Roasted Carrots with Maple Syrup
I really enjoy my fresh garden carrots roasted this time of year. I have ample stored in the fridge and am looking forward to many dishes this winter using my carrots. This recipe makes the carrots sweet when roasted. Enjoy!
2 pound carrots, washed and cut into chunks, about 2 inches
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
1/3 cup of the best maple syrup
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Pat carrots dry with paper towels and place on a baking sheet.
In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup and melted butter.
Drizzle maple syrup mixture over the carrots, reserving a small amount for later. Then season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat thoroughly.
Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Add chopped nuts and toss again to make sure they’re incorporated and everything bakes evenly. Glaze with remaining maple syrup.
Bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until carrots are glossy and tender. It may take longer depending on how thick the carrots are.
Remove from oven and garnish with sea salt, if desired.