Glazed Carrot Coins

Serves: 6

Fruits and Vegetables: ½ cup per serving


6 medium carrots (1 pound), peeled with ends removed

1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil

1 tablespoon 100% orange juice

⅛ teaspoon cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Wash and slice carrots into "coin-shaped" round pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat and stir in carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add juice, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.  Cook until carrots are tender and liquid is absorbed, about 8–10 minutes.
  4. Cool slightly and serve.


  • Add 3 cloves of garlic to spice it up or ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger for a savory twist.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: ½ cup; Calories: 50; Carbohydrates: 8 g; Fiber: 2 g; Fat: 2.5 g; Saturated fat: 0 g; Sodium: 50 mg

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