Monday, February 13, 2012

Best Brussel Sprouts - Roasted and Maple Infused

These are the most wonderful gems of a vegetable. Eating them everyday would be the most fabulous thing. I realize not everyone shares this sentiment, but do me one a pound of fresh brussel sprouts, roast them like the recipe below and you may start to think similarly. The maple syrup really helps bring out their natural sweetness, making them more delectable than boiling, steaming, or other cooking methods.

In continued celebration of National Heart Month, you should know brussel sprouts are a ridiculous good source of folic acid. We typically think of this as an important nutrient for women of child bearing years to prevent neurological birth defects, but folic acid is beneficial for your heart too. It helps remove homocysteine from your body before the homocysteine does arterial damage. Think of folic acid as arterial damage control.

Maple Infused Brussel Sprouts

1 pound fresh brussel sprouts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Wash brussel sprouts, trimming ends and outermost layer if needed. Spread evenly on cookie sheet, preferably with edges. 
3. Mix olive oil, syrup, salt and pepper in small mixing dish. Coat brussel sprouts evenly with mixture.
4. Roast in oven for about 20 minutes, until beautifully golden brown.


  1. This was super easy to make. I used frozen brussel sprouts and skipped all of the second step. I substituted the maple syrup for honey, simply cause I did not have any syrup!

  2. Anonymous9/20/2012

    These look awesome! Can't wait to try them!!