Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Cranberries {vegan, gluten free}

The perfect side dish for your Christmas spread, these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Cranberries are bursting with flavour, as well as being suitable for both vegan and gluten free diets.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts and Dried Cranberries {vegan, gluten free}

Sprouts get a bad rep, but I’m determined to show you how delicious they can be with this recipe! Roasting any vegetable is always a win, but the addition of the chestnuts and dried cranberries to this dish creates the most delicious and festive flavour combination.

If you need another reason to make this side dish, brussels sprouts are a nutritional powerhouse. Not only are they a good source of fibre and protein, they’re also high in nutrients such as vitamin K, C and A. Chestnuts are also packed with the good stuff, being high in fibre and complex carbohydrates, they may help to improve your digestion and reduce blood sugar dips due to their long-lasting energy.

Yes, brussels sprouts are a bit of a pain to prepare. But, I’ve found that the prep can be done and dusted in 10 minutes! Stick a decent Christmas film on and get yourself a helper and they’ll be ready to cook in no time at all. And let me tell you, the result is so worth it.

How to prepare sprouts:

  1. Trim off the stem (only a small amount).
  2. Peel off the outer leaves (they may fall off themselves).
  3. Halve the sprouts.

Serve these Roasted Brussels Sprouts on Christmas day or Thanksgiving along with a decent nut or seitan roast, stuffing, crispy roasted potatoes, roasted parsnips and carrots, vegan pigs in blankets (Sainsbury’s now do these.. thank me later), cranberry sauce, and lots of vegan gravy. Enjoy!

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I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! 🙂

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts and Dried Cranberries {vegan, gluten free}
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts and Dried Cranberries {vegan, gluten free}

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (scroll up for how to simply prepare sprouts)
  • 1 1/2 cup peeled chestnuts (vac-packed or bottled), quartered
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Add the prepared sprouts and chestnuts to a large mixing bowl and drizzle over the olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Spread over a baking tray in one layer so that they’re evenly spaced out. Place in the preheated oven and roast for 25 minutes until golden.
  4. Add the roasted sprouts and chestnuts to a bowl and stir in the dried cranberries. Serve and enjoy!

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