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Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls & Honey Cinnamon Butter

Texas Roadhouse Bread Rolls & Honey Cinnamon Butter

These Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls are a perfect side dish idea for holidays and family dinners! Get perfectly fluffy bread rolls with sweet and spiced honey cinnamon butter to spread.

Texas Roadhouse is a popular restaurant choice for celebrations in our friends group. Birthdays, engagements, welcome-home parties all seem to end up at Texas Roadhouse. It feels like a more upscale option than other places, and the food is absolutely amazeballs.

One of the staple items from this chain is their made-every-five-minutes dinner rolls served with honey cinnamon butter. Their unusual square shape smothered in a sweet and spiced butter makes them a perfect appetizer, side or even dessert. And if you’re as big a fan as I am, then you may be interested to know that you can make both the rolls AND the butter at home in a VERY short amount of time.

Ingredients

Bread Rolls

  • 3 ½ C all-purpose flour
  • 1 C milk (room temperature)
  • ¼ C warm water (around 110 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 4 & 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp active yeast
  • 1 tsp salt

Honey Cinnamon Butter

  • ½ C sweet butter (not cooking butter)
  • 1/3 C confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ C honey

Instructions

Bread Rolls

In your mixer bowl combine the active yeast and warm water. Let the yeast dissolve for a few minutes.

Once the yeast is dissolved, add the egg, milk, 4 tbsp of butter, sugar and salt to the mixing bowl. Mix for about 1-2 minutes, until well combined. Don’t overmix.

Add the flour 1 cup at the time, while the mixer is on low speed. If your dough is still sticky add a few tablespoons (1 at the time), until it no longer sticks to your fingers.

Grab a new medium size bowl and grease it with oil, to avoid sticking. Add the dough and let it rise for 2 hours. It should double in size.

Once your dough has risen, sprinkle some flour on a clean surface and roll out the dough with a rolling pin until at least ½ inch thick. And let them rise for another hour.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and put parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Once your dough has risen again, cut them in squares about 1 ½ by 1 ½ inch per roll. You should get at least 24 rolls or more.

Bake the rolls for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Then remove from the oven and let them cool for about 5-10 minutes.

Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and brush over the rolls. Enjoy with the honey cinnamon butter.

Of course, the honey cinnamon butter is what really makes this recipe stand out. It’s so delicious on a hot bread roll, as the butter melts and the sweet and spiced flavors spread into the nooks and crannies. But it’s just as delicious cooled and spread. It’s almost like a cinnamon frosting!

Honey Cinnamon Butter

In a small/medium size bowl add all ingredients.

Mix with a hand mixer until fluffy for about 2 minutes.

Add to a piping bag and pipe into a serving bowl.

You can refrigerate the butter for up to 3-4 days.

Enjoy with the butter rolls.

Substituting Instant or Rapid Rise Yeast for Active Dry

Instant yeast, also known as fast-rising, rapid rise, quick rise and/or bread machine yeast, has slightly different attributes than active dry yeast. It absorbs water more quickly to make bread rise that much faster. The dried yeast is also much smaller grains, again making rehydration quicker.

Instant yeast is usually more expensive and can be directly added to the dry ingredients without rehydrating or proofing first. Because dry ingredients absorb some of the heat from the lukewarm water, you can use water that is somewhat hotter, 120 to 130 F, to make your dough unless the recipe calls for colder water (delayed rise).

  • Multiply the amount of active dry yeast in the recipe by 0.75 to figure out how much instant yeast you should use.
  • 1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons) = 1 2/3 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast = 3/4 teaspoon instant yeast
  • For this recipe, you can substitute 1.5 teaspoons of Instant Yeast for the 2 teaspoons of Active Dry
  • Combine wet ingredients before adding the flour/yeast combo.

Measuring The Flour

  • When making bread, it’s important to use the correct amount of flour so you don’t end up with hard or dense rolls.
  • If using a measuring cup, do not scoop the flour out directly in the cup. Use a spoon or scoop to pick up the flour and gently add it to the measuring cup. Use the flat side of a knife to skim the top of the cup to remove the excess flour.
  • If weighing the flour, remember that 1 cup of AP flour or bread flour weighs 120 grams. So for our recipe, you’ll need 420 grams of flour.

Make Your Dough Ahead of Time

Method 1: Refrigerate overnight

  • Make the rolls according to the recipe, but when it is time to bake, simply cover the tray with plastic wrap, then refrigerate. Leave overnight until ready to bake, then bake as outlined.

Method 2: Reheat

  • Under-bake your rolls slightly, removing them from the oven just before the tops start to brown (10-12 minutes)
  • Do not top them with melted butter at this point. Cool them on a wire rack, then store them in an airtight container.
  • When ready, finish the bake by placing them in a 350 oven until the tops are golden brown (2-3 minutes)
  • Top with the melted butter, then serve

Method 3: Freeze Unbaked Rolls

  • Freeze unbaked rolls for up to 1 month. When ready, remove from freezer and spread on a baking sheet. Allow to thaw fully, then bake them as per the recipe instructions.

How incredibly beautiful did these turn out? I hope you give the recipe a try and let me know what you think!

Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls & Honey Cinnamon Butter

Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls & Honey Cinnamon Butter

Yield: 24 rolls
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

These Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls are a perfect side dish idea for holidays and family dinners! Get perfectly fluffy bread rolls with sweet and spiced honey cinnamon butter to spread.

Ingredients

Bread Rolls

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk (room temperature)
  • ¼ cup warm water (around 110 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 & 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp active yeast
  • 1 tsp salt

Honey Cinnamon Butter

  • ½ cup sweet butter
  • 1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ C honey

Instructions

Bread Rolls

  • In your mixer bowl combine the active yeast and warm water. Let the yeast dissolve for a few minutes.
  • Once the yeast is dissolved, add the egg, milk, 4 tbsp of butter, sugar and salt to the mixing bowl.
  • Mix for about 1-2 minutes, until well combined. Don’t overmix.
  • Add the flour 1 cup at the time, while the mixer is on low speed. If your dough is still sticky add a few tablespoons (1 at a time), until it no longer sticks to your fingers.
  • Grab a new medium size bowl and grease it with oil, to avoid sticking. Add the dough and let it rise for 2 hours. It should double in size.
  • Once your dough has risen, sprinkle some flour on a clean surface and roll out the dough with a rolling pin until at least ½ inch thick.
  • Let them rise for another hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and put parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Once your dough has risen again, cut them in squares about 1 ½ by 1 ½ inch per roll. You should get at least 24 rolls or more.
  • Bake the rolls for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let them cool for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and brush over the rolls.
  • Enjoy with the cinnamon butter.


Honey Cinnamon Butter

  • In a small/medium size bowl add all ingredients.
  • Mix with a hand mixer until fluffy for about 2 minutes.
  • Add to a piping bag and pipe into a serving bowl.
  • You can refrigerate the butter for up to 3-4 days.
  • Enjoy with the butter rolls.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 333mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 5g

This nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be entirely accurate. Please do your own research if you are overly concerned about specific macros.

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