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Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts

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Complicated name…it’s brussels sprouts, not brussel sprouts. I’ve been confused for years, too, but here’s some clarification. Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, and they’re incredibly popular in Belgium. The capital of Belgium is Brussels…. boom. Brussels sprouts. And if you ever get a chance to go to Belgium, eat lots of chocolate as a dessert after your plate of brussels sprouts. I digress…

roasted brussels sprouts topped with walnuts on a white plate

If you saw yesterday’s post, then you know I love roasted Brussels sprouts; my kids refer to them as baby cabbages, and though we have both cabbages and brussels sprouts growing in the garden, I don’t have the heart to tell them they’re wrong. This was our first try at growing brussels sprouts, and I’ll be posting later in the week about how we did it and what we learned this first year.

Brussels Sprouts for the win

Our pickiest eater, the middle child, is the hardest to please around here. If it doesn’t have bacon, butter, or bread involved, then she’s going to turn up her nose… I can say that her culinary preferences don’t fall far from the tree. But last night, I threw some of these maple roasted brussels sprouts onto her plate and stood back. Waiting. Expecting. But playing cool, not wanting her to know I was watching. She devoured them. It was the first thing finished on her plate. Success! I felt like Mom of the Year, briefly, until I started fussing about kids putting their shoes away. (Why is that so hard to remember?)

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So, if our pickiest eater will gobble these up, then your family will too. Whip up this side dish to accompany any main course; they’re delicious! (Scroll down for the super simple printable.)

Roasted Brussel Sprouts Ingredients

1 lb fresh brussels sprouts

Olive Oil

Maple Syrup

Salt

Walnuts, chopped

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts

  1. Start with one pound of fresh Brussels sprouts. Slice off any tough ends and cut the sprouts in half.

clean brussel sprouts

2. Whisk olive oil and maple syrup in a bowl; add the sprouts, and gently toss until well coated. Spread brussels sprouts in a single layer on a baking sheet (if they’re not in a single layer, some will steam instead of roast), and sprinkle with salt. (I have been loving this Pink Himalayan Salt over the past few years. It’s delicious!)

salting brussel sprouts

3. Roast at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until easily poked (very technical term) with a fork and crispy and browned on the edges. While the brussels sprouts are roasting, toast walnuts in a skillet over medium heat. Toss or stir continually for several minutes until they brown lightly or you begin to smell a toasty scent (again, very technical info here).

toasted walnuts

4. Once sprouts are done, combine walnuts and roasted Brussels sprouts and serve! Your family will love it!

maple roasted brussel sprouts

I’d love to know if you try this recipe, either from your home-grown brussels sprouts or from store bought. There’s no shame in how you get your veggies! Comment below and let me know if you have a tried and true way of getting your family to eat these powerhouse vegetables!

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Yield: 4

Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Walnuts

Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Walnuts

Lightly sweet roasted brussels sprouts with a walnut crunch are the perfect side dish for any meal.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pound brussel sprouts
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Trim any rough ends off of brussel sprouts and slice in half. Whisk oil and syrup in a bowl; add sprouts and toss to coat. Spread in single layer on baking sheet, sprinkle with salt, and bake for 25-30 minutes, until easily poked with a fork and crispy on the edges. Toss the walnuts with the roasted brussel sprouts, add freshly ground black pepper to taste and serve.
  2. While the sprouts are roasting, heat a skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, add walnuts. Stir or toss continually so they don't burn. When you smell the toasty flavor or you see the nuts brown, remove from heat.

Notes

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 317mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 4gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g
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Monday 30th of January 2017

[…] I’ll be sharing my super easy Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Walnuts recipe, so be sure to check it out. It will give you a slightly sweet start to your long future […]

Cy Jr Perkins

Saturday 16th of January 2016

I love brussel sprouts, but I'm with the middle child...a little bacon added to anything seems to make it better!!!

Courtney

Monday 18th of January 2016

Bacon makes everything better! :)

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