maple thyme roasted carrots


I adore cooked carrots. As a child my sister and I would make a deal to trade vegetables, so that we would be allowed to leave the table. She would eat my green leafy type veggies, and I would finish off the more root friendly items. Needless to say she is an expert at making deals these days, and I have continued to love cooked carrots. Todays recipe is complied of 4 ingredients, carrots, maple syrup, fresh thyme, and olive oil. And just incase I couldn’t make it any easier, only kitchen tools you need are a sheet pan, clean hands, and an oven. These carrots are simple and delicious with a clean flavor from the thyme and simply sweet from the maple syrup. Pair them with pork, chicken, beef, or just a side of rice. So if you are in need of a simple side dish, they don’t get much easier than this one… happy roasting…


maple thyme roasted carrots

1 small bag bite sized carrots

1/4 C. maple syrup

5 fresh sprigs of thyme

1/4 C. olive oil

– begin by preheating oven to 400 degrees.

– using a large clean sheet pan, dump carrots onto pan. pour syrup, and olive oil over carrots. then sprinkle thyme leaves over. toss well with your hands to coat the carrots well.

– place carrots in oven for 20 minutes until tender. stir carrots after 10 minutes of baking time to ensure they aren’t burning.

– serve and enjoy.



7 thoughts on “maple thyme roasted carrots

  1. Sarah! I’m so happy to see your post 🙂 I hope all is good with your moving. It’s not easy to get fresh thyme over here so I normally roast it with rosemary. But I have not use maple syrup before and would love to try it. Can I ask you a myth about bite size/baby carrots? I was told these ‘baby carrots’ are actually cut outs from the normal size ones and not the real ‘babies’. Is it true?….danny

    • yup…so true..they take like a giant shred looking thing and grind down the carrots to cute little baby size…so not really babies at all… I bet rosemary would taste just lovely…thanks for the well wishes..and glad to hear from you…sarah

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  3. I just found your blog, and everything looks so delicious. I love carrots but my husband thinks (thinks) he doesn’t like them cooked. I will have to try these with the new syrup we just got in Vermont. We eat only organic and carrots are one of the least expensive organic vegetables, these will be perfect- I’ll try them this week! Looking forward to reading more from you. Feel free to check out my blog any time, I write about living an organic lifestyle on a budget.

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