Roasted Maple Glazed Baby Carrots

You know that simple side dish you’ve been looking for?? You’ve found it! With only 4 ingredients, these Roasted Maple Glazed Baby Carrots are the perfect addition to dinner this fall. It takes less than 5 minutes to throw these babies together, and with that sweet factor from the syrup, the kids don’t mind eating a helping of these veggies!

Roasted Maple Glazed Baby Carrots in a white dish, after being baked, garnished with fresh parsley.

To get out of a rut this fall, I need to find a way to spice up the mundane baby carrot. Dipping them in ranch only lasts for so long and really doesn’t compliment a nice steak or good pot roast. These babies do the trick. They are so easy to make, it’s almost embarrassing. The sweet and salty are perfect compliments and the little heat that comes off of cinnamon make these well-rounded for the palate. The kids even love them which is a total bonus!

Do I have to use baby carrots?

Not at all! We choose baby carrots because it’s just easier. They are already the perfect size and thickness, so no need to complicate things over here. All we do is give them a real good rinse under water, pat dry, and use! The ease of baby carrots are really why we chose them for this specific recipe. If you choose to cut down your own carrots for this recipe, we recommend cutting the cook time by 3-4 minutes and just keeping a closer eye on them, just to make sure they don’t get too soft.

Do baby carrots cook the same as regular carrots?

They cook fairly similarly. Most carrots that are marketed as ‘baby carrots’ are just regular carrots that were not nice enough to be sold as they were. They end up getting cut in pieces, trimmed into a baby carrot shape, and sold. Because some baby carrots are made from woody parts of a carrots, they can take longer to cook down than a true baby carrot.

Ingredients for the Roasted Maple Glazed Baby Carrots.

Ingredients for our Roasted Maple Glazed Baby Carrots:

  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Maple Syrup
  • Carrots
  • Salt

How to make our Roasted Maple Glazed Baby Carrots:

Preheat oven to 425 F.

In a large bowl, add the carrots, cinnamon, salt, and maple syrup. Once all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together, place in a single layer on a greased baking sheet.

A glass bowl with baby carrots, next to cinnamon, a bottle of syrup, and salt.
A glass mixing bowl with all the ingredients in it, about to be stirred.

Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven, and stir. Try to flip them if possibly, just to ensure even cooking.

Roasted Maple Glazed Baby Carrots on a baking sheet, in a single layer, about to be baked.

Return to the oven and bake an additional 12 minutes. Remove, garnish with parsley, and serve!

*If you want softer carrots, bake for an additional 5-8 minutes. We prefer ours with a little crunch 😉

Roasted Maple Glazed Baby Carrots on a white serving dish ready to be eaten.

Whether you are making dinner on a random Tuesday night or making a side dish for the holidays or a party, this is a pretty good addition to the menu. It’s a great, simple twist on carrots and they turn out beautifully, which is great for presentation. Pair this up with a delicious Simple Mac and Cheese, or with yummy Apple Butter Chicken. You won’t be disappointed!

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Yield: 12 Servings

Roasted Maple Glazed Baby Carrots

Roasted Maple Glazed Baby Carrots
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 Cups of Baby Carrots
  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8th teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients.
  3. Place on a baking sheet, in a single layer, to ensure even cooking.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, remove and stir.
  5. Return to the oven and bake an additional 12 minutes.
  6. Remove, garnish with parsley, and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g

(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)



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