Maple Roasted Roots

Maple Roasted Roots

Bring out the sweetness of this classic roast accompaniment with maple syrup and sprigs of thyme.


  1. 1

    Heat the oven to 200c/ 180c/ Gas 6. Place the vegetables in a large mixing bowl.

  2. 2

    Drizzle the maple syrup and sunflower oil over the vegetables, sprinkle with ground cloves and season to taste. Toss together well and transfer to a large roasting tin.

  3. 3

    Roast for 40 minutes, turning the vegetables halfway through the cooking time. just before serving scatter with the thyme.


  • 800g carrots
  • 800g parsnips
  • 300g shallots
  • 3 tblspn maple syrup
  • 3 tblspn sunflower oil
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 thyme sprigs

Makes 8

Total time required 1 hr

  • Preparation time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 50 mins