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Quick Maple Glazed Carrots with Cinnamon

Quick and easy Maple Glazed Carrots with Cinnamon are sure to be your new favorite side dish for fall! They are perfectly spiced and slightly sweet, and ready in only 20 minutes.

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Perfect Maple Glazed Carrots with Cinnamon

I’m just going to jump right in here. Because if you are reading this post you no doubt have been on the hunt for a super simple, no-fuss side dish that is delicious with nearly any main course.

My friend, you have come to the right place.

This Maple Glazed Carrots with Cinnamon recipe is hands-down the easiest side dish ever. Made in only 20 minutes with a few basic ingredients, it is great for serving with everything from last-minute midweek meals to elaborate holiday feasts.

Fresh seasonal carrots are kissed with a luxurious butter-maple-cinnamon glaze that is hard to resist. The flavors are perfect for fall, and pair well with just about every Thanksgiving dish. Even kids will love this sweet veggie side!

how to make maple glazed carrots with cinnamon

What Ingredients You Need

Glazed carrots are best when made with only a handful of simple, seasonal ingredients.

Here is what you need to make my festive Maple Glazed Carrots with Cinnamon recipe:

  • Carrots peeled and sliced
  • Waterjust enough to steam the carrots for a perfect cook
  • Saltessential to bring all of the flavors together
  • Butteradds richness to balance natural sugars in the carrots and syrup
  • Maple syrupyou need the real stuff for a terrifically sweet, earthy taste
  • Cinnamon and nutmegthe best spices to really make a festive fall dish

Feel free to add more spices if desired. Clove and allspice are good options. You can also add a pinch of cayenne to create a spicy-sweet flavor.

For even less prep time you can use ready-to-go baby carrots in this recipe!

carrots in a skillet

How to Make Maple and Cinnamon Glazed Carrots

This fantastically easy side dish is ready in only about 20 minutes. It’s perfect as a healthy-ish addition to a quick weeknight meal, or as an effortless side at your holiday dinner parties!

Here are the simple steps to make the best, most luscious glazed carrots with maple syrup and cinnamon:

  1. First, set a large sauté pan (with a lid) over medium-high heat. Place the carrots, water, and salt in the pan. Cover and steam the carrots until mostly soft, but not mushy.
  2. Then, remove the lid and add in the butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Allow the butter to melt, and mix thoroughly to coat the carrots.
  3. Next, stir and simmer the carrots in the glaze for just a few minutes, uncovered, until they are a bit softer. Taste the maple glazed carrots, and add more salt if needed.
add butter and maple syrup

Serve the glazed carrots warm with your other favorite seasonal dishes.

Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container for up to 5 days. I recommend reheating in the oven or in a skillet on the stovetop until just warm to keep a bit of bite to the carrots.

Get the Complete (Printable) Quick Maple Glazed Carrots with Cinnamon Recipe Below. Enjoy!

cinnamon and maple syrup glazed carrots for Thanksgiving

What Goes Well with Maple Glazed Cinnamon Carrots?

This wonderfully rustic side dish pairs great with everything from casual weeknight dinners to elegant holiday celebrations.

Serve Cinnamon and Maple Carrots at Thanksgiving or Christmas along with your roasted turkey or ham main dish and other sides: Try our Crockpot Green Bean Casserole, Best Mashed Potatoes, and Sausage Mushroom Stuffing for a delicious, classic holiday spread!

For a quick meal after a busy day, make these carrots with Perfect Baked Chicken Thighs or Crispy Baked Chicken Cutlets.

How Do I Make Dairy-Free Glazed Carrots?

Substitute traditional butter with your favorite plant-based alternative for a sweet and luxurious vegan side dish.

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Quick Maple Glazed Carrots with Cinnamon

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Quick and easy Maple Glazed Carrots with Cinnamon are a perfect side dish for fall! They're lightly spiced, slightly sweet, and ready in only 20 minutes.
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Set a large sauté pan (with a lid) over medium-high heat. Place the carrots, water, and salt in the pan. Cover and steam the carrots for 10-12 minutes, until mostly soft.
  • Remove the lid and add in the butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Allow the mixture to melt and mix. Stir and simmer the carrots in the glaze another 2-4 minutes, until they are very soft. Then taste, and add more salt if needed.

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Notes

Spice it up! Feel free to add more spices if desired. Clove and allspice are good options. You can also add a pinch of cayenne to create a spicy-sweet flavor.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25lb, Calories: 203kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 620mg, Potassium: 408mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 19299IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 63mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Holiday, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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4 comments on “Quick Maple Glazed Carrots with Cinnamon”

  1. The flavors are perfect for fall, and pair well with just about every Thanksgiving dish. Even kids will love this sweet veggie side!

  2. This recipe is very tasty and simple however, I needed to drain the water. Otherwise perfect.

  3. thank you, haven’t had a carrot side dish in so long, thank you, will be putting it back on the menu!

  4. Such a great addition to any fall themed dinner!