Copycat Outback Steakhouse Rolls Recipe

Do you love Outback Steakhouse bread? Try this copycat recipe for Outback Steakhouse bread made into rolls.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Cuisine: American


4 tsp active dry yeast

1 cup warm water

1 egg

2 tbsp butter, softened

¼ cup honey

2 Tablespoons Molasses

3 tbsp baking cocoa

1 tsp salt

¼ cup brown sugar

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups whole wheat flour

Food coloring (2 drops of red, yellow, and blue to make brown) or caramel coloring or brown paste food coloring.


In a stand mixer (or in a large bowl), combine the warm water and yeast. Let sit for about 10 min.

Once yeast has been proofed, add egg, butter, honey, molasses, baking cocoa, salt, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, and food coloring into the mixer and mix (or stir with a big wooden spoon for those without a mixer) for about 1 minute.

Once combined, add 1 cup of whole wheat flour and mix on low. Gradually add another cup of the whole wheat flour.

Continue mixing for 7-10 min adding a bit more whole wheat flour if necessary.

Pull dough out and knead on a floured surface 4-5 times into a ball.

Put dough in a bowl and let rise in a warm place, covered, for 60-90 min. or until the size has doubled.

Punch the dough down and shape into 16 rolls.

Place in a greased 9×13 pan and let rise for another hour.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 min (the tops of my rolls got a little hard. I would cover them the last 5-10 min next time)

Brush the rolls with melted butter and dust with cornmeal.

Lather in more butter and enjoy!

Adapted from It’s Always Autumn


  • Calories: 108