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We all know that everyone loves the Texas Roadhouse Rolls and their cinnamon butter and now you can recreate these warm, buttery rolls at home. The Texas Roadhouse rolls recipe is an easy copycat recipe.
With this simple recipe, you can recreate that exact flavor of the Roadhouse rolls. Everyone loves their delicious rolls because they’ve been tested for years and are the best.
Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls with Cinnamon Butter
Texas Roadhouse Rolls are soft, warm, and delicious … and that cinnamon butter? It’s amazing!
My sister-in-law made these rolls for Thanksgiving last year and I know I had to get the recipe. They are amazing. The cinnamon butter makes them so decadent. They are always the first item gone at the table.
- Water, lukewarm
- Granulated sugar
- Active dry yeast – this is an instant yeast that comes in a jar or individual packets
- Whole milk
- Butter, unsalted
- Bread flour
For the whipped cinnamon honey butter:
- 1/4 cup butter, unsalted, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
How To Make Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls
This may seem like a lot of instructions, but when working with yeast there are several steps, but nothing is hard!
For the Rolls:
In the bowl of a stand mixer add the lukewarm water (make sure it’s not hot or it will kill the yeast), 1 teaspoon of sugar, and the yeast. Let this mixture sit for approximately 5 minutes. This will activate the yeast.
Add the remaining sugar, milk, butter, and salt to the yeast mixture and stir together to combine. Add in one egg and mix to combine.
Add the flour one cup at a time, and mix together for a few minutes on medium speed. Be sure to scrape the dough from the sides of the bowl.
Next, using the dough hook attachment on your mixer, knead the dough for 4 minutes. Just turn the mixer on and let it stir, pulling the dough from the sides of the bowl.
Place one tablespoon of vegetable oil in a separate medium-sized mixing bowl and spread around the bottom and sides of the bowl. This will prevent the bread dough from sticking to the bowl as it rises.
Place the bread dough into the greased bowl and flip to cover the dough in oil.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel and let rise for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.
Put parchment paper or a silpat liner on a baking sheet and set aside.
Remove the dough from the bowl and put on floured surface (just a small amount of flour), and divide into 12 equal pieces. You can use a knife or a pizza cutter to divide the dough. I like to use a dough scraper.
Round each piece into a smooth ball and place it on the baking sheet. Repeat until all 12 rolls are on the sheet.
Cover the rolls with a kitchen towel and let them rise again in a warm place. This second rise f is only about a half hour.
Let the dough rise and, preheat the oven to 350°F.
Place the rolls in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, until just golden brown.
While rolls are in the oven, make the whipped cinnamon butter.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl whisk together butter, sugar, honey, and cinnamon until creamy and smooth. Place in a small serving dish to serve with warm rolls.
When rolls are done, remove from the oven and brush with melted butter while the rolls are still hot. Serve with cinnamon butter.
Tips and Notes for Making Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls with Cinnamon Butter
If you’re wanting to keep this recipe as true to Texas Roadhouse as possible, there are a few things to keep in mind.
One of the biggest things you need to do is make certain that you’re using active yeast. Many people have yeast in their home but after a while, it actually “dies” and won’t fluff up your bread recipes any longer.
To test your yeast, fill a small bowl with warm water and then add in about a teaspoon of yeast. Give it some time and then check back on the bowl. If the yeast is still “active” it should have foamed up in the bowl. This means it’s good to use.
If it doesn’t foam up, you need to toss it out as it’s no longer active and won’t help your bread rise. By using fresh yeast, this will ensure you’ll end up with fluffy rolls
Can You Make Roll Dough Ahead of Time?
You, you can make the dough ahead of time. Just know that the more you make this recipe in advance, the more the dough is going to rise.
As long as you make the bread roll dough and keep it covered in the fridge, it should stay good overnight for you to then use the next day. I would recommend letting it get to room temperature a bit before baking.
How Do You Soften Hard Rolls?
The first day that you make rolls, they’re all nice and soft and fresh. But with each passing day, it gets harder and harder to have that fluffy texture. It’s just natural and nothing to do with you.
The good news is that you can easily make the rolls soft and fluffy again by popping them in the microwave for a few short seconds of time. 10-15 seconds should zap them enough to have them warm and fresh! Then just add your butter and you’re good to go!
What Toppings Go Great on Rolls?
I know that we’re all huge fans of the cinnamon butter but there are other toppings that you can add. The best part about rolls is that they can take on so many different flavors fast.
Some topping ideas for rolls include:
- Salted or Unsalted Butter
What Do You Serve with Homemade Rolls?
These are the best rolls and are soft and delicious so they go with so many meals. Serve them at the holidays with your turkey or ham. Or make a bowl of soup and have these rolls and softened butter on the side.
You can even use these rolls as a holder for meat and cheese, too! You might want to double the recipe and make an extra batch of these rolls for easy additions to breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
By learning to make these homemade dinner rolls , you’ll have your own rolls whenever you want. The homemade cinnamon butter will impress your friends and family too!
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Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls and Cinnamon Butter
For the rolls:
- 1 Tbsp 1 tablespoon water lukewarm
- 6 Tbsp granulated sugar divided
- 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 cup whole milk
- 6 Tbsp butter unsalted, melted
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 3 1/2 cups bread flour
- 1 Tbsp butter unsalted, melted
Cinnamon Honey Butter
- 1/4 cup butter unsalted, room temperature
- 2 Tbsp confectioners' sugar
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- In the bowl of a stand mixer add the lukewarm water, 1 teaspoon of sugar, and yeast. Let sit for approximately 5 minutes. The mixture will be thick.
- Add the remaining sugar, milk, butter, and salt, and stir to combine.
- Whisk one egg into the mixture.
- Add the flour, beating for about 3 minutes on medium-high speed. Be sure to scrape the dough from the sides of the bowl.
- Next, using the dough hook attachment, knead the dough for 3-4 minutes.
- Place about a tablespoon of vegetable oil into a medium-sized mixing bowl and spread around the bottom and sides of the bowl.
- Place the bread dough into the mixing bowl and flip to cover the dough in oil.
- Cover the bowl and let it rise for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.
- Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan.
- Remove the dough from the bowl and divide into 12 equal pieces.
- Round each piece into a smooth ball and place it in the baking dish.
- Cover the rolls with a kitchen towel and let them rise for another 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- While rolls are baking, make the cinnamon butter.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl or your stand mixer whisk together butter, sugar, honey, and cinnamon until creamy and smooth. Place in a ramekin and serve with warm rolls.
- When rolls are done, remove from the oven and immediately brush with melted butter
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