Fabulous Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Anyone else disappointed with the results from The Bachelor last night? Ugh!  In addition to a disappointing Bachelor episode, I had two failures in the kitchen last night :(.  The first was accidentally leaving my Chobani vanilla yogurt out overnight the previous night, resulting in no overnight oats this morning.  Luckily, Luke came to the rescue and cooked me this for breakfast!

Whole wheat english muffin with two types of eggs, avocado, and cherry tomatoes – yum!

My second kitchen failure yesterday was dinner.  I wanted to combine two recipes, Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheese and Cheesy Leek Risotto, and turn it into a delicious barley dish.  After I put it all together, it just tasted blah.  We tried to add some different spices to bring out the flavor, but it just didn’t work.  Don’t you hate it when you put a lot of effort into a dish and it doesn’t cooperate!

So, I ended up eating cheese and crackers and a bowl of ice cream instead :).  Oh, and brussels sprouts.  At least dinner wasn’t a total failure.  Our side dish was the highlight of the night and it came out delicious!  If you think you don’t like brussels sprouts, think again.  I have many brussels sprouts recipes that will likely change your mind, including this one.  So go ahead, give it a try!

Simply drizzle your glaze over the brussels sprouts and throw them in the oven for 35 minutes.

And you end up with these delicious gems!

Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Adapted from A Cozy Kitchen 


  • 1 lb brussels sprouts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1tbsp maple syrup (Luke thinks you could use less)
  • salt and pepper to taste


1) Preheat oven to 400.

2) Cut the ends off of your brussels sprouts and remove the outer leaves.

3) Chop your brussels sprouts in half and place them on a baking sheet or pan.

4) Combine the olive oil, balsamic and syrup and drizzle evenly onto your brussels sprouts.

5) Toss your brussels sprouts to coat them with the glaze.

6) Roast brussels sprouts in oven for 35 minutes, flipping halfway through.

7) Add salt and pepper to taste (you can also do this before baking).

8) Enjoy!

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3 Responses to Fabulous Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

  1. Tom says:

    luke is wrong you can never have enough maple syrup on anything!

  2. Sigona's says:

    Great recipe. We’re going to try it tonight using dark maple balsamic vinegar!

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