Air Fryer Baby Carrots (with Honey Glaze)

Clean Plate Mama
by Clean Plate Mama
8 servings
25 min

These air fryer baby carrots are made with a delicious honey glaze and are incredibly easy to make. A healthy side dish that is prepped quickly and on your table in less than 30 minutes. This is an inexpensive side dish that is perfect for a weeknight meal or for your next holiday gathering.


  • Easy. I love the extra ease of using baby carrots as no peeling or cutting is required. Simply open your bag of baby carrots, mix with the honey glaze, and air fry.
  • Healthy. These little orange gems are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They have many health benefits, including supporting you immunity, potential of reducing your risk of certain cancers, and promoting digestive health.
  • Love by all. Not only do carrots have a natural sweetness, but the slight sweetness from the honey and the creamy texture of roasted carrots makes a side dish that even the pickiest eaters will love.

And if honey isn't your thing, read the full blog post for different flavor variations.

Want more side dishes? Check out my roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes.



Air Fryer Baby Carrots (with Honey Glaze)
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • ▢ 1/4 cup honey (warmed if your honey has crystallized)
  • ▢ 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ▢ 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ▢ 1/2 tsp. salt
  • ▢ 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • ▢ 2 lbs. baby carrots (not petite baby carrots)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Add baby carrots to a large mixing bowl and pour honey glaze over carrots. Mix to coat all the carrots.
Add carrots in a single layer to your air fryer basket (if a few overlap that is okay as they will shrink while cooking and create more space).
Air fry for 15-20 minutes, shaking air fryer basket halfway through. Carrots are done when they can easily be pierced with a fork. You can continue cooking until they are browned and roasted to your liking.
Remove from air fryer basked and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley (optional).
  • Exact cooking time will vary depending on your air fryer and size of your carrots.
  • If you have leftover glaze in your mixing bowl, you can add this to the carrots at the halfway point when you shake the air fryer basket.
  • If desired, sprinkle finished carrots with dried herbs such as dill or thyme.
  • For a shiny glaze on the finished carrots, mix some additional honey and olive oil together and brush onto carrots (if sprinkling with herbs, brush on the honey mixture first).
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