Just the scent of these Brussels sprouts is enough to make you wanna have them a few times a week.

Seriously.

I kid you not.

No pun on the ‘kid’ as we all hated Brussels sprouts growing up, didn’t we?

Why was that?

Why do they have such a bad reputation amongst all the other veggies?

The past year I’ve become slightly addicted to Brussels sprouts- as in- I just can’t get enough of ’em.

I’ve got so many sprout recipes comin’ your way- so you better start loading up on these babies now.

But this Brussels sprout recipe is a bit different- it’s unique, to say the least…

I picked up some real beauties this week- they’re huge and so flavorful.

I was big into steaming the spouts a few months ago- but o man, let me tell you- when you roast ’em up- you’ll never go back to the steam machine.

And the flavor in these agave roasted sprouts is out-of-this-world. Well, I think it is. You’ll have to let me know your thoughts- but I have a feeling you’ll like ’em, too.

You start by brewing some green tea and pouring it over the Brussels spouts in a roasting pan along with agave nectar.  Pop ’em into the oven for a nice roasting session and then get busy on your cashew glaze.

It sounds a lot harder than it really is.

I’m a firm believer in the power of an electric mixer- just add the remaining ingredients and whip ’em up until you get a creamy glaze to drizzle atop your roasted sprouts.

Pretty easy, isn’t it?

And the aroma- O my goodness. The sizzling agave and green tea fills your kitchen after a mere five minutes and you’ll be eying the timer to reach in and bite a sprout from minute six to thirty.

These just aren’t any old Brussels sprouts.

They’re special and hey, who knows…

Maybe your kids will eat ’em up, too.

Agave-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Vegan Cashew Glaze

Gluten-Free and Vegan

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts
  • 2 cups green tea, brewed
  • 2 Tbsp. agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, ground
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp. nori flakes (sea vegetable)
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. warm water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place Brussels sprouts in a roasting pan.  Pour 2 cups brewed green tea over Brussels sprouts, then drizzle with agave nectar.  Place into the oven for 30 minutes; flipping sprouts after 15 minutes to ensure even cooking.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium sized bowl, combine remaining ingredients; using an electric mixer, beat for 3 minutes or until well combined. Set aside.
  4. Remove Brussels sprouts from oven; drain remaining liquid.  Transfer sprouts to a serving bowl.
  5. Serve warm with a drizzle of vegan creme.
  6. Enjoy.

 

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9 comments

  1. Amazing photos Amie! They jump off the page! Ive never really had sprouts…but I love cabbage so they must be similar. Will have to try this method. Happy VDay!

    1. Thanks Ali; hope you enjoy it. I served this recipe to a group of kids earlier this week and they loved it…naturally sweet and delish.
      Have a great Valentine’s Day!

  2. Great recipe. I’ve recently discovered I love this stinky vegetable. Heard about your blog at the 92Y event last night. Will definitely be back.

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