These Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts will change the minds of any brussels sprout skeptic! These sprouts are made extra crispy in the air fryer and tossed with maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and crumbled bacon for the ultimate punch of flavor.
I don’t think I touched, let alone tasted Brussels sprouts until I was well into my thirties. And to be honest, I didn’t know they grew on stalks until I saw them at Trader Joes about 5 years ago.
As a kid, I remember seeing them boiled and then tossed in I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. No. Thank. You.
But as years went by, I became much more open to trying them – especially when they’re served crispy – almost verging into burnt territory, but not quite there.
Cooking sprouts in the air fryer and tossing them in a little balsamic and maple syrup is the way to go. Personally, I don’t think vegetables get much better than this. And hello, there’s also bacon involved.