You’re probably asking yourself… what the heck is a Deconstructed Cinnamon Bun??
Well, the term “deconstructed” in food descriptions usually refers to taking a food that is normally combined one way, changing its form, and putting it back together in a different way.
That’s exactly what happened to these cinnamon buns. They still have the same basic ingredients and great flavor that you would find in a typical cinnamon bun – they’re just put together a little differently.
It’s a delightful way to enjoy a classic breakfast treat.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup warm milk
4 teaspoons active dry or rapid rise yeast
1 large egg
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons butter, cold
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Hershey’s Cinnamon Baking Chips
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk
Butter a 8×8 inch square baking pan.
Mix the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
Combine the warm milk and yeast in a glass bowl or measuring cup. Dissolve the yeast completely.
Add the yeast milk mixture, egg, canola oil, and vanilla extract to the flour bowl.
Mix everything thoroughly. Pour the batter into the baking pan. Set aside for 20 minutes.
Prepare the topping mixture: Place the brown sugar into a small bowl. Cut the cold butter into the sugar with a pastry blender until you have a crumbly mixture. Fold in cinnamon chips.
Sprinkle the topping over the batter and lightly press it down.
Place the pan in a cold oven. (it will begin baking while the oven is preheating)
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool for 30 minutes.
Prepare the glaze by whisking the milk and powdered sugar together. Drizzle on top, if desired.
Serve warm. (can be reheated in the microwave)