Danish Carrot Bread (Gulerødsboller)
Danish Carrot Buns
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 50 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins

Very traditional and famous Danish carrot buns. They are perfect for breakfast, lunch or maybe as a sidedish for dinner. They are moist, filling and super delicious.  

Course: Bread
Cuisine: Danish
Servings: 24 buns
  • 50 g fresh yeast (2 oz)
  • 5.5 dl water lukewarm
  • 80 g sunflower seeds
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 250 g carrots
  • 1000 g all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • extra sunflower seeds for decoration
  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the fresh yeast. If you are using dry yeast then add this in the step together with the flour.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and knead everything into a nice and smooth dough.
  3. Cover the bowl with a clean dish towel and set it aside to rise. Let it rise for one hour.
  4. Divide the dough into 24 pieces and make them into nice buns. Place the buns on a parchment paper covered oven plate.
  5. Let the buns rise for another 30 minutes.
  6. Gently brush the buns will a beaten egg and sprinkle them with some extra sunflower seeds.

  7. In a 210 C (410 F) hot oven, bake the buns for about 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Let the buns cool off a little before serving them with cold butter, homemade jam or slices of cheese.