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Honey Glazed Carrots

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Carrots glazed with a bit of honey and cinnamon are a great side dish. A little sweet and a little salty, they make the perfect vegetable for Easter, Thanksgiving, or any dinner!

bowl of shiny glaze baby carrots

     A kiss of honey and sprinkle of cinnamon helps to accentuate the natural sweetness of carrots. Not to mention it gives them that lovely sheen!  This is the perfect way to get your family to eat vegetables without complaining.  The recipe is simple, the results are flavorful. It’s a win-win!

   As you can probably tell by now, we eat a lot of frozen vegetables with our meals.  Warm them up, add a little salt and pepper and plop them on your plate.  Nothing too exciting, but it gets the job done.

glazed carrots on a plate with pulled pork stuffed baked potato

     I thought it would be fun to do something a little different with our ham the other night.  So, I glazed some carrots in honey, coconut oil and spices.

    The sweet carrots were a perfect accompaniment to the salty ham.  A few potatoes and the meal was done!

     We also enjoy them with BBQ, roasted turkey, chicken and more.  They really go with just about anything.

looking down on bowl of glazed carrots

    We really enjoyed having a little something different than our normal green veggies with dinner.  These made an excellent finger food for Little Dude and added a little variety to our dinner routine.

    We planted some carrots in the garden, so I can’t wait to try it with home grown carrots!  You don’t have to use baby carrots, you can just thick slices of carrots as well.

     Feel free to make some adjustments to match what you like or what you have on hand.  Use butter instead of coconut oil.

    You could also sub in maple syrup for the honey, what a delicious option! For a really fun twist, try Chinese five spice instead of the cinnamon or a dash of nutmeg instead of the ginger.

     That is the fun part about recipes! Make them as they are written the first time and then tweak them to your liking.

     Play with them, change them, make them your own.  Or maybe you love them the first time and that’s the only way you ever want to make them.

     Either way, each take gets you a little closer to that new favorite. Maybe even closer to a new family tradition.  You never know which one is going to be the one that sticks around forever!

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Yield: 8 Servings

Honey Glazed Carrots

bowl of honey and cinnamon glazed carrots

Carrots glazed with a bit of honey and cinnamon are a great side dish. A little sweet and a little salty, they make the perfect vegetable for Easter, Thanksgiving, or any dinner!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil (or butter)
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash or two of pepper

Instructions

  1. Place coconut oil, honey, water and carrots in a sauce pan. Cook covered over medium-low heat for about fifteen minutes or until carrots begin to soften. (You don't want to cook them to mush)
  2. Remove lid, and stir in spices. Cook until liquid thickens to a glaze.
  3. Serve warm

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 67Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 177mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Carrots glazed with a bit of honey and cinnamon are a great side dish. A little sweet and a little salty, they make the perfect vegetable for Easter, Thanksgiving, or any dinner!

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Thursday 30th of April 2020

I have never tired cinnamon with carrots. Excited to try this!

Carlee

Thursday 7th of May 2020

You'll have to let me know what you think.

Amy (Savory Moments)

Thursday 16th of April 2020

These carrots look and sound super yummy and flavorful! Love the cinnamon in them.

Carlee

Friday 24th of April 2020

The cinnamon really takes them to the next level. I hope you give them a try.

NewMrsAdventures

Monday 15th of June 2015

Cannot wait to try these! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

Carlee

Tuesday 16th of June 2015

Thank you! We really enjoyed them and hope you do too. Thanks for hosting!

Lynda Hardy

Saturday 6th of June 2015

Oh - I really like the seasoning blend you used! I want to go this a try - I'd love it if you'd share this with the Awesome Life Friday link up. http://rchreviews.blogspot.com/

Carlee

Saturday 6th of June 2015

Thank you! I will definitely stop over!