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Maple Glazed Carrots

Maple Glazed Carrots are a must for this year’s Thanksgiving table. They are lightly sweetened and perfectly balanced to complement a savory main dish.

Maple glazed carrots. They might just be the easiest side dish on the holiday menu. If you follow us, you know we don’t really have a lot of Thanksgiving recipes.

We have a few solid choices, like our Thanksgiving Leftover Sliders, candied sweet potatoes, and sage stuffing. Every year a couple more get added to the list.

Last year we added these glazed carrots made from large carrots cut into coin-sized pieces, drizzled with sweet maple syrup, and roasted until they become fork tender.

This recipe is incredibly easy and flavorful. It will become an everyday favorite instead of making a once a year appearance.

Maple Glazed Carrots in a cast iron skillet on a wood board.

If you’ve never had glazed carrots, give them a shot. Whether you try them with maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar, you’ll be happy you did.

Prep time is minimal and you can easily toss everything together in one bowl. You’ll see what I mean in the instructions.

Additionally, cooking roasted carrots in a cast iron skillet adds a rustic appearance to the presentation.

Baby carrots in a glass bowl next to cinnamon sticks, whole nutmeg, and maple syrup.

How to Make Maple Glazed Carrots:

Start by preheating the oven and washing the carrots. This time was chose baby carrots instead of whole, large carrots, but either style works.

Choose your favorite spices and your favorite brand of maple syrup. We like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger with a touch of salt.

However, feel free to mix and match the flavors you like best.

Baby carrots topped with maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger in a glass bowl.

Then, toss all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Use a spoon to coat the carrots and transfer the mixture to an 10 inch cast iron skillet.

Cover the ingredients with aluminum foil and bake everything for 30 to 35 minutes. Check to see if the carrots are fork tender.

Remove them from the oven and serve them hot. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Maple Glazed Carrots in a cast iron skillet next to a blue linen.
Maple Glazed Carrots in a cast iron skillet next to a blue linen.

Maple Glazed Carrots

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 32 Ounces Baby Carrots
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. 
  • In a large bowl, toss the carrots with all the spices, salt, vanilla, and maple syrup.
  • Transfer the mixture to a 10-inch cast iron skillet or other oven-safe dish, cover it with aluminum foil, and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the carrots are fork tender.
  • Serve hot!

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a ½ cup serving size. Actual calories may vary.
*The dish can be stored in a sealed container in your fridge for up to two days. Serve while hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 4Ounces | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 312mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 23g
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