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Norwegian chocolate chip rolls with cardamom.

Norwegian cardamom rolls sjokoladeboller

A classic Norwegian recipe to make sweet yeast buns with cardamom and chocolate chips.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Norwegian, Scandinavian
Keyword cardamom rolls, chocolate chip buns, yeast buns
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 659kcal
Author Eva | Electric Blue Food


  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer with hook attachment
  • Kitchen scale
  • Baking tray
  • Spatula or wooden spoon


  • 450 g flour
  • 250 ml milk + 3 tbsp, divided
  • 75 g sugar
  • 13 g fresh yeast or dry yeast equivalent
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom finely ground
  • 75 g butter softened, cubed
  • 75 g chocolate chips


  • Warm the milk to lukewarm (about 20°C). Crumble the fresh yeast in the milk and stir to dissolve.
  • Combine the flour, sugar and finely ground cardamom in a mixing bowl. Pour in the milk and yeast mixture. Mix with an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the softened butter little by little, always mixing to incorporate.
  • Stop the mixer and add the chocolate chips. Stir them in with a rubber spatula. Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for 1 1/2 hour.
  • After the first rise, take the dough out of the bowl. Divide it into 9 smaller balls aiming for the same weight. It is easy to weigh the dough and divide its weight by 9.
  • Place the 9 balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, gently flattening their bottom. Let proof for 45 minutes.
  • Gently brush 3 tbsp milk on top of each ball to moisten them before baking. Alternatively you can use eggwash, which will give the buns a shinier finish.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven at 225°C (440°F) for 12 minutes.


Enjoy the Norwegian cardamom rolls either warm from the oven, or cooled to room temperature. While many people love when the yeast flavour is enhanced by a higher serving temperature, I enjoy my cardamom buns most when they have completely cooled. Nothing beats the crunch of a chocolate chip, when you bite into one.


Calories: 659kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 5mg