Simple & Sweet Honey Roasted Carrots Paleo Style

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Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

These Honey Roasted Carrots are to die for! They are tossed with olive oil and raw honey then roasted to perfection. They make the perfect Paleo-friendly sweet and caramelized side dish.

Why I Love Roasted Vegetables

Ok, so if you’ve been around the block with me before you would know that I am absolutely in love with roasted vegetables. I mean seriously, Mustard Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables, Roasted Tomato Caprese Pasta Roasted Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Hash, and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.  Just to name a few!

Its like when they are in the oven they turn into sweet caramelized goodness! Who doesn’t want to eat that?

Well, if you have guessed it already. Today is another Roasted Vegetable dish, Honey Roasted Carrots to be exact. These were a perfect side to make for the Paleo Diet that we are for the next 3 weeks. But, to be honest I was making this carrot recipe way before this week, Cason loved these when he was a baby. I use to roast them and puree them up. Roasting vegetables is actually my “mom secret” for how to get your kiddos to eat their veggies. When in doubt… roast! 🙂

How to Make the Best Honey Roasted Carrots

To get started, preheat oven to 400º. Peel 2 lbs. of carrots. Cut off stems, cut the carrot in half creating a wide and narrow half. Then cut each half in half lengthwise. {ok, that was alot of “halfs”… whew}

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Put all the cut carrots into a bowl and add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil, 1 Tablespoon of raw honey, salt and pepper to taste. {about 1/2 teaspoon of each}. Toss to coat all the carrots.

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Spread carrots out on a baking sheet, making sure they are in a single layer and not stacked on each other. 

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Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool.

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{Optional: garnish with freshly chopped flat leaf parsley}

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Honey Roasted Carrots

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 15 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 30 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 45 mins
  • yield Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • category Category: side
  • method Method: oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


These Honey Roasted Carrots are to die for! They are tossed with olive oil and raw honey then roasted to perfection. They make the perfect Paleo friendly sweet caramelized side dish.



  • 2 lbs. of carrots, peeled, halved, and halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • salt & pepper to taste {about 1/2 teaspoon of each}
  • Optional: flat leaf parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. Peel carrots. Cut off stems, cut the carrot in half creating a wide and narrow half. Then cut each half in half lengthwise. {ok, that was alot of “halfs”… whew}
  3. Put all the cut carrots into a bowl and add olive oil, raw honey, salt and pepper to taste. {about 1/2 teaspoon of each}. Toss to coat all the carrots.
  4. Spread carrots out on a baking sheet, making sure they are in a single layer and not stacked on each other.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool.
  6. {Optional: garnish with freshly chopped flat leaf parsley}

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78 Responses
  1. Emily

    I tried this at my home my whole family really loved it. Thanks, me for letting me know this dish and i also shared your website links with me, friends and relatives.

  2. Rose

    Wow, just wanted to say thank you. I now look at those roasted carrots and they look so yummy. My two sons would love this – I’m gonna prepare it on weekends. I love your recipes!

  3. Kate

    Hey Krista,
    The recipe and photos seem interesting and yummy. I am a huge fan of roasted vegetables but I’ve never roasted carrots :)) I have to give it a try ASAP!!! Thanks for sharing
    Now I will also share this post to my Facebook page of single moms.

  4. Cara

    I was not a big fan of this recipe – maybe too much sage? Something just didn’t taste right with all the flavors mixed together. I had to use another sauce to be able to use the meat instead of throwing it.

    But…I did LOVE the carrots. THANK YOU!!! 🙂

  5. Jen

    I am a bit late to the game here, but I found this recipe on Pinterest a few months ago and finally just got around to making it for a healthy late-night snack. It was so delicious and I ate it so quickly that I wish I had made more! I only used one carrot since I was just feeding myself, but I think next time I’ll go for two. ;P Thanks so much for the recipe!

    1. Krista

      Hey better late than never right! 🙂 Definitely do two next time, so glad you enjoyed the recipe Jen! AND thanks for giving me your feedback, always love to hear it. {good or bad :)}

  6. Diane C.

    Hello, I was just wondering, could I cheat and take the easy way out and just use a bag of baby carrots? If yes is there any adjustments I need to make? Thanks 🙂

  7. Mike

    I’m not a big fan of carrots like this. The only way that I enjoy them is raw in salad or in Yakisoba. But these carrots on the pics look good! 😀

    1. Krista

      Hey Carol,
      Paleo is a way of eating that is grain free, sugar free, dairy free, caffeine free, and legume free. The concept is to eat the way cavemen use to, so sometimes they also call paleo eating “primal eating”. Just depends. Hope that helps. 🙂


  8. Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

    These carrots are looking so delicious! Thank you so much for linking up this post to The Weekend re-Treat on The Best Blog Recipes! Wanted to stop by and Pin your post to our party boards while I was here tonight 🙂

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

    1. Krista

      Aw.. thanks so much Shauna! Always love coming to your party, thank you for always pinning. Definitely appreciate it, you always help make others succeed! Such a big heart!

  9. Samantha @ Five Heart Home

    I agree with the kids, Krista…roasting vegetables is always my favorite way to eat them! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy carrots over at Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party. A little birdie told me that you’re even going to be featured on Wednesday… 😉 Love this recipe and love your photos…gorgeous! Happy Monday!

    1. Krista

      haha.. mine too! Guess we are still kids at heart. Thanks so much for stopping by and the sweet comments Samantha, it means alot coming from you! 🙂

      P.S. tell the little birdie thank you and I’m super excited!

  10. Cindy Eikenberg

    Krista, I am definitely making these carrots!! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend – pinned! Hope you have a happy week!

    1. Krista

      Awesome Cindy, I hope you like them as much as we do! 🙂 Thanks so much for hosting your awesome party each week, you guys are the best! Hope you have a great week as well my dear!

    1. Krista

      Oh awesome, than you will love this! Good for you on the vegetarian lifestyle, I like meat to much to give it up. But hey, at least you have your sweets! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Winnie!

  11. Jay

    Awesome photos! I’ve done glazed carrots with regular clover honey before, but have only recently gotten into the raw honey movement. Have buckwheat and will have to try this recipe, looks really good.

  12. Holly

    Hi Krista! Those look delicious! I look forward to learning many new and healthy recipes from you! I hope you’ll take a moment some time to come over to visit me too and learn a little about raising kids in Vegas from my website: Desert Momma

    1. Krista

      Thanks Lara, they are awesome. Once you get through the insane amount of peeling you are in the clear and ready for deliciousness to hit your mouth! 🙂

  13. Aishaz

    Hi, happy SITS day, hope you are having a blast! Those carrots sure look good, how can they taste bad when you add honey after all! Isn’t it? I’ll give it a try 🙂 Cheers from the sunny side of life…Maldives!

    1. Krista

      Yes, honey does make everything better! Thanks Aishaz, I did have a blast. In fact, still catching up on the influx of comments. Thanks so much for stopping by, enjoy life in the sunny Maldives. {kinda jealous}

  14. Savvy Working Gal

    Stopping over from SITS to congratulate you on your SITS Day. I have to say I love your blog and these look delicious. I am always looking for healthy new recipes to try.

    1. Krista

      Thanks so much girl, that means alot. We all put tons of work into our blogs so its nice to know people like it. 🙂 Thanks for wishing me a happy SITS day, too sweet! Hope you enjoy the new recipes to try! Have a great rest of the weekend!

  15. Leslie

    Mmmm…my stepmother has made honey roasted carrots (in the saucepan though) for years and they’re delicious! Can’t wait to check out more of your recipes. Happy SITS Day!

    1. Krista

      Oh, haven’t tried it in the pan before, but I bet they are just as delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by on my SITS day! Hope you have a great rest of the week Leslie!

  16. Ashlee

    I am considering making these tonight. Just need to grab some carrots from the store but they’re on my list and that’s where I’m going right after work! These look so yummy and toddler approved.

    1. Krista

      Oh.. toddler approved for sure! My 20 month old loves them. 🙂 Hope you love them. The only part that is tedious is the peeling part but after that your in the clear. Enjoy Ashlee, thanks for stopping by!

    1. Krista

      Awesome! We are on day 4 of ours. I will be praying for you as you head into yours! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Rachel! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  17. Amy @ Long Drive Journey

    I’ve never had carrots this way, but they look delicious! I don’t think of “veggies” and “sweet” in the same sentence, but maybe I need to change that!

    1. Krista

      Oh.. you need to try it! They are delicious! Carrots have alot of natural sugars in them to start with, but after roasting them oh la la! They are good! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Amy!

  18. Charlotte

    Pin, pin, pin… Hope you don’t mind if I *steal* some of these recipes for my yummy Pinterest boards. These carrots look awesome!

  19. Bonnie @ Love, Marriage and Sex

    Hope your SITS day is going well! I’ve always been interested in the Paleo diet. I think it is definitely one of the most healthy for sure! How our bodies were designed to work.

    1. Krista

      Exactly! I can definitely tell a difference, not a “bloated” from the dairy. Thats for sure. But definitely tired because of the lack of sugar. You should try it for a week and see what you think. I’m actually thinking about continuing it after the fast. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Bonnie!

    1. Krista

      Thanks Lauren, you can do this with just about anything and it will be awesome. Love roasted vegetables! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment! Hope you have a great rest of the day!

  20. Meg @ Lip Gloss and Lumber

    Hi Krista, stopping by from the SITSgirls. These look delicious! And since my 2 little girls have decided that carrots are about the only veges they will eat, I’ll definitely be trying these soon. Thanks for sharing 🙂
    PS- I love your blog design, did you use a theme or do it yourself?

    1. Krista

      Oh, thanks so much Meg! I started by doing it myself with Thesis and making my own header and such in picmonkey {great tool fyi!} But I recently got it redone by a professional designer {mommyblogdesigns} There is a button on my side bar if you are interested in having her do it. If not, has some great tutorials on picmonkey or I can totally help you! 🙂

      Hope your girls love the dish, but if carrots are their favorite, I’m sure they will!

  21. Julie Moore

    Happy SITS Day! I hope it is a great one for you!

    I’ve had honey-glazed carrots before and, though I don’t normally like sweet veggies, I did thoroughly enjoy them! 🙂 Yours sound great!

    1. Krista

      Thanks Julie!

      They are definitely a sweet treat when it comes to veggies. Those and sweet potatoes are one of the first things I gave my son to get use to “real food” and it worked like a charm. He still loves them today. 🙂 This are perfect with a nice salty main dish!

    1. Krista

      Thank you, they were definitely a hit in our home so I’m sure it will be in yours too! 🙂 Thanks for the SITS day wishes, your too sweet! Have a great rest of the week!

    1. Krista

      Thanks Robin! Your too sweet, love new faces around the blogworld! 🙂 Thanks for the comment love and for stopping by! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

    1. Krista

      Thanks Brooke! They are definitely a family favorite over here, as well as the roasted asparagus. 🙂 Thanks for popping in to say hi from Daily Blog Boost, hope you have a great rest of the week!

  22. Kelly

    Yum, I love roasted veggies too and these carrots sound awesome with the raw honey and olive oil. This is such a great healthy paleo side dish Krista – thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of the week:)

    1. Krista

      Yup, roasted is the way to go especially with a little raw honey! YUM!

      Thanks for stopping by Kelly, always enjoy seeing your comments! So sweet and thoughtful!

    1. Krista

      Its true, carrots are good in general! But caramelized… yum!!! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Eric, have a great rest of the day!

  23. Jennifer B.

    I’m pinning these FOR SURE. I love roasted veggies too and make them very often. They are just so quick, easy, and delicious. One veggie that I am not a fan of is carrots, but I know they are so great for you so I definitely want to try to eat more of them and this is a perfect start. I’m actually making a carrot cake this weekend and to balance the poor eating, I’ll try this recipe too! 🙂

    1. Krista

      Jennifer, I’m actually not a fan of raw carrots either. When they are cooked down in a sauce or roasted in the oven though the sweetness comes out and its delicious! Hope you give them another chance, and if you could send me a piece of your carrot cake too I’d appreciate it! 🙂 hehe

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