Delicious Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread Recipe

Hello there, foodies! Today, I am thrilled to share with you a fantastic recipe that will satisfy your craving for Outback Steakhouse’s famous Honey Wheat Bushman bread. Not only is this recipe a fantastic copycat Outback Steakhouse bread, but this version is also gluten-free while retaining the same quality taste and texture that you have come to love.

I know it can be quite challenging to find recipes that tick all the boxes when it comes to flavor, nutrition, and overall appeal. That’s why I’m excited to share this Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread recipe with you! The combination of honey and molasses gives it the perfect sweetness that complements the nutty flavor of whole wheat flour.

Whether you’re someone who follows a gluten-free diet or not, this recipe is worth trying. You don’t need to go out to an expensive restaurant to enjoy this Outback Steakhouse bread; instead, you can make it in your own kitchen. Trust me; once you whip up a batch, everyone in your house will fall in love with it – just like I did!

So get ready to roll up your sleeves and follow me into the kitchen. Let’s get started on making this amazing Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread – the perfect addition to any meal or snack time!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread (Gluten Free)
Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread (Gluten Free)

Are you tired of the same old boring gluten-free bread options? Look no further! This Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread (Gluten Free) Recipe is a game-changer in the world of gluten-free bread.

This recipe is perfect for anyone who has been missing the classic taste of honey wheat bread. The combination of honey, butter, and milk in this recipe form the perfect base for a warm and hearty loaf that will remind you of the Outback Steakhouse’s famous brown bread.

Not only is this recipe gluten-free, but it’s also dairy-free! It uses coconut milk instead of regular milk, making it more accessible to those with dietary restrictions. And with xanthan gum added to the mix, this bread has a texture that’s hard to beat.

But perhaps the best part about this recipe is how easy it is to make! With simple ingredients like sorghum flour, cornstarch, and garbanzo flour that are easily found in most supermarkets, you can whip up a batch of this delicious bread in no time.

So what are you waiting for? If you’re looking for a gluten-free bread recipe that actually tastes like real bread, give this Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread (Gluten Free) Recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 Sink your teeth into this delicious gluten-free bread
Sink your teeth into this delicious gluten-free bread

Let’s take a look at the ingredients needed to make this delicious Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread, which is gluten-free! You may already have some of them in your pantry. Here’s what you’ll need:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp xanthan gum (this will help with the texture)
  • ¼ cup instant coffee
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 cups warm water (100 – 110°F)
  • 2 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 cups honey (divided)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • Food coloring (optional)

Note: make sure that all the ingredients are measured out correctly to get the best results.

The Recipe How-To

 A bread so good, you won't even know it's gluten-free
A bread so good, you won’t even know it’s gluten-free

Now that we have the ingredients ready, let’s start making this delicious Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread.

Step 1: Activate the Yeast

Take a large mixing bowl and combine 1 cup tapioca flour, 1 cup brown rice flour, ½ cup sorghum flour, 2 tbsp granulated sugar, 1 tbsp instant coffee, and 1 tbsp active dry yeast. Give it a quick whisk to evenly distribute everything.

Now add in 2 cups warm water (100-110°F) and 2 cups honey (warm or at room temperature). Give it another quick mix and set aside for about 5-10 minutes. This will allow the yeast to activate and become frothy.

Step 2: Combine Dry Ingredients

In another mixing bowl, combine ¾ cup cornstarch, ¼ cup garbanzo flour, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 4 tsp xanthan gum, and ½ tsp salt. Whisk until everything is uniformly blended together.

Step 3: Mix the Dough

Once the yeast mixture is foamy enough, pour it into the bowl containing dry ingredients while slowly stirring to avoid clumping. Keep stirring until you get a smooth batter with no lumps.

Add in ½ cup melted butter, 2 eggs, and ½ cup vegetable oil, kneading for around five minutes until you obtain a uniform dough texture.

Cover up the dough using cling wrap and put it in a warm place for an hour to rise.

Step 4: Baking

When the dough has doubled in size after an hour of rising, coat two loaf pans with some butter, then shape the dough into rounded loaves that fit into each pan. Top each shaped loaf with additional melted butter.

Place them in a preheated oven at I80°C/350°F for about an hour. Make sure the loaves are fully cooked by inserting a toothpick into each loaf before removing them from the oven.

Step 5: Cooling

Once baking is complete, let the bread loaves cool on wire racks. Slice them up and serve alongside some more melted butter.

Fascinating, right? You could make gluten-free Outback Steakhouse honey wheat bread at home with this copycat recipe. Save yourself a trip to the restaurant and prepare a batch of warm, homemade Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread instead.

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect gluten-free bread recipe for Outback Steakhouse lovers
The perfect gluten-free bread recipe for Outback Steakhouse lovers

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand that not everyone may have the same ingredients on hand for a recipe. Don’t worry, you can still make Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread that is gluten-free! Here are some ingredient substitutions and variations to help you customize this recipe to your liking.

– Gluten-free flour: If you don’t have the specific gluten-free flours listed in the recipe, you can substitute with other gluten-free flours such as rice flour, almond flour or buckwheat flour. Keep in mind that each flour may result in a slightly different texture, but the taste should still be delicious.

– Milk: You can use any type of milk for this recipe, including almond milk, coconut milk or soy milk. For those who cannot tolerate lactose, unsweetened lactose-free milk will also work.

– Xanthan gum: If you do not have xanthan gum, you can substitute with guar gum or simply omit the gum altogether. The xanthan gum helps to bind the ingredients together and give the bread structure, but it isn’t essential to the recipe.

– Instant coffee: While instant coffee adds a unique flavor to the bread, you can omit if coffee is not your cup of tea.

– Honey: If you do not have honey on hand, molasses or maple syrup are great natural sweeteners and will work just as well in this recipe.

– Substitutions for eggs: If you need to make this recipe egg-free, you can substitute each egg with a flax egg. Simply mix together one tablespoon of ground flaxseed with three tablespoons of warm water and let it sit for five minutes before using it in your recipe.

– Vegan version: To make a vegan version of Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread, swap out the butter with vegan butter or margarine, replace the honey with agave nectar, and use plant-based milk and egg substitutes as mentioned above.

– Spice it up: You can add some extra flavors to your bread by adding cocoa powder, cinnamon, or even food coloring to the dough before baking.

With these substitutions and variations, you can customize this Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread recipe in a way that works best for your dietary needs without compromising on taste.

Serving and Pairing

 You won't miss the gluten with this bread that's Outback Steakhouse copycat
You won’t miss the gluten with this bread that’s Outback Steakhouse copycat

It’s hard to resist freshly baked bread, especially if it’s a gluten-free version of Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread. This delicious bread has a unique flavor and texture that makes it an excellent accompaniment to many dishes.

One way to serve this bread is as a side dish during dinner or lunch. It pairs well with grilled meats, such as steak, chicken, or pork chops. The bread’s sweetness also complements spicy dishes, making it perfect for serving with chili, curry or Cajun-style meals.

For breakfast or brunch, toast slices of the bread and spread some butter or honey on top for a sweet morning treat. Pair it with scrambled eggs and bacon for a complete meal.

You can also use this bread to make sandwiches or even French toast! Its sweet flavor adds a new dimension to classic sandwich fillings like ham and cheese. Cut slices of the bread into cubes and soak them in egg mixture before frying them on a pan for an indulgent twist on French toast.

For the ultimate pairing, serve this bread alongside a cup of coffee or tea. The warm flavors of honey and cocoa powder in the bread go well with these beverages making them an ideal afternoon snack.

Whether served as a side dish or as part of another meal, gluten-free Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Say goodbye to boring gluten-free bread and hello to this Outback Steakhouse copycat recipe
Say goodbye to boring gluten-free bread and hello to this Outback Steakhouse copycat recipe

The Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread is perfect for making ahead of time to be served later. The bread can be stored in the fridge or freezer for long periods without losing its delicious taste and texture.

To make ahead, prepare the dough and let it rise until it doubles in size, then punch it down and shape it into a loaf. You can place the shaped dough into a greased loaf pan or on parchment paper, cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel, and refrigerate overnight.

When you’re ready to bake the bread, take it out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about an hour before baking. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and bake the bread for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

If you have leftover bread, you can store it in an airtight container or a plastic bag at room temperature for up to three days. To keep the bread fresh, avoid refrigerating or freezing it as this will dry it out.

To reheat the bread, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), wrap the bread in aluminum foil with a few drops of water or milk, and reheat it for about 10-15 minutes or until warm. Avoid using a microwave to reheat the bread as this will make it tough.

With these make-ahead, storage, and reheating tips, you can enjoy freshly baked Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread anytime you want!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Don't let gluten intolerance stop you from enjoying a warm slice of bread with this recipe
Don’t let gluten intolerance stop you from enjoying a warm slice of bread with this recipe

When it comes to making the perfect Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread, following the recipe to the letter is necessary. Gluten-free bread can be tricky to make but fear not! With a few tips and tricks, you’ll be able to create a loaf of tender, delicious bread that your guests won’t believe was made in your home kitchen. Here are some helpful tips for getting perfect results every time.

1. Xanthan Gum is Your Secret Weapon

Xanthan gum acts as a binding agent in gluten-free baking, which is crucial when it comes to a recipe like this one. We suggest measuring xanthan gum carefully because too little will impact the loft or texture of the bread, while too much will give the bread a slimy texture.

2. Use Warm Water

For optimal results, make sure your water is at 110°F when you add it to the dough. If it’s too hot, it will kill the yeast, and if it’s too cold, your bread won’t rise correctly.

3. Let Your Dough Rise Twice

Letting your dough rise twice will greatly improve its structure and taste. The first rising process should be at room temperature, and the second should be in a warm spot with no drafts.

4. Substitute Some Honey

This recipe already includes honey, but if you want an added boost of flavor feel free to experiment with swapping out some of the sugar with more honey or molasses. The depth and sweetness of these ingredients blend perfectly with the cocoa powder for that signature Outback Steakhouse taste.

5. Be Patient

Baking anything requires patience and attention to detail—an extra few minutes in the oven doesn’t seem like much until you take that slightly underbaked bread out only to have it collapse on you—so take your time and enjoy the process!

With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating a warm loaf of Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread that will be the perfect accompaniment for any meal. Happy baking!


As with any recipe, it’s natural to have questions or concerns. In this section, I’ll address some of the most frequently asked questions about the Outback Steakhouse copycat bread (gluten-free) recipe. I hope that these answers will leave you feeling confident and excited to try baking your own copycat bread at home!

Does Outback’s bread have gluten?

It’s a shame that the bread served at Outback doesn’t come in a gluten-free version. Despite informing the staff every time, they always seem to bring it to the table. Having to turn it away is never easy, as it would be great to be able to enjoy it along with everyone else.

What is the bread at Outback made of?

The wheat rolls served at Outback are typically made by combining honey and molasses with a mix of white and whole wheat flour. The addition of cocoa and brown food coloring is common to achieve a darker hue.

What is the bread from Outback Steakhouse?

Outback offers a specific type of bread that is sweeter in taste, named dark honey wheat bread. This bread is prepared with honey and molasses, which gives it a sweet flavor. Its distinctive color comes from a combination of three ingredients, caramel or brown food coloring, molasses, and cocoa powder.

What is the secret to getting gluten-free bread to rise?

One helpful technique for allowing your yeast-based baked goods to properly rise is to preheat your oven to 200º F, then switch it off once it reaches the desired temperature. Subsequently, put your unrisen bread or dough in the heated oven together with an oiled piece of parchment paper on top and a dish of water inside the oven, and wait for it to rise according to your recipe’s instructions.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves delicious homemade bread. While the original recipe may be packed with gluten and dairy, this gluten-free and dairy-free adaptation still captures all the taste and texture of the famous restaurant’s bread. One bite of this sweet and savory loaf, and you will be transported straight to Outback Restaurant.

What’s more, with easily accessible ingredients and simple steps to follow, anyone can make this fantastic bread recipe at home. The substitutions and variations section allows you to make this recipe your own by adding different flavors and textures that you prefer. You can even pair the bread with your favorite food such as pizza or salad.

With these tips for perfect results, serving suggestions, storing and reheating advice as well as frequently asked questions answered, it becomes easier for you to make this recipe like an expert in no time.

So why not indulge in this mouth-watering treat without worries of gluten or dairy allergies? Make sure to share it with everyone who appreciates good homemade bread. Don’t wait any longer; grab your apron and start baking this Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread today!

Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread (Gluten Free)

Outback Steakhouse Copycat Bread (Gluten Free) Recipe

Close your eyes and this is pretty much the real thing! And you thought you'd never be able to eat Outback's bread again! This copy cat recipe is based off of recipe #25456 and converted to a gluten free version. I recommend eating within 1 week. I used two mini loaf pans and one regular sized loaf pan only because I don't have more minis. (you can add food coloring to get the dark color too, but I figured I'd just keep it natural and close my eyes!) Nutritional Information (including flours, etc): 123 Cal, 2.3 Fat, 1 Sat Fat, 22 Carbs, 1.8g Fiber, 7g Sugar, 3g protein. (Slightly over 2 points a slice with WW)
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Prep Time 1 hr 45 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 69.9 kcal


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 cup garbanzo flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 2/3 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees or 45 secs in microwave)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup honey


  • Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Mix together the wet ingredients in a mixer, then slowly add the dry while leaving the mix on low. Then mix on high for 4 minutes.
  • Grease and flour two loaf pans (I use Crisco and sweet rice flour). Using a spatula, distribute the dough between the two pans. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm moist place for 90 minutes (I put it in a slightly warmed oven with a pan of hot water underneath). Loaves should just about double in height.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 34gCalories: 69.9kcalCarbohydrates: 12.2gProtein: 1.5gFat: 1.9gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21.6mgSodium: 117.9mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 6.4g
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