Unless you are one of those lucky people who naturally loves vegetables, getting that daily dose of them in your diet can be a real chore. However, every once in a blue moon you come across a vegetable dish that you want to gobble up; these maple-glazed carrots are one of those recipes!
Maple syrup brings out the sweetness of the carrots without overdoing it, and the sea salt (if you use it) balances it all out these orange root veggies are amazing! This dish is perfect for any family meal, and will be just another little touch that brings people together and keeps them at the table for a little longer; what's not to love?!
- 2 pounds carrots, scrubbed and halved or quartered (as you like)
- 1/3 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup high quality maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- salt, to taste (optional, sea salt, for garnish)
- freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400º F.
- Pat carrots dry with paper towels and place on a baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup and melted butter.
- Drizzle maple syrup mixture over the carrots, reserving a small amount for later. Then season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat thoroughly.
- Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
- Add chopped walnuts and toss again to make sure they're incorporated and everything bakes evenly. Glaze with remaining maple syrup.
- Bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until carrots are glossy and tender.
- Remove from oven and garnish with sea salt.
- Serve warm.
Recipe adapted from Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op