Easy Pan-Seared Maple Apple Brussels Sprouts

maple pan-seared brussel sprouts
By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

I absolutely love Brussels Sprouts! I eat them all the time because they’re loaded with fiber and anti-cancer nutrients. Plus, they’re so tasty. This dish is so much faster to make recipes that call for roasting or baking, and seasonal maple syrup gives it a tasty twist! Add these simple pan-roasted Brussels to any meal or add to a salad or have alongside your favorite entrée.


  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts, peeled and halved
  • ½ apple, cubed
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (preferably dark amber)
  • Dash salt and pepper


  1. Wash and prepare the Brussels sprouts and apple.
  2. Heat a medium-sized skillet over medium heat and add the avocado oil. Allow the oil to heat and become thinner (about 1-2 minutes).
  3. Add the Brussels sprouts and apple to the heated pan and continue to cook over medium heat.
  4. Stir the Brussels/apple mix every 3 or so minutes to prevent the Brussels from burning.
  5. Continue to cook the Brussels sprouts over medium heat for 15-20 minutes until they are lightly browned and the apples are soft. Then drizzle with maple syrup and dash with salt and pepper.
  6. Continue to stir over head for 1-2 minutes then remove from the pan. Serve and enjoy!

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Cook time: 15-20 minutes

Total time: 20-25 minutes

Servings: 2 servings

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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