Sweet & Spicy Air Fryer Carrots
By Dani Taylor
1 serving cooking spray
1 tablespoon vegan butter (such as Earth Balance), melted
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
½ pound baby carrots
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F. Spray the basket with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine vegan butter, maple syrup, orange zest, and cardamom in a bowl. Remove 1 tablespoon of the sauce to a separate bowl and set aside. Add carrots to the remaining sauce and toss until all are well coated. Transfer carrots to the air fryer basket.
Air fry until carrots are roasted and fork-tender, tossing every 7 minutes, for 15 to 22 minutes. Mix orange juice with reserved honey-butter sauce. Toss with carrots until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
Makes 2 servings. Nutrition facts per serving: 129 calories, 19.3g carbs, 6.1g fat, 1 g protein.