Maple Roasted Carrots – tender, sweet and simply the best roasted carrots. Made with maple syrup, olive oil, and herbs. Takes only 5 minutes to prep and 20 minutes in the oven! Perfect side dish for the holidays, for meal prep or any meal.
MAPLE ROASTED CARROTS
This is such an easy side dish to make. It comes together in 5 minutes or less and only takes approximately 20 minutes to bake! Full of flavor and and undeniably delicious!
The best part of using baby carrots? You don’t have to peel or slice anything! Which makes life even simpler when you can cut a step in a cooking process. You can use regular carrots or baby carrots for this recipe. The baking time may vary depending on the thickness of regular carrots. I would recommend cutting them into chunks after peeling.
All you need is maple syrup, garlic powder, onion powder, olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper! Toss the carrots to thoroughly coat and bake until they are fork-tender. It’s as simple as that!
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Maple Roasted Carrots
- 2 lb baby carrots
- 5 tbsp maple syrup, (or honey)
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt, (more or less, to taste)
- 1/4 tsp black pepper, (more or less, to taste)
- freshly chopped thyme
- freshly chopped parlsey
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- To a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, onion and garlic powder, thyme, olive oil, salt and pepper (season to taste). Mix well.
- Add in the carrots and toss to thoroughly coat them. Place the carrots onto the prepared baking sheet. Pour any remaining maple syrup mixture over the top.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until fork tender, stirring at 10 minutes.
- Serve warm. Garnish with freshly chopped thyme and parsley.