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Maple Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Maple roasted carrots are painted with olive oil, caramelized to perfection, and roasted until tender in this easy and delicious side dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, soy-free
Servings: 12 carrots



  • 12 carrots
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • sprinkle of salt


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper
  • Wash and dry carrots
  • Using child scissors trim the carrot stems to one to two inches and cut off the stringy root at the tip
  • In a small bowl, mix together one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of maple syrup
  • Hold the carrot by the stem facing downward over the baking dish. Dip a pastry brush into the oil and syrup mixture and "paint" the carrots. If you don't have a pastry brush, a new paint brush works well
  • Place the carrots onto the baking tray and sprinkle with salt
  • Roast in the oven for 20 minutes until fork tender. Let them cool and enjoy!