Healthy Air-Fryer Sweet & Spicy Carrots Recipe

Jan 12 2024
Don’t get bored and lazy with veggies… Get creative! With just THREE main ingredients and a few basic seasonings, you can give healthy baby carrots a sweet ‘n certainly spicy spin. If you like a bit of heat, you’ll love these! (If you don’t, reduce the spice amounts.)

Hungry Girl's Healthy Air-Fryer Sweet & Spicy Carrots Recipe

Print Air-Fryer Sweet & Spicy Carrots Print

1/2 of recipe (about 1 cup): 118 calories, 7g total fat (1g sat. fat), 392mg sodium, 13.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 6g sugars, 1.5g protein

Click for WW Points® value*

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes


1 tbsp. olive oil

1 packet natural no-calorie sweetener

1 tsp. chili powder

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp. salt

2 cups (about 12 oz.) baby carrots, halved lengthwise


In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except carrots. Mix well. Add halved carrots, and toss to coat.

Spray an air fryer with non-aerosol nonstick spray. (Or use a liner like this one.)

Place carrots in the air fryer. Set air fryer to 380°F (or the nearest degree). Cook until tender on the inside and lightly browned and crispy on the outside, about 12 minutes, flipping halfway through if needed.


Oven Alternative: Bake at 400ºF for 25–27 minutes, until tender on the inside and lightly browned and crispy on the outside.

HG Tip: Mix up a quick & cooling dip to go with your spicy carrots! Stir some chopped fresh cilantro and seasonings into plain Greek yogurt while the carrots cook.

Hungry for More Healthy Air-Fryer Veggies?

After you make this recipe for sweet and spicy carrots, consider these next on the docket…

Chew on this:

Today, January 12th, is National Curried Chicken Day. We found Sukhi’s Chicken Coconut Curry with Mango at Costco, but it’s at other markets too. Spoon it over cauliflower rice for an easy meal in minutes!

Share this healthy recipe for Air-Fryer Sweet & Spicy Carrots right away!


We may receive affiliate compensation from some of these links. Prices and availability are subject to change.

We may have received free samples of food, which in no way influences whether these products are reviewed favorably, unfavorably, mentioned with indifference, or mentioned at all. Click for more about our editorial and advertising policies.

*The WW Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by WW International, Inc., the owner of the Points® trademark.

Questions on the WW Points® values listed? Click here.

Hungry Girl provides general information about food and lifestyle. This information and any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. Click here for more information.