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Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Maple Glaze (AIP, paleo, vegan)

half of a white plate with a light brown rim with roasted brussels sprouts drizzled with a maple glaze and flaky sea salt

This AIP and paleo recipe for Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Maple Glaze is so delicious. Sweet, tangy, crispy and seriously addictive – these brussels are the perfect veggie side to accompany a hearty holiday meal.

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Instructions

Air Fryer Method:

  1. Preheat air fryer to 375F.
  2. Place whole Brussels sprouts into a large bowl of water and let soak for 15 minutes. 
  3. Trim the ends of the sprouts and slice in half. 
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and sea salt and massage into the sprouts. 
  5. Place in a single layer, cut side down into the preheated air fryer for 5 minutes (make in multiple batches if your air fryer basket isn’t big enough for them to lay flat). After 5 minutes, toss them around in the basket and cook another 5-6 minutes. 
  6. As the Brussels sprouts cook, prepare the maple glaze by combining maple syrup and balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan. 
  7. Simmer on low-medium heat until the mixture begins to thicken and coats the back of a spoon ~5 minutes. 
  8. Once Brussels sprouts are ready, plate them and drizzle the maple glaze on top immediately before serving.*
  9. Enjoy!

Oven method:

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Trim ends off Brussels sprouts and Slice them in half. 
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and sea salt and massage into the sprouts. 
  4. Place Brussels sprouts *cut side down* onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake 20 minutes. Don’t disturb them, flip them, bother them as they cook, trust me!*
  5. As the Brussels sprouts cook, prepare the maple glaze by combining maple syrup and balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan. 
  6. Simmer on low-medium heat until the mixture begins to thicken and coats the back of a spoon ~5 minutes. 
  7. Once Brussels sprouts are ready, plate them and drizzle the maple glaze on top immediately before serving.*
  8. Enjoy! 

Notes

*The Brussels sprouts will get soggy if you place the glaze on them too far in advance of serving. I recommend pouring the glaze on them on the table! 

*You want to ensure your sprouts are spaced out and placed in a single layer, cut side down for optimal crispiness and caramelization. If the pan is too crowded and the sprouts are overlapping, they will steam rather than roast. Same goes for the oven. I don’t recommend roasting multiple sheet pans of Brussels sprouts at a time or roasting/cooking anything else at the same time as this affects how crispy the sprouts will be. 

 

Keywords: aip, paleo, vegan, brussels sprouts, side dishes, holiday sides, vegetarian sides, air fryer recipes