Here's How To Get Outback's Favorite Brown Bread At Home

Outback Steakhouse is known for a few things: an Australian outback-themed motif despite being based in Florida, a gigantic fried onion known as the Bloomin' Onion, and a wide variety of steak and seafood dishes fresh off of the grill. While all of these things are famous enough to position Outback Steakhouse above other chain steakhouses, including Longhorn Steakhouse (compare Outback's 694 locations to Longhorn's 533 locations), there's one favorite dish that sometimes takes a backseat to it all, even when it's one of the first things you're served. Naturally, we're talking about Outback's brown bread.

If you have never been to an Outback Steakhouse before, and perchance live in New England, you may find yourself thinking about canned bread, another brown bread that is different from the light, toasty one served at Outback. Although the bread's dark brown exterior makes one think it will taste like chocolate, Outback's bread is described as being "honey wheat" by an Outback Steakhouse employee on Reddit. It was also reported by this employee that you don't actually need to an order a meal at your local Outback if you just want a piece of that sweet, sweet bread. 

You can order brown bread to take home

According to the former employee on Reddit, you can actually buy the brown bread at Outback, albeit under certain conditions. As the employee states, all you need to do is go into an Outback and ask for a bag of its brown bread. Then, if the restaurant has enough to spare, it may sell it to you. Outback Steakhouse, while claiming the bread is complimentary with delivery orders (via Twitter), has never alluded to being able to purchase the bread by itself, so perhaps it was something only done at the employee's location.

Should you be unable to purchase Outback's brown bread, there are a few recipes that you can try your hand at making. Food, Folks, and Fun has a recipe for Honey Wheat Bushman Bread that claims to be the same kind of bread served by Outback. The recipe is essentially wheat bread with the addition of cocoa powder, honey, and molasses for both sweetness and the trademark dark color. While Food, Folks, and Fun's recipe calls for brown food coloring, however, The Spruce Eats' recipe for Outback's bread calls for the addition of brown sugar. 

No matter how you get your bread, purchased or homemade, you should certainly prepare a homemade Bloomin' Onion to accompany it.