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Orange Maple Glazed Carrots

Orange Maple Glazed Carrots are a fast and simple side dish recipe ready in 20 minutes! Perfect for holiday dinners like Easter. Fresh and sweet flavors of orange and maple syrup in a simple sauce. Gluten free and vegan. #glazedcarrots #easterrecipes #sidedishrecipes
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Gluten Free, Holiday, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 107kcal


  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1 orange zest and juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 lemon


  • Wash your carrots and trim as desired. Slice if you wish or keep whole.
  • Zest the orange and set the zest aside for later.
  • Put the carrots in a large skillet with the stock, 1/4 cup orange juice from the orange you have zested, 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup and salt. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until the carrots are just tender, approximately 5 minutes for cut carrots and 8-10 minutes for whole carrots. Turn or stir carrots about halfway through.
  • Remove the lid. Continue cooking until the liquid reduces to approximately 2 Tablespoons.
  • Add the rest of the maple syrup and zest of the orange. Continue cooking until the sauce thickens.
  • Remove from the heat. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon for brightness. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and additional orange juice as desired. Serve warm.


Fresh orange juice is best here but bottled could work in a pinch. Bottled juice has more sugar so you may need to adjust other flavors like less maple or more salt.
If you are a little short on the orange juice from your orange, replace the difference with more stock.


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 19049IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg