Roasted Broccoli and Apples

Roasted Broccoli and Apples, a simple baked apples and broccoli recipe with cinnamon and maple syrup. Ready in less than 30 minutes!

roasted broccoli and apples on a white plate with a gold fork

Love apples? Love broccoli? Roast them together! The sweet taste of broccoli and apples is a great fruit and vegetable harvest combination for a simple side dish or as a topping for bowls and salads.

👉 Ready to learn how to roast broccoli and apples together? Let’s do it!

broccoli, apples, oil, maple syrup, cinnamon for roasting on a white table
Ingredients: broccoli, apples, oil, cinnamon, maple syrup

🥣 How to make (step-by-step photos)

1️⃣ Step One: Preheat oven and prep broccoli and apples

To start, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 C), then wash and trim the produce.

  1. To cut apples: Cut apples into slices and then into 1/2 inch cubes.
  2. To cut broccoli: Cut the broccoli florets from the stem.
a mixing bowl with cut broccoli florets and sliced apples with a red spoon
Cut broccoli and apples

2️⃣ Step Two: Spread broccoli and apples on a baking sheet

Place the apples and broccoli pieces on a roasting sheet or pan.

Toss them with a drizzle of olive oil until completely covered. Then drizzle with maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.

👉 Baking tip: Keep apples and broccoli separated on the roasting pan. If the apples cook a lot faster than broccoli, you can keep them separated on the pan you can remove them and keep cooking the broccoli.

cut broccoli and apples on a baking sheet before roasting
Roast until golden brown

3️⃣ Step Three: Bake until golden brown

Put the baking sheet in the oven and roast until broccoli is tender and brown around the edges. Depending on your oven, this will take about 25 minutes.

Halfway through cooking, stir the apples and broccoli to make sure they brown on all sides. Remove apples if they become too soft and mushy so they don’t overcook.

Once they are done cooking, remove the pan from the oven. If using as a side dish, you can serve them immediately. If you plan to use them later, let them cool and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

a white plate with baked broccoli and apples side dish on a white table

🧊 How to store

  1. Refrigerator storage: Roasted fruit and vegetables should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  2. Freezer storage: For the best taste and texture, we don’t recommend as the apples and broccoli may lose texture when thawed.

♻️ Sustainable kitchen + cooking tips

Here are some tips for making this recipe sustainably:

Make this recipe while apples and broccoli are in season: Eat with the seasons! Broccoli and apples are both available in the early fall, which makes autumn a great time to make this recipe.

Don’t toss those scraps! The stems and peels from the apples and broccoli can be tossed in a food scrap vegetable broth. You can also chop up the broccoli stems and use them in a broccoli stem salad or in a broccoli stalk pesto.

a close up photo of broccoli and apples on a white plate

👉 More roasted apple and broccoli recipes

Want more roasted recipes with apples and broccoli? Try Roasted Broccoli and Asparagus or Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples.

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a white plate with baked broccoli and apples side dish on a white table

Roasted Broccoli and Apples

Kristina Todini, RDN
Roasted Broccoli and Apples, a simple baked apples and broccoli recipe with cinnamon and maple syrup. Ready in less than 40 minutes!
5 stars (2 ratings)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings 4 servings
Calories 207 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 2 heads broccoli
  • 2 large apples
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (200 C).
  • Prep: Wash and cut 2 large apples into small 1/2 inch cubes. Cut the 2 heads broccoli florets from the stem.
  • Roast: Arrange the apples and broccoli on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil, tossing the vegetables to completely cover with oil and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and 1 pinch salt and pepper. Place sheet pan in the oven and roast for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through to roast on all sides. Keep an eye on apples and remove them if they start to become too soft and overcooked, and continue cooking the broccoli until done.
  • Serve: Remove pan from oven, arrange broccoli and apples on a plate and serve as a side dish or let cool and use as a salad topping.

Notes

Tools Needed: sheet pan, knife set, cutting board
Prep Ahead: Wash and cut broccoli and apples ahead of time to reduce prep time before cooking. If serving cold on salads or bowls, you can make this recipe up to three days ahead of time.
Leftovers and Storage: Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. For best taste and texture, do not freeze and reheat.
Nutrition notes: Nutrition information is estimated for only ingredients in the recipe, not the additional spice options given. This simple roasted apple and broccoli recipe is a good source of fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 9gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 107mgPotassium: 1093mgFiber: 11gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 1956IUVitamin C: 276mgCalcium: 160mgIron: 2mg
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