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Vegan and Sugar free date glazed carrots. This was a childhood favorite of mine, and the dates add just the right touch of sweetness and caramel flavor.
Make the date syrup before preparing the carrots.
Place dates in a medium or large bowl. Bring water to a simmer and pour over the dates. Let the dates sit in the water until the water is cool enough to blend, about 30 minutes. Pour the dates and water into a blender and blend on high until smooth. Strain if desired. Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.
Slice the carrots into coins no thicker than 1/4 inch. Remove the thyme leaves from the stems and lightly chop.
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with on-stick spray if using. Add the carrots to the pan along with a couple tablespoons of water and sauté for 1 minute, tossing or stirring occasionally. Add the thyme leaves and another tablespoon or two of water and sauté for about 30 seconds. Add the date syrup and 1/4 cup of water and bring the mixture to a simmer and cook while stirring occasionally until most of the moisture has evaporated and the carrots are coated with the reduced date syrup.
Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a covered container for up to 4 days.