Maple Instant Pot Carrots

Maple Instant Pot Carrots– this easy side dish is perfect for holidays and comes together so quickly. I love being able to set them in the pressure cooker and not worry about checking in on them as they cook!

instant pot glazed carrots in a bowl with cinnamon on top

Since Instant Pot Potatoes, Instant Pot Quinoa, and Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes are some of the most popular recipes on my blog, I figured it was time for another easy side dish made in the pressure cooker.

Today we’re making these Maple Instant Pot Carrots. They’re ridiculously easy and perfect for the holidays (is it too soon to be planning my holiday menus??).

Because I wanted these to be as simple as possible, I simple used a big bag of baby carrots so that there was ZERO prep required for this recipe. However, you could also chop up regular carrots and cook those instead.

How to make Maple Instant Pot Carrots:

The ingredients for these carrots is simple:

  • baby carrots
  • maple syrup
  • cinnamon
  • butter (use vegan butter if desired)
  • water

All of the ingredients get mixed together in your instant pot or pressure cooker and set to cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes. Once it’s done cooking, quick release the pressure and ENJOY! SUPER easy, right?

I’m a very big fan of these carrots :D

If you’re looking for more easy instant pot side dishes, I rounded up some of my favorites here-

More Instant Pot Side Dishes:


Maple Instant Pot Carrots

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Easy and delicious Maple Instant Pot Carrots!



  • 2 pounds of baby carrots
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of butter (can sub in vegan butter)


  1. In your instant pot or pressure cooker, combine all of the ingredients and stir to combine. Seal the lid and set the pot to manual high pressure for 4 minutes. Once done, quick release the pressure.
  2. Serve immediately, pouring a little of the extra juices from the pot over the carrots, and ENJOY!

  • Category: side dish
  • Method: instant pot
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: instant pot side dish, holiday side dish, healthy instant pot

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4 comments on “Maple Instant Pot Carrots”

  1. Do you think these would work without the butter?

    • yes for sure! I just like the buttery taste with mine but it would work without the butter just fine. You could also sub it for coconut oil or something like that but it’s not necessary.

  2. The carrots were delicious. I used regular carrots and cut them roughly in baby carrot size. Even so, the carrots were too soft after 4 minutes. When I make them again, I will try them at 3 minutes.

  3. Soooo good!! Used rainbow carrots and cut into wedges. Added 1 T brown sugar, but it did NOT need it! I love carrots that melt in my mouth! Thank you for an easy quick yummy recipe.