Air Fried Maple Brussels Sprouts

Do you ever venture to a restaurant and devour their sweet sriracha fired Brussels and wonder why you can’t ever mimic it at home???  Unless you flash dry those suckers in a ton of oil, it isn’t going to happen.  However, these little gems come pretty close with a lot less fat!  If you need to up your micronutrient game, then these are the ticket!


  • 1 lb small Brussels sprouts cut in half.  If all you can find are large ones, then quarter them.

  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil

  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat avocado oil in a large pan on medium-high heat.

  2. Sauté Brussels for about 3 minutes.

  3. Season the Brussels with salt and pepper.

  4. Put lid on the pan for about 5 minutes stirring once every minute, in order to steam them.

  5. Sauté for another 2 minutes until the Brussels are browned.

  6. Place the Brussels in the air fryer at 395 degrees for 10 minutes.

  7. Try not to eat all the Brussels in one sitting. 

Macros (per 100 grams):

5 g Fat
24g Carbs
7g Protein

Author: Maggie Shaffer, Black Iron Nutrition Coach, @maggieshaffer