Honey Glazed Carrots with Cinnamon and Pecans

Little golden medallions of goodness.

Carrots are probably the most basic vegetable out there.  But sauteing them with cinnamon and honey and then throwing in toasted pecans take ordinary carrots and make them extraordinary. NOTE: This recipe has been updated and incorporated into a new e-cookbook, Organic, Non-GMO and Gluten-Free Fall Family Favorites.

Honey Glazed Carrots with Cinnamon and Pecans

  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 pound carrots, sliced diagonally (about 4-5 carrots)
  • 2 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons broth
  1. Roughly chop the pecans and throw into a dry saute pan.  Heat over medium high heat for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally until the pecans are toasty.  Watch them carefully to prevent burning.
  2. Slice your carrots while the pecans are on the stove.
  3. Mix together the oil, honey, cinnamon and broth in a glass measuring cup.
  4. Remove the pecans from the pan and set aside.
  5. Put the carrots and the honey mixture into the pan.
  6. Heat the carrots over medium high heat until the liquid boils.  Turn the heat down and cover.  Allow the carrots to cook and the sauce to thicken for about 10 minutes.

You can see below the pecans in the pan, followed by the carrots with sauce and finally the carrots after they have been cooked and the sauce has turned into a glaze.

Nutrition Details:
Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian
145 calories, 11 grams fat, 1.2 grams saturated fat, 70 mg sodium, 11.5 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 4 grams natural sugar, 3 grams added sugar

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