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A basket is loaded up with big golden copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls. Next to the rolls is a dish of cinnamon honey butter.
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Copycat Texas Roadhouse Dinner Rolls and Cinnamon Honey Butter (Without a Bread Machine)

If you don't have a bread machine, you can make the dough by hand or with a stand mixer. This set of directions will walk you through the process.
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Servings: 15
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Mirlandra Neuneker


The Dough

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. quick rise yeast also known as instant yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 4 - 6 Tbsp. salted butter for brushing buns melted

The Amazing Cinnamon Honey Butter

  • 1/2 cup of salted butter softened but not at all melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


To Make The Dough

  • In a large, microwave safe bowl: heat milk, and butter in the microwave for 30-60 seconds just until it is pleasantly warm to your finger.
  • Whisk in sugar, salt, and yeast. Some lumps of butter may remain.
  • Whisk in 1/2 cup of flour and the egg.
  • Use a wooden spoon to stir in the remaining 2 1/2 cups of flour until a dough forms.
  • Using a dough hook, knead the dough in a stand mixer for 5 minutes or knead by hand (spray a large wooden board and your hands liberally with canola cooking oil spray. Knead the dough on the greased board for 5 minutes. Set the board aside to use again for rolling the dough out.
  • Form the dough into a ball and place in a oiled mixing bowl. Turn dough to coat and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Set the bowl in a warm place until the dough has doubled, about 60 - 90 minutes.

To Form The Rolls

  • Spray a 8" x 12.5" rectangular glass pan with cooking spray and set aside. (Any pan where the rolls fit with a bit of space around them is fine.)
  • Turn the dough out onto a cutting board sprayed with Pam spray and divide and shape into 15 rolls as desired. I roll the dough out into a 14"x11" rectangle and cut it into equal squares. I fold each square in half and place in the pan to rise. Alternately rolls can be formed into round balls by tucking the edges of each piece of dough under.
  • Place the formed rolls into the glass pan (3 rolls by 5 rolls) leaving some space between each roll. Brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Turn the oven on to 350 F for 1 minute. TURN THE OVEN OFF and place the pan of covered rolls inside. Let the rolls rise for 25 minutes. Remove pan from oven and preheat to 350 F.
  • Remove the plastic wrap and bake for 15-18 minutes in the preheated oven. Rolls are done when they are cooked through and lightly brown on the outside. Remove from the oven and brush again with melted butter. Serve immediately for the best flavor.
  • Store leftover rolls in an airtight container.

To Make The Honey Butter

  • Use a fork to whip together the soft butter with honey and cinnamon. Serve at room temperature with the hot rolls. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2.3mg