These roasted, glazed, sweet carrots can be prepped in 5 minutes, and ready in under 30! This Baked Carrots Recipe with Maple and Brown Sugar is such an incredibly simple side dish, and easy to love. Even with those sweet additions, these maple-glazed roasted carrots are diet-friendly!
Hi! How was your week? I’ve been off the grid for the most part while we were on vacation last week. I rarely had a cell phone signal, internet, or much contact with humans besides my S.O. and family.
I have to say, I didn’t really miss it. It was nice to disconnect, and even better that it was forced by outside elements. Otherwise, it’s tempting to plug back in when you have the chance, but I really disconnected pretty well, even when I could access info about the outside world.
How was your week, and what are your weekend plans? Tell me all about them. I will be trying to acclimate to EST again. That’s the entirety of my weekend plans. I’m struggling hard to get back on track here.
Sorry I was MIA. You probably enjoyed my absence!! What’s worse, my first post back in a few days and I’m giving you a baked carrots recipe. Why am I doing this to you?? You don’t come here to see veggies – I know, I know.
I haven’t been to the gym for a week and I indulged quite a bit while on vacation, so we’re kicking off a few days of healthier recipes. I have a bunch of veggie recipes forthcoming. Should I knock them all out in a week? Like a detox week, perhaps.
More about vacation later, but I found these rainbow carrots recently at the grocery store, and they were way too gorgeous to pass up. How pretty are they?? I like carrots anyway – they’re one of few veggies that I genuinely enjoy – and these were just toooooo beautiful.
This Baked Carrots Recipe with Maple and Brown Sugar might appear as though it’s not all that healthy. They’re sort of candied and glazed. Maple-glazed roasted carrots with brown sugar, if you will.
But when I drizzled them with maple syrup and sprinkled them with brown sugar, I tried to use a lighter hand. I didn’t get bonkers about it, even though that’s usually my tendency. You can definitely still consider this baked carrots recipe a light and diet-friendly side dish.
I’m all about drenching veggies in butter or sauces to make them more enjoyable, like Grandma’s Cheesy Potatoes, these Honey Dijon-Glazed Parsnips, or this Cheesy Green Bean Casserole Amandine, but I didn’t go overboard here with these roasted carrots. Promise.
This Baked Carrots Recipe with Maple and Brown Sugar is such a ridiculously simple and easy side dish because there is so little prep. You only need about 5 minutes to get them oven-ready, and then roasting these carrots is only about 20 minutes, so you’ve got this dish ready in under 30, for sure.
It’s versatile because it’s fancy enough for holidays, but easy enough to make for weeknight dinners too. We’re on a kick lately where we’re trying to incorporate more produce – a kick that started even before we went on vacation, and these maple-glazed roasted carrots with brown sugar are one of our latest go-tos!
- 1 lb. rainbow carrots, well-rinsed
- 2 tbsp. butter, melted
- 2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- salt + pepper
- Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
- Spread the carrots in a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the carrots.
- Sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Drizzle with maple syrup.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Bake carrots at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until carrots are tender.