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Maple roasted carrots in a white bowl.

Maple Glazed Carrots

Simple and delicious. These tender Maple Glazed Carrots carry a hint of sweetness that is complimented perfectly by the savory caramelization that results from roasting in the oven. 

Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
Prep: 10 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (not pancake syrup!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds (24 ounces) carrots, peeled and cut evenly into roughly 2-inch lengths*
  • Optional: Chopped fresh parsley, a little orange zest, and a squeeze of orange juice for topping

*It’s important that the carrots are all about the same size for even cooking.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Grease a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray or cover the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. Add butter to a small, microwave safe bowl and microwave 20-30 seconds until fully melted. Stir in the maple syrup, salt, and pepper.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, drizzle the glaze over the sliced carrots and toss until they are fully coated. 
  4. Place carrots on the rimmed baking sheet. Spread them out as much as possible, so they aren’t touching.
  5. Roast the carrots in the oven for 15 minutes, flip them and roast another 3-5 minutes, depending on how charred you like them.
  6. Optional: Serve with fresh chopped parsley or orange zest and a squeeze of orange juice for some extra flavor!


  •  I like my carrots to have a good char on them which is why I don’t flip for 15 minutes. 
  • Let the carrots come to room temperature before tossing with the glaze. Otherwise, the butter will coagulate. 
  • You could sub honey for the maple syrup.
© Author: Polly Conner
Cuisine: American Method: Baking