The health benefits of carrots are endless. This beautiful orange power food is not only packed with Vitamin A and beta-carotene, but it is known to contribute to improved vision, a lower risk of cancer, reduced cell damage (i.e. anti-aging) and beautiful, glowing skin.
Here’s the problem: some people just straight up don’t like the taste. This recipe adds a little sugar and spice to please your taste buds without covering up the delicious, rich flavor that is a roasted carrot.
What will you need?
2 pounds carrots, cut into 1 inch sections
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp brown sugar or honey
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground Kosher salt
1 tsp ground pepper
How do you make it?
Preheat your oven to 425 ° F. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter and sugar (or honey) together on low heat. Once melted, stir in the ground ginger and then turn off the heat.
In the meantime, wash and peel your carrots. Cut them into one inch sections (as shown below) and put them in a bowl. Pour the melted butter/sugar/spice mixture over the carrots, making sure to coat each piece evenly.
Add your carrots to a rimmed baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes or until carrots are tender and starting to brown. Check on them about halfway through, tossing them to brown multiple sides.
Remove from the oven when they are done to your liking and enjoy as a side dish. If you want, you can also blend the carrots together with some warm vegetable broth, add a dollop of greek yogurt + crushed pistachios, salt and pepper to make a nice blended soup!