Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots are a simple side dish that’s perfect for big holiday celebrations or for dinner this week! The touch of sweet will definitely have you thinking about Thanksgiving carrots, but they’re easy enough to make that you can enjoy them any night!
Your family will love these carrots with brown sugar and cinnamon whether you pair them with the Easter ham, the Thanksgiving turkey, or your favorite meatloaf recipe! That’s how versatile they are!
SLOW COOKER CARROTS
If you’re like me, you seem to always have a bag of baby carrots hanging around in the refrigerator. Sometimes I buy them with the intention of snacking on them but then I forget. This cinnamon carrots slow cooker recipe is a great way to use up those carrots before they go bad! You’ll probably find that you have almost everything you need in your kitchen already!
The ingredient list is very simple!
Check your pantry! I bet you have most of these just waiting to be used to make this delicious vegetable side dish! If you’re looking for more of our favorite carrot side dishes, try Honey Roasted Carrots in the oven too!
HOW TO MAKE BROWN SUGAR CINNAMON CARROTS
While I recommend using baby carrots to make this recipe for the convenience factor, you can use whole carrots too! If you’re using whole carrots, be sure to wash and peel them before chopping them into chunks of similar size. I love using a Y-Peeler to make peeling carrots so much easier!
Once you have your carrots chopped or you’ve opened the bag of baby carrots, spray the slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and dump your carrots into the crock.
You can also use a slow cooker liner instead of spraying the Crockpot! I love using them when I’m not cooking for The Simple Parent. They make clean up so much easier!
Buy your slow cooker liners here so you’re prepared!
Put the butter in a small bowl and melt it. Then mix in the honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pour the glaze over the carrots and toss to coat them with the mixture.
Then cook your candied carrots on HIGH for 3 hours. Watch your carrots as you get close to the 3-hour mark and check them for your desired tenderness. If they need more than 3 hours, be sure to check them frequently if you go any longer. You don’t want them to burn!
If you want to add some parsley flakes as a garnish, sprinkle some on top or toss your carrots in them. You’ll get a very traditional look for glazed carrots!
HOW LONG TO COOK CARROTS IN CROCKPOT
The slow cooker time for carrots on HIGH is about 3 hours. This may be slightly different depending on your slow cooker. I had a Crockpot once that I knew cooked very hot so I would always shorten the time.
You can always start checking on your cinnamon sugar-glazed carrots around 2.5 hours to see how they’re doing! If you’re cooking a smaller batch of carrots they may take less time. If you’re making these glazed carrots for a crowd and have doubled the recipe, you may need a little extra cook time.
Don’t be afraid to check on them!
This timing works well for both savory and sweet carrots you might make in your slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots
- Slow cooker
- 2 lbs baby carrots
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch salt
- Parsley flakes for garnish (if desired)
- If using whole carrots instead of baby carrots, wash, peel, and chop into similar sized chunks.
- Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and add carrots.
- Melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave.
- Mix in honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
- Pour glaze over carrots and toss to coat.
- Cook on HIGH for 3 hours.
- Garnish with parsley flakes, if desired, and enjoy!