Heat a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add olive oil and garlic and cook for 30 second.
Add carrots to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 6 minutes, stirring very occasionally. The less you stir, the more caramelization you will get.
After 6 minutes, add the maple syrup and dijon mustard. Stir to combine and continue cooking, stirring occasionally until the carrots are caramelized and cooked to your preferred texture. 4-7 more minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in parsley if using and serve!