Carrot Bread

Carrot Bread

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Our sunflower seed carrot bread makes you rediscover the joy of homemade bread. It is an easy recipe that combines the sweetness of carrots with the rustic crunch of sunflower seeds in a moist and flavourful dough. This loaf, simple to prepare yet rich in flavour, is perfect for any meal, whether as a delicious breakfast, a satisfying snack during the day, or as a side for dinner.


Step 1
  • Warm milk until lukewarm, maximum 37°C.
Step 2
  • Crumble yeast into a bowl and pour the milk over it. Stir until the yeast has dissolved.
Step 3
  • Add butter, salt, honey, carrots, and most of the flour. Knead the dough until it feels smooth and elastic.
Step 4
  • Let it rise under a cloth for about 30 minutes.
Step 5
  • Preheat the oven to 225°C (conventional oven).
Step 6
  • Knead the dough smooth on a floured work surface and divide it into three parts. Shape them into round loaves.
Step 7
  • Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Let them rise for about 20 minutes.
Step 8
  • Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sunflower seeds and herb salt. Bake in the middle of the oven for 15-20 minutes.
Step 9
  • Let the loaves cool on a rack under a dishcloth.

When you make the dough, the exact amount of flour needed may vary, so use the texture of the dough as your guide. Gradually add the remaining flour until the dough is no longer excessively sticky and achieves a smooth, elastic consistency. It should be soft and pliable but not too wet or sticky to handle. This will leave you with the perfect balance between moistness and structure, which is everything you can dream of in homemade carrot bread.


Arla Cravendale Semi-skimmed milk
500 ml
50 g
Butter (room temperature)
25 g
2 tsp
2 tbsp
Finely grated carrots
300 g
Whole wheat flour
780 g
Sunflower kernels
50 g
Herb salt
½ tbsp

Try our recipe for carrot bread

If you dream of a moist, freshly baked loaf of bread, you cannot go wrong with our carrot bread. We transform humble carrots into a bakery masterpiece, decorating each loaf with sunflower seeds before baking. With its moist and appetising texture, enhanced by the nutty crunch of the seeds on top, it makes for an exquisite blend of flavours and textures − and all you need to make it is some basic ingredients and our easy recipe.

With a delicate bite from decorative sunflower seeds

Sometimes, decoration acts as more than just a visual treat. The sunflower seeds on top not only bring a decorative touch but also infuse each slice with a subtle crunchiness. These seeds are more than just an embellishment; they add depth and slightly toasted notes.

A moist carrot bread to serve at any time of day

This bread is versatile enough to be enjoyed at any time of the day. Be it for breakfast, a mid-day snack, or as a side to your dinner served with cold butter, this delightful loaf with carrots and decorative sunflower seeds is just what you need. Its moistness, thanks to the finely grated carrots, makes it a sweet treat that is perfect for cold butter, chocolate spread, jam, and thick slices of cheese. Cannot get enough of baking with carrots? Explore more recipes with this versatile vegetable, for example, our Easter-inspired carrot chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting or these mini carrot muffins decorated with beautiful carrot roses.

Ideas for adjusting the recipe

You can easily tailor the carrot bread to your taste. Consider replacing honey with syrup for a different kind of sweetness. For a twist in texture and flavour, substitute wheat flour with rye grains. This creates a loaf with a delightfully dense and hearty texture, accompanied by a rich, deep flavour that is characteristic of rye, transforming it into a more rustic and flavourful experience. For those who love experimenting, try adding raisins for a sweet chewiness or various seeds for an extra crunch. You can also add sunflower seeds to the dough, so you get the chewy and nutty feeling inside the loaf as well as on top. Chopped walnuts will also add a delicious, nutty, and warm flavour as well as crunch. For a bit of sweetness, try adding cinnamon which goes perfectly with the carrots, making for a sweet and moist bread perfect for breakfast and brunch. And why not shape and bake the dough as buns for a more individual serving size? Depending on the size of the buns, you will get 35-45 buns for three loaves of bread. You can also make one or two loaves of carrot bread, then make the rest into buns.