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Maple Thyme Roasted Carrots

Maple Thyme Roasted Carrots are deliciously roasted in real maple syrup and tossed with thyme, salt, and pepper make for the perfect side dish for any meal.

Sliced and roasted whole carrots tossed in fresh thyme and real maple syrup served in a pale blue bowl.

This post has been updated from its original publication date of April 24, 2014 with new photography, content, and clarified recipe card.

This tried and true Maple Thyme Roasted Carrots recipe is so simple, you’ll be making it so frequently because your family won’t stop asking about it.

For the longest time I used baby carrots because they were easy to use (i.e. I am lazy). But I found myself with an abundance of regular, ordinarily sized carrots and in need of a side dish. Why not remake and update my photos of one of my most favorite carrot recipes

Easy Whole Carrot Recipe

This recipe can easily be made with whole carrots sliced into sticks. Simply decrease your cooking time by at least 5 minutes. They will be overdone otherwise. Or stick with the easy and ready to go baby carrot as the original recipe called for.

Baby carrots roasted in maple syrup and fresh thyme served in a white bowl.

Baby Carrot Recipe

Since they are already small and peeled, baby carrots are good to go.  I have nothing against full-sized carrots, and sometimes, I will purchase those, but usually, I go with the baby-cut. 

Like I said, I am lazy. However, make sure they are all similar in size. This recipe is super quick to prep, toss in the oven, and wait for the timer to ding with doneness.

It would pair nicely with pork chops or chicken.

Easy Carrot Recipes

Love carrots? Here are some other deliciously simple carrot side dish recipes.

Freshly sliced whole roasted carrots served in a pale blue bowl with fresh thyme as a garnish.
Maple Thyme Roasted Carrots ~ Delicious carrots roasted in real maple syrup and tossed with thyme, salt, and pepper make for the perfect side dish for any meal ~ The Complete Savorist

Maple-Thyme Roasted Carrots

Course: Side dish/Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Maple Thyme Roasted Carrots
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 142 kcal
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

Maple Thyme Roasted Carrots are deliciously roasted in real maple syrup and tossed with thyme, salt, and pepper make for the perfect side dish for any meal.



  • 2 lbs carrots Whole: Cut to sticks; Baby: fat and uniform
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp salt +/- to taste
  • ¼ tsp black pepper +/- to taste
  • tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • cup pure maple syrup


  1. If using whole carrots, peel and cut them into sticks.

  2. In a zip-closing bag, add the carrots.
  3. In a mortar and pestle, grind the dried thyme, table salt, and black pepper.
  4. Add it to the carrots in the bag.  Pour in the olive oil and the maple syrup.
  5. Seal and shake the bag, making sure each carrot is coated in both liquids and seasonings.
  6. Arrange the carrots on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  7. Sprinkle black pepper and kosher salt over the carrots.
  8. Bake for about 20-30 minutes in a 400º preheated oven; depending on the thickness of the carrot. 

  9. The carrots will still be crisp. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Maple-Thyme Roasted Carrots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 203mg9%
Potassium 524mg15%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 25259IU505%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Baby carrots in a white bowl on a gray platter with a serving spoon.
Original April 2014 image.

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  • Reply
    January 3, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Beautiful photos!! And, I just bought carrots today, this will be a great addition my recipes for them

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    January 3, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    This is definitely a great way to get my kids to eat more veggies! Thank you!

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    Jacque Hastert
    January 3, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    5 stars
    These sound soooooo goood!

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    January 4, 2018 at 8:12 am

    What a great side to almost any meal!

  • Reply
    January 4, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Carrots make a great side dish! They look so delicious!

  • Reply
    January 4, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    This seems to be the perfect side dish for my kid!

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