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Maple and Miso Roasted Carrots

In need of a side dish that tastes as good as it looks? You need to add these crowd-pleasing maple and miso roasted carrots to the menu.

When carrots are roasted, their natural sugars are released. As the sugars release, it caramelizes on the outside of the carrots. And while you certainly could eat them at this stage, the glaze kicks them up a notch by adding an umami element thanks to the miso and you’re left with a nice balance of sweet and savory.

The result is tender bites of carrot that nearly melt in your mouth.

Ingredients

  • carrots – rainbow if you can find them, or orange
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • chickpea or mellow white miso
  • maple syrup
  • dairy-free butter – or regular
  • salt & pepper

How to Make Maple and Miso Carrots

Prep the carrots. Wash the carrots and pat them dry before peeling the skin off. Spread out into a single layer with a little space in between on a lined baking sheet. Brush/rub olive oil over the carrots and season with salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 20 minutes, flip the carrots over to brown the other side and cook for an additional 10-12 minutes or until fork tender.

Make the glaze. Melt the butter and add to a small bowl with the maple syrup, miso, and kosher salt. Whisk together until combined.

Glaze the carrots. Brush the glaze over all sides of the carrot and put back in the oven for an additional 3-5 minutes. This helps the glaze melt into the carrots.

Serve warm.

Make It Your Way: Ingredient Substitutions

Please remember that recipes are just a starting point.

How can you make these maple and miso roasted carrots using what you already have? Here are some ideas

  • No miso? ➝ you can use soy sauce or coconut aminos instead (if using soy sauce, don’t add any additional salt)
  • No butter? ➝ sub olive oil or avocado oil
  • No maple syrup? ➝ use raw honey instead

Helpful Tips

Cooking with miso

Even though miso is typically known as a salty condiment, both chickpea miso and mellow white (soy-based) miso are very mild, so you still need to add a little salt to balance out the flavors otherwise it’ll taste flat.

Varying cooking times

Depending on the size of your carrots, you may need to leave them in the oven a little longer than stated.

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Maple and Miso Roasted Carrots

5 from 2 votes
serving platter with maple and miso glazed roasted carrots
In need of a side dish that tastes as good as it looks? You need to add these crowd-pleasing maple and miso roasted carrots to the menu.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes

Ingredients
 

Roasted Carrots

Maple and Miso Glaze

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Prep the carrots. Wash the carrots and pat them dry before peeling the skin off. Spread out into a single layer with a little space in between on a lined baking sheet. Brush/rub olive oil over the carrots and season with salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 20 minutes, flip the carrots over to brown the other side and cook for an additional 10-12 minutes or until fork tender.
  • Make the glaze. Melt the butter and add to a small bowl with the maple syrup, miso, and kosher salt. Whisk together until combined.
  • Glaze the carrots. Generously brush the glaze over all sides of the carrot and put back in the oven for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve warm. Feeds 4-6 people depending on the size of your carrots.

Notes

  • Varying cooking times. Depending on the size of your carrots, you may need to leave them in the oven a little longer than stated.
  • How can you make these maple and miso roasted carrots using what you already have? Here are some ideas
    • No miso? ➝ you can use soy sauce or coconut aminos instead (if using soy sauce, don’t add any additional salt)
    • No butter? ➝ sub olive oil or avocado oil
    • No maple syrup? ➝ use raw honey instead

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