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A close up of honey glazed carrots with fork pierced into one carrot

Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe

This Honey Glazed Carrots recipe is fuss-free, nutrient dense and made in less than 20 minutes! Coated with a honey, brown sugar and orange juice sweetened glaze, these carrots are anything but ordinary.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword brown sugar, carrot, easy side dishes, glazed, glazed carrots, side dish, spiced honey
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 121kcal


  • l lb baby carrots halved
  • 1 1/2 tbsp salted butter
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tsp orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley for garnish


  • Add carrots to a medium pot with 3 cups of water over medium high heat.  Allow water to come to a boil and cook until tender when pierced (about 8-10 minutes).  Drain water.
  • Next add butter, honey, brown sugar, orange juice and vanilla stirring to coat tender carrots in pot.
  • Cook for an additional 5-6 minutes, occasionally stirring to coat the carrots.  Once the carrots are glazed perfectly then season with salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with parsley and serve.



You can cut the carrots in different ways as well.  You can dice them into smaller pieces and glaze as well.
You can also play with the ratios of the brown sugar and honey to suit your sweetness level.  You can also replace honey with real maple syrup.


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg