Danish Carrot Bread (Gulerødsboller)
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Danish Carrot Buns

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.  
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 50 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
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


  • In a large bowl, dissolve the fresh yeast. If you are using dry yeast then add this in the step together with the flour.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and knead everything into a nice and smooth dough.
  • Cover the bowl with a clean dish towel and set it aside to rise. Let it rise for one hour.
  • Divide the dough into 24 pieces and make them into nice buns. Place the buns on a parchment paper covered oven plate.
  • Let the buns rise for another 30 minutes.
  • Gently brush the buns will a beaten egg and sprinkle them with some extra sunflower seeds.
  • In a 210 C (410 F) hot oven, bake the buns for about 20 minutes.


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