Maple Glazed Thyme Roasted Carrots
A quick & easy side dish, this takes your carrots up a notch by slathering them in sweet maple syrup, tossing them with thyme leaves, and roasting them to perfection.
- 1 bunch carrots washed & peeled
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4-1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
- pinch salt
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
Depending on the size of your carrots, cut them in half lengthwise, and possibly in half or thirds width-wise. You want your carrot pieces to be roughly uniform in size so they all cook at about the same rate.
Heat oil in a heavy, oven proof skillet. Either cast-iron or a dutch oven should work well.
Once the oil is nice and hot add carrots, sauteing for 4-6 minutes until they begin to brown.
Don't over-stir. The longer they're touching the bottom of the skillet, the quicker they will brown.
Sprinkle with thyme and salt.
Pour maple syrup over the top and give the carrots a quick stir.
Place the pan in a 400 degree oven and roast for 8-9 minutes.
Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 28400IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg