Bright in color and sweet in flavor, these easy maple glazed roasted carrots will be a hit at your next dinner party or holiday gathering. These baked maple carrots are sweet, sticky, and roasted to perfection for a delicious side dish to any meal. We’ll walk you through a few simple steps for making these carrots in no time!
This maple glazed carrots recipe pairs well with proteins such as chicken, turkey, steak, and salmon and pair perfectly with salads, rice, roasted broccoli and brussel sprouts, spaghetti squash, and our personal favorite, red skin garlic mashed potatoes.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- TASTY SIDE DISH: The flavor and texture of these roasted carrots with maple syrup are delicious and addicting. The combination of sweet and smokey flavors with a sticky texture will have you asking for seconds!
- VERSATILE: These maple roasted carrots go well with many lunch and dinner meals, whether it’s a side dish to a quick weeknight dinner or a formal dinner party.
- EASY: The steps to make this recipe for maple glazed carrots is simple and straightforward and be on your plate before you know it!
- CARROTS: Whole carrots are used in this recipe and should be rinsed thoroughly before use.
- BUTTER: The butter adds flavor to the oven roasted carrots and helps them roast in the oven.
- BROWN SUGAR: Brown sugar adds sweetness to the carrots with maple syrup and makes them caramelize while they roast.
- MAPLE SYRUP: Maple syrup gives the pan roasted carrots an addicting sticky texture and sweetens them up.
- SALT & PEPPER: A pinch of salt and pepper helps enhance the overall flavor of the carrots.
- PARSLEY: Dried or fresh parsley complements the sweeter ingredients and adds an earthy flavor to the dish.
See the recipe card below for the ingredient measurements.
- BAKING SHEET: For roasting the maple brown sugar carrots.
- KNIFE: For chopping the carrots.
- CUTTING BOARD: For safely chopping the carrots without damaging your counters.
- MIXING BOWL: For tossing the carrots with the other ingredients.
- SERVING DISH: For serving the maple butter carrots.
- TONGS OR SPATULA: For flipping the carrots during baking.
- MEASURING SPOONS AND CUPS: For measuring the ingredients.
- Prepare: Preheat the oven to 400°F, line a baking sheet with tin foil and lightly spray it with oil.
- Marinate: Add the carrots to a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, add and mix the melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, salt, pepper and parsley with a whisk. Add the marinade to the bowl with the carrots and toss them until they’re fully coated.
- Roast: Transfer the carrots to the baking sheet and roast them for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Serve: Transfer the carrots to a serving dish and serve immediately.
Storage and Leftovers
Leftover maple carrots baked should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
- Wash your carrots! They're grown in soil and should be rinsed before consuming. The odds are your grocery store has already done this step for you, but you can never be too safe!
- Don’t peel the skin. Keep the carrot skin on to keep things simple; just be sure to give it a good spread. Additionally, according to LIVESTRONG, carrots are the healthiest unpeeled.
- Flip your carrots! Halfway through the roasting process, you should flip the carrots with a spatula to ensure they cook evenly and get perfectly roasted on all sides!
Frequently Asked Questions
It's not necessary to peel carrots before you roast them; however, you can if you prefer to, or you can just give them a good rinse and scrub and keep the peel on.
Your carrots may be soggy if you roast them at a low temperature for a long duration of time. They should be roasted at a high heat, such as 400°F, and roasted for up to a maximum of 40 minutes.
If the carrots are tough, they are likely undercooked. Pop them back in the oven for a few minutes and check them again.
Roasted carrots can last up to 3-4 days in the fridge stored in an airtight container.
If you have leftover carrots, you can reheat them in an oven at 350°F until warm, approximately 20 minutes.
- Honey: Honey is a delicious alternative to maple syrup. It's sweet and sticky just like maple syrup, and it pairs well with the other ingredients in this recipe as well.
- Soy Sauce: Soy sauce will add a layer of richness to the carrots and make the dish a combination of sweet and savoury.
- Red Chili Flakes: For a little heat, consider sprinkling in some dried red chili flakes to the marinade. It will elevate the carrots to another level and add to their presentation.
The alternative ingredients are just suggestions and have not been tested.Print