Texas Roadhouse Rolls

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.  

yeast rolls with honey cinnamon butter

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, 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.  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.  Make sure you use regular white sugar for this recipe – don’t use any sugar substitutes or you will compromise the flavor.

Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make the rolls and cinnamon honey butter:

  • Milk
  • Active dry yeast
  • Sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Egg
  • Unsalted and Salted Butter
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Powdered sugar

flour, sugar, milk, butter to make yeast rolls

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How to Make Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Now you don’t have to wait until you go out to eat to enjoy these amazing rolls. At the bottom of this post is the complete recipe with video. But first, I’m going to share a few baking tips I learned when I made them.

Notes and Suggestions:

  • 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 it and cut it before baking 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 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.

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 degrees. Place the rolls on a baking sheet and place them in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until completely warmed through.

Even if you have never made rolls from scratch before, these Texas Roadhouse Rolls are easy to prepare, and once you make bread from scratch I promise, you will want to do it again and again.

I like to serve this with the honey cinnamon butter, but plain butter is also good to serve with these rolls.  Now you can make this recipe at home.

warm yeast rolls served with honey butter

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yeast rolls with honey cinnamon butter

Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Learn how to make Texas Roadhouse Yeast Rolls and honey cinnamon butter with this easy copycat recipe and video. The best soft and sweet dinner rolls!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Texas Roadhouse Recipes
Servings: 16
Calories: 228kcal

Ingredients

Roll Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

Roll directions

  • 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. 

Video

Recipe Tips for the Cook

  • 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 it and cut it before baking in the oven.

 

Nutrition

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Larry Tibbits

    5 stars
    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.
    Thank you.

  2. Sissy

    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

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