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Air Fryer Carrots with a honey glaze

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Air Fryer Carrots with a honey glaze is a treat for the taste buds with the added benefits of vitamins from the carrots. This Sweet and Savory side dish will surely be a crowd-pleaser even for the pickiest eaters.

Air Fryer Carrots

Doughtlander is finally over. Since Season 6 of Outlander finally hit last night along with the new book Go Tell the Bees that I’m gone released not long ago.

Being that it’s the end of Droughtlander, I pulled out my handy dandy Air Fryer. Bringing the old world roasted carrots into this new generation of air fryers roasted carrots.

As for the results, Amazing, Not only were they sweet from the honey but also they are salty from the butter.

Air Fryer Carrots with honey glaze

Why make Air Fryer Carrots?

  • Easy side dish for a weeknight dinner.
  • Cooks quickly in the air fryer instead of heating up the whole house.
  • Clean up is easy in the air fryer.
  • Excellent source of Vitamin A
Ingredients for air fryer carrots

What do you need for these Air Fryer Carrots?

  • 2 lbs Whole Carrots (Washed, Peeled, Cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • ¼ Cup Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme Leaves, or 1 Teaspoon Dried
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

How to cook carrots in the air fryer:

  • Wash and Peel carrots into 1 inch pieces
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the honey and butter (melted)
Melted Butter in large bowl
  • then half the thyme leaves, salt & pepper.

Thyme in bowl with butter
  • Add prepared carrots, toss to coat the carrots.

Add Carrots to bowl and coat
  • Preheat air fryer to 375℉.

Carrots Coated
  • Add carrots and sauce to the air fryer basket.

Carrots in air fryer basket
  • Roast for 20 minutes, or until tender and lightly caramelized.
  • Shake halfway through roasting to ensure even doneness.
  • Once done, remove from the air fryer basket and sprinkle with more thyme leaves.
  • Reserve the accumulated juices for serving.
honey glaze on carrots

Chef Tips and Tricks

You can use any carrots of your choosing, baby carrots, rainbow carrots, regular whole carrots, pre-cut frozen carrots.

If using frozen carrots, reduce cooking time to 10 minutes.

If desired, change out the herb for another of your choosing, rosemary, basil, oregano, dill would all be great choices.

Olive oil can be used in place of the butter, omit the 6 tablespoons butter and replace with 3 tablespoons olive oil.

How long to Cook Carrots in the Air Fryer

it takes 20 minutes to roast carrots in the air fryer at 375 degrees.

Can I cook Baby Carrots in the Air Fryer?

Yes you can make baby carrots or even frozen carrots.

Do I have to peel the skin off?

No you do not have to take the skins off but make sure you scrub them well since they are grown in the ground.

How to store Air Fryer Carrots.

You can store them in an air tight container for 3 days in the fridge or freeze for 6 months.

How to reheat Carrots in the air fryer.

You can re-heat the carrots in your air fryer on 375 for 3 minutes or in the microwave for 1 minute.

Honey Carrots in air fryer

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Air Fryer Carrots with honey glaze

Air Fryer Carrots with a honey glaze

Yield: 2 pounds
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Air Fryer Carrots with a honey glaze is a treat for the taste buds with the added benefits of vitamins from the carrots. This Sweet and Savory side dish will surely be a crowd-pleaser even for the pickiest eaters.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Whole Carrots (Washed, Peeled, Cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • ¼ Cup Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme Leaves, or 1 Teaspoon Dried
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, honey, half the thyme leaves, salt & pepper. Thyme in bowl with butter
  2. Add prepared carrots, toss to coat.Add Carrots to bowl and coat
  3. Preheat air fryer to 375℉.
  4. Add carrots and sauce to the air fryer basket and roast for 20 minutes, or until tender and lightly caramelized. Carrots in air fryer basket
  5. Shake halfway through roasting to ensure even doneness.
  6. Once done, remove from the air fryer basket and sprinkle with more thyme leaves.
  7. Reserve the accumulated juices for serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 356mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 5gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

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