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Best Whole Wheat Bread From The Cheesecake Factory Recipe

Best Whole Wheat Bread From The Cheesecake Factory Recipe
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We’ll show you how to recreate the scrumptious whole wheat bread from The Cheesecake Factory in this recipe! Baking can be challenging, but it’s definitely rewarding once you get the hang of it. Plus, in this recipe, we made sure to guide you step-by-step through the process of baking your own bread. We’re sure that you’ll master this recipe in no time. And once you do, you won’t have to buy it from The Cheesecake Factory anymore. You can easily bake your own batch in your own little kitchen.

A lot of people consider whole wheat bread to be one of the healthiest to eat. That’s because it’s made using flour that’s milled from whole wheat grains. Like whole grain, whole wheat is the kind of grain that, when harvested, remains wholly intact. That means everything, from the germ (the healthy kind!) to the bran, are still there. It’s not like refined grains whose barn and germs were already processed. Barn and germ are a good source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and nutritious plant compounds. It’s also high in fiber. That’s why whole wheat bread is generally considered healthy.

Some grocery stores misleadingly label their bread as whole wheat, even when it’s not. With this recipe, you can make extra sure that the flour you’ll be using is 100% milled from whole wheat grains. You also get to save up because you won’t have to buy from The Cheesecake Factory anymore. You can even make some Chicken Salad Sandwiches using the bread you make out of this recipe!

Make mouthwatering batches of healthy whole wheat bread that’s great for breakfast as it is for snacks! Recreate The Cheesecake Factory’s Best Whole Wheat Bread with our easy-to-follow recipe.

Prep: 2 hrs
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 2 hrs 40 mins


  • 1 tsp dry yeast, instant
  • ½ tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tbsp rolled oats


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Mix yeast with ¾ cup of warm water, then set aside for 5 minutes for it to bloom.

  3. Mix cocoa, sugar, oil, salt, and yeast in a large bowl.

  4. Add molasses. Mix until combined.

  5. Slowly add flour while mixing the dough.

  6. Mix until combined.

  7. Place dough in a large bowl and let it sit for 2 hours.

  8. Set dough in a loaf pan.

  9. In a small bowl, beat egg white with 1 tablespoon of water.

  10. Brush top of loaf with egg white and sprinkle rolled oats.

  11. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in oven. Let cool slightly and serve!

Recipe Notes

Although we used all-purpose flour in this recipe, you can still use whole wheat flour for it to be more authentic. Whole wheat flour is dense, so if you want to incorporate it into the recipe, use 50 percent whole wheat, and 50 percent all-purpose flour so the bread won’t end up being too heavy.


  • Sugar: 9g
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  • Calcium: 25mg
  • Calories: 139kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 203mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 156mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

Is whole wheat bread healthy?

Whole wheat bread is generally considered as one of the healthiest kinds of bread to eat. That’s because the grains used for this bread are packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Why is my whole wheat bread heavy and dense?

Making homemade bread as soft and fluffy like those in pastry shops can be tricky to achieve. That’s because whole wheat flour has less gluten compared to all-purpose flour. Gluten is what usually makes bread structured. Without it, bread can turn dense and flat. To avoid getting those kinds of bread, simply mix a bit of all-purpose flour with the whole wheat flour. Just a small amount will have enough gluten to give it some structure.

Why didn’t my whole wheat bread rise?

One common mistake for first-time bakers is a bread that doesn’t rise. This usually happens when you’ve used too much sugar or flour on the dough, or used the wrong type of pan. Be careful when committing these errors since baking bread definitely means business.

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Baking can be difficult, but the results are highly rewarding both for you and your tummy! Recreate The Cheesecake Factory’s Best Whole Wheat Bread with this easy-to-follow recipe. We’re sure that you’ll love the bread you end up making! It’s the perfect ingredient to a healthy breakfast meal.
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