Sticky Carrots with Thyme


For years the boys would only eat raw carrots!

This way of cooking carrots brought them back to cooked carrots and the fact that they are called sticky makes them even more attractive to kids!

I like to make these when the oven  is on for something else, maybe a roast chook? I cut my carrots into discs with a corrugated knife to give the cute ridges, regular discs work a treat too or even cut into sticks, just adjust the cooking time to suit the size of your carrots.

Serves 6.


800g carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/2 – 1cm disc

1 tablespoon maple syrup

10mls olive oil

a few sprigs of fresh thyme

salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Centigrade. Line two baking sheets with baking parchment.

In a bowl, combine the carrots, maple syrup, oil, thyme, salt and pepper.

Spread over the lined baking sheets in a single layer.

Pop in the oven and bake for 20 mins.

Turn the carrots over and return to the oven for a further 15-20 mins until darkening and a little sticky.

10 thoughts on “Sticky Carrots with Thyme”

  1. I love cooking carrots this way :). But I always boiled or steamed them first, then added the maple syrup. I will definitely try your way next time – love baked or roasted veggies!

  2. Honey/brown sugar and butter glazed carrots are very popular, here. I also recently shared something about carrots. Not so sweet so perhaps a bit more “grown up” 😉

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