December 7, 2022

Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Basil Aioli

This is a fun appetizer that even people who dislike brussels sprouts will love. Wrapping the brussels sprouts in the bacon and basting with the maple syrup gives it a sweet and salty combination that is hard to resist.

At our family holiday gatherings, we set appetizers and snack foods out to enjoy while the meal is being prepared. This dish is an excellent addition to that spread and can be assembled the day before by slicing the brussels sprouts in half, wrapping them in bacon, and making the aioli. Right before baking, baste with the maple syrup.

Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Basil Aioli

This fun take on Brussels sprouts can be an appetizer or side dish and is Paleo and Gluten-Free.



  • 28 large Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and sliced in half
  • 18 bacon pieces, cut into thirds
  • 1/4 C pure maple syrup

Basil Aioli

  • 1 C avocado oil or extra light tasting olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 C fresh basil, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Wrap each brussels sprout in 1/3 piece of bacon and lay it on the sheet pan with the connecting ends on the bottom.
  3. Baste the bacon-wrapped brussels sprouts in maple syrup and place in the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes.
  4. While the brussels sprouts cook, make the aioli by adding the avocado oil, egg, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt in a jar just slightly larger than your immersion blender.
  5. Place the immersion blender in the jar all the way to the bottom. Start blending, keeping the blender at the bottom of the jar for 10 seconds, and then slowly move the blender up until the mixture is fully emulsified.
  6. Remove the blender and add the chopped basil. Stir the basil into the aioli with a spoon until thoroughly combined.
  7. Serve the brussels sprouts with the basil aioli.


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