Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls with Cinnamon Butter
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Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls with Cinnamon Butter

By Tessa Arias
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August 28th, 2013
4.72 from 7 votes
4.72 from 7 votes

Make those famously delicious Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls with Cinnamon Butter at home with this easy recipe complete with step-by-step photos.

Yield: 24 rolls

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: The cinnamon honey butter is OUT OF THIS WORLD. I could basically just eat that for days. Texture: The rolls are a little crunchy and buttery on the outside and fluffy and soft inside. The texture wasn't exactly like the Texas Roadhouse rolls but it was pretty dang close. Ease: I included step-by-step pictures to help anyone who may be weary about making bread from scratch. You can totally do it!! Appearance: Who could resist a bite?? Pros: Awesome copycat recipe so you can indulge in these amazing rolls at home. Cons: Bread making does require some time and patience but these are so incredibly worth it. If nothing else, just make the butter and you'll thank me. Would I make this again? Yes!

Make those famously delicious Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls with Cinnamon Butter at home with this easy recipe complete with step-by-step photos.
Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls with Cinnamon Butter from Handletheheat.com

I am so so so thrilled to share today’s recipe with you! I’ve always said if I could only eat two things for the rest of my life they would be chocolate and bread. To me there is nothing better than creating homemade bread from simple ingredients. There is nothing better than the aroma of bread baking in the oven, than that first bite into a warm and fluffy roll. Especially when said bread roll has a generous dollop of the most amazing cinnamon honey butter. I feel as though half the reason people dine at Texas Roadhouse is for the rolls because let’s face it, it isn’t exactly a romantic or relaxing atmosphere. We eat there every once in a while because it is close by, affordable, and we all had our favorite dishes (I’ve always liked the roast chicken with a baked potato). But mostly I go there for the rolls.

But now you don’t even have to leave your house to get your hands on these scrumptious Texas Roadhouse bread rolls! You may feel like blasting country music and dropping peanut shells all over your floor but really all these bread rolls require is a stand mixer (or strong arm) and some patience.

Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls with Cinnamon Butter from Handletheheat.com

Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls from Handletheheat.com Combine all the dough ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook and knead until the dough comes together. Let rest for 3-5 minutes then continue kneading until the dough is soft and smooth.
Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls from Handletheheat.com Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic, and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes – 1 hour.

Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls from Handletheheat.com Once doubled, punch the dough down and turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface.

Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls from Handletheheat.com Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a rectangle about 1-inch thick.

Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls from Handletheheat.com Use a bench scraper to cut the dough into 2-inch squares. It doesn’t have to be perfect!

Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls from Handletheheat.com Transfer the squares to a baking sheet, cover with plastic, and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes – 1 hour.

Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls from Handletheheat.com Once doubled, bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls from Handletheheat.com Brush the baked rolls with a tablespoon of melted butter. Serve warm with the cinnamon butter.

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4.72 from 7 votes

How to make
Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls with Cinnamon Butter

Yield: 24 rolls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Make those famously delicious Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls with Cinnamon Butter at home with this easy recipe complete with step-by-step photos.

Ingredients

For the bread:

  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup whole milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted and divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups (15.43 ounces or 437.5 grams) all-purpose flour

For the butter:

  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

For the bread rolls:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, stir the yeast, water, milk, sugar, 2 tablespoons of the butter, egg, and salt until well combined. Gradually add the flour and knead on medium-low speed until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Turn off the mixer and let the dough rest for 3 to 5 minutes. Continue to knead the dough on medium-low speed for another 5 minutes, or until the dough is soft and smooth. If it seems too sticky, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  2. Transfer the dough to a large greased bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Punch the dough down and turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll the dough into a 1-inch thick rectangle. Cut the dough into 2-inch squares. Transfer the squares to a baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the rolls for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush the baked rolls with the remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter.

For the cinnamon butter:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the butter for 30 seconds, or until pale in color. Add the powdered sugar, honey, and cinnamon and beat until well combined, light, and fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately or store, covered, in the fridge for up to 5 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  2. Serve the rolls warm with the cinnamon butter.

Recipe Notes

Course : Side Dish
Cuisine : American
Tessa Arias
Author: Tessa Arias

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    RJ — November 21, 2022 at 4:14 am

    I can’t believe how delicious, easy, and quick they were to make. It’s been a long time since I have eaten at TR so can’t say for sure how close they are, but they are delicious hot out of the oven. Will see how well they reheat tonight. Thanks for a great recipe!

    • #
      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — November 21, 2022 at 1:29 pm

      So glad you enjoyed these rolls so much, RJ! 🙂

  2. #
    Elizabeth — November 19, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Can bread flour be used instead of AP flour?

    • #
      Emily — November 22, 2021 at 2:40 pm

      Hi Elizabeth! We haven’t tried bread flour, so I can’t say for sure! Please let us know how it goes if you give it a try 🙂

  3. #
    Samantha — October 11, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    I made the rolls and butter, it turned out wonderful and yummy! My family loves it! I read a comment saying the butter doesn’t taste like the one from
    Texas Roadhouse, but I beg to differ! It tastes just like it! I followed the directions correctly I suppose! 🙂

    • #
      Emily — October 12, 2021 at 10:53 am

      So happy to hear they were such a hit!

  4. #
    Elizabeth — November 25, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Can you refrigerate the dough overnight and bake the next day?

  5. #
    Stacy — November 23, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    I’ve made these one other time but with Thanksgiving coming up, is it possible to make them the day before and bake them before dinner the next day? Or would you suggest pre-baking?

    Thank you,

    Stacy

    • #
      Tessa — November 24, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      Yes, dinner rolls can be made ahead of time! The dough can be refrigerated after it has risen for the first time for up to 24 hours. I give detailed instructions on how to do this in my Make Ahead Baking Guide!

  6. #
    Nataly Lopez — September 19, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Can I use bread flour instead ?

  7. #
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  8. #
    Gail — December 19, 2019 at 10:13 am

    OH MY GOODNESS! So good…made both ..bread & butter…yum

  9. #
    Charidy — September 3, 2019 at 6:42 am

    I had no idea about this. Pretty interesting subject for sure though.

  10. #
    Dianne — January 27, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Thanks for a great recipe. Have two questions: is it necessary to scald the milk? Could you just warm the milk to a lukewarm temp?

    Thanks
    D

    • #
      Tessa — January 28, 2019 at 11:59 am

      You can if you’re using a quality brand of yeast 🙂

  11. #
    Steve — December 16, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    From a family of Texas Roadhouse regulars this is definitely not close to their butter. Not a bad taste but not TR butter.

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