Copycat Bread Recipes From Your Favorite Restaurants

Bread has been around for tens of thousands of years. It's one of the few staple foods eaten in every corner of the globe. In fact, it's the most widely consumed food in the world, and there are countless ways to prepare this baked dish. That fact becomes readily apparent just by looking at — and tasting — the bread offerings from some of our favorite restaurants.

Whether it's salty, garlicky breadsticks to start our dinner or a sweet slice of banana bread from a coffee shop, restaurants know how to whip up some delicious varieties of bread. The good news is that now you can know, too. These copycat bread recipes will have you turning your kitchen into a bakery and enjoying your favorite restaurant bread without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. So put on your apron, preheat the oven, and get baking!

Copycat Olive Garden breadsticks

Let's be honest: Breadsticks are the reason why we all go to Olive Garden. The pasta is an added bonus. But what if you could enjoy those soft, warm, garlicky breadsticks without ever leaving your house? With our recipe for copycat Olive Garden breadsticks, that dream can become a reality. 

Olive Garden's famous breadsticks are made by following a fairly straightforward bread recipe. What puts them over the top is scrumptious topping. To recreate this, you'll need butter, garlic salt, and garlic powder. Simply melt the butter, then whisk in the garlic. When the breadsticks are out of the oven and still warm, brush them with the garlic butter. Now they're ready to be devoured!

Copycat Starbucks pumpkin bread

There are a few certainties in life: death, taxes, and the race to Starbucks for Pumpkin Spice Lattes every fall. Before the leaves can even reach the ground, the pumpkin aroma emanates from every Starbucks location coast to coast. As much as we love to treat ourselves to a hot Pumpkin Spice Latte, the coffee chain serves up another delicious pumpkin treat. And with our copycat Starbucks pumpkin bread recipe, you can now make Starbucks pumpkin bread in your own kitchen. 

The key ingredients in this part-bread, part-cake treat are pumpkin purée and pumpkin spice. Using purée instead of pumpkin pie filling ensures the bread won't be overly sweet. For the spice, you can purchase a readymade blend or come up with your own. Feel free to experiment, but you'll want to include these key ingredients: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. As a final touch, mimic Starbucks' version by topping the bread with pepitas, which are the green seeds inside of pumpkin seed shells. Pepitas will add the magnificent crunch to the softness of the bread — a perfect combination.

Copycat Texas Roadhouse cinnamon butter and rolls

When it comes to the bread served at restaurants prior to your meal, it's usually a buttery, garlicky, and savory variety — and we're certainly not complaining. But a change of pace is always a nice surprise. With its cinnamon butter spread, Texas Roadhouse stands out among its competitors for delivering a sweet twist on the ubiquitous bread basket. And thanks to our recipe for copycat Texas Roadhouse cinnamon butter and rolls, you can now duplicate this sweet treat yourself. Make the cinnamon butter by whipping together butter, powdered sugar, honey, and cinnamon. Once the rolls are out of the oven, lather on the seasoned butter, and enjoy! 

Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits

No meal at Red Lobster is complete without an order of scrumptious Cheddar Bay biscuits. You can buy a pre-made mix of these Red Lobster treats in stores, but we think our copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuit recipe delivers an even better biscuit. Plus, making these biscuits from scratch is just as easy.

Simply combine all the components for your dough in a bowl, including the star ingredients, garlic powder and cheddar cheese. Form the dough into 12 balls, coat with garlic butter on a baking pan, and then pop them in the oven. After 10 minutes of baking, your homemade Cheddar Bay biscuits are complete!

Copycat Starbucks lemon loaf

If you're in the mood for a sweet morning bite, Starbucks is the place to go. There are plenty of menu items that will satisfy your taste buds, but it's tough to beat the chain's tangy iced lemon loaf cake.

Even though there's likely a Starbucks location within shouting distance of wherever you may be, sometimes a coffee run is not possible or preferable. Plus, it's never a bad time to improve your baking skills. That's why we bring you this copycat Starbucks lemon loaf recipe. This tasty treat can be made start to finish in less than one hour. The loaf gets its flavor from lemon extract and lemon zest, and the lemony, sugary icing is the perfect topping. Eat up!

Copycat Starbucks banana bread

There are few simple pleasures as comforting as a warm slice of banana bread to enjoy with your morning coffee. But who wants to have to make a Starbucks run every time they're in the mood for this delicious treat? Not us, that's for sure. And now, thanks to this copycat Starbucks banana bread recipe, we don't have to. 

The taste and aroma of the final product are reasons enough to get you to whip up this dish at home, but if you need more enticing, let it be the fact that it takes just 10 minutes to prep. Simply combine the dry and wet ingredients separately, then mix the them together and add mashed banana, milk, and walnuts. One hour in the oven, and your banana bread is ready to go!