Easy Vegan Roasted Maple Glazed Carrots Recipe (oil-free) (2024)

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Wow your guests this holiday season with these Vegan Glazed Carrots - a delicious and easy-to-make side dish that will leave everyone wanting more!

Unpeeled and uncut, these sweet carrots are glazed with a mouthwatering blend of Tahini and maple syrup. Not only are they gluten-free, but they're also oil-free and free of refined sugars, making them a perfect side dish (whole food plant-based). Plus, you don't have to spend hours in the kitchen to create this crowd-pleasing dish. Trust us, you'll want to add these glazed carrots to your recipe collection!

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This recipe pairs well with roasted brussels sprouts, creamy mashed potatoes, vegan meatloaf, vegan wellington and vegan mushroom gravy or vegan red wine gravy.

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A quick list of the simple ingredients you will need to make these maple-glazed carrots.

You can find the ingredients with quantities and the recipe to print out on the recipe card below.

  • Carrots
  • Fresh Garlic Cloves
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Parsley for garnish

Maple Glaze:

  • Tahini
  • Lemon Juice
  • Maple syrup
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cardamom
  • Dried Thyme

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  • Tahini: If you do not want to use tahini for whatever reason, you can of course replace it. Instead of tahini, you can use other nut butters, such as cashew or almond.
  • Carrots: I love to use whole carrots. What kind of carrots should you use for this recipe? You can also use baby carrots or cut the carrots. Those will be ready quicker. Add some more color to your holiday table and use multicolored carrots, like rainbow carrots.
  • Maple Syrup: We use pure maple syrup, you can also use date syrup or other syrup of your choice. No need for brown sugar.
  • Seasoning: I love the seasoning in the recipe. Of course, you can always adjust the seasoning to your own taste.
  • Fresh Herbs: You can easily use fresh thyme to season the roasted carrots.


  • Spicy: To add a hint of heat to your maple glazed carrots, just sprinkle a little bit of red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper or chili powder over the carrots.
  • Smoky: You would like to have smoky root vegetables, add some smoked paprika powder or liquid smoke to your oil-free maple carrots.
  • Beets: Mix beets with carrots and coat them in this maple glaze. The beets will add a nice earthy flavor.

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Carefully wash the carrots, so you do not have to peel the carrots. Now look for a sufficiently large pan or baking sheet that fits in the oven.

Preheat the oven to 420 F (200 C) and prepare the glaze. To do this, you mix all the ingredients for the glaze and season to your own taste buds. Carefully coat the carrots.

Now put the carrots, garlic cloves and fresh thyme on the baking sheet or pan lined with parchment paper and bake the carrots until tender. This can take about 30–40 minutes. For this, I usually pierce the thickest part of the carrot with a knife to see if it goes through easily, the carrots are done. I usually start checking after 25 minutes.

Transfer the roasted carrots to a serving platter. I love the caramelized edges.

Hint: When you use larger carrots, you will need to roast the carrots a little longer to get tender carrots. The cooking time will vary depends on the thickness of the carrots.

You love carrots check out my carrot cake, smoked carrot lox, Carrot Hot Dogs, Baby Carrots in a blanket.


Some kitchen tools I use to make this delicious side dish.

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Store leftover roasted carrots in an airtight container in the fridge for about 4-5 days.

You can also freeze the carrots if you want. That's up to you. Just reheat the carrots in the oven.

Serving Suggestions

These carrots make a great side the entire family will love. Some ideas to serve with these:

  • Vegan meatloaf
  • Vegan Turkey Roast
  • Falafel
  • Gravy

More vegan side dish recipes

  • oven roastedBrussels sprouts
  • scalloped potatoes
  • mashed potatoes
  • green bean side
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Why not peel the carrots?

For one thing, all the carrots vitamins are hidden under the skin.
On the other hand, you want the skin on the carrot because the peel has the main sweetness of the carrots.
And isn't it great that you have so much less work in preparation?

Are carrots healthy?

Carrots are even very healthy for you. And often these are neglected in the selection of go-to vegetables.
Carrots are full of minerals and vitamins and can contribute to a healthy or healthier life. For example, carrots are full of beta-carotene, which is converted by the body into vitamin A.
Vitamin A protects the eye, and improves skin and mucous membrane health. Carrots are full of fiber, which are well-tolerated, thanks to the composition.
Other minerals and vitamins:
Vitamin K
Vitamin C

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Tahini maple - glazed carrots (vegan)

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Tahini maple - glazed carrots - This great veggie side dish will completely satisfy your guests. The sweet maple syrup harmonizes perfectly with the sweetish carrots that you do not even have to peel or cut. These vegan and oil-free Tahini maple-glazed carrots are prepared in no time and will be the eye-catcher at your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. You can serve these to your guests as a gluten-free side dish without having much work in the kitchen.


  • 16 ounces carrots


  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1tsp lemon juice (fresh)
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Ground nutmeg and cinnamon to taste
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • a pinch cardamom
  • parsley or other herb for garnish (opt)


Carefully wash the carrots so you do not have to peel the carrots. Now look for a sufficiently large pan or baking sheet that fits in the oven.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and prepare the glaze. To do this you mix all the ingredients for the glaze and carefully coat the carrots.

Now put the carrots on the baking sheet or pan lined with baking paper and bake the carrots until soft. This can take about 15 minutes. For this I usually stab with a knife to see if they are soft.

The tahini maple-glazed carrot side dish is now finished.

Nutrition Information

Yield 6Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 64Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 144mgCarbohydrates 12gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 3gSugar 7gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 1g

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Reader Interactions


  1. Nicole says

    I made these to go with dinner and everyone really enjoyed them.


    • Jasmin says

      Hi Nicole, so happy everyone loved those glazed carrots. 🙂


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