Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–cafĂ© 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.




Chai Tea Latte and Candy Cookie

Chai Tea Latte
Panera Bread Copycat Recipe

Serves 2

2 individual tea bags
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons refrigerated French vanilla nondairy creamer
Whipped topping and ground nutmeg, optional

Place the tea bags, cinnamon, ginger and allspice in the coffee filter of a drip coffeemaker. Add water; brew according to manufacturer's directions.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the milk, brown sugar and creamer. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through and sugar is dissolved. Pour milk mixture into mugs; stir in tea. Dollop with whipped topping and sprinkle with nutmeg if desired.

Source:  Taste of Home

M&M Sugar Cookie
Panera Bread Copycat Recipe

1- ½ cups sugar
2 -½ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 -¼ sticks unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 large eggs
3 cups M&M’s

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder and set aside. In a large bowl, beat on medium speed the soften (room temperature) butter, and sugar. Beat until creamy, approx 3 to 6 minutes. Add vanilla. Add eggs and beat until well blended. Then slowly add the flour a little at a time.

Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper or baking mats. Wet your hands and roll about 1 and ½ – 2 tablespoon of cookie dough into a ball and place on cookie sheet. Be sure to leave plenty of space between cookies. I only put 8 cookies per cookie sheet. You may need to wash and wet your hands after three or four balls to avoid the dough sticking to your hands. Place as many or as few M&M’s as you like onto each ball. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes.



  1. Nice article and wonderful picture. I like drinking Oolong Tea too. Why not have a visit to our website:

  2. Panera Bread says their Chai Tea Latte is freshly brewed black tea with honey, vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and foamed milk. So above recipe is not the same.