Now that Halloween is here, it’s time to think about the next phase of fall. Thanksgiving. And these smoky maple roasted carrots are number one on my veggie side dish menu this year! I mean, what is better than a super easy, super tasty, and healthy recipe that your kids devour? As a mom, NOTHING.
Truth be told, even when I ate meat, I wasn’t much of a Thanksgiving person. I always was one of those people that loaded up on sides. To me, those made a meal. Well, that and dessert (side note, if you haven’t tried my Simple Vegan Pumpkin Pie or my Layered Pumpkin Caramel Pie, you NEED THEM IN YOUR LIFE). So when I set off to start my side dish checklist for this year, I wanted to create something simple but fun. I started thinking about flavors, and smoky came to mind. With smoky, I often think maple. And in a moment that can only be described as kismet, my eyes met the brand new container of NOW Foods maple syrup I had in my cupboard.
The smoky and maple flavor of these smoky maple roasted carrots go heavenly together. But I still wanted another layer in there. Something to counteract that sweetness. Lemon thyme drizzle was born. Almond based, fresh ingredients, and a perfect pair to this side dish. I drizzled it on and dipped it in!!
Perfect Smoky Maple Roasted Carrots in 5 Easy Steps:
- Wash and peel carrots (if necessary).
- Put all ingredients into a dish with the carrots and coat well.
- While baking, put sauce ingredients into blender to make lemon thyme drizzle.
See how easy this is?! My kids loved the hint of maple on them. I have made them multiple times, mainly because they keep asking for smoky maple roasted carrots and you just can’t say no to more veggies! Plus, super easy for the youngest one to eat cut up in little pieces. I have more Thanksgiving deliciousness to come, so stay tuned, but in the mean time MAKE THESE!!
This post was sponsored by NOW Foods but the content and opinions expressed are fully my own.