Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.
Panera Bread Copycat Recipe
6 oz sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk - lukewarm
4 oz margarine or butter, melted
8 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2 tablespoons yeast
2 cups brown sugar
5 tablespoon Cinnamon
4 oz butter, melted
1/8 cup red raisins
1/8 cup golden raisins
1 apple, peeled and cut into thin chunks
1 cup powdered sugar
milk to desired consistency
In a large mixing bowl beat eggs, sugar, and salt to start the dough. Combine warm milk and melted margarine/butter and slowly add to egg mixture. Slowly add 4 cups of the flour, mixing on low speed. After flour is incorporated, add yeast and mix well. Then, add the rest of the flour slowly. Turn out into an oiled bowl and let double in size.
Line large muffin tins with parchment or muffin cups. Pinch off pieces of dough and roll into balls. Drop the balls into a bowl of melted butter and then roll in cinnamon sugar. Place four balls at the bottom of each muffin cup. Add a mixture of apple and raisins and then top with three or four more dough balls. Top with raisin/apple mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Let cool and then apply glaze.