Is there anything better than fresh from the oven warm bread slathered in a deliciously sweet cinnamon infused butter? I think not. If you have ever been to Texas Roadhouse and raved over their amazing complimentary rolls with the sinful cinnamon butter you know they are irresistible. Here are two recipes so you can enjoy them at home.
I first tried this recipe last Mother’s Day. My mom adores Texas roadhouse, and if ever it is her choice where we go out to eat, that is always her pick. I wanted to make her something from my kitchen for mother’s day as a gift and I searched the web for recipes for her favorite restaurant’s staple rolls and cinnamon butter. I found two amazing recipes that turned out so beautifully that I had to share them. I was so proud to present her a basket filled with warm rolls and a few jars of cinnamon butter that she could enjoy for weeks. She seemed surprised at the gesture and I hope she loved them! I think she did, because she ate a few as she said nothing except, Mmmm with wide eyes. My husband even said this seems more like a father’s day gift than a mother’s day gift. No doubt he was pushing for his own fresh basket of rolls and jar of cinnamon butter for his special day.
I made a triple batch of the cinnamon butter and put it in small mason jars. I gave some to my Mom, some to my mother in law, and saved some for us to eat at home. I’m fairly certain that this is something that I should not make on a regular basis, for it is certainly not the healthiest for you, and it is so good that it hard to practice restraint when you start eating it. The kids loved it, and so did everyone else who tried it.
I found the Texas Roadhouse Cinnamon butter recipe on pinterest. I was unable to locate the website that it originally came from (please inform me if you know so I can share).
This recipe is simple to throw together and tastes fabulous. Anything that you slather it on tastes ten times better. My Dad said it was perfect on toast in the morning, and I’m sure it’s a great way to start a day!
- 2 sticks of butter (room temperature)
- 1 Cup powdered sugar
- 1 Cup honey
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Mix all ingredients together to a smooth consistency and enjoy!
The copycat recipe for the Texas Roadhouse Rolls came from the blog Eat Cake For Dinner where she shares tons of fantastic recipes. I agree with her statement that these don’t taste exactly like the ones you get from Texas Roadhouse, but they are still simply amazing, and I love them paired with the cinnamon butter.
- 4 tsp. active dry yeast
- 1/2 c. warm water
- 2 c. milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm
- 3 Tbl. of melted butter, slightly cooled
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 quarts all purpose flour (7-8 cups)
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 tsp. salt
- Dissolve yeast in warm water with a teaspoon of sugar
- Let stand until frothy
- Combine yeast mixture, milk, 1/2 cup sugar and enough flour to make a medium batter (about the consistency of pancake batter).
- Beat thoroughly.
- Add melted butter, eggs and salt.
- Beat well.
- Add enough flour to form a soft dough.
- Sprinkle a small amount of flour onto counter and let dough rest.
- Meanwhile, grease a large bowl.
- Knead dough until smooth and satiny and put in greased bowl; turn over to grease top. (you can use the dough hook on a Kitchen-Aid to knead this for about 4-5 minutes).
- Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in bulk.
- Punch down.
- Turn out onto a floured board.
- Divide into portions for shaping; let rest 10 minutes.
- Shape dough into desired forms and place on greased baking sheets.
- Let rise until doubled.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Baste immediately with butter.
Both of these recipes are excellent and pair perfectly together. I was surprised at how simple the cinnamon butter recipe was and how amazing it tasted on anything! The roll recipe is a little more ambitious, but well worth the effort, in my opinion. It is erfect for a dinner treat on on a winter or fall evening or the perfect gift for someone you love for a special occasion. Either way if you love to go to Texas Roadhouse an fill up on their bread and butter before your meal, you have got to give this a try! You will love it and your family will sit quietly as they shove them in their faces (which is the best compliment for any mom)!