Texas Roadhouse Rolls are sweet, hot, and delicious when slathered with cinnamon honey butter. These homemade yeast rolls are the perfect dinner rolls and taste just as if you were sitting in the Texas Roadhouse restaurant.
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Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls – The Best Rolls Out There!
Why is it that eating bread before any meal is an extra-special treat? Dinner rolls make the perfect pre-meal appetizer or dinner side dish. The Texas Roadhouse is known for its yeast rolls.
These are light, fluffy, golden brown, and they just have the right amount of sweetness to make them nothing short of amazing. And making them at home is easier than you think.
Even if you have never made rolls from scratch before, these Texas Roadhouse Rolls are easy to prepare. Once you make bread from scratch, I promise, you will want to do it again and again.
Scroll down to watch the video on how to make Texas Roadhouse Rolls.
What Makes Texas Roadhouse Rolls Unique
Just like any other basic roll, they have milk, yeast, sugar, flour, an egg, butter, and salt. What makes this different is that the dough is a little sweeter than most rolls. You are going to love this roll recipe.
Make sure you use regular white sugar for this recipe – don’t use any sugar substitutes or you will compromise the flavor.
Here’s what you need to make the rolls:
- Active dry yeast
- All-purpose flour
How to Make Texas Roadhouse Rolls
Now you don’t have to wait until you go out to eat to enjoy these amazing rolls.
- In a cup or small bowl, stir together the warm milk, sugar, and yeast. Allow the yeast to proof and begin to activate while you prepare the other ingredients.
- Using a stand mixer, I recommend the dough hook attachment or food processor, combine the flour, egg, 1/3 cup melted butter, and salt over low speed.
- Add the milk mixture and process on medium speed until you have a smooth dough; it will be stickier and wetter than regular bread dough.
- Place the dough in a bowl sprayed with cooking spray, turn the dough to grease all sides, and cover with a towel or plastic wrap. Let rise until it has doubled in size.
- When the dough has doubled, punch it down and turn it out on a floured board. Let rest for 10 minutes.
- Roll dough with a rolling pin into a large, flat rectangle approximately 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough into16 portions with a sharp knife and place on a greased baking sheet and let rise again, until doubled.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bake the rolls for 10 minutes on the greased baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- They will be light brown when removed from the oven. If desired you can brush the tops of the rolls with the remaining 1/4 cup melted butter before serving.
Yeast Roll Baking Tips, Notes, and Suggestions:
At the bottom of this post is a printable recipe card with a video. But first, I’m going to share a few baking tips I learned when I made them.
- Use warm milk to make the rolls rich tasting.
- I also suggest using Saf-instant Gold Instant Yeast. This yeast really helps to improve the flavor of the final result. Regular bread yeast works well, but the gold instant yeast allows the sweet flavors to really peak out and this can really enhance the flavor of these rolls.
- Use your bread machine to stir everything together. The machine will knead the dough and it will rise while in the machine. Then you can remove the raised dough and cut it before baking the rolls in the oven.
How to Proof Yeast
Yeast can be stored in the pantry but keep in mind it does have a shelf life. If you want to make sure your yeast lasts longer in between baking, keep it in the refrigerator. This will help but eventually, yeast will lose its intensity. So you will want to proof the yeast before using. Here’s how you do it:
- In a 1/4 cup of warm water (about 110 degrees) dissolve one package of yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar together.
- Let the yeast mixture stand for 5-10 minutes.
- If the mixture foams up, the yeast is active and the mixture can be used.
- If it doesn’t foam, discard it and do not use it.
How to Shape Texas Roadhouse Rolls
These rolls are easy to shape! You don’t need to roll these into balls or anything special. You are simply going to lay out the dough on a lightly floured surface and use a pastry scraper or a sharp knife to cut the dough into squares.
How to Serve Yeast Rolls
Yeast rolls are best when served warm, especially when they are fresh out of the oven.
I like to serve them with cinnamon honey butter, but plain butter is also good to serve with these rolls.
Are Texas Roadhouse Rolls Vegan?
No, these are not vegan. They use milk, butter, and eggs.
How to Reheat Texas Roadhouse Rolls
The best way to reheat the rolls is in the oven. If you use the microwave, the rolls will be heated unevenly and have a softer texture.
Heat the oven to 300°F. Place the rolls on a baking sheet and place them in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until completely warmed through.
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Texas Roadhouse Rolls
- 1 cup milk warm 100 degrees
- 1 1/8 teaspoon active yeast or 1 package
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for kneading
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup butter melted plus 1/4 cup butter, melted (optional) (unsalted is best, salted butter is fine to use)
- 1 teaspoon salt
Honey Cinnamon Butter
- 1/2 cup salted butter softened
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- In a cup or small bowl, stir together the warm milk, sugar, and yeast. Allow the yeast to proof and begin to activate while you prepare the other ingredients. (This is not necessary, but I prefer this to use milk cold out of the refrigerator).
- Using a stand mixer or food processor, combine the flour, egg, 1/3 cup melted butter, and salt. Add the milk mixture and process until you have a smooth dough; it will be stickier and wetter than regular bread dough. Place the dough in a greased bowl, turn the dough to grease all sides, and cover with a towel. Let rise until it has doubled in size.
- When the dough has doubled, punch it down and turn it out on a floured board. Let rest for 10 minutes.
- Roll out the dough into a large, flat rectangle approximately 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 16 portions with a sharp knife and place on a greased baking sheet and let rise again, until doubled.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake the rolls for 10 minutes on the greased baking sheet. They will be light brown when removed from the oven. If desired you can brush the tops of the rolls with the remaining 1/4 cup melted the butter before serving.
Honey Butter directions
- Prepare honey cinnamon butter by combining butter, cinnamon, honey, and powdered sugar with a mixer until well blended.
- Use regular white sugar for this recipe – don’t use any sugar substitutes or you will compromise the flavor.
- Use warm milk to make the rolls rich-tasting
- I also suggest using saf-instant Gold Instant Yeast, 1 Pound Package. This yeast really helps to improve the flavor of the final result. Regular bread yeast works well, but the gold instant yeast allows the sweet flavors to really peak out and this can really enhance the flavor of these rolls.
- Use your bread machine to stir everything together. The machine will knead the dough and it will rise while in the machine. Then you can remove the dough and cut it before baking them in the oven.
Please please please give us Texas Roadhouse Greenbeans recipe!!!!!
Lots of online results for that.
Made the recipe exactly a few times, absolutely love them. This one is going into my recipe collection for sure! Thanks so much for sharing it!
Tried this recipe, but the dough did not rise. Question : Do you proof the yeast first and then mix the proofed yeast with the warm milk and sugar?
With modern yeast it should not matter if you proof it or not. A couple of things could have gone wrong, the yeast was old, and did not rise, perhaps the room was a little cool and the dough was taking a long time to rise.
OMG amazing! So soft and fluffy. Will be making these a lot more.
It tastes so close to the real thing; it was awesome for us because we always want to go to Texas Roadhouse just for the rolls.
Every thing is spot on. My yeast rise was slow but still able to make dinner. Amazing is the family consensus.
I typically double this recipe. Sometimes I sub half the milk with italian sweet cream ( coffee creamer ). But follow all else.
Hi – I wanted to tell you that I used Red Star platinum instant yeast this brand is bar none- fabulous yeast it never fails to produce a higher fluffy rolls- your recipe is spot on delicious!! Fluffy and melts in your mouth goodness- so with instant yeast here is what I did- I kneaded this dough for 6 to 7 minutes and covered this with a warm kitchen towel and I let it rest for 10-12 minutes then then I made it into a medium rectangle keeping the dough at least an inch then I cut the dough into 12 squares and rolled them by hand gently making each one into a roundish squareish roll which you don’t have to be perfect, placed them side by side on a cookie sheet cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place like your oven (preheat to 150 and shut it off, place your covered rolls close the oven) let rise for an hour until doubled in shape- take your raised rolls out set on counter still covered and turn your oven to 400,
once heated up place your rolls in the center of your oven and bake 10-12 min DO NOT OVER BAKE- they are done when lightly browned take out of oven let cool before you bite into melt in your mouth heaven! You can brush with melted butter about 2 TBLS – this step I would not recommend because if you don’t eat all the rolls and save them the next day they will have that taste of old butter- I found this out on my own- good luck and enjoy