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Air frying vegetables creates a light and crispy texture without adding any unwanted fats. These air fryer glazed carrots are vibrant and a healthy alternative to regular french fries!
Air fryer carrots can be made either sweet or savory. But our preference is sweet, thanks to a delicious honey glaze. These carrots make a wonderful side dish for just about any main course. Chicken, fish, pork or turkey all go well with this, as do most grains.
Air Fryer FAQ’s
Is Air Fried Food Healthy?
As with most cooking methods, that can be answered with yes, no, and it depends. It depends on what you are cooking and what you add to it. If you cook healthy foods, then air fried foods are perfectly healthy! Tasty too!
How Is An Air Fryer Different From An Oven?
They are different, not only in size, but also in how they cook. While different ovens can cook in slightly different ways, the general idea is to get them to a particular temperature, and then let the food cook at that temperature. But the hot air is relatively stagnant.
An air fryer, heats up as well, but it forces the air to move quickly around the food, cooking it in half the time, and often giving the food a crispy outside texture. Air fryers work more like a convection oven. So the movement of the hot air is really what cooks the food.
Are Air Fried Vegetables Healthy?
Here again, it depends on what you add to them. But in most cases, yes, they are perfectly healthy! Often more so because they don’t need a ton of fat to cook in.
Can You Roast Carrots In An Air Fryer?
Absolutely! And you don’t need a honey glaze to do it either. The simplest way to do it is to spritz them with a light spray of oil and air fry them. At serving, sprinkle on a tiny bit of salt.
Can You Air Fry Vegetable Without Oil?
You absolutely can. But the outside texture won’t be as nice.
Do You Add Water To An Air Fryer For Vegetables?
No!!! Never add water to your air fryer. It will break your appliance.
What Are The Benefits Of Eating Carrots?
In case you missed it growing up, carrots are great for your eyesight thanks to their vitamin A content. But that’s not all…
“The fiber in carrots can help keep blood sugar levels under control. And they’re loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene, which there’s evidence to suggest can lower your diabetes risk. They can strengthen your bones. Carrots have calcium and vitamin K, both of which are important for bone health.”WebMD
If you’d like to read more about the health benefits of carrots, check out this link:
According to the above article, 100 grams of carrots has the following nutrition information (including net carbohydrates):
- 41 calories
- 0.9 grams of protein
- 9.6 grams of carbs
- 4.7 grams of natural sugar
- 2.8 grams of heart-healthy fiber
- 0.2 grams of fat
- 2 mg vitamin C
- 835 mcg vitamin A
- 6.8 net carbs
Why Make Carrots In The Air Fryer?
Roasting carrots in an air fryer is such a tasty way to prepare them! They turn out perfectly roasted every time. And if you add a delicious honey glaze, the flavor is amazing! Using an air fryer gives you very similar results to roasting carrots in the oven, but you use less energy to make them!
What You Need To Make Air Fryer Carrots
(Print this recipe from the recipe card at the bottom of this post)
3 cups baby rainbow carrots – If you can’t find rainbow baby carrots, a bag of regular baby carrots will work just fine.
2 tbsp. oil – Any type of oil will work. Use what you normally cook with.
2 Tbsp. honey – Any type, as long as it’s real honey. You can also use maple syrup if you prefer that. Again, use the real stuff.
How To Make Air Fryer Glazed Carrots
Preheat air fryer on 360°F for 5 minutes.
While the air fryer preheats, in a mixing bowl, toss the carrots with olive oil and honey.
Add carrots in a single layer to the air fryer basket and adjust cooking time to 15 minutes. Don’t forget to shake the basket half way through so the carrots can roast evenly on all sides.
Remove and serve immediately. The carrots should be fork tender. If they aren’t, you can put them back into the air fryer at 2 minute intervals until they reach your desired level of tenderness.
How To Garnish Honey Glazed Carrots
If you are serving these to guests and need to make a nice presentation, you can use fresh herbs as a garnish. Your best option is chopped, fresh parsley. But a little ground black pepper or even paprika will round things out nicely. And if you want more sweetness, try sprinkling on some coconut sugar or brown sugar just prior to serving. Yum!
How To Reheat Air Fryer Honey Glazed Carrots
If you have leftovers, you can toss these back into the air fryer at the same temperature for about 5 minutes. Make sure to toss them in the basket about half way through.
Can You Freeze Air Fryer Baby Carrots?
Definitely! Once cooked, if you pack them up well, they will last in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Air Fryer Roasted Carrots Recipe Variations
Savory – If you wan these to be savory, omit the honey and sprinkle the oiled carrots with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Citrus – If you want to add some unique and tasty flavors, try sprinkling on a bit of freshly zested orange peel.
More Air Fryer Recipes
Roasted Air Fryer Glazed Carrots Recipe Card
Air Fryer Honey Glazed Carrots
- 1 Air Fryer
- 3 cups rainbow baby carrots (or regular baby carrots)
- 2 tbsp. oil (any kind you normally use)
- 2 tbsp. honey (any kind, as long as it's real honey)
- Preheat air fryer on 360°F for 5 minutes.
- While the air fryer preheats, in a mixing bowl, toss the carrots with olive oil and honey.
- Add carrots in a single layer to the air fryer basket and adjust cooking time to 15 minutes. Don't forget to shake the basket half way through so the carrots can roast evenly on all sides.
- Remove and serve immediately. The carrots should be fork tender. If they aren't, you can put them back into the air fryer at 2 minute intervals until they reach your desired level of tenderness.MixTransferServe