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Crispy Oven Fried Brussels Sprouts


This crispy brussels sprouts recipe is completely vegan – no egg dipping necessary. The brussels sprouts are dipped in aquafaba, then panko, then baked until crispy. Oven fried!

Crispy Oven Fried Brussels Sprouts

Crispy. Crunchy. Golden brown. No frying necessary. Egg free. Brussels sprouts! We have surpassed what I thought was possible with these little mini cabbages and we have entered new territory. I think these technically count as oven fried brussels sprouts.

I keep thinking we’ll run out of new ways to make brussels sprouts. But we haven’t yet. And there’s no stopping us now. All of the brussels sprouts! All of the ways! I also keeping thinking that I’ll eventually have an official favorite brussels sprouts recipe. But that hasn’t happened yet either. DARN – guess I’ll just have to keep trying. ;)

In the meantime, this recipe is my –new- favorite way to eat brussels sprouts. We’ve eaten these 3 times in the past week and I fall deeper in love every time. They’re delicious as a brussels sprout side dish, or in lettuce wraps, or doused in a sticky sweet sauce. They’re just damn good.

And, wait for it… THEY’RE EASY! Whip the aquafaba (which is just the liquid from a can of chickpeas) and whisk the breading in two separate bowls. Then dip brussels sprouts in the aquafaba, then coat in the breading. Bake for 30 minutes and enjoy the crispiest brussels sprouts your mouth ever did taste.

Crispy Oven Fried Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Oven Fried Brussels Sprouts

With that all being said, I’m going to finish off the sheet pan of these and get packing. We’re heading out for a little midweek camping getaway. Temps are gonna be in the 70’s and the sun is gonna be out. Helllllooooo, spring!

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Crispy Oven Fried Brussels Sprouts


Crispy Oven Fried Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Oven Fried Brussels Sprouts - These are hands down THE BEST brussels sprouts I've ever eaten. Vegan since they're made with aquafina instead of egg. They turn out super crispy!

This crispy brussels sprouts recipe is completely vegan – no egg dipping necessary. The brussels sprouts are dipped in aquafaba, then panko, then baked until crispy. Oven fried!

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups brussels sprouts 1x
  • Category: Side Dish


  • 1/2 cup gluten free panko
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • aquafaba – liquid from 1-15 0z. can of chickpeas
  • 2 cups brussels sprouts, halved

Optional Sweet and Spicy Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 Tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 425º and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together panko, salt, paprika, and pepper.
  3. In a separate bowl, pour in the liquid from the chickpeas. Using an immersion blender or hand mixer, beat until it becomes foamy and frothy. You can use a whisk if necessary, but it will take longer and your arm will get SUPER tired. *See below for pictures of this process.*
  4. Dip brussels sprouts in the aquafaba and then toss in the breading mix. Place face down on the baking sheet and bake for 22-25 minutes, removing from the oven to flip halfway.
  5. Remove from oven and enjoy!

For the Sauce

Add all sauce ingredients to a small mason jar and shake to combine. You can also whisk everything together in a bowl.

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  • Shane
    May 7, 2018

    I’m not a fan of Brussels Sprouts, but my wife loves them. I made a double batch for her and she absolutely loved them. She was happy that she didn’t have to share with me. The only tweak I think I might make is to bake them on a lubed cooling rack to potentially eliminate the need for flipping.

  • Kaitlyn
    May 1, 2018

    Is there anything I can use instead of aquafaba?

    • thefitchen
      May 7, 2018

      Yep! You can use beaten eggs instead.

  • Kushi
    April 16, 2018

    We love brussrl sprouts and I always look for new ways to make it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

  • Panko makes everything super crispy. We love it! And the idea to use aquafaba as the egg substitute is genius. They look yummy, another great brussel sprout recipe!

  • Brussel sprouts are quickly becoming one of my favorite sides, and it’s exactly because of recipes like this. This looks amazing, crispy and all sorts of delicious!

  • Carrie
    April 15, 2018

    I made this as a side dish with our dinner tonight….not even an hour ago and this was loved by the entire family!!! Even my 10-year-old niece who hates vegetables ate them! Perfection!

    • thefitchen
      April 18, 2018

      Hi Carrie! I’m so glad to hear that you liked these brussels sprouts – and your family did too! Thanks so much for the feedback. <3

  • Anne Lawton
    April 15, 2018

    What a fantastic way to prepare Brussels sprouts! They are one of my favorite vegetables and I’m going to give your recipe a try soon!

  • Jenni LeBaron
    April 15, 2018

    I love brussels sprouts in pretty much every shape and form, but putting them in the oven is the absolute best. When they get nice and soft on the inside and retain their crispiness on the outside – completely delightful! Great recipe!

  • Kat Jeter
    April 15, 2018

    OMG I love Brussels sprouts just about any way I can get them and this breaded version looks so good!!

  • Tisa
    April 13, 2018

    Thank you for this recipe. Sounds wonderful. Love those Brussels.
    Can’t wait to try it,

    • thefitchen
      April 13, 2018

      I hope you enjoy! Be sure to let me know what you think!

  • Jill
    April 13, 2018

    Wow sounds amazing! Thank you! Can regular gluten free bread crumbs be used ? Having trouble finding GF panko breadcrumbs.

    • thefitchen
      April 13, 2018

      Absolutely! Either type of bread crumbs will work.

  • Therese Kearton
    April 13, 2018

    Looks yummy!

  • Ben Myhre
    April 13, 2018

    Brussels sprouts are awesome. My wife is trying to grow them in her garden for the first time this year. Also, I never even thought about using aquafaba as a breading base. What a great idea!

  • i usually make brussel sprouts in the oven, like simply roasted but you have taken it to a whole another level. LOVE IT.

  • Veena Azmanov
    April 12, 2018

    I love Brussel sprouts and crispy sounds even more perfect. My kids would love this. Saving for later. Got to try this soon.

  • I love bussel sprouts. This recipe is pure genius. I love that you’ve used aquafaba in place of the egg to make this vegan. I will have to give this a try.

  • Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    April 11, 2018

    Okay, truth: I don’t like Brussels Sprouts, BUT hubby does and looks at me with big puppy dog eyes wanting me to make him some! How can I resist that? So, I will be making this delicious recipe to appease him and I will taste it just to see if my tastes have changed since the last time I ate some Brussels Sprouts! He is going to love your recipe. I can just tell!