Smoky-Sweet Maple Roasted Carrots
Recipe type: Sides
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Serves: Serves 4
Transform boring everyday veg into something special - these smoky-sweet, maple roasted carrots only take a few minutes to prepare!
  • 500g baby carrots (I use Chantenay)
  • 1 and ½ tablespoons oil
  • Sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons butter
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • Fresh chopped parsley
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5 (375F degrees). Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminium foil (for easy clean-up) and set aside.
  2. Wash the baby carrots and drain well, top and tail them if desired.
  3. Tip the carrots onto the lined baking sheet (don't crowd them, you want them to roast, not steam). Drizzle with the oil. Sprinkle with the sea salt and smoked paprika, then toss the carrots gently to coat them with the seasoned oil.
  4. Roast in the oven for 30-40 mins or until almost done. Melt the butter and maple syrup together, then drizzle over the carrots and toss together to combine (alternatively, you can brush the maple butter on with a pastry brush). Return the carrots to the oven for a final 5 minutes or until tender and lightly caramelised.
  5. Serve immediately, sprinkled with chopped parsley.
Recipe by Slice of Kitchen Life at