Sweet Molasses Brown Bread & Honey Butter

Sweet Molasses Brown Bread Outback Steakhouse

(Just like they serve at Outback Steakhouse)


4 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 cup warm water

1 egg

2 tablespoons butter, soft

¼ cup honey

3 tablespoons molasses

2 tablespoons baking cocoa

1 teaspoon salt

¼ cup brown sugar

2 cups all purpose flour

2+ cups whole wheat flour


Combine warm water and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Allow yeast to proof for about 10 minutes. Add everything except the whole wheat flour to the bowl. Using the paddle attachment mix dough about 1 minute until combined. Scrape down the bowl and switch to the bread hook. Add 1 cup whole wheat flour and mix on low until combined. Gradually add another cup of whole wheat flour, until dough starts to leave the sides of the bowl. Continue mixing on low for 7-10 minutes, adding ¼ cup more flour if needed.

Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead 4-5 times into a tight smooth ball. Place in a warm place and let rise, covered, 60-90 minutes until doubled in size. Punch down dough, shape into 16 rolls or mini loaves in greased pans.

Let rise again about 1 hour until nice and puffy. Bake at 350 degrees for 22 minutes.

Honey Butter

Honey Butter


2 sticks butter, room temperature

¼ cup powdered sugar

¼ cup honey

2 teaspoons cinnamon


Use a stand mixer and whip all ingredients until smooth.  Cover and store in refrigerator.  Allow to sit out at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving for easy spreading.

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