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Copycat Cheesecake Factory Honey Wheat Bread

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If you have ever been to the Cheesecake Factory to eat and have scarfed down basket after basket of their delicious honey wheat bread, then you will be excited to hear about my newest recipe — Copycat Cheesecake Factory Honey Wheat Bread.

This post was originally published on May 12, 2016, and had been recently updated with new photos and recipe suggestions.

This is my ALL time favorite bread on the planet and being able to make it from the comfort of my own home is perfect.

It uses just a few simple ingredients and before you know it — you will have a huge batch of this bread. The best part? It freezes well so if you make a double batch, you can have fresh bread for weeks.

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It is super easy to throw together and bake during the day so that when you serve dinner that night, you will have a very aromatic and scrumptious bread to have with dinner

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Beware though, because this bread is SUPER addicting. You will not be able to eat just one piece. You will want to eat the entire thing.

The entire thing — seriously.

Your house will fill with the smell of molasses and fresh-baked bread. You will definitely thank me for making this recipe for you. If you really want to kick it up for dinner, make sure to make my Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles, or if you're feeling spunky, try making my Sushi with Eel Sauce.

Once it comes out of the oven though, slice you a piece off and top with a pat of real butter. Oh my goodness! Your mouth will water from the first bite!

For me, baking bread is so therapeutic. I love baking and being in the kitchen. It brings a sense of peace and calm to my soul and the best part? I get to make recipes like this, and homemade bread is my favorite.

Absolutely nothing beats the smell and taste of a warm freshly baked bread right off the oven that is covered in homemade butter. It’s heavenly and amazing!

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Yield: 3 loaves

Copycat Cheesecake Factory Honey Wheat Bread

Copycat Cheesecake Factory Honey Wheat Bread

If you love that delicious brown bread that they serve at Cheesecake Factory, you will love this copycat version. Nothing beats a slice of warm bread with homemade butter.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • rolled oats for topping

Instructions

  1. In your KitchenAid stand mixer, combine all the flours, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and yeast. Set aside.
  2. Now, mix together the warm water, butter, molasses, and honey. You can do this in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. In the middle of your dry ingredients, make a hole so that you can pour the water mixture in. You can do this in the stand mixer bowl with your KitchenAid mixer. Mix until the dough comes together.
  4. Take the dough out of the bowl and begin to knead by hand. Do this for 5-8 minutes. If you want though, you can do it in the mixer but I like being able to knead the bread some. You may need to add some flour to your surface for kneading if the dough is too sticky.
  5. Take another bowl and oil it with 1 tablespoon of oil. Place the ball of dough inside and roll it around in the oil coating all sides, then cover with plastic wrap and set aside to rise for 2 hours.
  6. Divide the dough into 3 pieces. Roll each piece out into about a 9-inch log. Take a baking sheet and line with parchment paper and place the loaves on the baking sheet.
  7. Sprinkle a bit of rolled oats on top of each loaf. At this point, you can take a sharp knife and score the top of each loaf. Do not do it deep. Just a slight score is all that is needed.
  8. Cover with more plastic wrap and set the loaves aside to rise for 30 minutes.
  9. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Bake the loaves for 30 minutes. When done, cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 285mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 5g

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Sharon

Monday 1st of March 2021

Hi there I’m about to make your bread for the first time. I always loved the taste of the Cheesecake Factory bread so delighted to have found your recipe. Question, I only have fresh yeast- would this be ok- how much would I need to use? Look forward to hearing from you Kind regards Sharon

Melanie

Friday 26th of February 2021

My dough did not rise. My yeast is good and my house is warm. I followed the recipe exactly. Any ideas?

Jennifer Sikora

Monday 1st of March 2021

If your dough did not rise, you could have killed it with too hot of water, or the yeast was not good. Those are usually the only two reasons that yeast will not rise in bread.

Rida

Friday 19th of February 2021

Can I use 3 1/2 cups of strong wholewheat bread flour instead of the two types you have mentioned in the recipe?

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 19th of February 2021

I am pretty sure you could. I have not tried it but I think it would be fine.

Tabatha

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

Totally novice baker who wants to try this recipe but doesn’t have a kitchenaid. Should I combine the wet and dry ingredients by hand until it comes together or mix it with a handheld mixer? I know I’m going to have to knead it by hand for a little bit (10-15 minutes?), but what about the initial combining of ingredients?

Thanks!!

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 19th of February 2021

I would do it by hand. I think if you do it with a handheld mixer that it might be too thick and burn your mixer up.

Chloe

Sunday 7th of February 2021

This was such a great recipe. I had to use maple syrup instead of molasses but it worked out well. I don't know if it looks how it should but it tastes great :-)

Chloe

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

@Jennifer Sikora, I ate the whole thing myself. I'm not sorry

Jennifer Sikora

Monday 8th of February 2021

So glad you liked it. I bet that maple syrup gave it a delicious taste.

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