Air Fryer Carrots with Honey Garlic Butter

Emma

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AIR FRYER CARROTS

We really like making carrots in the air fryer. My husband and I were amazed at how delicious they are when we first tried this way of cooking them.

We probably ate nearly all of them as soon as they came out of the air fryer!

If you’re enjoying this Air Fryer Carrots recipe, you might also love our delicious Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan recipe.

Air Fryer Carrots Ingredients

To prepare this dish, you will need:

  • 6 medium carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse Kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

These ingredients combine to create a harmonious blend of sweet, savory, and aromatic flavors.

AIR FRYER CARROTS Recipe

Directions

Follow these simple steps to achieve the perfect Air Fryer Carrots:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 370°F for 5 minutes.
  2. Chop the carrots into 2-inch pieces, cutting them diagonally. Halve or quarter them if they are thick.
  3. Toss the carrots in a bowl with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Place the seasoned carrots in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Air fry for 12 minutes at 370°F, shaking the basket halfway through.
  5. While the carrots cook, mix the melted butter, honey, and minced garlic in a bowl.
  6. After 12 minutes, coat the carrots with the honey garlic butter mixture.
  7. Return the carrots to the air fryer and cook for an additional 6-8 minutes until tender and golden brown.

Notes

  • This recipe serves 3 as a smaller portion or 2 as a generous serving.
  • For larger gatherings, the recipe can be doubled. Ensure to cook in batches for optimal results.
  • For reheating, place all batches in the air fryer for 1-2 minutes.
Air Fryer Carrots with honey garlic butter

Nutrition

Each serving of this dish offers:

  • Calories: 160 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 279mg
  • Potassium: 406mg
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 14g

This nutritional information is an estimate and can vary based on the specific ingredients used.

FAQs

Q: Can I use different herbs in this recipe?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with herbs like thyme or rosemary to add a different flavor profile.

Q: Is it necessary to shake the basket during cooking?
A: Yes, shaking ensures even cooking and caramelization on all sides of the carrots.

Q: Can I make this recipe without honey?
A: Yes, you can skip the honey for a more savory version. Simply use olive oil, salt, and pepper for seasoning.

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Air Fryer Carrots with Honey Garlic Butter

Experience the delightful combination of sweet and savory with My Air Fryer Carrots with Honey Garlic Butter recipe. These carrots are perfectly tender and caramelized, making an ideal side dish for any meal.

  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 medium carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse Kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 370°F for 5 minutes.
  2. Chop carrots into 2-inch diagonal pieces, halving or quartering if large.
  3. Toss carrots with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Air fry in a single layer for 12 minutes, shaking halfway through.
  5. Mix melted butter, honey, and garlic in a bowl.
  6. Coat carrots with the honey garlic mixture.
  7. Return to air fryer for 6-8 minutes until golden brown.

Notes

  • Adjust cooking time for carrot size.
  • Recipe serves 2-3. Double for more servings, cooking in batches.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Frying
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/3 recipe
  • Calories: 160 kcal
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 279mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg

Keywords: Air Fryer, Carrots, Honey Garlic Butter, Healthy Side Dish