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About This Recipe
I’m so excited about this one, y’all! Even if you typically aren’t a fan of carrots, I’m telling you, they do not taste like your typical cooked carrots!
The maple syrup and brown sugar really bring out of the natural sweetness of the carrots. And between all the seasonings, they’re the perfect combination of sweet and salty.
Even better than the taste, carrots are very nutritious and have amazing health benefits! They are a good source of beta-carotene, fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, and antioxidants. Carrots have also been shown to increase fullness, and therefore help with weight loss.
Did I mention how they easy they were to make too!? All you have to do is toss the carrots in a bowl with the mixture of seasonings and bake!! Easy peasy, and SO delicious!
Why You’ll Love these Maple Ginger Glazed Carrots
- Super nutritious! Healthy and full of so many vitamins and minerals!
- Sweet + savory combo. Enough said. Nothing beats a sweet + savory combo!
- Minimal prep time. Quick and easy to prepare!
- Simple ingredients. All you need are some carrots + pantry staples.
- The perfect side dish option. Seriously goes with just about anything!
- A family favorite that you will have on repeat! Perfect for upcoming holiday meals!
- Carrots- I used regular orange carrots, but you could also use rainbow carrots or baby carrots if you prefer.
- Syrup– I used pure maple syrup. The perfect natural sweetness pairs SO beautifully with the carrots! You could also use honey here.
- Brown Sugar – I used normal brown sugar for these carrots. A little goes a long way. But you can definitely use a brown sugar alternative like Truvia, Swerve, or monk fruit golden sweetener if you prefer.
- Olive oil– You could also use coconut oil or melted butter.
- Soy Sauce– I used low-sodium soy sauce. Use a gluten-free soy sauce or coconut aminos if needed.
- Ginger- I used the minced ginger that comes in the squeeze bottle at the grocery store but fresh gingerroot would take it to the next level. You could also use ground ginger if you needed.
- Parsley– Fresh parsley is best for FRESH flavor, but again, you can use ground parsley in a crunch.
How To Make
The full printable recipe is below, but let me walk you through the process so you know what to expect when you’re making it!
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Wash your carrots and dry them well. The drier they are, the more the marinade will absorb into the carrots
2. Cut your carrots into fairly even size pieces (I cut mine at a diagonal).
3. In a small bowl combine the maple syrup, brown sugar, olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper.
4. Pour the marinade over the carrots and stir to coat.
5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the carrots are tender and roasted to your liking. You could even broil them for 1-2 minutes at the end.
6. Garnish with fresh parsley and freshly cracked black pepper to serve!
Are maple glazed carrots healthy?
They most definitely are! Carrots have so many vitamins and minerals and are an excellent vegetable to include in your diet! Minimal sugar is used for this recipe (just enough to make them taste yummy!)
What to serve with maple glazed carrots?
I truly feel like this is one of those dishes that will work with any protein! They go fabulous with my Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders and Panko Baked Chicken Nuggets. They’re even great with sandwich-type food like Ham and Cheese Sliders or my Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring.
Can I use sugar-free pancake syrup for this recipe?
You most definitely can (especially if you need to for health reasons or to stick to a particular diet). But there is only two tablespoons of maple syrup used here – that is hardly anything! And the maple syrup really gives the carrots a nice maple flavor. Plus, if you’re serving for family and friends, you never know how someone may react to artificial sweeteners, so I would recommend sticking with the pure maple syrup for this one if you can.
More Delicious Side Dish Recipes To Try
- 1 lb. carrots
- 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup (30g)
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar (24g)
- 1.5 Tbsp olive oil (22g)
- 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce (15g)
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tsp minced ginger
- 1/4 tsp salt more to taste
- 1/8 tsp black pepper more to taste
- 1 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
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- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Wash your carrots and dry them well. The drier they are, the more the marinade will absorb into the carrots. Cut your carrots into fairly even size pieces (I cut mine at a diagonal) and place on the sheet pan.
- In a small bowl combine the maple syrup, brown sugar, olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper.
- Pour the marinade over the carrots and toss with your hands to evenly coat.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the carrots are tender and roasted to your liking. You could even broil them for 1-2 minutes at the end.
- Garnish with fresh parsley and freshly cracked black pepper to serve!
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