dinner, recipes

Eat Yer Brussels

My house smells amazing right now and its all thanks to these bad boys…



  • 1 pound of brussel sprouts (about 4 cups), trimmed and halved
  • 2 tbsp apple butter (agave, maple syrup or honey would also work)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt coconut oil, cider vinegar and apple butter together in a large mixing bowl or pot. Add brussel sprouts and stir until well coated.
  3. Using a slotted spoon transfer brussel sprouts to a tin foil lined baking sheet, reserving the leftover oil/cider coating. Sprinkle with paprika, salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or so, until just browning. Remove the brussels from pan and toss one more time in the leftover cider mixture.
  5. Return brussel sprouts to the pan and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes.

I am not even the biggest brussel sprout fan but these are HEAVEN. Enough to make you rethink the whole “side dish” paradigm in the dinnertime hierarchy. NOM.

Do you have any tricks to jazz up some of the less palatable veggies?
Dunk em in mashed potatoes was always my trick when I was a kid but I try to be a little more creative these days… 😉 

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  • Reply melanied927 December 17, 2011 at 1:52 pm


  • Reply Nicole @ Sugar Coated Sisters December 17, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    These sound amazing! My sister loves to roast brussels sprouts in balsamic vinegar (and other ingredients that I’m not sure of). I sent her this recipe and told her to make it for me because she recently bought apple cider vinegar 🙂

    • Reply the healthy hipster December 19, 2011 at 9:38 am

      I gotta learn a lesson from you and start sending my sister recipes to make ME rather than the other way around 😉

  • Reply Elise December 18, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I just made these and they are PERFECT! i was originally going to share… but i think i might just finish the batch by myself 😉 thank you!!

    • Reply the healthy hipster December 19, 2011 at 9:37 am

      So glad they turned out well for you! Something about those caramelized edges was terribly addictive to me too! 🙂 Leftovers? Ahem… Not so much.

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