grain-free plantain brussel sprouts breadsticks

by purelytwins

Hello luvs,

We’ve been trying to play around with some more savory style recipes for you to enjoy. We all know we love desserts or a baked treat but promise we eat more than just those things.

Get ready for a new way to enjoy soft and tasty breadsticks made with veggies.

Plantain brussel sprouts breadsticks that are grain and gluten free.

brussel sprout plantain grainfree breadsticks

Definitely not your average breadstick.  And we are okay with that. We think you will be too.

Think a little upscale. A little fancy. A different way to enjoy breadsticks.

plantain brussel bread sticks paleo

We hope you like them as much as we did. Serve with hummus, guacamole or even a cheese sauce. All would be delicious.

Moist, soft breadsticks with a hint of balsamic vinegar.plantain brussel sprouts breadsticksThese plantain brussel sprout breadsticks were gone in a hurry in our house.

Ever since making our broccoli breadsticks we had a feeling one day of trying something new and a little different with that recipe.

We thought taking our beloved grain-free plantain bread and blending  it with a veggie would create a tasty savory bread.

grain free paleo breadsticks

And to our enjoyment — it did! And then some!

Here is your grain free plantain brussel sprout breadstick recipe.


grain-free plantain brussel sprouts breadsticks

Healthy real food breadsticks inspired from our broccoli breadsticks



  • 1 small plantain (or half of a large one, about 5 1/2oz peeled)
  • 3 cups shredded brussel sprouts (about 10oz)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375° F.
  2. Have a baking sheet ready to place breadsticks on.
  3. Peel plantain.
  4. Add plantain and brussel sprouts to a food processor or Vitamix and pulse until the texture is similar to rice.
  5. Add in balsamic vinegar, sea salt, black pepper, coconut oil and eggs. Pulse till combined.
  6. Spread dough out evenly over baking sheet– can make as thick or thin as you like.
  7. Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until the crust is golden, crispy on the edges and cooked through the middle.
  8. Remove the crust from the oven.
  9. Enjoy warm.

Now those are some real food breadsticks. 🙂



Check out these bread-like recipes

broccoli breadsticks



Lentil flatbread with roasted pepper sunflower spread (vegan)


raw vegan pepper sunflower bread


sweet potato flatbread



grain-free vegan plantain socca


Twins question: How do you like your brussel sprouts? Do you like balsamic vinegar? What would you enjoy with these breadsticks?

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michelle November 13, 2013 - 10:22 am

MMM definitely will have to try this!! You ladies are culinary geniuses! Although I love caramelized, roasted brussels sprouts, I have a soft spot for them simply steamed (and sprawled all over my instagram) until vibrant green, either plain, or topped with coconut oil or tahini-yum! (can you spot the purelytwins influence?? haha)

purelytwins November 13, 2013 - 5:26 pm

yum! 😉 hehe

Lisa November 13, 2013 - 10:26 am

These look so intriguing! I love that they contain brussels sprouts and that they actually look like legit breadsticks. Yum.

purelytwins November 13, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Lisa thank you 😉

Jojo @ RunFastEatLots November 13, 2013 - 10:54 am

Love brussels sprouts just simply roasted. They get so sweet and flavorful!

purelytwins November 13, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Jojo yes they are.

Meg @ A Dash of Meg November 13, 2013 - 7:10 pm

oh me oh my 😀 i love savoury to sweet so thank you so much for this recipe 😀 i am loving and will make soon!

Paige @ Your Trainer Paige November 13, 2013 - 9:27 pm

How freakin’ creative are you two?! I love me some brussels, and bet these taste fantastic 🙂

purelytwins November 14, 2013 - 7:30 am

thanks sweetie 🙂

Miz November 14, 2013 - 7:48 am

LOVE THIS as I am all about the savory.
and more and more as I get older, err, grow up, err, just more lately 🙂

purelytwins November 14, 2013 - 8:31 am


Molly November 14, 2013 - 4:58 pm

I love how you girls are so creative with food and eat what makes YOU and your body feel awesome, instead of what others say to eat. I still struggle with that. You’re my inspiration to be purely me!

purelytwins November 14, 2013 - 6:42 pm

so happy to hear this 🙂 made our night! yes it takes time to just love food and worry less but you will get there!! hugs

Scarlett January 5, 2014 - 11:57 am

Hello! I love Brussels sprouts and I love plantains and to combine them like this, is pure genious! I can’t wait to try this.

Question: should one use a green unripe plantain or semi ripe yellow/green (but not brown)?

purelytwins January 5, 2014 - 12:04 pm

I would suggest using unripe green one, but a slightly yellow one should be fine too.

Scarlett January 5, 2014 - 8:12 pm

Thank you!

Katie January 12, 2015 - 5:15 pm

I have these in the oven right now…hiding the evidence from my fiance so he doesn’t know what I put in them 🙂 Have you tried freezing these or can you speak to whether they reheat well? Thank you!

purelytwins January 12, 2015 - 8:17 pm

we have frozen them, they do pretty well. yay! enjoy 😉


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