Fall is the perfect time for root vegetables flavored with natural sweeteners and this roasted maple glazed carrots recipe is so incredibly simple! Roasting carrots in the oven is a simple way to cook them and fresh herbs and maple syrup are the perfect way to season them!
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Fresh Carrots and Maple Go Together!
I grew up in New England and developed a love of maple syrup at a very early age. Since my northern family knows how much I love this delicious sweetener, they sent me a TON for Christmas! YAY!
Not only did I make this delicious maple glazed carrots recipe but I have enough maple syrup to use every day for the next 6 months. Probably more! If you love maple as much as I do, check out my recipe for maple walnut truffles. Not as healthy as carrots but pretty darn delicious!
How to Make Maple Glazed Roasted Carrots
I chose to use organic baby carrots for this recipe, mainly because I am lazy and hate peeling carrots. You can save some money by purchasing whole carrots, then peeling and chopping into large chunks. Try to make them all around the same size. If you don’t, they won’t all be done at the same time.
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I added fresh thyme to these after they came out of the oven. Learn how to grow fresh thyme and you will come to love how nice it is to have on hand!
As for the sweetener for this maple glazed carrots recipe, you could use honey if you wanted, although I think the flavor of maple really shines here. Make sure to put down foil or a silicone baking mat over your cookie sheet. Otherwise you will have a bit of a mess on your hands!
And I mentioned this in the recipe but make sure you pat dry the carrots on a clean towel! The maple syrup sticks better that way! And if you are looking for more creative ways to use up some maple syrup, try my maple overnight oatmeal for breakfast.
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Oven Roasted Maple Glazed Carrots Recipe
Oven roasted carrots are a simple and healthy side dish to any meal. Real maple syrup and fresh thyme are a great way to flavor fresh carrots before roasting them in the oven . If you are looking for spring carrot recipes, this one will be a hit!
- 1 pound carrots, peeled and chopped into chunks (or use baby carrots)
- 2 TBSP maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 to 2 TBSP Olive Oil
- Fresh thyme (optional)
- Salt & Pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
- Pat dry the carrots you will be roasting
- In a small bowl, add carrots, maple syrup, nutmeg and a pinch of salt & pepper to taste. Mix gently.
- Drizzle with 1 to 2 TBSP Olive oil and toss to coat
- Spread carrots out on a sheet pan.
- Roast for 15 minutes or until carrots become tender and start to caramelize.
- Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Sprinkle with fresh thyme and enjoy!
Serving Size:1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 541Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 352mgCarbohydrates: 71gSugar: 51gProtein: 5g
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.