Texas Roadhouse Rolls with Cinnamon Honey Butter

I love bread so I tend to gravitate toward restaurants that have yummy bread and Texas Roadhouse happens to be one of those places.  They have these beautiful rectangular rolls with cinnamon honey butter.  The rolls are absolutely divine and fluffy.

I have found serveal recipes that are a copy cat version of their rolls and finally decided to give them a shot.  The rolls didn’t turn out as soft and fluffy as the original but were still delicious.  I think there must be something else that their rolls have that make them so fluffy and soft.  I am wondering it uses something that is only available for commercial kitchen.

Now my family loved the honey butter, but I found it too sweet and the powdered sugar changed the texture of the butter.  Next time, I am going to try to half the powdered sugar or stick with my go to cinnamon honey butter recipe.


Texas Roadhouse Rolls with Cinnamon Honey Butter
  • Roll dough:
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast plus 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cups milk
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3-4 cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Cinnamon Honey Butter:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  1. Add yeast and 1 tsp sugar to the warm water. Set aside.
  2. Place milk in microwave for 45 seconds. Add butter to milk and stir in until butter is completely melted. Check the temp of the milk, it should be lukewarm, if not then allow to cool until lukewarm.
  3. Once yeast has doubled in volume, add yeast mixture to milk mixture in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the sugar and enough flour (about half) and mix until it reaches the consistency of a muffin batter. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Add egg and salt to the mixture. Beat well. Add enough remaining flour to make flour to form soft dough.
  5. Knead dough in mixer with dough hook until smooth and satiny.
  6. Cover and let rise in a warm area until double in size.
  7. Once double in size punch and let rest for 10 minutes.
  8. Press of roll dough on a lightly floured surface. Shape into a long rectangle. Cut the rectangle in half using a pizza cutter and then cut each half into 6 pieces.
  9. Place on greased baking sheets and let rise until doubled.
  10. Bake at 350 F for 10-15 minutes. Until golden brown. Makes 1 dozen.
  11. To make the butter: Beat butter with hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  12. Add remaining ingredients and beat with mixer until well blended. Serve on warm rolls.
Recipe adapted from Chef n Training.

29 comments on “Texas Roadhouse Rolls with Cinnamon Honey Butter

  • Here’s how to do the butter

    Mix a small amount regular white sthat and some cinnamon, and some butter that it

  • i love there rolls they are simply Amazing they taste so delicious.

  • I used the butter recipe since I already had the rolls. The butter tasted nothing like Texas Roadhouses’. I even took the author’s recommendations and cut the sugar. It was way too sweet and you could barely taste the cinnamon. I added butter in hopes of cutting the sweetness and added cinnamon. It smelled great but was a taste disaster. Will continue my search for a copycat of their butter.

  • Lactose free milk would work if you are lactose intolerant.

  • Try using powdered sugar for part of the sugar, maybe 2 T. and use bread flour instead of regular. You will get softer rolls!

  • Cool was looking for recipe because it was so good when i had them at Texas Roadhouse!

  • I just found this recipe. I love these rolls but I just found out I can no longer have dairy at all. It makes me really sick. I have vegan butter, but do you have any suggestions to substitute for the milk?

  • Yummy! We made them yesterday and my boys (true Texas Roadhouse fans!) loved the rolls and the butter. I had hoped to freeze some – but the four left ones were eaten for breakfast. “Mom, can you make more today?”

  • Thanks for sharing your recipe! I was looking for a recipe that would appeal to teenagers.
    You can approximate commercial rolls’ tenderness by reconstituting dry milk with water that potatoes have been boiled in. It also helps if the dough has a long slow first rise (in the fridge overnight is ideal) and a warm (about 90 degrees) rise in the pans. The dough should feel very light and puffy when you touch the side of a risen roll before you put it in the oven.

  • Have some in the oven now, I saw so many discussions about the butter so I called the kitchen manager at Texas Roadhouse and asked what is in the butter, salted butter, honey and cinnamon.He could not give me exact measurements since they make theirs in huge batches but I now have an idea and know the ingredients.

  • I found a great recipe for honey butter and one for cinnamon butter.
    (Honey Butter: 1/2c. salted butter at room temp, 1/4c honey, mix together until smooth and creamy)
    (Cinnamon Butter: 1/2c salted butter at room temp, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, mix together until smooth and creamy.) this cinnamon butter reminds me of the one at texas roadhouse, however, im thinking they do have a slight bit of honey in their cinnamon butter, just for the extra little sweet flavoring. Hope this helps everyone! 🙂

  • I used to work in the bakery of a certain steakhouse chain that served sweet rolls and honey butter. That said, there are a couple tricks to the butter. First, it is ONLY honey, cinnamon and butter. And it is whipped with a big paddle in a mixer so big that it has a gear shifter, which is awesome. I don’t remember the exact ratio, because I always made it in bulk, but if I had to guesstimate, I’d say about 1/2 c honey per pound of butter. Maybe less honey. And cinnamon to taste, maybe 1 Tbsp for a 1 pound batch. The rolls are made with a premixed flour mix, but also done in the gargantuan mixer with a dough hook. And the dough is kneaded that way as well. Having a proofer, or humidified and temperature controlled cabinet, makes a big difference as well. It’s hard to get bread to rise the same way without that. Heating up the oven and then turning it off and putting your dough in with a pan of boiling water comes close. The dough is a really soft dough, so if it feels stiff, add more water until it’s soft like baby skin. Lol. And make sure you brush it with butter as soon as it comes out of the oven. Hope some of that helps. I’ve been dying to recreate them since I stopped working at that unnamed eatery and it just hasn’t ever been the same.

  • Hey ya’ll!
    For everyone that had problems with the butter, there is no confectioners sugar in the original recipe! I can’t reveal my sources (lol top secret) but its 1/2 cup SALTED butter to 1/3 cup honey. Add cinnamon to taste!

  • These are awesome!! I seriously LOVED how easy they were to roll out and cut! It’s been a LONG time since I’ve been to Texas Roadhouse so I can’t say how close they are but they definitely were in the same neighborhood. Here is a cinnamon butter recipe I found elsewhere that is really tasty:

    1 stick butter
    1/3 c. powdered sugar
    1 tsp. cinnamon

    Mix and enjoy!

  • I hated the butter mix. 🙁 i thought it was going to come out just like theres but it didnt . all you could taste was the hunny .

  • ummm, how come i cant pin this on pinterest?

  • I am curious to know who wins currently the taste match: Texas Roadhouse rolls, or your 2008 favorite, Lion House rolls? 🙂

  • If I want to make these for dinner when should I start the process so they are ready in time? In other words, how long do these take to make…prep time and bake time? I’m excited to try them! We love bread and it IS always better when you make it at home. Thanks!

  • My mom owns a restaurant and it is all in the mixer. Even with my Kenwood mixer, I can’t get the power of Mom’s super-huge mega mixer and so my rolls are not nearly as fluffy as her restaurant rolls.

  • Oh those look so delicious! Maybe something for Thanksgiving this year?!

  • Try adding half a cup of mashed potatoes to the flour mixture. I use that when I want really soft rolls.

  • Oh this look so delish.thanks for sharing I make bread a lot its so much better than store bought and I’ve been looking for a new roll recipe to try I can’t wait my family is going to love this and also thanks for the butter instructions I’ve always wondered how the resturants do those whipped flavored butters I can’t wait to try that to annie

  • These look so good! We used to have a roadhouse near here and I remember how addictive these were. I’m so happy to have a recipe to make them!

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