Crockpot honey glazed carrots are a perfectly easy side dish. They have a hint of cinnamon and a touch of honey making them extra delicious.
If you like carrots, you are going to love this simple recipe. They are cooked in a crock pot making them beyond easy and the sweet glaze is sure to make people want seconds.
Using a slow cooker to make your side dishes is a perfect way to save space on the oven or stove. It also allows you to do all of the prep work ahead of time if you are feedings guests or trying to enjoy a holiday with your family.
It also makes this a great make and take recipe. You can prepare them at home and start to cook them and then finish them off or keep them warm at your destination.
The naturally sweet carrots lend themselves well to a simple glaze. The addition of a bit of butter, honey and cinnamon makes them extra delicious.
The salt helps to balance everything else out. I think you will find it is a great way to make vegetables more palatable to kids and grown ups alike.
We like honey glazed carrots so much, it was time to make a slow cooker version. It makes things take a little longer, but completely hands off.
These carrots are great served alongside a salty entree like ham. So they are a perfect addition to holiday menus like Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter.
Making the Carrots
Recipes really don’t get much easier than this. Just chuck a bag of baby carrots into a slow cooker.
Then add honey, cinnamon, salt and a bit of butter. If you want to change it up a bit you can easily use maple syrup or brown sugar instead of honey.
You can also add a bit of ground ginger if you like. Ginger and carrots go really well together.
For a thicker glaze, take the lid off of the crockpot at the end and leave the slow cooker on high. That will allow for some of the liquid to evaporate.
To fancy up the presentation a bit, you can sprinkle on some fresh herbs at the end. Chopped parsley is a great option.
For a spicier version, you can try using chili powder instead of cinnamon. Really the options are limitless, let your taste buds be your guide.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will carrots soften in the slow cooker?
Yes, these carrots get nice and tender in the crockpot. They are sweet and have just the right amount of cinnamon mixed in.
Do glazed carrots reheat well?
Yes. Leftover carrots can be reheated on the stove or in the microwave. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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Crockpot Honey Glazed Carrots
- 2 lb. baby carrots
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup honey
- Spray slow cooker insert.
- Add carrots to slow cooker.2 lb. baby carrots
- Top with bits of butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon, ginger and salt.2 Tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, ½ teaspoon salt
- Drizzle honey over carrots. Cook on high for 4-5 hours.⅓ cup honey
- Stir to coat and serve. If the glaze is too thin, remove the slow cooker lid and cook on high until it thickens a bit.