Texas Roadhouse Rolls

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.  

copycat Texas Roadhouse rolls in a metal tub and on a plate.

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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.

Recipe Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make the rolls:

  • Milk
  • Active dry yeast
  • Sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Egg
  • Butter
  • Salt
Texas Roadhouse rolls ingredients on a baking sheet.

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.
Texas Roadhouse rolls dough in a bowl.
  • 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. 
Texas Roadhouse rolls before baking.
  • 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.
homemade Texas Roadhouse rolls and butter in a metal tub.

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.

homemade Texas Roadhouse Rolls on a plate and in a metal serving tub.

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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!
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Keyword Texas Roadhouse Recipes, Texas Roadhouse Rolls
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
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

Notes

  • 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.

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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