If you are looking for the best and easiest maple glazed carrots recipe, this is the one for you!
Most maple glazed carrot recipes are baked, which takes a longer time from start to finish.
These tasty carrots can be whipped up quickly and are cooked on the stove. This makes it easy to prepare a savory side when you don’t have an over. [Yes, many people do not have an oven so no judging here!]
If you are looking an easy and simple side dish for an event such as Vegan Thanksgiving that doesn’t take a long time at all, here is how you do it!
This recipe is also 100% vegan and also oil-free if you choose to cook the carrots using regular butter or Vegan Butter instead of oil!
If you are looking for glazed carrots without butter, you can sub in oil. It is up to you and I have done it both ways!
I know you are going to love these vegan maple glazed carrots and that they will be a lovely accompaniment to any meal.
What Kind Of Carrots To Use
You can use any kind of carrots! From baby carrots to whole carrots, it really doesn’t matter!
You can even chop them into disks of slices if you want to go that route and toss them in your favorite dish, I’m not judging!
For this recipe, I use whole carrots. The ones for these photos were pre-peeled from my local Asian grocery store, but I don’t recommend peeling the carrots!
I don’t peel my food when cooking and you don’t have to either! Especially something as simple as carrots whose peel is hardly noticeable!
Either way, if you want to make vegan maple glazed carrots using small baby carrots, carrot disks, full-size carrots, whatever, the recipe still comes out tasting pretty much the same!
How To Make Vegan Maple Glazed Carrots
Making these vegan maple glazed carrots is so simple and easy!
First, you are going to quarter your carrots, lengthwise, if you are using full-size carrots. Again, no need to peel in my book, but you do you!
If you are using baby carrots, of course just skip this step.
Next, melt your butter [if using] or oil [if you prefer] and saute your onion and parsley flakes until the onion is tender and translucent.
This usually only takes a few minutes.
Next, pop your carrots onto the pan and lightly fry for a few moments before pouring the maple syrup into the pan.
Depending on how many carrots you are using, you may need to adjust the amount of maple syrup to fit your carrots.
Meaning, sometimes you may need a little bit more!
Then, reduce your heat to medium-low and cover your pan so your carrots can cook until tender.
Make sure to stir occasionally.
The maple syrup will begin to get bubbly. If your carrots still aren’t done, go ahead and add a tad bit more maple syrup which will help deglaze the pan.
You can also add a little more butter/oil if necessary!
And that is it! You just made maple glazed carrots quickly and easily on the stove!
Again, I have nothing against vegan maple roasted carrots, but sometimes roasting just takes too long and you just want something quick and easy.
These carrots keep well in the fridge and are tasty cold and chopped up on a salad!
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- 6-8 medium carrots, quartered lengthwise (or carrots of your choice)
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 3 tablespoons vegetable stock or water
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (more to taste)
- 3 tablespoons vegan butter or oil
- In a large frying pan on medium heat, melt your vegan butter or oil if you prefer to use oil instead. Saute your onion and dried parsley until the onion is translucent and aromatic.
- Add in your carrots and vegetable stock or water. Saute for a few minutes until carrots begin to cook.
- Stir in maple syrup and reduce heat to medium-low. Stir until carrots are coated in the maple syrup. Cover and cook until the carrots are tender, stirring occasionally. Your maple syrup will become bubbly. If carrots are not cooked enough, add in more maple syrup or butter/oil 1 tablespoon at a time.
- Serve immediately!
Amount Per Serving Calories 132Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 15mgSodium 106mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 2gSugar 11gProtein 1g