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Chipotle Cinnamon Roasted Carrots

Updated: Nov 23, 2020

Chipotle Cinnamon Rub is typically used on meat and poultry. However, it's super delicious on roasted carrots. The cinnamon and sugar bring out the sweetness of the carrots and the chipotle adds a nice contrast of heat and smokiness. It's like a flavor surprise in your mouth. I love using the Le Petite Baby Carrots from Trader Joe's. They're already trimmed and peeled and cost just a few dollars, which is why they are my go to when it comes to making this recipe.

I'm super lucky to live in walking distance to an amazing local Specialty Spice shop called Christina's. My sister Tia and I wander in there often and find the most amazing spices, beans, rice etc. A while back I picked up some Chipotle Cinnamon Spice Rub and I really fell in love with it. You can find it at most grocery stores in the spice aisle. You can also make it yourself at home. Just mix together the spices together in a small bowl and use as needed.

Here's what you'll need to make your own Chipotle Cinnamon Rub

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons ground dried chipotle pepper

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon salt

Just mix everything together in a small bowl and use as needed. Store it in an airtight container.

Cook Time 30 Minutes


  • About 20 carrots peeled and trimmed

  • 3 tbs of extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tbs of chipotle cinnamon rub

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375*

  2. Place the carrots onto a large sheet pan

  3. Pour on the extra virgin olive oil and the chipotle cinnamon rub and toss to make sure everything is coated.

  4. Cook on the middle oven rack for about 30 minutes making sure to turn them to cook on both sides after about 15 minutes.

  5. Add salt to taste.

Just toss the ingredients on to the sheet pan and add the oil and chipotle rub...That's it

They come out tender and full of flavor!

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