Maple Glazed Carrots

  • 5MINS
  • 35MINS
  • 58KCAL

A festive twist on a traditional side that's a great addition to any Christmas Dinner table at only 58 calories per portion!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories58
  • Carbs12g
  • Protein0.5g
  • Fat0.5g
  • Sugars11g

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No Christmas dinner would be complete without a variety of fresh veggies, usually with a touch of indulgence because, well… it’s Christmas!

We’ve added a festive twist to the classic glazed carrots. Chantenay carrots are smaller, slightly sweeter carrots than the typical larger ones, and are complemented beautifully by the maple syrup. They’re also so simple to prepare, and roast to perfection in the oven in only 35 minutes.

A touch of tang from lemon zest and finished with festive cranberries, this delicious side is a great addition to any Christmas dinner table.

For another nutritional side with a touch of indulgence, add a dollop of colourful Creamed Cabbage and Leeks on your plate, too.

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Serve as a side at Christmas alongside a Slow Cooker Christmas Turkey Joint if you want to upgrade your veggies with only 5 minutes of prep time!

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Take a look at our Christmas category for even more delicious festive recipes!

What diets are these Maple Glazed Carrots suitable for?

Maple Glazed Carrots can be enjoyed on gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan diets diets. Maple syrup in itself is vegan, but do check the label for manufacturing methods and any additives.

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Maple Glazed Carrots recipe?

  • If you’re on WW Green you need to count 2 Points per portion of this Maple Glazed Carrots recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Blue you need to count 2 Points per portion of this Maple Glazed Carrots recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Purple you need to count 2 Points per portion of this Maple Glazed Carrots recipe.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Maple Glazed Carrots?

Nope! If you can’t find chantenay carrots or would prefer to use normal ones you can. Simply cut them into chunky batons to make sure they can be thoroughly coated.

How many calories are in these Maple Glazed Carrots?

This Maple Glazed Carrots is included in our Everyday Light category because it contains just 58 calories per portion. For more delicious dishes all under 400 calories, take a look at other Everyday Light recipes!

This Maple Glazed Carrots recipe is ideal when following any of the larger diet plans such as Weight Watchers or counting calories.

The average woman needs around 2000kcal per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and men typically need slightly more at 2,500kcals, but you may want to reduce these if you are aiming to lose weight. You can find more information on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

Step 2

Trim the carrots (no need to peel) and scatter over a baking sheet.

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Step 3

Spray with low calorie cooking spray and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until the carrots are soft.

Step 4

Mix the maple syrup, lemon zest and cranberries together in a small bowl.

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Step 5

Once the carrots are soft, remove from the oven and pour over the syrup. Toss the carrots around until well coated.

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Step 6

Season with salt and pepper and return to the oven for 5 minutes, no longer, as the cranberries may catch and turn bitter.

Step 7

Serve!

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How do you know when Maple Glazed Carrots is cooked?

You should cook these Maple Glazed Carrots until the carrots are tender and cooked through, with a little bite. This will take around 50 minutes in total.

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Maple Glazed Carrots in the fridge?

Make sure that you eat this recipe within 4 hours of serving it.

These Maple Glazed Carrots are best enjoyed fresh or the maple syrup can crystallise, but they’re so easy you can cook them from scratch in only 40 minutes!

Can I freeze Maple Glazed Carrots?

Maple syrup can lose its syrupy texture when chilled or frozen, so these Maple Glazed Carrots are best enjoyed fresh and are not suitable for freezing.

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Maple Glazed Carrots

A festive twist on a traditional side that's a great addition to any Christmas Dinner table at only 58 calories per portion!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    35 MINS
  • KCals 58
  • Carbs 12G
  • WW Points:
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 500 g chantenay carrots
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 lemon zest only
  • 20 g cranberries
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Trim the carrots (no need to peel) and scatter over a baking sheet.
  3. Spray with low calorie cooking spray and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until the carrots are soft.
  4. Mix the maple syrup, lemon zest and cranberries together in a small bowl.
  5. Once the carrots are soft, remove from the oven and pour over the syrup. Toss the carrots around until well coated.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and return to the oven for 5 minutes, no longer, as the cranberries may catch and turn bitter.
  7. Serve!

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