Spicy Maple Glazed Carrots

These maple glazed carrots are roasted in the oven and sprinkled with a bit of cayenne for an unexpected spicy kick!

Spicy Maple Roasted Carrots recipe

Tell me something, would you?

How do you feel about sweet and spicy? Are you a fan? I love a little sweet with my spice. Maybe because I’m a wimp or maybe just because I’m awesome. Probably the second one.

Spicy Maple Roasted Carrots recipe

Normally I’m pretty traditional when it comes to carrots. Roasted carrots, steamed carrots, carrots glazed with butter and cinnamon. I don’t usually add any other major flavors to carrots, because they’re pretty perfect on their own.

But, every now and then, I go a little crazy in the kitchen. This time around I sprinkled some cayenne pepper into my maple syrup glaze and then I coated my carrots in the glaze.

Speaking of the maple glaze, please use real maple syrup. This stuff right here is what I usually buy. It’s a big jug and it’s pretty dang delicious.

Spicy Maple Roasted Carrots recipe

Sweet, spicy, and totally unexpected. These were really good! If you liked my honey cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes, you will love these! (Those sweet potatoes are going nuts on Pinterest…pin them yourself to save for later!)

I don’t know about you, but two of us can plow through a pound of carrots pretty quickly once they’ve been roasted. So earthy and delicious! I’d recommend doubling or tripling this recipe as needed.

If you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to your veggies, skip the cayenne. These are delicious even without it and your house will smell so good while the carrots are cooking away in a hot oven.

Serve these with my turkey meatloaf for a fabulous weeknight dinner! Or alongside my green bean casserole with bacon for a delicious holiday dinner!

Updated to add, that holy cow! I’m not the only sweet and spicy carrot lover! My gal pals (ew, I’ll never use that term again, promise) over at Garnish With Lemon shared almost this exact same recipe earlier this year. I knew those girls were my soul mates.

Spicy Maple Roasted Carrots recipe

Spicy Maple Roasted Carrots

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 mins
Serves serves 3-4     adjust servings


  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and peel the carrots. Slice into equal sized sticks.
  3. Add carrots to a bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Toss well to coat the carrots evenly.
  4. Spread on a baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes. Serve hot.


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 120kcal Calories from fat 44
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 378mg 16%
Carbohydrate 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 11g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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