Carrot Poppy Spelt Dinner Rolls

If you enjoy good hot rolls, then these healthy and delicious yeast carrot dinner rolls are for you. Serve them with some creamy carrot soup!

  • 230 g Whole spelt flour
  • 120 g Spelt #630 flour©angiesrecipes
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 5 g Sea salt
  • 6 g Instant dried yeast
  • 190 ml Warm milk
  • 25 g Butter, melted
  • 70 g Carrots, finely grated
  • 2 tsp Poppy seed
  • 1/2 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp Water
  1. Mix the flours, brown sugar, salt and instant dried yeast in the bowl of your stand mixer with the dough hook attachment. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk and melted butter. Stir until combined. Mix in the carrots, poppy seeds and and stir until a soft dough forms.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 5-7 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.Put the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Divide the dough into 15 pieces, about 48 grams each. Shape into balls and place on an 9-inch springform pan lined with parchment paper. Cover with a tea towel. Proof until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  4. About 20 minutes before baking, heat oven to 190C/375F. Beat egg with water. Brush egg wash onto the risen rolls. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until rolls are golden brown color. Remove rolls from pan and cool on a wire rack.


srividhya Ravikumar 23/10/10 06:56

looks very yummy dear and as usual lovely picture too..

Treat and Trick 23/10/10 07:47

Really soft and healthy rolls, wanna some with my coffee..

zurin 23/10/10 08:54

These are the best looking rolls Ive seen ! gorgeous.

Happy Cook 23/10/10 10:47

I love hot rolls espcially with shoup and this looks so so good.

Nadji 23/10/10 10:55

Des petits pains certainement délicieux.
Il faut les essayer.
See soon.

Cherine 23/10/10 11:01

Wow these rolls are amazing!

Pegasuslegend 23/10/10 11:24

amazing professinal looking rolls my goodness these are gorgeous!

January 23/10/10 12:04

omg... they look perfect! i wish i can taste one now, i'm craving :(

Dimah 23/10/10 12:24

These rolls look so beautiful and perfect!

Honey Bee Sweets 23/10/10 12:47

Love love love these golden wholesome dinner rolls! Jot down now, next look for wholewheat spelt flour.. :))

Jess @ Bakericious 23/10/10 12:53

I love the brown shinning top of the buns, looks like inviting my teeth to bite into it :)

My Little Space 23/10/10 13:04

Such a cool add! I'm sure these rolls couldn't last long on your dinner table. haha... Give me a call if you two can't finish them! ^_^ Hey, have a great weekend.

kitchen flavours 23/10/10 13:43

Beautiful looking rolls! Looks really soft! Wish you could roll some over to me! ^..^

Joanne 23/10/10 14:01

My lord do these look AMAZING angie! And I lvoe that they're stuffed with healthy ingredients.

Priya 23/10/10 14:59

Cute and prefectly baked dinner rolls..yummmm!

Chef E 23/10/10 15:04

Could you drive me any wilder with these photos? Yes, add a big blob of melting butter on one and I am diving in here, lol! You would love it around here, I have gone seafood nuts! Just wait...

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 23/10/10 15:37

Oh, these look so good and the list of ingredients sound fantastic. These would be delicious with soup!

Passionate About Baking 23/10/10 15:46

Wow Angie, these rolls looked so pretty and nice. They are so special. I love this combination!

Lea Ann 23/10/10 16:07

ohmy These look wonderful! Another bookmarked! Beautiful photos Angie.

Anncoo 23/10/10 16:30

Angie, you're really an expert on this :) Love the color and texture of this dinner roll. So perfect!

Claudia 23/10/10 16:40

The warmth of the beautifully browned muffins just shine through. And the soft,moist interior. Truly lovely.

A Canadian Foodie 23/10/10 16:45

You are the MOST creative dinner bun person I know. There is always something yummy and unexpected in your dinner rolls. I love your creativity and your posts have certainly enriched my dinner table buns, too!
(And made the ones I sit on, bigger!)

Susi 23/10/10 17:06

I love anything with poppy seeds and your rolls look exceptionally good! Great twist on dinner rolls :o)

Monet 23/10/10 17:11

I've made carrot rolls before, and I've made poppy seed rolls before, but I've never thought to combine the two. Such a brilliant blending! Thank you for sharing. These would be great alongside a thanksgiving meal.

Ananda Rajashekar 23/10/10 18:47

oh gorgeous 2nd pic, would binge on it with bowl of soup!

Baking Barrister 23/10/10 19:10

These are awesome. They look pretty light an airy, a feat for spelt.

Spoon and Chopsticks 23/10/10 20:52

They look so perfectly done. I'm really impressed by your baking skills.

Rachana 23/10/10 21:32

Wow!!! These rolls look awesome. Simply Wow!

Belinda @zomppa 23/10/10 22:14

A healthy indulgence - would get full on these and skip the meal.

Marisa 23/10/10 23:56

I love how you can just pull these apart. I honestly think that they look perfect inside and out!

Anna's Table 24/10/10 00:05

Perfect dinner rolls and such an interesting combination with the carrot and poppy seeds.

Dishesdone 24/10/10 00:29

Those are gorgeous looking rolls!

aipi 24/10/10 03:21

Isn't making bread at home is simply the best thing ever..they came out really perfect!

US Masala

Heavenly Housewife 24/10/10 09:59

Wow, those look wonderful. I can just imagine how delicious they would taste hot out of the oven with a little (or a lot) of butter :D
Hope you are having a great weekend.
*kisses* HH

Faith 24/10/10 16:09

Your rolls are perfectly light and fluffy! Adding carrot was a great idea!

Velva 24/10/10 16:23

I could easily eat every one of those rolls-I can imagine warm carrot yeast rolls with warm butter oh how delightful!

Emily Z 24/10/10 17:03

There's nothing better than fresh, hot dinner rolls and these sound delicious!

Fimère 24/10/10 17:42

très intéressant et bien appétissant, j'aime beaucoup l'ajout des pavot
bonne journée

☺lani☺ 24/10/10 19:55

I feel like getting one :), looks really good! Happy Week ahead!

Chef Dennis 24/10/10 22:39

Those dinner rolls look perfect! I have not used spelt flour, it looks like it was a good addition, the color and texture looks amazing, and your images are just breath taking!

The Comfort of Cooking 24/10/10 23:49

These look wonderful, Angie! What a creative idea to incorporate carrots into dinner rolls. I bet these will be a Thanksgiving favorite for a lot of people!

pigpigscorner 24/10/10 23:54

Your breads always look so beautiful! *jealous*

HoHoHo 25/10/10 00:01

Rolls looks nice and soft and I want 1 now please...:)

Lisa 25/10/10 02:21

I never imagined that carrots could be used in dinner rolls. But, your rolls have such a gorgeous orange color and must taste fantastic.

Reeni 25/10/10 02:58

I'm a big fan of carrots and poppy seeds! I feel like you made them just for me! Delicious, Angie!

OohLookBel 25/10/10 03:46

Spelt is such a healthy grain, and those buns look so delicious. I wish I didn't have the 'curse of yeast' hanging over me - anything I make with yeast NEVER works!

Hettar7 25/10/10 04:23

Yumm numm numm. These look good. They sound good. I get they will taste good. I've never tried spelt flour before, but there's always a first time. Thanks for posting these. I can never resist bread. I'm eating Pumpernickle with butter on it now.

Elin 25/10/10 04:26

Angie...great rolls you have there and healthy too. I shall add carrot and poppy to my buns the next time I make them... mouth-eatering already just drooling at it :)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 25/10/10 05:08

I really like the taste and texture of poppy seeds. These rolls look perfect :).

alison 25/10/10 10:32

yummy rolls and pictures are perfect!

Cheah 25/10/10 11:10

Gosh, they're so lovely, would be great with some curry chicken!

Peanutts 25/10/10 11:43

wow! that looks beautiful :) ,The top all nice and golden and soft inside :)

Christine@Christine's Recipes 25/10/10 13:08

Yes, they are for me. I love the smell of freshly baked dinner rolls coming out from oven. :)

Suchitra 25/10/10 14:15

OMG, the rolls look fluffy and amazing- Carrot and poppy seeds are a great twist to these rolls!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 25/10/10 14:58

Ahhh, heavenly carb-acious bundles! The carrots make them truly special!

Jenn 25/10/10 15:23

mmmmmmmmm...these look lovely!!! Warm and delicious!!

jennaseverythingblog 25/10/10 17:33

Oh man . . . nothing says 'home' to me like a plate of hot rolls. Yum! Great pix too!

Jo 25/10/10 17:39

Must have been delicious cause they look really good and soft.

Miss Meat and Potatoes 25/10/10 21:28

Oh my goodness these are most certainly special. And SO timely. What is it with cooler weather making one crave doughy, bready things? Thanks for sharing.

Magic of Spice 25/10/10 23:51

These are just gorgeous...always a danger for me, I would eat these until there was no more room for my dinner :)

Krishnaveni 26/10/10 01:05

wow that bread looks extremely beautiful

Chow and Chatter 26/10/10 03:01

wow you make the best breads can smell it from here :-)

Christine 26/10/10 03:11

Hello! I'm dying to make these but am wondering if you can help to give any more information on the flours. I believe I can get a hold of the whole spelt flour, but I'm wondering what that other one is - #360 spelt? Can you give me any clues about what to look for here in the U.S. - is it more finely ground, or more of a "white" spelt (like whole wheat flour vs. whole wheat pastry flour)?

Evan @swEEts 26/10/10 04:04

These look absolutely delicious.. I need to buy some spelt flour the next time I'm at Whole Foods! I wish I could put my hand through the screen and bite into one of these.

Dee 26/10/10 04:20

These look wonderful! There is nothing better than warm rolls right out of the oven.

Biren @ Roti n Rice 26/10/10 04:47

I like those rolls. They look like they have a very tender crumb...yummy!

Angie's Recipes 26/10/10 07:19

Spelt #630 has 11% (more or less) protein content, so something like "white" spelt, if you could find spelt pastry flour, would be great too.

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) 26/10/10 07:57

Your breads look absolutely amazing! so fluffy and soft. Love the flavour combos too!

LimeCake 26/10/10 11:18

wow these look delicious! incredible texture and flavour!

Sanjeeta kk 26/10/10 11:31

Exotic is the only word coming to my mind after looking at these gorgeous baked goodies. Lovely recipe, Angie.

Foodessa 26/10/10 14:11

I've always disliked those pesky poppy seeds...however...I love the beautiful turnout of those rolls. Angie, you're such a talented baker...wish you'd live closer ;o)so that we could share our talents in the cuisine!

Ciao for now,

Devaki 26/10/10 16:23

I am speechless Angie - Those rolls are knock 'em dead! I have to make these soon :)

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Stella 27/10/10 00:18

Angie, your breads always look so perfect and wonderful. I might try this, as I read that I should be making my own bread in order to be organically savvy in terms of my pocket book;)!

Hearty Bakes 27/10/10 08:31

now, im really craving for that yummy looking buns with a bowl of soup! Looks pillowy soft,fluffy and like a blooming flower!

A Thought For Food 27/10/10 18:32

My goodness! This looks wonderful! Homemade bread really is the best, isn't it?

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 28/10/10 03:01

Beautiful rolls - wonderful crust and incredible texture!

claire 8/11/10 15:59

There are gorgeous! i just happened across your blog and i love it!

Bren 13/11/10 03:56

What a beautiful color for these rolls. Move over packaged dinner rolls!


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