Air Fryer Glazed Carrots

Published Date: September 16, 2022


Category: Air Fryer Side Dishes

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Made with brown sugar and butter, these Air Fryer Glazed Carrots are the fall veggie side dish the whole family will eat! Who doesn’t love sweet and delicious carrots? This glazed carrot recipe that cooks in the air fryer makes the yummiest veggies with caramelized, golden edges and the most gorgeous autumn color. The best part? It’s ready in 20 minutes, and you barely have to lift a finger!

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🛒 Air Fryer Glazed Carrot Ingredients

  • Carrots
  • Brown Sugar
  • Salted Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Honey
  • Sea Salt
  • Optional: fresh chopped parsley

*see recipe card for detailed amounts

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How to Make Glazed Carrots in the Air Fryer

  • Peel and cut carrots into 1-inch diagonal slices (make sure to slice carrots about the same size so they will cook evenly).
  • In a large bowl, toss the carrots with melted butter and brown sugar.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil and add the coated carrots to the basket. Spread out the carrots to cover the surface of the basket.
  • Cook for 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, shaking the basket after 5 minutes to rotate the carrots so they will crisp up on both sides.
  • Place the cooked carrots in a bowl (take them out using tongs so the caramelized brown sugar below the grate doesn’t spill out into the bowl)  and toss with maple syrup, honey and a pinch of sea salt.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.

Helpful Notes:

  • These glazed carrots are quite sweet. You may want to add less sugar, maple syrup, or honey depending on your taste.
  • If the brown sugar begins to caramelize in the air fryer, it may smoke a little. Don’t worry about it. It should stop as soon as you open the door.
  • Make sure you clean your carrots well, and if there’s any excess water on them, dry them before placing them in the air fryer. Excess water will stop them from caramelizing as well.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Glazed carrots in the air fryer can be saved and reheated later. The sweetness of the carrots and the glaze taste delicious the next day.

IN THE FRIDGE: Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days. 

IN THE FREEZER: You can store your leftovers in the freezer for 2-3 months. Make sure you place them in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag and remove as much of the air as possible. If you want to freeze a whole batch, we recommend cooking for a few minutes less, so they don’t get mushy when you reheat them. 

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: You can reheat your glazed carrots in the air fryer at 350 F for 5-7 minutes.

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FAQS

CAN I MAKE THESE GLAZED CARROTS IN ADVANCE?

Yes, you can make them in advance, but reheated glazed carrots can tend to be a bit mushy. Make sure you heat them back up in the oven or air fryer instead of the microwave.

DO KIDS LIKE TO EAT GLAZED CARROTS?

While every kid is different and enjoys different foods, glazed carrots tend to be a good option if you’re trying to get your child to try or enjoy vegetables. They’re quite sweet, so those who normally shy away from veggies might be willing to eat glazed carrots!

ARE GLAZED CARROTS GOOD FOR YOU?

These glazed carrots have added sugar which may not be considered healthy. However, since they’re cooked in the air fryer, you’re retaining all the vitamins and nutrients of the carrots, unlike some other cooking methods.

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Air Fryer Glazed Carrots


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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2
Calories 298 kcal
Sweet and delicious air fryer glazed carrots are a veggie side dish that even the kids will like! Easy to prep and even easier to eat, this recipe might become your new weeknight favorite.

EQUIPMENT

  • Air Fryer
  • Carrot Peeler
  • Knife and Cutting Board
  • Mixing Bowl

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 1 pound carrots
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp salted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • pinch sea salt
  • fresh parsley, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Peel and cut carrots into 1-inch diagonal slices (make sure to slice carrots about the same size so they will cook evenly).
  • In a large bowl, toss the carrots with melted butter and brown sugar.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil and add the coated carrots to the basket. Spread out the carrots to cover the surface of the basket.
  • Cook for 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, shaking the basket after 5 minutes to rotate the carrots so they will crisp up on both sides.
  • Place the cooked carrots in a bowl (take them out using tongs so the caramelized brown sugar below the grate doesn't spill out into the bowl)  and toss with maple syrup, honey and a pinch of sea salt.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.

NOTES

  • These glazed carrots are quite sweet. You may want to add less sugar, maple syrup, or honey depending on your taste.
  • If the brown sugar begins to caramelize in the air fryer, it may smoke a little. Don’t worry about it. It should stop as soon as you open the door.
  • Make sure you clean your carrots well, and if there’s any excess water on them, dry them before placing them in the air fryer. Excess water will stop them from caramelizing as well.

NUTRITION

Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 251mgPotassium: 773mgFiber: 6gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 38238IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 1mg
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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