Roasted Maple Candied Carrots
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If you like carrot cake, this is the healthy, low-carb version that you may like even more than the original, especially because it will fit into your diet plan.
Here’s a quick side dish recipe for your next meal prep – this is best paired with a savory or spicy main dish – such as my healthy dirty rice recipe.
In general, I’m not the biggest fan of carrots. Despite my intense cravings for sweet foods, I actually find carrots a bit too naturally sweet for me – they “confuse” my tastebuds. However, when they are roasted and seasoned to be both sweet & salty, I tend to really enjoy them.
We are going to boost the sweet flavor of carrots with a little bit of cinnamon and sugar-free maple syrup.
Let’s get started by slicing carrots down the middle vertically. Then, place the halves in a bowl. Add avocado oil (or olive oil), sugar-free maple syrup, cinnamon, sea salt, pepper and thyme and mix them up.
Place carrots on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roast in the preheated oven to 450F for 10 minutes, until the edges get brown.
Add the remaining syrup and a pinch of sea salt and pepper and set them aside to cool.
You can eat this dish as a treat or snack. You can also serve as a side dish with meat, rice, or other carbs. Watch the whole video to see how I prepared the carrots and what dish I like to combine them with.
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Roasted Maple Candied Carrots
Ingredients for 5 servings:
- 6 small orange carrots
- 5 small purple (rainbow) carrots
- 2 tablespoons sugar-free maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons thyme
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- pinches of sea salt & pepper to taste
Set oven to 450F.
Slice carrots down the middle – vertically – to make two thin pieces. Place the halves in a bow.
Add olive oil, 1 tablespoon sugar-free maple syrup, thyme, cinnamon and sea salt & pepper. Rub the slices in the spices, then place them on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roast in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the edges are brown but have not burned.
Drizzle the remaining syrup over the carrots and serve immediately.
Approximate macros for 1 of 5 servings
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!