Cinnamon and Thyme Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Pan of glazed carrots.
These Cinnamon and Thyme Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots are the perfect side for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
They cook on the stove leaving more space in the oven, taste amazing and are a hit with adults and children alike.

Glazed carrots on a black metal plate with a brown sugar drizzle being poured over them.

The amazingness of these glazed carrots comes from that drizzle. Just look at that drizzle!!! Glossy, buttery deliciousness! Packed with brown sugar, cinnamon and thyme.

Feel free to drool!!!

My boys get excited whenever they see these babies cooking on the stove. Which is one of the wonderful things about this recipe. Kids love them, adults love them and there are never any left at the end of a meal!

Close up on the Glazed carrots in a metal sauté pan.

Honestly they are amazing! Oh so sweet, rich, delicious and just the most perfect holiday side dish going!

Although saving these for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter would be a carrot injustice! These Cinnamon and Thyme Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots don’t deserve to be locked away for the holidays. They are the perfect side for any occasion!

A simple grilled chicken breast with a pat of Bacon and Maple Butter, a side of these brown sugar glazed carrots, some Crispy Smashed Thyme Potatoes and you have an amazing dinner!

Glazed carrots in a silver sauté pan.

Other than being delicious, perfect for plenty of occasions these Cinnamon and Thyme Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots can be easy to double or even triple. You just need a bigger sauté pan!

So whether you are serving 4 or 40 – well maybe not 40!!! Okay lets try 4 or 12 people, this festive season, these glazed carrots will serve you well.

Close up on the brown sugar drizzle hitting the glazed carrots.

Enjoy x

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5 from 6 votes

Cinnamon and Thyme Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

These Cinnamon and Thyme Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots are the perfect side for Thanksgiving or Christmas. They cook on the stove leaving more space in the oven, taste amazing and are a hit with adults and children alike.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern Australian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 137 kcal


  • 450 g carrots cut
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 stick butter   45g
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Peel the carrots and remove both ends. 

  2. Cut the carrots in half lengthways and then cut each half in half again. Then cut these quarters into 2-inch-long batons.

  3. Place the carrots, water, butter, sugar and cinnamon in a medium saucepan over high heat.
  4. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat to low and Cover. Cook for 12 minutes.
  5. Uncover, turn up the heat and and cook for a further 2-4 minutes or until the carrots are tender and the glaze is thick and glossy.
  6. Serve with some fresh thyme garnish.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon and Thyme Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Vitamin C 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. This is perfect for Easter. I’ll be going to someone else’s house, so I just have to bring one tasty dish!

    1. Reply

      They are so perfect for holidays as they taste a little bit special, but they also don’t take up oven space 😀

    • Ann
    • March 5, 2018

    Pinned!I love these favors! Always looking for ways to make veggies more appealing to my 2-year-old. It’s a struggle but these might do the trick!

    1. Reply

      Oh the struggle is real, I have one veg loving kid and the other can spot a speck of green from 1/2 a mile away!!! Luckily he is a big salad fan!
      I hope your daughter enjoys them 😀

  2. Reply

    There’s kind of a love/hate thing going on with carrots in my house. Half the family loves them — the other half can’t stand them… I’m in the “pro” camp and definitely want to make this recipe.

    1. Reply

      We have the same thing with sweetcorn!!!
      So glad you are in the pro camp….I hope you and half your family love them 😉

    • Maria closetohome
    • March 5, 2018

    We love raw carrots and I honestly never think to cook them. Thanks for breaking me out of this

    1. Reply

      My youngest is a raw carrot fan too. Well he was, but he is at that age where his teeth are getting wobbly and falling out, so the crunchy veg aren’t his favorite at the moment.
      He does enjoy them cooked still. I hope you do too.

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