Maple Roasted Roots

Roasted roots meal in front of “The Story of the Root Children” by Sibylle von Olfers.

In Maine and across North East America, March is the season for maple syrup. Cold nights and warm days wake up the maple trees and the sap begins to run. Take advantage of this special time of year by using maple syrup to sweeten up winter root vegetables.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Next, chop an assortment of root vegetables—about 3 cups. These could include :

Raw root vegetables tossed in maple syrup, butter, and sea salt.
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Rutabaga
  • Potatoes
  • Beets

Then, toss with

  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup
  • Pinch of sea salt

Roast in your preheated oven for 25 minutes or until browned

The finished product: Maple Roasted Roots.

Enjoy making some maple memories!
We’d love to see how YOUR delicious treat turned out. Share your creation on Facebook and Instagram using #CookingByKidsforKids or by tagging us!

Samantha Connelly, Educator
Brittany Liscord,, Educator & Community Engagement Coordinator