(Sugar) Baby Carrots

Wow, this is so late…

You know when you eat something that’s not as healthy as it should be but you convince yourself otherwise? Of course you can have that second donut… it’s baked (not fried!)… sure, go for fries instead of a side salad, as long as they’re sweet potato fries!

I’m all for moderation and indulgences now and again. There’s no point in being super healthy but miserable in my opinion. That and, you know, that donut won’t eat itself… I’ll take one for the team.

I love my vegetables and I love preparing them in a myriad of different ways, but one of my FAVOURITE ways to have carrots is cooked in butter and brown sugar. Since it’s not exactly the healthiest recipe, we eat it rarely, but it’s to die for.

It’s something hubby has been making for a few years and while I’m sure there’s an original recipe out there somewhere, I’m just going to give you a rundown of how we make it at home.

Brown Sugar Carrots
Brown Sugar Carrots

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 3-4 carrots
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  1. Wash, peel, and chop carrots into rounds.
  2. In a saucepan on low, melt the butter.
  3. Add in the brown sugar, stirring until the sugar is melted, about 1-2 minutes
  4. Add in the carrots, stirring to coat in the butter, and cook until tender, about 12-15 minutes
  5. Serve immediately!

Brown Sugar Carrots

*This recipe was introduced to me by my husband and was passed down from his mom. Any similarities to other recipes (I’m sure they’re out there) are coincidental. The views and experiences above are mine and not endorsed/influenced by any other third party.


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