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Maple Roasted Carrots

Maple roasted carrots are an easy vegetable side dish that you can throw together for any meal. Vegan, gluten-free, paleo, 5 ingredients or less.

Maple roasted carrots are an easy vegetable side dish that you can throw together for any meal. Vegan and gluten-free, 5 ingredients or less. (Picture is after roasting with fresh parsley, final.)

Time for some fresh veggies up in this house.

Well I guess not technically fresh since these are roasted. But whatever, it's time for some vegetables.

After all the baking I seem to do for every holiday, I always seem to crave colorful + easy veggies for the week afterwards. It helps me feel lighter (literally and figuratively) after carb-loading on breads and sweets.

In this case the holiday was Easter, and as much as I love my traditional recipes from my Nana I think I'm going to be eating just carrots for a while.

Maple roasted carrots are an easy vegetable side dish that you can throw together for any meal. Vegan and gluten-free, 5 ingredients or less. (Picture is after roasting with fresh parsley, angle shot.)

Okay, maybe not JUST carrots. These are a great pairing for just about any dinner. I like to buy multicolored carrots so I really feel like I'm eating the rainbow (I get mine at Trader Joe's). Toss on some fresh herbs (parsley or thyme are good options) to make it feel even healthier.

The (REAL) maple syrup goes a long way, I use only a tablespoon of it per pound of carrots.

Same measurement for olive oil. Also if you'd like to get fancy, try it with truffle oil! Adds a whole new dimension to the flavor.

You could also use honey though it wouldn't technically be vegan any more if that's important to you.

Maple roasted carrots are an easy vegetable side dish that you can throw together for any meal. Vegan and gluten-free, 5 ingredients or less. (Picture is after roasting, angle shot.)

Fun fact of the day: Did you know bunnies don't actually eat carrots? Or rather, they shouldn't only eat carrots. I think they'll eat them if you give them to 'em. But it's not in their natural diet.

Their main diet should actually consist of hay. I guess it wouldn't be as fun for kids to leave out hay for the Easter bunny to eat? I don't exactly know where that tradition came from.

And yes, these are things that I spend my time googling.

Maple roasted carrots are an easy vegetable side dish that you can throw together for any meal. Vegan and gluten-free, 5 ingredients or less. (Picture is before roasting, angle shot.)

Maple roasted carrots are an easy vegetable side dish that you can throw together for any meal. Vegan and gluten-free, 5 ingredients or less. (Picture is after roasting with fresh parsley.)

 

Yield: 8

Maple Roasted Carrots

Maple roasted carrots are an easy vegetable side dish that you can throw together for any meal. Vegan and gluten-free, 5 ingredients or less. (Picture is after roasting with fresh parsley, final.)

Maple roasted carrots are an easy vegetable side dish that you can throw together for any meal. Vegan, gluten-free, paleo, 5 ingredients or less.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. whole carrots (I like the multicolored ones)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (can also try truffle oil for added flavor!)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh herbs like parsley or thyme, for serving, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 
  2. Place carrots on a baking sheet (use a baking sheet with sides so oil does not drip off). Drizzle olive oil over carrots, tossing by hand (or use pastry brush) to help distribute evenly. Repeat with maple syrup.
  3. Add salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Roast for 20 minutes or until fork slides in easily.
  5. Serve with fresh parsley or other herbs if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.

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chei

Saturday 22nd of April 2017

Never tried roasted carrots but seeing this makes me hungry! Yum!

Molly Kumar

Friday 21st of April 2017

There's something so exciting about fresh carrots and these look so delicious. I love that you used different colors of carrots for that pop of color.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan

Thursday 20th of April 2017

Roasting the vegetables is my favorite way to serve them and it brings out so much of the natural flavors out. I love adding some maple and the carrots look great. love the colors!

Lindsay | With Salt and Pepper

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

So colorful and fresh looking!!! I love roasted carrots and have never done them with maple before...these sound like a must try!!

Priya

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

Oh my what amazingly colorful carrots, all i get here is the normal orange one, that looks fabulous! Roasted veggies with fresh herbs must taste amazing!