I know most parents would really struggle to get their kids to eat brussel sprouts but for some reason my children love them. Normally we just steam them and toss them in butter with a squirt of lemon juice but I was feeling creative and decided to prepare them a bit differently today. I was craving something sweet and so instead of indulging in a butter and sugar laden pastry of some sort I thought I would feel less guilty if I ate some semi sweet brussel sprouts. This is what I came up with and they turned out delicious!
Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts
This is my favorite way to enjoy brussel sprouts. You know it's delicious when even my kids will eat them!Print Pin Rate
Servings: 4 -5 servings
- 1 lb. brussel sprouts
- 2-3 Tbs. olive oil
- 2-3 Tbs. real maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp. salt or more to taste
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder optional
- Lightly rinse off the brussel sprouts in the sink under a colander. On a cutting board, cut off the stem pieces of the sprouts, keeping the majority of the sprouts in tact. If some leaves fall off, that's okay.
- Heat a large skillet pan to high heat. Drizzle with the olive oil and place the trimmed sprouts into the pan. Don't toss for a few minutes and let the sprouts start to sizzle and get brown.
- After a few minutes, toss them around in the pan and drizzle the top with the maple syrup. Let them continue to cook for several minutes as the syrup becomes caramelized and brown. Turn down the heat once they are nice and browned and let them cook until tender. Season and then serve warm.
You can switch up the maple syrup with balsamic glaze, agave, honey or whatever sweet flavoring you'd like. It's the sweet mixture that gives the caramelized flavor that's so amazing!