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Maple Glazed Carrots

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 7 - 1/2 cup servings
Calories: 44kcal
Author: Stacey Weichelt, RDN, CD

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups carrots peeled, diced 1”-2” pieces
  • ½ Tablespoon butter
  • 3 Tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

  • Scrub the outsides of each carrot. If you decide to not peel the carrots, which is completely safe, be sure to scrub each carrot thoroughly.
  • Peel carrots if you desire.
  • Dice carrots into 1-2 inch pieces. For a faster cooking time, cut them into smaller pieces by quartering the larger section of the carrot first, then slice.
  • Option 1 (boiling): Add carrots to a large pot and fill with water until completely covering the carrots. Bring to a boil and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Option 2 (steaming): Depending on the type of steamer you have, cook it according to steamer directions. If you have a stovetop steamer, bring water to a boil. Set carrots on top, cover with lid and steam for 10-15 minutes.
  • If using boil method, drain carrots.
  • Add butter and maple syrup to hot carrots. Stir until butter is melted and butter/syrup mixture has evenly coated the carrots. Finish by stirring in a dash of nutmeg.

Notes

Tip: The recipe is actually best the next day. The sweetness of the maple syrup has time to marinate and really absorb flavor into the carrots.
Tip: Boiling carrots is the less desired method of cooking due to the loss of nutrients in the water; steaming is optimal. However if you do choose to boil, save the water the carrots are boiled in and reuse it for gravy or moistening any meat you are cooking. It not only adds flavor, but saves some of the nutrients that were lost in the boiling process.