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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 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 copycat bread from Cheesecake Factory

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The best part? It freezes well so if you make a double batch, you can have fresh bread for weeks.

Fresh rolled bread. Waiting for the final rise before baking

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.

Copycat Cheesecake Factory Honey Wheat Bread fresh out of the oven.

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.

Copycat Cheesecake Honey Wheat Bread

Sliced cheesecake factory honey wheat bread with butter

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!

Sliced cheesecake factory honey wheat bread

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

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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


  • 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


  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:



Serving Size:


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

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Saturday 30th of December 2023

Wow, this looks amazing and I know how good it is as it's one of my favorites! However, I am having some sensitivities to gluten. Have you (or anyone else) tried making it gluten-free and if so, what kind of flour would you suggest using instead of the whole wheat? Any other suggestions?

Jennifer Sikora

Monday 1st of January 2024

Hi Dianne I have not made this gluten free but I am sure you could sub out all purpose one to one gluten free flour and it would probably work the same. The taste and color might be a bit different but it can be made the same way.

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Saturday 23rd of December 2023

[…] addition to this delectable main course, I also prepared a stunning replica of the Cheesecake Factory bread. Served with warm butter and a side salad, it was truly a feast for the taste buds. For your […]

Tammie G

Friday 17th of November 2023

I’m trying the recipe with rye flour instead of whole wheat. The dough was very sticky during kneading. Hoping it turns out. From what I read about rye flour the bread may be more dense. We’ll see :)

Jennifer Sikora

Sunday 19th of November 2023

Let us know how it turns out!

Paige Slackta

Thursday 26th of October 2023

So, I’m not sure what went wrong with this recipe.. the ingredients would not come together. I mixed it my stand up mixer and nothing would happen. It was just a wet gloppy mess. I measured everything correctly and followed the instructions.

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 27th of October 2023

I am sorry Paige. I have never had that happen before. My advice is to try again. Sometimes the second time on any recipe is the keeper.


Thursday 19th of October 2023

Can I use this dough to make loaf bread for sandwiches? If so, do I do anything different?

Jennifer Sikora

Thursday 19th of October 2023

I am sure you could. I don't think you should have to do anything different.

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