Roasted Maple Carrots with Bacon

A handful of ingredients transform carrots into a delectable side dish. They're sure to be a staple at your next holiday dinner!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Roast Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • ½ pound bacon

  • 3 pounds carrots, ends trimmed

  • cup pecan-smoked pure maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons pecan oil

  • ½ pound butter

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (such as Supreme Saigon®)

  • salt to taste

  • cayenne pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Combine maple syrup, pecan oil, melted butter, and cinnamon in a large bowl; set aside.

  3. Cut carrots in half lengthwise. Then cut carrots into 4-inch long pieces.

  4. Place carrots in a baking dish and pour maple syrup mixture over them. Toss until well coated. Cover with foil.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 30 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, place bacon in a large heavy skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on a rimmed drop tray. Allow to cool until easy to handle and chop.

  7. Remove carrots from oven, discard foil, and sprinkle cooked chopped bacon over carrots. Season with salt and cayenne pepper to taste.

Cook's Notes:

Saigon cinnamon is more robust than cinnamon found in grocery stores. You may buy it from the Savory Spice Shop.

The maple syrup I used is made by Runamok®. Plain pure maple syrup may be used instead.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

623 Calories
53g Fat
34g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 623
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 53g 68%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 691mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Protein 7g
Potassium 850mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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