Roasted Carrots with Coconut and Cumin {Gluten Free + Low Fat}

These Roasted Carrots with Coconut and Cumin make a simple, easy, healthy and delicious side dish!

Coconut Cumin Roasted Carrots {Gluten Free + Low Fat} - Food Faith Fitness

Hey, it’s Monday!

Aaaand now you all hate me for reminding you.

How was ya’lls Valentines Day weekend? Did you do anything fun, exciting and totally life-changingly-thrilling-and-romantic?

We did. We ate sushi and we started watching “Breaking Bad.”

I know, we are the most romantic couple to ever walk the face of the planet.

But seriously, have you guys watched this show? Oh. My. Gosh. Goodbye life.

I am not even joking. After we watched 1 episode I was like “hey babe, between trying to keep blogging, going to work, exercising and needing to watch all the seasons, I am probably not gonna have much time to clean our house kay?” And he was all “Totally get it, no worries.”

Coconut Cumin Roasted Carrots {Gluten Free + Low Fat} - Food Faith Fitness

I can just picture us on the couch in front of the tube, cuddled up under a blanket..of cobwebs.

Ya, I went there.

Phew. Now I have got that off my chest and we discuss those orange, ground things otherwise known as carrots.

There’s not a ton to be said about carrots right? They’re orange. They have green things sprouting out the top. They are healthy. They give you good eyes (I guess I should have eaten more growing up) and bunnies like them. Chomp Chomp.

Oh. And they are really really REALLY delicious.

Especially when you roast them in coconut oil and toasted cumin and coriander and then sprinkle on some fresh cilantro.

Coconut Cumin Roasted Carrots {Gluten Free + Low Fat} - Food Faith Fitness

Yes puhlease.

This may be the carrot recipe to end all side dish carrot recipes you guys. I didn’t even have to coax the huberoni into eating his veggies AND we have eaten them multiple times. I know, I feel like I should be all “JK, I AM TOTALLY LYING TO YOU!” But…I am not. It happened, and it was good.

Plus, these are like the easiest thing to happen to the earth since the invention of those frozen “Uncrustable” Pb & J sandwiches. Side note: Those kinda freak me out. A lot. I mean, they are CIRCLES! What kind of sandwich is a circle. Can it even be called a sandwich when it looks like a little Pb & J filled UFO? I think not.

AS always, this is getting off topic quickly.

Do yourself (and me) a favour and change your life in two ways:

1. Watch “breaking Bad”

2. Eat carrot WHILE WATCHING “Breaking Bad.”

Coconut Cumin Roasted Carrots {Gluten Free + Low Fat} - Food Faith Fitness

So much epic in that sentence. Can’t handle it.

P.s There is still time to enter the candy apple red KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway!

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Coconut Cumin Roasted Carrots
 
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Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 16 Small Carrots (About 6 cups of slices)
  • 2 tsps Coriander seeds
  • 2 Tsps Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Garlic, diced
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cilantro, to garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel and cut all the carrots into sticks and set aside.
  3. Heat a small pan to medium/high heat (do not spray with cooking spray or oil) and toasted the coriander and cumin seeds, stiring constantly, until lightly golden and aromatic, only about 1 minute (they burn quickly!)
  4. Crush the toasted seeds and set aside. *
  5. In a large bowl combine the carrot sticks, melted coconut oil and garlic. Stir in the crushed seeds and mix well until the carrots are evenly covered.
  6. Pour the carrots onto a large baking pan so that they are in one layer and have space between each stick. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Bake until golden brown and crispy, about 40-50 minutes, stiring every 20 minutes.
  8. Garnish with cilantro and devour!
Notes
* I find it the easiest to use the bottom corner of a glass cup to crush the spices.

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Comments

  1. says

    We started Breaking Bad last year and instantly became addicted. We’d spend hours in the basement, eyes glued to the television. Oh, and if you haven’t seen Lost, you need to, but I’ll warn you, your life will come to a halt. Um, these carrots–love ‘em! The flavors are perfect.

  2. says

    Your mom got me hooked on Breaking Bad, Taylor. I still feel a bit resentful how I basically lost a month of my life, thanks to her. On the other hand, also grateful, that a month of my life became so riveting…

  3. says

    1) I need to watch Breaking Bad asap. Everybody says it’s so so good! Though my obsession with TWD takes lots of my time now… I don’t know how to find the time to get addicted to more TV programs :—(
    2) And I need these carrots in my life too. Oh My – CARROT FRIES. These sound so great with the cumin!!
    Have a fabulous day! <3

  4. says

    Oooo you are not going to have a life until you are finished watching Breaking Bad, Kev and I were just talking yesterday about how we were like hermit while we were watching it. Are you watching via Netflix?? Because you should totally get on House of Cards too!! So good!

    I’m LOVING these carrots, such a perfect side, and so pretty too!

    • Tate says

      Haha oh man…we are definitely hermits already! We are watching via Netflix! Uh oh…another one to power watch? Maybe post BB!!
      Thanks girlie! :)

  5. says

    I watched the first few episodes of Breaking Bad waaay back when and have been saving it for a rainy day when I can marathon watch alllll the episodes! Definitely must watch BB and munch on these delicious roasted carrots. Coconut oil? YUUUUUM!! :)

  6. says

    I was so lucky because I got tonsillitis when I just started watching breaking bad so I had an absolute marathon (talking 8 episodes a day here!) to get it out of my system, it is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I always snack on raw carrots at work but I’m going to make me some of these for my next batch- look tasty

  7. says

    Breaking Bad is insane! I am pretty sure we spent several weekends in bed watching what Walter was gonna do next – it’s so addicting. These roasted carrots would have been a better snack than Junior Mints to munch on though. Love these yummy carrot sticks!

  8. says

    Breaking Bad is my favorite show of all time. Like, amazing. I’m super impressed that you even got anything productive done once starting the series. On our days off, my wife and I would literally watch like whole seasons at a time! So addicting!

  9. Colleen says

    Breaking Bad is said to be the BEST SERIES EVER MADE!!! You know how we loved it, glad we can finally talk about it, so addicting watching Walt turn more “bad” every season. These carrots looks ah-ma-zing sweetie, will be trying them very soon!!!

  10. says

    We are 2.5 seasons into breaking bad and had to take a pause b/c Ben’s school work was taking a serious hit. I can’t wait to start up again! Also, roasted veggies are my life. Love this fresh spicy twist! You know how to mix it up girl.

  11. says

    Oh my gosh, so jealous you are starting Breaking Bad. That was my favorite show ever! Even more than Lost. I miss it. I had some great weekends watching 3 episodes in a row. The best!

    These carrots sound delicious. I’m a cilantro lover, so these are right up my alley.

  12. says

    Okay let’s talk.
    1. Breaking Bad. Watched half of the first episode (with my MOTHER, mind you) and had to leave the room because it was so intense. Haven’t watched it since.
    2. PB&J Uncrustables? Um, love them. No shame. Granted they are childish UFOs full of nasty preservatives, but I’ll gladly eat those any day
    3. These carrots make carrots look good!

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