I have very little to say about these muffins. No, not because they’re not good but because I can’t seem to put one down and type a post! Well, okay – quickly then!
Baklava in a Muffin. Sounds disagreeable? Inappropriate? Try these yummilicious treats before you judge!
The recipe hails from Nigella Lawson’s kitchen and it sure is a keeper. The muffin batter is soft and tender, the filling perfect. This in my view makes or breaks any muffin. I added a combination of pistachios and walnuts to the filling and made some extra because I was sure that I wanted to add some on top as well. Keeping in mind something for everyone, I left a few with plain tops, a couple with chopped almonds and the balance with some of that delicious filling. Next, I proceeded to drizzle with warm honey and garnished with ground pistachios.
Not quite the original turkish delight, the rich baklava of Istanbul (no pastry, you see) but the taste of these muffins will surely spark a moment of déjà vu.
- For the Filling:
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 11/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- For the muffins:
- 1 cup + 7 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons buttermilk (substitute: ¾ cup plain yogurt + ½ cup low fat milk)
- For the topping:
- about ½ cup honey
- Preheat the oven to 400F and prepare a 12 hole baking pan with liners
- For the filling: Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl, set aside
- For the muffins: In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.
- In a small measuring jar, lightly whisk together the egg, buttermilk and butter.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the egg mixture. Stir gently. Its okay if its bumpy.
- Fill the muffin cups one third, add the filling and then top with the muffin mixture again till the cup is two thirds full.
- Using any remaining filling as a topping. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
- Take out from the oven and transfer to a wire rack, still in the muffin liners. Drizzle with honey and serve warm.
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47 Responses to Muffin Monday: Baklava Muffins
Your photos are fantastic! Just as fantastic as this recipe (definitely a keeper). Happy Muffin Monday :)
Your different toppings look really good! No, these aren’t like Turkish baklava…I think they’re so much better in muffin form, though. Glad to be back in Muffin Monday!
This looks great and very tempting! Can not wait to make one as well before Christmas!
Looks very tempting. Especially the first pic and the second pic also. Darn! All of them look great.
I might try this sometime when I get a baklava craving and have no pastry at home to make it.
They sound delicious to me! I love the idea of a baklava muffin! Thanks for sharing!
Very unique and caught my attention for sure. I believe you that you can’t put that down… =) I love the originality and I believe this tastes perfect. Looking forward to next Muffin Monday.
Aha..this is real innovation in the world of Muffins! Love Baklava and muffins..and you have treated me with both..making them soon.
Anything from Nigella’s kitchen is fabulous and these sound scrumptious as well. I always love new, intriguing ways to use flavors from other desserts. Excellent!
I love this idea and definitely would not have thought of it–must try!
I KNEW I would feel deep regret for not making these… and OH – there it is! ;) I just might make these this week anyway, on top of everything else.
Dying to have one of those pistachio-topped muffins of yours for breakfast! They’re gorgeous. What a great choice, An!
Yum! What a great idea to make baklava into muffins!
Woah had to look where did you get this recipe from. Nigella eh?! Would never think of Baklava Muffin. Good one. You keep surprising here! :)
I think that incorporating Baklava flavor in a muffin is a great idea! This recipe is definitely unique and a very tasty find on your blog. I am ready to eat a few of these-yum!
I am BEYOND intrigued. I love baklava, and getting it in muffin form? Sure! I love how the nuts and honey topping in your last picture just immediately evoke baklava! :) Great, creative dish I’ll have to attempt these!
Love muffin Monday! This is delicious! I’ve never seen a baklava muffin, great idea, great recipe!
What a great idea for a muffin! I love baklava, but would have never thought about making it into a muffin!!
What a wonderful recipe. You know whats horrible? I never had Baklava, but I’m going to try it wiht your muffin recipe!
I adore baklava! I’m so thrilled that you’ve found a way that I can have the flavor without standing in the kitchen and brushing butter on sheet after sheet of phyllo dough! Thank you!
YUM! What a fabulous idea!
Oh my word! Nothing disagreeable or inappropriate about these beauties! How wonderfully creative! I love the idea of taking one kind of baked good and transforming those flavors into something else! They look incredibly moist, too! Absolutely bookmarking this one!!! : )
What an interestingly delicious muffin!
yumm !! i saw the same muffin wrappers, but chose other ones hehe
That is such a good idea! Such a good twist on a classic dessert…
OMG! These all look wonderful! What a great idea to do baklava in a muffin form..and to offer so many choices too.
I love nigella!! I don’t blame you they look amazing. I would have skipped the entire post to eat them all, lol
Wow, love these muffins!All the toppings look beautiful and delicious.Nice twist to the original baklavas.
Gosh, I saw Maya’s post and was amazed that she created a baklava muffin…and now here’s another just a incredible. As a baklava lover, I’m not sure these would be safe in my kitchen :) Just marvelous!
There is just something about Nigella, isn’t there? Wow, that is a spectacular muffin, and here I am trying to eat all healthy this week! Now I all I can think about is baklava in muffin form.
Such a creative recipe! These muffins look delicious!
Sounds amazing! I love all the flavors of baklava.
These sound so decadent and delicious, especially with that honey drizzled over the top! I love baklava so I really need to try this in muffin form!
Oh my, my heart just stopped. These are beyond fabulous. I can totally understand why you were at an initial loss for words!
I seriously love these muffins!!! I love Baklava, so of course love the idea of making a muffin with the flavors from baklava! Just beautiful, Hugs, Terra
I was just thinking of making baklava for a friend, but these look so cute and perfect for transporting them to school for her! Thanks for the recipe :)
LUV this idea :)
Love it,love it, ur a genuis!
Stunningly beautiful. Congrats on top 9!
nothing disagreeable here, this is a great idea.
Amazing idea! Congrats on Top 9 today!
Well this doesn’t sound inappropriate at all! Just the opposite – it sounds quite appropriate and delicious. Baklava anything, anywhere, anytime works for me. Great recipe and scrumptious photography! Congrats on the Top 9!
This is a great recipe. I love baklava
Baklava in a cup…what an excellent idea!
Wow, baklava muffins sound heavenly! Very creative.
Wow a baklava muffin – now those sound decadent! Although the phyllo dough is yummy, who needs it anyway. It’s the inside that counts. I have that book of Nigella’s, I’ll have to look at it more closely. I missed this one.
Thanks for sharing.
Oh no you didn’t! Clearly you did… *drools… ’nuff said…