Orange & Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts is a stunning side dish that is sure to impress guests at your Thanksgiving or holiday table. These roasted Brussels sprouts are free of gluten, grain, and refined sugar and can easily be made vegan!
The star of today’s discussion… the almighty Brussel Sprout!
Growing up, any time the phrase “Brussels sprouts” was mentioned, the large majority of people would contort their faces in disgust.
Somewhere in the last few years, however, it is as if some famous celebrity tweeted how cool Brussels sprouts are and now they have become a hugely trendy food.
All of the hip restaurants now seem to pride themselves on how awesome their Brussels sprouts are.
Brussels Sprouts are SUPER Adaptable:
These orange & maple glazed Brussels sprouts are the perfect example of how this cruciferous vegetable makes an incredible convoy for delightful sauces.
A few of my other favorite flavor combos when roasting brussels sprouts include honey + Sriracha and also balsamic + bacon. (Check out these –> Balsamic & Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts.)
With enough salt, sweet, and a bit of spice, even the pickiest of eaters will likely reach for seconds.
Nutritional Benefits of Brussels Sprouts:
Not only do these orange and maple glazed Brussels sprouts taste ah-maaaazing, but they are also EXTREMELY good for you!
- Brussels sprouts are part of the cabbage family and have potential anticancer properties.
- Brussels sprouts are high in folic acid, vitamins C & K and beta-carotene.
- They are also a great source of Vitamin B6, Thiamine and Potassium.
- Brussels sprouts bring in a minimal amount of calories (only 35 cals/100 grams!) and a maximum amount of fiber.
Add in a bit of omega-3s from the walnuts and even more Vitamin C from the oranges and the orange & maple glazed Brussels sprouts are a nutritional powerhouse.
How Can You Evolve these Orange & Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts?
Here are a few tweaks and alterations you can make without too much effect on flavor:
- Feel free to swap out the maple syrup for honey or agave nectar.
- Walnuts can be substituted for almonds or pecans.
- Avocado oil can be used in place of the olive oil and butter.
Orange & Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts | Vegan & Paleo
Orange & Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts is a stunning side dish that is sure to impress guests at your Thanksgiving or holiday table.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium-sized bowl combine maple syrup, orange juice, oil, butter, salt, pepper and Sriracha sauce. Whisk to combine.
- In a one gallon-sized zip-top bag combine Brussels sprouts and maple-orange glaze. Toss to completely coat the sprouts.
- Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and spread sprouts out face-down on the sheet. Try not to overlap any of the Brussels sprouts.
- Bake sprouts in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.
- Toss sprouts and add walnuts. Continue baking for another 3-5 minutes, or until walnuts are slightly toasted.
- Serve Brussels sprouts immediately with orange pieces and enjoy!
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