VeganMoFo 27: Thursday = Dessert (Honee Nut Brussels)

by JL Fields on October 27, 2011

Vegetables can be dessert! Really! I just happened to eat these sweet brussels sprouts with a meal but saved them for last to call them dessert. I’m clever like that.

JL’s Honee Nut Brussels


  • 3 cups brussels sprouts (halved)
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 2 T Bee-Free Honee
  • 1/4 chopped pecans
  • Coarse sea salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 425F.
  • Cut off the stem of the brussels sprouts and discard any outer leaves that come off naturally (no need to pull off layers). Cut the brussels sprouts in half and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl whisk the coconut oil and Bee-Free Honee. Pour over the brussels sprouts. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  • Place a piece of foil on a baking sheet. Place the brussels sprouts, flat side down, on the cookie sheet. Drizzle a bit more Bee-Free Honee over the brussels spouts. Roast for 45 minutes (stir at halfway point).
  • Remove the brussels sprouts from the oven after 45 minutes and sprinkle a bit of coarse sea salt over it as it cools. Add Bee-Free Honee and sea salt, to taste, to individual servings.



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  • These look delightful! Do you think I could substitute agave/maple syrup?

  • I’ve never heard of bee free honey…excellent!!

  • Vegetables for dessert?!  And people think I am weird for putting avocado in my smoothies. 😉

    Seriously though, this looks incredible and I would be thrilled to have it as a dessert or a side!

  • Stefanie

    Those sprouts look really good. I would skip dessert for a second helping of these.

  • Ty

    Oooh! That actually does sound pretty good! : )

  • Brussels sprouts are my favourite!  Always happy to see another recipe for them!

  • Oh wow, I just picked up a bunch of brussels sprouts in Apple Hill yesterday and must try this! Looks wonderful and creative, thanks!

  • Built in dessert? I’m in. I can see sweet taters as dessert but I never would have thought of Brussels sprouts!

  • Haha my mom was sitting next to me and went ‘mmmm’ when she saw the pictures. She was surprised to hear these were Brussels sprouts. i’m definitely gonna make these! Thanks for sharing 😀

  • SUPER creative! I actually ate roasted brussels for dinner the other night… just brussels, olive oil, salt and pepper. 😀

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  • Balvinder( Neetu)

    Can they be? After reading your post I feel how creative you are. What is this Bee free Honey? Did I miss anything. Honestly this sound great.

  • Wifey With a Kifey

    I’m going to make these this week!

    • JL

      I hope you do; let me know how you like them!

  • Wow! What a nice idea to try out! 🙂

    • JL

      Thank you, Chris!

  • I tried to make these, except I used maple syrup instead of bee-free honey.  I don’t know what I did wrong, but when I went to stir them at the half-way point, they were mostly burned and…well, burned.  I don’t know what I did wrong.  Any insights?

    • JL

      Oh no!  The only two things to come to mind: 1) have you checked the accuracy of your oven?  Some run hotter than you think or 2) maple syrup and “honee” have different consistency and the heavier maple syrup may cook faster. Just a guess on both counts!

  • I had this for dessert at my birthday dinner and it was a HIT!

    • JL

       Randie, that is AWESOME! Thank you for letting me know!

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