It doesn't take much to turn a simple, mild-flavored vegetable into a crave-worthy masterpiece—and this recipe is testament to just that. Maple syrup is a great natural sweetener, and carrots contain tons of health benefits. Vitamin A helps keep the immune system fit, helps rebuild bone, regulates cell growth and division, and may reduce the risk for some cancers.

7 Ingredients

  • 4 large carrots (approximately 1 pound), sliced
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Freshly ground black pepper


<ol> <li>Combine carrots,&nbsp;1 teaspoon&nbsp;salt, and enough water to cover&nbsp;carrots in a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook until&nbsp;tender, about 5 minutes. Set aside.</li> <li>In a medium-sized frying pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add carrots, maple syrup, and orange juice. Stir.&nbsp;Add cinnamon&nbsp;and&nbsp;salt&nbsp;and pepper to taste.&nbsp;Cook until maple syrup begins to caramelizeand a glaze remains as&nbsp;carrots brown slightly.</li></ol>

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