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Fluffy and buttery homemade Texas Roadhouse Rolls with Cinnamon Honey Butter. Going out has just been replaced with staying in, and I think you’re gonna like it.

Texas Roadhouse Rolls
I have a confession to make: it took me 4 tries to get these Texas Roadhouse Rolls right for you.

Let’s back up a bit – When I decided that I wanted to make a homemade version of Texas Roadhouse Rolls, I immediately knew that I wanted to adapt one of my great-grandmother’s yeast roll recipes for the project. Only, my dumb ass kept forgetting to add the water to the recipe.

Emphasis on dumb.ass.

Spoiler alert: Don’t leave the water out of this recipe. It won’t work.

But, as it turned out, making the recipe 4 times (and massively screwing up for 3 of them) was worth it in the long run. Boyfriend came home from work, popped a warm roll into his mouth, and said, “Are these Texas Roadhouse Rolls?”


Homemade Texas Roadhouse Rolls


Now, in case you have never been to Texas Roadhouse before, let me tell you the secret to their rolls: honey. Both in the rolls themselves (a whopping 1/2 cup, which is a lot of sweetener as far as dinner rolls go) and in the accompanying Texas Roadhouse Cinnamon Honey Butter.

Let’s ponder that phrase for a moment. Cinnamon. Honey. Butter.

I mean, sure – you can eat Texas Roadhouse Rolls without the Cinnamon Honey Butter and they’ll be delicious. You could opt to serve the rolls with jam, or Instant Pot Persimmon Butter. They’ll be delightful, in fact.

But if you really want to take things over the edge (and I know you do when carbs are involved), you’re going to need to slather those warm rolls in the delight that is Cinnamon Honey Butter. In fact, I’m pretty certain I don’t want any other type of butter in my life ever again.

Me + Texas Roadhouse Rolls + Cinnamon Honey Butter = True luv 4 ever

Texas Roadhouse Rolls with Cinnamon Honey Butter


Don’t be intimidated by the ideas of making yeast rolls. This recipe uses instant yeast, so you can add it straight to the flour without having to dissolve it.

Texas Roadhouse Rolls are made with an enriched dough, which means that the dough has eggs, milk, butter and sugar (or, in this case, honey) in it.

There’s a lot of sciencey stuff that changes when these ingredients are added to a yeast dough, but the most important one for you to know is that they can sometimes increase the rising time. You’ll need around an hour for the first rise, even if using a “faster rising” yeast.

To make these copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls truly like the originals, they need to be shaped into rectangles or squares, unlike other rolls like my Fluffy No-Knead Refrigerator Rolls.

To do this, roll the dough into a rectangle and use a dough blade or a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 24 squares.

Let the rolls rise for another 30 minutes before baking. As soon as they come out of the oven, slather those babies in melted butter and get ready to serve them warm with the Cinnamon Honey Butter.

This homemade Texas Roadhouse Rolls recipe is my latest recipe over at Food Fanatic, but – as always – I have listed the recipe right here for your convenience!

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Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

Not sure if you are still checking this site, but can you use active dry yeast instead of instant? I'm guessing you'd have to proof the yeast in the water first and wait a little longer on the rise. Thoughts?


Thursday 1st of October 2020

Hi Sean – I had a baby early this year and am dreadfully behind on comments! You are exactly right on how you'd adapt to use active dry yeast. Thanks for reading!


Saturday 5th of January 2019

how many rolls does this make?


Monday 7th of January 2019

Hi there! It makes 24 rolls. Hope this helps!

Jeanette Bloomquist

Tuesday 20th of November 2018

I need to make these before Thanksgiving. If you recommend doing this, how do I store them until Thanksgiving?


Monday 26th of November 2018

If you have to make them a day or so ahead, you could try storing them in ziptop bags and reheating them in the oven before serving them. I've never made them too far in advance, though, so I'm not sure the best way to store them longer than that.

Sara Strother

Thursday 11th of October 2018

OMG!!!! Just made these for the 1st time. This was a little puff of heaven. So incredibly fluffy and sweet. Everything I was looking for. I personally liked these better then Texas Roadhouse ... same flavor but these felt softer (how is that possible?). These were not complicated to make ... They took a little while ... but well worth it. I also made the cinnamon honey butter. That took it right over the top. I will def make again!


Sunday 14th of October 2018

I am so glad you loved them!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback.


Friday 25th of November 2016

I know this is an old post but we made these for Thanks giving yesterday and they were A HUGE hit I Permanent fixture now on our table Thank you!

PS: it have made 2x, once with all bread flour, and one with AP and bread as written. Both were great


Monday 12th of December 2016

Thank you for sharing!! So glad you enjoyed. :-)