Candied Brussels Sprouts {Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan}

Photo of a bowl of candied brussels sprouts.


Coming up with new, flavorful dinner ideas can be tricky. While you know that protein, starch plus veggies make a great meal, it sometimes gets a bit boring opting for chicken, broccoli and rice.

Which is where these candied brussels sprouts come in! These roasted brussels sprouts are a nice twist on a normally ignored vegetable. Sweet and crispy, candied brussels sprouts are a great addition to your dinner menu. Plus, they’re paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan!

Candied Brussels Sprouts Recipe

For most people, brussels sprouts are not a staple or even a thought! Many people grew up being forced to eat bland, steamed brussels sprouts and no one can blame them for not opting to re-create the experience.

Brussels sprouts are part of the cruciferous vegetable family and loaded with nutrients. Like many veggies, cruciferous veggies have been shown to help reduce cancer and heart disease risk and brussels sprouts are no exception.

Plus, they’re loaded with Vitamin K (which helps in bone health and blood clotting), full of fiber to help keep you regular and Vitamin C which is a great antioxidant. Really, they’re mini powerhouses!

However, sneaking brussels sprouts into your diet can be tricky.

Enter these roasted candied brussels sprouts! This recipe takes the bitter and blandness out of brussels sprouts and gives you a tasty side dish that pairs well with any protein.

Wildly Organic Coconut Syrup is the secret ingredient to creating these delicious candied brussels sprouts.  Coconut syrup is a great alternative sweetener to use because it’s has a sticky consistency similar to molasses but is much sweeter.

While coconut syrup tastes great on ice cream and homemade granola, it can also be used to help you enjoy your veggies too! In this recipe, coconut syrup keeps the roasted brussels sprouts sweet while removing their natural bitter flavor. These candied brussels sprouts are sweet and perfectly crispy!

If you’re looking to change up your dinner routine, this candied brussels sprouts recipe is so simple and makes a great side dish addition to the dinner table!

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Candied Brussels Sprouts
If you're looking to change up your dinner routine, this candied brussels sprouts recipe is so simple, but packs maximum flavor. This recipe takes the bitter and blandness out of brussels sprouts and gives you a tasty side dish that pairs well with any protein. 
    Servings4 servings
    Prep Time5 minutes
    Cook Time30 minutes
    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
    2. If you haven’t already, remove the stem from the brussels sprouts and slice them in quarters.
    3. In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut syrup, avocado oil and pink himalayan salt.
    4. Add the brussels sprouts and chopped pecans to the bowl and mix until the brussels sprouts are coated.
    5. Add the brussels sprouts to the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
    6. Remove pan and stir/flip the brussels sprouts moving the middle ones to the outer layer and vice versa. Bake for another 5 minutes and stir them again. You should notice the outer ones starting to get crispier.
    7. Bake once more for 5-8 minutes checking to make sure they don’t burn. Turn the oven off and let sit while the oven cools for 5 minutes.

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    Shelby is the blogger over at Fit As A Mama Bear. She's a Strength Coach, Nutrition Coach, and Chronic Foodie. But most importantly, she is the mama to two super cute little girls. Shelby enjoys sweaty workouts, tasty meals and trying her best to live holistically (though there's definitely a lot of trial and error there!). Most of all she loves sharing knowledge on everything fitness & health-related.