These extra crispy roasted balsamic maple brussels sprouts are the perfect healthy side dish to any meal. They’re insanely delicious and ready in 35 minutes!
Crispy roasted balsamic maple brussels sprouts
Brussels sprouts are one of my all-time favorite side dishes, but they must be crispy! I don’t like steamed brussels. My go-to recipes are this balsamic maple glazed one and these honey sriracha brussel sprouts, and maple roasted sweet potato and brussel sprouts ones.
This recipe will not disappoint. The brussels sprouts are extra crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. They are glazed in naturally sweet balsamic vinegar and maple syrup glaze. Don’t worry the brussel sprouts are not dry!
I love topping my balsamic maple glazed brussel sprouts with chopped-up hazelnuts or almonds. It adds the best crunchy texture. If you are nut-free, just leave them off.
You are going to absolutely love this recipe. It’s the perfect no-hassle side dish to any main dish. Since the brussels have so much flavor, picky eaters will love them too!
Why you’ll love this healthy side dish recipe:
- Extra crispy and tender brussel sprouts.
- Glazed in a naturally sweet balsamic maple dressing.
- Sweet and salty.
- Healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
- They are low-carb and keto.
- Perfect side dish for any meal.
- Ready in under 35 minutes.
- Only 4 ingredients, plus salt & pepper.
- Any level cook can make this easy recipe.
- Picky eaters will love them.
- Try these crispy honey sriracha brussel sprouts next!
Ingredients needed & substitutions
You only need four simple ingredients to make these mouth-watering balsamic maple brussels sprouts. You need brussels sprouts, olive oil, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar. Here is a list of everything you need so you are prepared:
- Brussels Sprouts: The main ingredient. You’ll need to trim and halve the brussels.
- Olive Oil: You can also use avocado oil. This helps crispy the outside up while keeping the inside of the brussels tender.
- Balsamic Vinegar: I simply love the flavor of balsamic. It’s sweet and tangy.
- Maple Syrup: For natural sweetness. There is no refined sugar in this recipe. You can also use honey.
- Salt & Pepper: For seasoning.
Kitchen tools required
Here is a list of kitchen utensils you will need to make these easy balsamic maple roasted brussels sprouts.
- Baking Sheet
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Tools: 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, and 1 Tablespoon.
How to make balsamic maple glazed brussel sprouts
This extra crispy and tender balsamic maple brussels sprouts take under 35 minutes to make! Any level cook can make them since they are so easy to prepare. Here are detailed step-by-step instructions with pictures for visual reference so any level cook can make them. The full recipe and ingredient measurements are at the bottom of this page in the recipe card.
First, preheat the oven to 400°F and grab a large rimmed baking sheet. TIP: for extra crispiness, roast on the sheet directly, and don’t use parchment paper!
Then, make the glaze by mixing together the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup in a small bowl and set aside.
After that, prepare the brussels sprouts by trimming the ends off and cutting them in half. Feel free to remove any leaves that are browned and wilted.
Then, toss the brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper until thoroughly coated in a medium mixing bowl.
Spread them across your large baking sheet in a single layer cut-side down. TIP: make sure they are cut side down to ensure super crispy brussels!
Then, roast them in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes. When the brussels sprouts are done roasting, toss them immediately in the balsamic maple mixture. Mix them so they are coasted on the baking sheet.
Finally, roast them again for 5 – 10 extra minutes until everything is tender, golden, and crispy.
Serve immediately with a sprinkle of salt or chopped roasted almond or hazelnuts on top, and enjoy!
Expert tips for perfectly tender & crispy brussels sprouts
- Roast brussels sprouts directly on the baking sheet. For extra crispiness, roast the brussels directly on the baking sheet, and don’t use parchment paper.
- Don’t skip out on olive oil. Olive oil (or avocado oil) is essential for a crispy brussel sprout. Don’t skip out on it, or they will be dry.
- Roast them cut-side down. This ensures the insides don’t dry out from the heat as they roast, and the outside leaves get extra crispy.
- Roast them undisturbed – no mixing. Don’t store the Brussels halfway through! Let them roast cut-side down until you add the maple balsamic glaze.
- Serve immediately. Crispy roasted brussels sprouts are best enjoyed right out of the oven or within 10 minutes. They will not be crispy if you store extras for later and reheat them in the microwave.
What to serve with balsamic maple brussel sprouts
Crispy balsamic maple brussels sprouts are a great side dish to any meal! Here are a few ideas on what to serve them with:
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I use instead of maple syrup?
You can use honey instead of maple syrup. In this case, the recipe will no longer be vegan.
Can I use balsamic glaze instead of balsamic vinegar?
No, balsamic glaze and balsamic vinegar are not the same things. For best results, use balsamic vinegar.
Is this recipe healthy?
Yes, these balsamic maple brussels sprouts are healthy. First, they only call for four simple ingredients. Second, they are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Third, they are sweetened naturally, meaning this recipe has no refined sugars. Lastly, they are keto-friendly.
Is this recipe vegan?
Yes, this recipe is vegan since there is no butter. Maple syrup is also vegan.
Is this recipe gluten-free?
Yes, these balsamic maple brussels sprouts are 100% gluten-free.
What’s the best temperature to bake brussel sprouts?
For best results, oven roast brussels sprouts at 400°F. If the temperature is too low, the brussels won’t get crispy and will dry out. If the temperature is too high, they will burn, and the centers will be raw.
How long do I roast brussels sprouts at 400°F?
Tender and crispy brussels sprouts take about 30 to 35 minutes to oven roast at 400°F.
Are brussel sprouts keto?
Yes, brussels sprouts are low-carb and keto. One cup of roasted brussels sprouts only has 7 grams of carbs and 4.5 grams of net carbs, which is keto-friendly.
Can you freeze cooked brussel sprouts?
I don’t recommend freezing cooked brussel sprouts. They don’t keep their texture or crispiness.
What’s the best way to reheat roasted Brussels sprouts?
In the oven or air fryer. Don’t reheat crispy roasted Brussels sprouts in the microwave because they will be soggy and wilted.
How to store and reheat leftovers:
Storing: Balsamic maple roasted brussels sprouts are best enjoyed immediately out of the oven. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Read the reheating instructions below – do not microwave!
Reheating: For best results, reheat in the air fryer at 350°F for 5 – 10 minutes or in the oven or toaster oven at 350°F for 5 – 10 minutes until warm. DON’T MICROWAVE – they will be soggy.
If you love this recipe, try these next!
- Honey Sriracha Brussel Sprouts
- Maple Roasted Sweet Potato and Brussel Sprouts
- Sheet Pan Chicken with Crispy Brussel Sprouts
- Air Fryer Broccolini
- Air Fryer Shishito Peppers
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Balsamic Maple Brussel Sprouts
- 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed & cut in half
- 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
- ¾ tsp salt, more to taste
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Optional Additions: toasted hazelnuts, crumbled bacon, crumbled turkey bacon, toasted almonds, crushed peanuts
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and grab a large rimmed baking sheet. TIP: for extra crispiness, roast on the sheet directly, and don’t use parchment paper!
- Make the glaze by mixing together the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup in a small bowl and set aside.
- Prepare the brussels sprouts by trimming the ends off and cutting them in half. Feel free to remove any leaves that are browned and wilted.
- In a medium mixing bowl, toss the brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper until fully coated.
- Spread them across your large baking sheet in a single layer cut-side down. TIP: make sure they are cut side down to ensure super crispy brussels!
- Roast for 20 – 25 minutes.
- As soon as the brussel sprouts are done roasting, toss them immediately in the balsamic maple mixture. Mix them, so they are coasted on the baking sheet.
- Roast for 5 – 10 extra minutes until everything is tender, golden, and crispy.
- Sprinkle a dash of salt or chopped-up roasted almonds or hazelnuts on top. You can even add bacon crumbles. Enjoy!
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