Muffin Monday: Baklava Muffins

Baklava... in a muffin?!? Yes, that's right, we went there! And what a great way to transform this decadent dessert into a great muffin. While making this muffin, memories from our trip to Greece last year came flowing back. I was the only one on our trip that actually liked the baklava. I guess I am a bit more adventurous in trying new foods and I loved the mixture of spice, nuts, pastry, and sticky syrup. I never would have thought to try a muffin version but it really works! Try this recipe out, you will not be disappointed with this moist muffin.

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1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup + 7 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup + 2 tablespoons buttermilk
1/2 cup honey

1. Preheat the oven to 400F/200C and prepare a 12 hole baking pan with liners.
2. Filling: Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl, set aside.
3. Muffins: In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar. 
4. In a small measuring jar, lightly whisk together the egg, buttermilk and butter. 
5. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the egg mixture. Stir gently. Its okay if its bumpy. 
6. Fill the muffin cups one third, add the filling and then top with the muffin mixture again till the cup is two thirds full. 
7. Using any remaining filling as a topping. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. 
8. Take out from the oven and transfer to a wire rack, still in the muffin liners. Drizzle with honey and serve warm.



  1. Mmmm... Absolutely delish! I love that you chopped the tops and drenched it in syrup! The lack of pastry is surely made up by these soft and moist muffins. I was very apprehensive at first but this recipe is surely a keeper!

  2. Oh wow... look at that gorgeous filling oozing out to tempt me! So disappointed I couldn't make these muffins this week, but will definitely be trying them in the near future. Yours look fab, Mike!

  3. Your filling looks like it's ready to bust out of the muffins...but luckily you're dousing it down with some luscious honey! How absolutely scrumptious and very baklava-like!

  4. Weren't these muffins fantastic? Loved how rich and moist they good. Happy Muffin Monday :)

  5. That looks delicious! Enticing!

  6. They look fantastic!! I love baklava!! And I looove that filling trying to go away from a bite haha

  7. oooh Mike, what a divine idea... I love them... may have to do some inspiration thieving!