Healthy buns which could be used for breakfast or lunch. Great for kids' lunch box. Very typical kind of bun from Scandinavia. The yeast used is fresh yeast (also called wet yeast), but dry yeast might work as well.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
18 mins
45 mins
1 hr 23 mins
1 dozen


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Warm 1 cup milk in a large saucepan over low heat until it reaches room temperature, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in yeast until dissolved. Mix in egg, olive oil, sugar, and salt.

  • Stir half of the flour into the saucepan. Add carrots and sunflower seeds. Stir in remaining flour until dough is sticky. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

  • Divide dough into 12 pieces; roll into small buns. Arrange buns on the prepared baking sheet. Cover and let rise until puffy, about 15 minutes.

  • Brush tops of buns with 1 tablespoon milk.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 17 minutes.

Cook's Note:

For a more rustic look, dust buns with a bit of flour before the second rise.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; protein 7.2g 14% DV; carbohydrates 39.4g 13% DV; fat 7.3g 11% DV; cholesterol 17.2mg 6% DV; sodium 216.8mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
These were nice rolls. Had them as a side for soup and also use with a turkey burger. I would recommend using 1 1/2t of salt... they were just a little bland for me. I topped some with carrots some with sunflower seeds and some with a seasoning blend that had poppy sesame seeds garlic and salt Read More