Honey Saffron Glazed Carrots

Honey Saffron Glazed Carrots are simply pan cooked in a saffron infused mixture with butter and  spices for a perfectly  delicious side dish.
Honey Saffron Glazed Carrots

Honey Saffron Glazed Carrots

By Sue  Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Honey Saffron Glazed Carrots is my recipe of the day. I enjoy making glazed carrots as a side dish. Besides being wonderfully delicious,  they are also healthy.

In this recipe, I decided to go with two flavors that go very well together for me: honey and saffron.  They offer something exotic  in taste that reminds  me  of  Morocco or the Middle East.  And I adore foods from those places.

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Honey Saffron Glazed Carrots

While  many  times I might  choose to pan  roast  my  carrots in the  oven, this time I did them  on the stove. Cooks can  have a variety of reasons for where they like to  cook things. Whether it is because something already  occupies  oven real  estate or not wanting  to  heat  up the  kitchen.

With winter almost here,  running the  oven doesn’t bother me at all.  But  I do  like the opportunity to do carrots in a pan  where I can watch them.

That way I can make sure the  glaze  is actually something  that  clings. And not just runny liquid that lands in the bottom  of the pan,  or worse yet,   burns.

Honey Saffron Glazed Carrots

These came together nicely on the stove.  I hope you can  see how well  the sauce did cling and glaze. We did  want that scrumptious  part to be in our  mouth when we take a bite.

I think  you will enjoy these.  They would pair wonderfully with roasted chicken or a baked ham. As a side dish to curry is not out of the question  either.

Honey Saffron Glazed Carrots

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Honey Saffron Glazed Carrots

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Honey Glazed Saffron Carrots

Sue Lau
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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 140 kcal


  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander


  • Steep saffron in boiling water 15 minutes.
  • Saute the carrots in butter with garlic, salt and black pepper until browned.
  • Add half cup additional water and cover; cook until water dissipates.
  • Stir the honey, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, cumin and coriander into the saffron water.
  • Remove lid from carrot pan and add saffron water with seasonings.
  • Continue to cook until liquid vapes off and sauce clings to carrots.


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Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 433mgPotassium: 286mgFiber: 3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 15815IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
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7 responses

  1. Great tasting carrots that cook up perfectly. The saffron flavor really shines through and the honey gave the carrots a hint of sweetness. Dijon mustard is in the list of ingredients but not mentioned in the steps. I just omitted it. Delish!

  2. I made these as instructed except for using extra spicy mustard and they cooked up perfectly delicious.Easy to follow and spot on instructions Sue.

  3. I liked these a lot. The whole house smelled like garlic while these were cooking, in the best way possible.

  4. These are Good! Loved all the ingredients in it, not one overpowered the other with the amount of seasoning being perfect. Used a combination of carrots and parsnips (always perfect together). Yum, yum. Made it for The AmaZ’ing Race 2023 – Egypt leg.

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