Make the popular bread at home! This Outback Steakhouse Copycat Honey Wheat Bread recipe is an easy way to have the famous bread – no restaurant required!
We don’t go to sit-down restaurants very often, but when we do, it’s all about which restaurant has the best bread.
My husband, though, would probably tell you it’s about which place has the best steak. Boo! Bread wins out every time for me.
This recipe is nearly an exact copycat of one of my favorite breads. So, now I can eat all of the yummy bread I want without any of that steak business getting in the way (Kidding! I love the steak, too!).
Caramel color substitute
I’ve gotten quite a few questions about substitutions for the caramel color. I have tried using molasses, and it works well.
You can also use honey in place of the caramel color for a slightly sweeter bread.
How to store honey wheat bread
Store in a resealabe container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
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Outback Steakhouse Copycat Honey Wheat Bread
- 2 ½ cups warm water (100°-110°F)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons caramel color¹
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3 ½ cups whole-wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder²
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2-3 cups bread flour
- rolled oats (for dusting loaves)
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitter with a dough hook, stir together water, oil, caramel color, and honey until mixed well.
- Add wheat flour to water mixture.
- Add cocoa, yeast, and salt, and stir until blended.
- Allow mixture sit for 10 minutes.
- Stir in bread flour, one cup at a time, until dough clings to hook and almost clears the sides of mixer, about 3-4 minutes.
- Cover bowl with greased plastic wrap.
- Allow dough to rise in the bowl until doubled, about 30-60 minutes.
- Divide into 2 pieces.
- Cover each piece with greased plastic wrap, and let dough rest for 5 minutes.
- Shape pieces into loaves, and sprinkle with oats.
- Place each loaf in a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan.
- Let dough rise until doubled, about 30-60 minutes.
- Toward the end of the rising time, preheat oven to 350 F.
- Bake at for 30-40 minutes.
- Check out notes above the recipe for substitutions.
- Using Dutch-processed cocoa powder will give you a darker loaf.
- Recipe makes two loaves.
- Nutrition facts are estimates.
adapted from Frieda Loves Bread