit K, there are good cardiovascular system benefits too.
With good enough reasons to support the little sprout, its now time not to dismiss it as a Christmas garnish on the plate. The recipe here is the best to capture the crisp nature and tone down the sharpness. The slightly charred exterior with the deliciously soft inside was a good textural contrast. Hopefully, you will give it a chance this time and not still go by the boil until its pale scenario again.
There are some more of these kinds of not so popular veggies I have captured on my blog
Thank you for your continued support on the different social media. It is exciting and encouraging to read your comments and sessions. Please do leave a note on how you like the post or what you would suggest making a change.
 Submitting this recipe to the A_Z recipe Challenge for the month of July 2018. Watch out the collection for Alphabet B soon on my facebook page.
Maple roasted Brussels sprout

Maple roasted Brussels sprouts

a little wonder with minimal effort
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, sidedish, Soups and salad
Cuisine Baking, Continental, Fusion, gluten free, International, One pot, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 3 people
Calories 94 kcal


For roasting

  • 250 g Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • salt to taste (use flaky sea-salt)

For flavour

  • 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (use honey if you don't have)
  • orange zest
  • crushed black pepper


  • Preheat the oven at 180 for 10 minutes
  • Whisk together, the maple syrup, ginger powder, orange zest and black pepper and set aside
  • Cut off the knobby ends of the Brussels sprout and remove any discoloured leaves.
  • 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
  • Bake till the centre becomes a bit soft at 180 degrees.
  • splash the prepared dressing on the steaming brussel sprouts and bake again for another 5 to 7 minutes till it forms a slight char on the outer leaves,
  • Remove the baking tray and cool to serve
  • Enjoy the crispy outer layers and the creamy inner core


If using honey you may need a few drops of water to help you make the sauce.


Serving: 50gCalories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 22mgPotassium: 339mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6g
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3 years ago

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

Poonam Bachhav
3 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 !!

3 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???

3 years ago

Delicious share…yum

3 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
3 years ago

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

Mayuri Patel
3 years ago

I must admit I’m not such a huge fan of Brussel sprouts. The only time I will have some is when I stir fry them Indo Chinese style. Your recipe is tempting me to try it out mainly because of the orange zest and maple syrup.

Priya Suresh
3 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
3 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.

3 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.

3 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 ? yours roasted brussel sprouts with maple syrup sounds so flavourful & very delicious ?

3 years ago

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

Sujata Roy
3 years ago

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

Anshu Agrawal
Anshu Agrawal
3 years ago

Lovely recipe..loved it ☺

Jayeeta Basu
3 years ago

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

3 years ago

Never tried this recipe. Will love to try..

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