Healthified carrot buns with chia seeds and hemp seeds
As I have shared a couple of times before (e.g. right here and here), I absolutely LOVE bread, but I also try to eat it in moderation (I know, so boring!) or try to make healthified versions, which sadly often doesn’t turn out too great, but these carrot buns are definitely the exception! I absolutely love how these turned out, they’re just so delicious even though they do not contain any wheat flour, butter etc. and they’re super filling as well + full of goodies like carrots, oats, chia seeds and hemp seeds! I really like it when carrot buns are slightly sweet though, so I have considered adding a little bit of honey the next time I make them – I will give you an update when I have tried it! :)
The recipe is based on this recipe by Katharina from Beetroot Bakery, but I changed it up a little and made my own version. If you are not already following her, then make sure to check her out! I have tried a whole bunch of her recipes (which is rare for me, I’m the worst at following recipes) and they all turned out so well! :)
Ingredients – yields 8-9 buns:
3 deciliter (1 + 1/4 cup) lukewarm water
25 grams (0.88 ounce) baker’s yeast (block) or 1 tablespoon dry yeast
3 deciliter (1 + 1/4 cup) buckwheat flour
2 large carrots, grated
3 deciliter (1 + 1/4 cup) rolled oats
125 gram (4.4 ounces) cottage cheese
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 tablespoons chia seeds (buy it right here or here, affiliate links)
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- Start by dissolving the yeast in bowl with the lukewarm water. Then while stirring add in the egg, buckwheat flour, oats, cottage cheese, salt, hemp seeds, chia seeds and grated carrot.
- Mix everything well together, cover the bowl and set it aside to rise for about an hour.
- Divide the dough into 8-9 buns, I used a spoon as the dough is very sticky and just placed and shaped them directly on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- Sprinkle the buns with chia seeds and bake them in a preheated oven at 200 c // 400 f for about 20-25 minutes until the buns are lightly golden.