Cinnamon carrots with a brown sugar glaze cooked up in a slow cooker is an easy, traditional and throw back carrot side dish recipe that will have you getting your Vitamin A all year round.
Growing up my grandmother was always the best cook. I knew trips to see her would include vintage favorites like Watergate salad and these giant cookies (bigger than my hand) full of chocolate chips and walnuts that miraculously she never burned. Tins of homemade chocolate dipped Oreo’s, tons of Amish macaroni salad– basically grandma liked food and we all got to enjoy the benefit.
I cant say that I didn’t come home after long summers with her just a few pounds heavier but looking back- it was worth it.
Last night I decided to make an old family favorite, cinnamon carrots.
Cinnamon carrots with brown sugar glaze are so easy. You get the benefit of carrots cooking all day and right before you serve, you put a gorgeous glaze on them that my husband literally said “YUM!” on first bite last night.
Not that cinnamon and brown sugar don’t remind me specifically of Thanksgiving and Christmas but I had no problems serving them along some seasoned lamb last night either. Now this recipe wasn’t specifically made for my blog, I just snapped a shot at the beginning and the end and decided to share it.
I think you will love this carrot side dish recipe and its worth putting up here for those of you looking for a homemade “remind you of grandma” recipe.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 ts Ginger
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 large bag of carrots (1-2 pounds)
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- non-stick spray
- slow cooker
Cinnamon Glazed Carrots
It’s pretty obvious I don’t have a pound of carrots in my slow cooker but that is because only 2 of us were eating them so I scaled back. In general though, people are cooking for a family meal so you can really up how much you cook.
Dump your carrots into a prepared (sprayed with non-stick spray) slow cooker and put 3 MELTED tablespoons of butter in slices on top.
Mix so all your carrots are coated.
Turn your slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours.
Your carrots will go from tender to burned pretty quickly, so make sure you go in and watch from the 3 hour mark on about every 15 minutes. Now I don’t mind a little overcooked carrot in my crock pot personally but letting you know.
Mix your remaining glaze in a bowl- brown sugar, spices.
Pour sugar mixture over your carrots in the crock pot and stir, your brown sugar should melt almost immediately.
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