Maple Roasted Carrots

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Roasted and drizzled with pure maple syrup, these classic maple roasted carrots are almost candy-like in their sweetness.

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Maple Carrots Roasted

Roasting and cooking carrots brings out a candy-like sweetness that can’t be resisted. Especially if you hit that sweet spot of roasted just soft enough with a little bit of firmness yet to the bite.

Baby carrots are perfect for snacking but anytime I cook with carrots I do buy the full-sized one. A vegetable peeler makes quick work of the outside or skin of the carrot. Then I do a few quick slices to create bite-sized pieces.

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Toss the carrots with olive oil and salt and pepper, spread on a baking sheet, and roast for 20-25 minutes. Once the carrots are roasted drizzle them with the maple syrup and broil for 2-3 minutes.

You’ll notice that I don’t actually roast the carrots with maple syrup. I prefer to drizzle them with just a tiny bit of syrup at the end of the roasting process, then broil them for a couple of minutes.

I’ve found that when roasting with maple syrup it requires a whole lot more syrup in order to achieve that maple flavor. When simply drizzled at the end of the cooking time, you only need a small amount to get the sweet rich flavor of maple carrots.

roasted carrots on baking sheet with spatula

Roasted Maple Carrots

For maple roasted carrots you will need these ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • carrots 
  • kosher salt 
  • freshly ground pepper 
  • maple syrup
  • fresh parsley
carrots in serving bowl with blue and white towel

Sweet Roasted Carrots

The candy-like sweetness of roasted carrots is such a nostalgic flavor for me. The sweet smell and rich flavor have me snacking as soon as they come out of the oven.

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Simple Honey Glazed Carrots are a welcome side dish combining the natural sweetness of carrots with a light and buttery honey glaze.

Roasted Carrots and Beets offer a terrific combination of earthy sweetness and caramelized richness.

Is mustard not your thing? With just a dab of butter and a sprinkling of brown sugar, you can make and enjoy these Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots or make them maple glazed.

bite-size roasted carrots in white bowl

Maple Roasted Carrots

Sweet roasted and drizzled with pure maple syrup, these classic maple roasted carrots are almost candy-like in their sweetness.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds carrots cut into bite-size pieces, about ½-1 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt adjust to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper adjust to taste
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespooon chopped fresh parsley


  • Preheat your oven to 425°F. Place the carrots on the baking sheet and drizzle with oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat.
  • Roast the carrots for 25 minutes. The carrots should be barely tender, slightly crisp, and nicely caramelized when done. Remove from the oven and increase heat to broil.
  • Stir the carrots on the pan and drizzle with maple syrup. Broil for 2-4 minutes, just until the carrots are sticky and browned on the edges. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.


This recipe can easily be multiplied for a crowd as needed. 


Calories: 91kcal · Carbohydrates: 14g · Protein: 1g · Fat: 4g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g · Monounsaturated Fat: 3g · Sodium: 369mg · Potassium: 376mg · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 8g · Vitamin A: 18945IU · Vitamin C: 7mg · Calcium: 44mg · Iron: 0.4mg
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