Easy Maple Glazed Carrots

By Rena |

Easy Maple Glazed Carrots – easy to make, delicious, roasted to perfection with a sweet and delicious maple glaze.  This excellent roasted carrot recipe makes a perfect side dish for your dinner table this holiday season.Maple Glazed Carrots in a dish
Holiday dinners are all about how creative you are with your side dishes. These Easy Maple Glazed Carrots will be a huge winner at your dinner table. They are easy to put together, sweet, tender, and roasted to perfection. Once you try this recipe you will be adding it to your dinner table at least once a week. They don’t have to be served only during the holidays!

If you’re after other delicious sides, why not also try my delicious Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Wedges or my Roasted Garlic Cauliflower!

why you’ll love these maple glazed carrots

  • A delicious glaze. Carrots LOVE maple syrup! This glaze is made from honey and maple syrup, it adds a wonderful candied, sticky sweetness to the carrots, so good.
  • Perfectly roasted carrots. Glazed on the outside and tender in the middle, carrots are massively underused when it comes to roasting, give them a try!
  • An easy side dish. A handful of ingredients, easy to prep – these maple glazed carrots go from pantry to table in 30 mins.
  • An awesome Thanksgiving side. These bright orange carrots, glistening with a sticky glaze and studded with some pomegranate arils make for a gorgeous side, especially for Thanksgiving.

ingredients you’ll need

  • Carrots: Medium small sized.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Honey
  • Seasoning: Ground coriander, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
  • Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • Pomegranate Seeds

 

how to make these maple glazed carrots

  • Prep the carrots. Place the carrots on the pan and sprinkle with smoked paprika, ground coriander, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil, maple syrup, and honey. Toss and coat well, then spread on a pan.
  • Cook. Roast for about 15-20 minutes, or until tender and caramelized on the sides.
  • Garnish with pomegranate seeds and fresh thyme. Enjoy.

Maple Glazed Carrots in a white dish

recipe notes and tips

  • Use small to medium carrots and ideally buy a pack of similar sized ones, so they all cook at the same rate. Carrots that are too small won’t have time to caramelize and if they are too big they will take too long to roast.
  • Make sure to peel and trim the edges of the carrots.
  • Because the glaze is sticky, line your baking tray with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  • For the best maple flavor use a dark (grade A) pure maple syrup.
  • If you don’t like maple syrup, you can use agave syrup.
  • Add some red chili flakes for an added kick!
  • You can check how tender they are with a toothpick or a fork. Some may like this a bit crunchy. We love them super soft and tender.

faq’s

what can I add to these maple glazed carrots

The best part about this Easy Maple Roasted Carrots recipe for me is the added pomegranate. It’s my all-time favorite and I add it to so many of my meals. Especially salads. If you don’t have any pomegranate you can certainly make it without or be creative and add some pumpkin seeds or toasted pecans.

can I prep these carrots ahead of time

Sure thing! You can wash, peel and coat the carrots with the maple glaze mixture 4 to 5 hours before roasting. Keep them covered, but you don’t have to refrigerate.

how to store cooked carrots

Carrots should be stored in an airtight container and kept in the fridge for up to 4 days.

can I freeze these maple glazed carrots

Absolutely, you can also freeze roasted carrots; transfer the carrots – completely cooled – to freezer bags and seal. These carrots keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.

hand holding a dish of Roasted Carrots

what to serve with maple glazed carrots

These Maple Glazed Carrots go hand in hand with a Thanksgiving dinner. But are also great with chicken, like my Creamy Tuscan Chicken, or my beef – like my Garlic Beef Tenderloin Roast. They also go well with fish dishes, try them with my Sun-dried Tomato Stuffed Salmon!

close up of Maple Glazed Carrots

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Easy Maple Roasted Carrots

Easy to make Maple Roasted Carrots topped with pomegranates makes for an amazing side dish.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 99kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Medium-Small Carrots peeled
  • 2 Tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to your taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 ̊F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Place the carrots on the pan and sprinkle with smoked paprika, ground coriander, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil, maple syrup, and honey.
  • Using your hands gently toss to coat them well, then spread it in the pan.
  • Roast for about 15-20 minutes, or until tender and caramelized on the sides.
  • Garnish with pomegranate seeds and fresh thyme. Enjoy.

Notes

  • Use small to medium carrots and ideally buy a pack of similar-sized ones, so they all cook at the same rate. Carrots that are too small won't have time to caramelize and if they are too big they will take too long to roast.
  • Make sure to peel and trim the edges of the carrots.
  • Because the glaze is sticky, line your baking tray with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  • For the best maple flavor use a dark (grade A) pure maple syrup.
  • If you don't like maple syrup, you can use agave syrup.
  • Add some red chili flakes for an added kick!
  • You can check how tender they are with a toothpick or a fork. Some may like this a bit crunchy. We love them super soft and tender.

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 19110IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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