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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.

Texas Roadhouse Rolls

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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Rise Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 24 rolls


  • 2 1/2 cups Bread Flour
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons Instant Yeast (2 packages)
  • 1 1/4 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/3 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Butter melted (optional)


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, whisk together 2 cups of the bread flour and the yeast.
  • In a saucepan, combine the water, milk, honey and butter. Heat over medium heat just until warm – butter does not need to be completely melted.
  • With the mixer running on low, pour the milk mixture into the bowl of the stand mixer. Beat for 2 minutes until well combined.
  • Add the remaining bread flour, salt and the eggs. Mix on low speed until well combined.
  • Add the all-purpose flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing on medium speed until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Place dough on a well-floured surface and knead for 5-8 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  • Place dough in a lightly-greased bowl, cover lightly with a clean tea towel and place in a warm place to rise. Let rise for about 1 hour until doubled in size.
  • Gently turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll dough into a large rectangle 1/2-inch thick. Use a dough blade, knife or pizza cutter to cut dough into 24 squares. Place rolls onto buttered baking sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart. Cover lightly with a tea towel and let rise for about 30 minutes or until puffy.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake rolls for 15-18 minutes, until golden. Brush with melted butter upon removing from the oven. Serve warm with Cinnamon Honey Butter. 


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg


  1. The BEST part of Texas Roadhouse! My husband would claim its the peanuts and the fact that he can throw them on the floor, but he’s cray. Hands down it’s these soft sweet rolls! I cannot wait for the next time I need rolls for dinner..ahmygod. Thanks for perfecting them for us!

  2. I love that boyfriend thought these were legit TX road house rolls – You are the queen of buns, my love! You certainly are! Also – I’m smiling so hard over the napkin you used in these photos. Where you reckon I can get a napkin like that?? 😉 And your new cutting board?! SO cool!!

  3. Thank you so much for attending week 6 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post. These rolls are so cute, Stephie! I love the honey in there, YUM! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight . Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see 🙂 Have a great day!

  4. Can these be possibly made the lazy way…..aka….bread machine??? Haha Every time I try to make bread without it, I screw it up big time!!

    1. Hi Jessica- I don’t own a bread machine, so I can’t tell you how you would have to adapt the recipe. I promise that these aren’t hard to make, though – just follow the instructions, don’t be like me and forget the water, and you will be ok!

  5. I was going to do some exercises this morning, but am having much more fun reading about rolls and cinnamon honey butter. MUCH. more. fun. Thanks for stopping by Foodie Fridays.

  6. I love the name ‘roadhouse rolls’. So cool (though if they were Australian roadhouse rolls they’d be stale and horrible. That’s what you get for living in a desert where food is trucked in!). Soft, fresh and wonderful. The butter is a BRILLIANT idea that I want to make loads of. Just so that I can eat it all… wait, scratch that… SHARE. Yes.

  7. I am wondering about the mixer, I don’t have one, is it ok just to kneed it by hand and when you mix the milk mixture in the mixer, is that with the bread flour and yeast?

  8. I don’t know what happen,but ever thing was going good until I baked them. I use parchment paper on the bottom of my pan baked them 15 min. And they all burned on the bottom. They look so good on the top of the rolls. What could of happen?

    1. Do you know what kind of pan you used? (Was it light or dark colored?) Sometimes if the pan is very dark, it will cause the bottoms of whatever you are baking to darken too much.

  9. 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

  10. 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!

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

    1. 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.

  12. 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?

    1. 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!

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