Spicy Maple-Soy Brussels Sprouts + Epic Air Fryer Cookbook Giveaway

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Hi friends! Not only do I have a delicious recipe for you today, using one of my favorite kitchen tools (hint: air + fryer), but I also have a fun giveaway!

If if you haven’t heard me rave about my beloved air fryer, let me tell you a little about it…

Frying without oil? Yes, it’s possible with an air fryer. How do air fryers work? Air fryers swirl air very quickly in a circular fashion, like a convection oven, in order to reach all the surfaces of the food and therefore create a crisp crust. Your food is wonderfully crispy, but without all of the calories and fat of typical frying.

And Brussels are actually one of my favorite veggies. I eat them all of the time! When did Brussels sprouts go from everyone’s most-hated to most-loved vegetable? Probably around when we figured out that roasting these littlest members of the Brassica family caramelizes and crisps up the outside while making the inside fork-tender. Thanks to the speedy air fryer, its high heat and fast air turns out fantastic roasted Brussels sprouts in less than twenty minutes.

The recipe below, found in The Epic Air Fryer Cookbook, has a delicious salty-sweet maple-soy glaze that is finger lickin’ good. The sriracha brings the heat here, so if you prefer less spicy Brussels, simply reduce the amount.

Spicy Maple-Soy Brussels Sprouts

Yield: serves 4 as a side dish

  • 1/2 pounds (680 g) Brussels sprouts, trimmed and, if large, halved
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons (40 g) maple syrup
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sriracha

1. Toss the Brussels sprouts with the olive oil and salt. Working in batches if necessary, arrange the sprouts in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer. Cook at 375°F (190°C) until browned, crispy, and fork-tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

2. While the Brussels sprouts are cooking, combine the soy sauce, maple syrup, lime zest and juice, garlic, and sriracha in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until thickened and slightly syrupy, 5 to 7 minutes.

3. Remove the Brussels sprouts from the air fryer. (If you were not able to fit all the Brussels sprouts in the air fryer, cook the remaining Brussels sprouts in the same manner.) Place the Brussels sprouts in a serving bowl and drizzle the maple-soy sauce over them. Stir to coat the sprouts with the sauce and serve warm.

Air Fryer Cookbook Giveaway

The Epic Air Fryer Cookbook includes 100 globally-inspired recipes and combines everything you love about air frying with the easiest, everyday recipes to enjoy conveniently crispy meals. Air fryer meals are family favorites because of taste, but they also create healthy everyday meals, which makes everyone happy.

Enter the giveaway:

Just leave a comment on this blog post about your favorite veggie or favorite thing to cook in your air fryer. I’ll randomly pick a winner next week.

Good luck!

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