Orange glazed carrots are a wonderful recipe that the whole family will enjoy. It’s fast and easy to prepare, low calorie, healthy and delicious!
Orange Glazed Carrots
Calories 166 kcal
- 1 lb carrots
- 1 tbls olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp butter
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp ground ginger
Preheat the oven to 400℉. Line a 10”x13” baking pan with parchment paper.
Scrub carrots and peel, if desired. Cut into ¼“ rounds. Lay over the top of the parchment paper, and drizzle with olive oi., Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Toss to coat and spread evenly.
Using a microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, orange juice, honey and ginger. Heat in the microwave until all ingredients are well combined.
Pour glaze mixture over carrots and cover the pan with aluminum foil. Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove foil and continue to bake for 10-15 minutes or until carrots are browned and cooked to the desired softness. Recover the pan if the carrots begin to get too brown.
Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Hack: Frozen carrots can be used in this recipe.
Keyword carrots, easy, fast and easy, healthy, low calorie, low carb, orange juice, oven roasted, quick and easy, side dish, vegetable, vegetarian
Did you know? Carrots are rich in nutrients that promote your health!
Suggestion: Serve these with teriyaki marinated pork chops for a super fast and easy meal!
This incredibly moist and delicious orange juice quick bread uses orange zest and fresh orange juice for extra-bright citrus flavors everyone will love.
Orange Juice Quick Bread
Course afternoon tea, Breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Snack
Calories 350 kcal
- 1 orange
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 stick butter, room temperature (½ cup)
- 1½ cups sugar
- ½ cup orange juice + ¼ cup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 375℉. Coat one 9” x 5” loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
Zest orange. Pulse the remaining orange in a blender or food processor until smooth. Set aside.
Cream eggs, butter and sugar together with a mixer until pale. Add orange zest, orange puree, ½ cup orange juice and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to sugar mixture and blend until smooth
Place batter into loaf pan and bake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean or until the internal temperature is 190℉, about 60 minutes.
Immediately after taking the bread out of the oven, drizzle the top with ¼ cup orange juice, going slowly enough to allow the juice to soak into the top of the bread.
Allow to cool completely before slicing.
Hack: For smaller loaves (for freezing or giving away!), divide the batter between two 6’ x 4” loaf pans lined with parchment paper and bake for 40-45 minutes. Alternately, line 24 muffin cups with muffin papers. Divide batter between cups and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Hack: Store leftover bread at room temperature for up to 4 days or freeze, tightly wrapped, for up to 3 months.
Hack: To easily zest a whole orange, use a vegetable peeler. Lay unused zest in a single layer and freeze. Store, tightly wrapped, in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Hack: Zest and puree any leftover oranges in the blender or food processor for use in recipes such as cakes, cookies or breads. 1 orange yields about ⅓ cup puree, which can be sealed in a bag and stored in the freezer.
Hack: Leftover orange juice can be frozen for up to 12 months. Pour orange juice into an ice cube tray and place in the freezer until solid. Transfer to freezer bags or freezer safe containers for storage.
Keyword afternoon tea, baked breakfast, breakfast, brunch, orange juice, orange zest, oranges, quick bread, snack, vegetarian
Did you know? Oranges are actually classified as a berry! Check out some more fun facts here!
Suggestion: If you love quick bread, try this simple homemade banana bread by Lily-Rose Kindergarten Cook!
This is the best orange vinaigrette dressing you’ll ever eat! It takes a little longer to make than some other dressings but it’s worth the wait!
Best Orange Vinaigrette Dressing
Servings 2 tbsp
Calories 145 kcal
- ½ cup orange juice
- Light syrup from one 11 oz can of mandarin oranges
- 1 tbsp minced red onion
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- ¼ cup olive oil
Place orange juice and light syrup in a small saucepan. Boil over medium-high heat until thickened and reduced to ¼ cup., about 40 minutes. Stir frequently. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine onion, vinegar, salt, pepper and oil. Add orange syrup and mix well.
Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.k
Keyword easy, mandarin oranges, oil-based, orange juice, salad dressing, vegan, vegetarian, vinaigrette
Did you know? Vinaigrette dressing refers to dressing with an oil and vinegar base. It’s been proven to be much healthier than its creamy counterparts!
Suggestion: Try this dressing with Orange and Beet Salad!