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These easy, healthy and light honey glazed Air Fryer Roasted Baby Carrots are a simple side dish you can make any night of the week. With only 4 ingredients and 20 minutes of cook time, these seasoned, roasted and delicious carrots are a breeze to make!

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Easy Air Fryer Roasted Baby Carrots- ready in 20 minutes

Got a bag of baby carrots and 20 minutes? These 4-ingredient air fryer roasted baby carrots are tossed in a n easy flavorful glaze, then quickly cooked in the air fryer at a high temperature These carrots are an easy, light and delicious side dish for any weeknight.

Air fryer baby carrots

Prepping the air fryer baby carrots

These easy carrots come together effortlessly, with only 4 ingredients (not counting salt and pepper)! To make the air fryer carrots, you will need:

  • A bag of baby carrots. You can also use uniformly cut regular carrots or carrot chips. See below for further instruction.
  • Some extra virgin olive oil. If you like, you could sub in melted butter.
  • A bit of honey. The honey adds a touch of sweetness, and helps the carrots take on great color.
  • Garlic powder, for a little extra flavor boost.

Get the carrots ready for the air fryer by tossing them with honey, olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl, until they are well coated. Be sure they are evenly coated is key for caramelized, well seasoned carrots.

prepping the Air fryer glazed carrots

Cooking the carrots

Evenly coat the carrots, and transfer them directly to your air fryer. Spread them out into an even layer, and cook them for 20 minutes. You’ll want to give them a quick stir or shake at the halfway point, to make sure they brown evenly.

There is no need to preheat your air fryer- just pop them in for 20 minutes, from start to finish!

Optional herbs for serving

These carrots are great right out of the air fryer. I also like to add a bit of fresh chopped chives or parsley to them right before serving, if I have it on hand. It adds a great little pop of fresh flavor.

Air fryer honey carrots with chives

Can you use another type of carrot?

If you don’t have baby carrots, you can use full size carrots of any variety for this recipe. Just be sure to cut them down to about the size of baby carrots to make sure they cook evenly and quickly. Aim for about 1″ thick, and 2″ tall.

This recipe would also work well with pre-cut carrot chips or frozen carrots. If using, check them at about 10 minutes to ensure they don’t overcook. Carrot chips and frozen carrots may cook up faster than baby carrots.

Can you double the recipe?

I would not recommend this, as it would likely overcrowd the air fryer, and hinder browning and even cooking. If you want to make a large batch, cook them in batches, then warm them through for a few minutes together before serving.

bowl of roasted carrots

What to serve with the Air fryer honey glazed carrots

These air fryer baby carrots are great alongside almost any main dish. Here are a few of my favorite recipes to pair them with:

Tips and Tricks

  1. Toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, honey and seasoning BEFORE adding to the air fryer. This will ensure the coating stays on your carrots, rather than the bottom of your air fryer.
  2. Spread the carrots into an even layer, to make sure they cook evenly, and get nice color.
  3. Don’t forget to check on them at the halfway point. This will help them cook evenly, and encourage good browning on all sides.
  4. Try cutting down rainbow carrots, for a pretty presentation.
  5. Add herbs to the top, such as parsley or chives, just before serving.
  6. If you like a softer carrot, cook them a few minutes longer, until your desired texture is reached.

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Air Fryer Baby Carrots

Air Fryer Baby Carrots

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: air fryer, carrots
Servings: 1 lb


  • air fryer


  • 1 lb bag of baby carrots
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 


  • 1. Toss the carrots in a medium/large mixing bowl with honey, olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, until they are well coated.
    2. Transfer the coated carrots to the air fryer, and spread them out into an even layer.
    3. Turn air fryer on 400 degrees, and cook the carrots for 20 minutes, checking halfway and shaking or stirring to ensure even browning.
    4. Transfer cooked carrots to a serving platter, and sprinkle with fresh chopped chives or parsley, if desired.

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