Sweet Baked Brussels

Oh my good lord, y’all. You didn’t know you liked Brussels sprouts, and now you’re gonna find out. The aroma of cinnamon is gonna hit your nostrils and teach you a new love of vegetables. It’s all over.

Okay, so this is vegetarian, but not vegan friendly unless you switched out the honey for some maple syrup or something like that.  Preheat that oven to 300F and let’s get down.

 

 

I got about 2-3 lbs of Brussels sprouts, and used these kitchen shears (basically a very sturdy pair of scissors used in food preparation) to chop them all down to nickel sized chunks. I tend to chop off the very bottom of the sprout where it was separated from its stalk, because it’s a brown part and even after I’ve washed my veggies in the sink, I’m not sure what that cut spot was exposed to before I bought them.

Scatter all the chunks on a flat baking sheet that can handle a little bit of liquid (it needs to have some short sides, not totally flat).  They should lay at least a half inch thick on the sheet.  Scoop out 4 tablespoons of raw virgin coconut oil and place them around the sheet on top of the sprouts. Put the sheet in the oven for 5 minutes.

Pull the sheet back out and use a spatula to turn the sprouts over, thoroughly coating them in the melted coconut oil. Then scatter these spices in a thick coating all over the sprouts: 2 parts cinnamon, 2 parts dried rosemary leaves, 1 part ground coriander, 1 part dried minced onion. So that means if you use 2 tablespoons each of cinnamon and rosemary, then just use 1 tablespoon each of coriander and onion. It can be teaspoons, tablespoons- whatever it takes to get the coating you want. Sprinkle a little sea salt on there to make the flavors pop, and drizzle about 2 tablespoons of raw local honey all over the sprouts.

Pop it all back in the oven for another 20 minutes tops. When you pull them back out they are gonna steam your face as soon as you open the oven and reach for the baking sheet. So don’t get steamed. Let the cloud roll out and then put your face there 🙂 The sprouts should have started to lose their bright green color a bit (see photo). The smells should be insane. Leave the sheet to cool for a while before you eat.  Store the leftovers in a glass container, because plastic usually contains BPA. Google it.

Enjoy! Let me know how you liked it.

 

Here’s to Your Health!