Maple-Glazed Roasted Carrots
Maple-Glazed roasted carrots are so good, you can probably even get the kids to eat them! Use Side Dishes to find more recipes like this one.
On Tuesday when we were walking in the park near my house, I described this recipe to my friend Bonnie and told her how much I loved it when I’d made it over the weekend. On Wednesday, Bonnie made the recipe and left a message on Facebook telling me how much she and her husband liked it too. I think it’s pretty fun that Bonnie wasn’t that into cooking before they started eating the South Beach Diet way, and now she’s making the recipes before I even post them on the blog!
This may possibly become your new favorite way to cook carrots, because the maple glaze brings out the sweetness of the carrots in a most wonderful way. I found the idea in Fine Cooking magazine, which has long been one of my favorite sources for good recipes, and these maple-glazed roasted carrots are definitely another winner from Fine Cooking.
If you can afford it, I’d use organic carrots for a recipe like this, because the organic carrots are so sweet and delicious. This is best with whole carrots and not the “baby” carrots that are really just big carrots that are filed down to a small size. You can use maple syrup or sugar-free maple syrup to glaze the carrots. I am a fan of Lakanto Maple-Favored Sugar-Free Syrup (affiliate link) for this recipe, but real maple syrup will taste amazing here of course!
How to Make Maple-Glazed Roasted Carrots:
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- After you peel the carrots, cut off the thinner tips and cut the thicker pieces in half lengthwise.
- Then cut all carrots on the diagonal in pieces that are the same size and thickness. (Next time I might cut them a little bigger for a bit of crispness in the carrots when they’re cooked.)
- Heat olive oil in an oven-proof frying pan, then saute the carrots for 3-4 minutes, until they’re just starting to blister and slightly color.
- When carrots are slightly browned, turn down heat, stir in 1 T maple syrup or sugar-free maple syrup, stir to coat carrots and season generously with salt and fresh ground black pepper.
- Roast the carrots 10-15 minutes in a 400F/200C oven, until they are cooked through and browned a bit more.
- (I stirred after 10 minutes and roasted them about 14 minutes.) Serve hot.
More Roasted Carrot Recipes to Try:
Air Fryer (or Oven) Roasted Carrots with Moroccan Spice Mix from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Thyme from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Roasted Carrots and Turnips with Balsamic and Herbs from Kalyn’s Kitchen
- 1 lb carrots, peeled and cut on the diagonal into same size pieces (organic carrots are sweetest for this recipe)
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 T maple syrup (see notes)
- salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400F/200C and choose an oven-proof frying pan that’s large enough to hold all the carrots in a single layer.
- Peel carrots, then cut off the thinner tips and cut the thicker ends in half lengthwise.
- Cut carrot pieces on the diagonal, making them close to the same size and shape.
- Add olive oil to the frying pan and heat to medium hot (the oil should look shimmery, but not be smoking when you add the carrots.)
- Add the carrots (you should hear a slight sizzling sound.)
- Saute carrots 3-4 minutes, or until the surface looks slightly blistered and starting to color.
- Turn down heat to low, add maple syrup, and stir to coat carrots.
- Season well with salt and fresh-ground black pepper.
- Put frying pan into the hot oven and roast carrots for 10-15 minutes, or until they are done to your liking and slightly browned. (I stirred after 10 minutes and roasted them for 14 minutes.)
- Serve hot.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 212mg Carbohydrates: 18.8g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 7g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Carrots are high in carbs, and they’re phase 2 or 3 for the South Beach Diet. Sugar-free maple syrup is definitely the most carb- friendly choice, but if you don’t have either of those, using one tablespoon of regular maple syrup in these Maple-Glazed Roasted Carrots won’t add much to a dish that’s already high in carbs. This recipe is probably something that’s a rare treat for low-carb diets.
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