This recipe for Honey Orange Roasted Carrots makes for a great side dish that kids will love. Plus the citrus and honey helps bring out the natural sweetness in the carrots.
Hi There! It’s Toria from The Step Stool Chef. My 7-year-old son and I are always looking for fun, easy to follow ideas that empower kids to be more independent in the kitchen. We love to find easy to follow recipes kids can try at home but every now and then I like to find easy recipes that parents can try at home they their kids will love.
I think I must be on an “orange” kick lately. Maybe as a native of Florida, it’s my way of connecting to my love natural of citrus. On my last post, I shared a recipe for Orange Apple Cider and now this recipe for Honey Orange Roasted Carrots.
First, scrub peel & slice the carrots. I like slicing carrots into sticks because my kids think that it is fun to eat them like fries. Lay the sliced on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer.
Then take an orange and make orange zest from the peel using a zester. I was able to get 1 teaspoon of orange zest from one medium orange. You can then juice the orange which gets about 1/3 cup of fresh orange juice. I like to use a good quality juicer for this one.
Add the orange zest and olive oil to the carrots. Then mix the honey and orange juice and pour in the pan. I also added orange slices from a second orange to the pan.
Finally, add thyme along with salt & pepper then place in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until tender. Although I decided to make this dish for my family, this recipe was so easy that next time I will let my little chef give it a try. Kids are more likely to eat the foods they make and cooking with your kids makes for great bonding moments.
Toria and her 7-year-old son have an amazing Online Cooking School For Kids, The Step Stool Chef Academy , an innovative way to provide cooking classes for kids by encouraging kids and parents work together in the comfort of their own home at their own pace. For a 20% discount, use the coupon code: “Partner”.