🧁 Baklava Muffins Recipe 🧁

Baklava Muffins combine the rich, nutty flavors of traditional baklava with the moist, fluffy texture of muffins. These delicious treats are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a sweet snack. With a hint of cinnamon, honey, and a delightful crunch from the nuts, Baklava Muffins are sure to become a favorite. 🧁

Ingredients

For the Muffins:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Nut Filling:

  • 1 cup mixed nuts (walnuts, pistachios, and almonds), finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Honey Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Prepare the Nut Filling:

  1. Mix the Filling: In a small bowl, combine the finely chopped nuts, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.

Prepare the Muffins:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease the muffin cups.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Mix Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter, milk, Greek yogurt, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
  4. Combine Ingredients: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix.

Assemble the Muffins:

  1. Layer the Batter and Filling: Spoon a tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup. Sprinkle about a teaspoon of the nut filling over the batter. Add another tablespoon of batter on top, followed by another teaspoon of nut filling. Repeat until all the batter and filling are used, ending with a layer of batter on top.
  2. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.

Prepare the Honey Syrup:

  1. Make the Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine the honey, water, sugar, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

Finishing the Muffins:

  1. Add the Syrup: While the muffins are still warm, drizzle the honey syrup over the tops, allowing it to soak in. Use a pastry brush to help distribute the syrup evenly if necessary.

Baklava Muffins are a delightful fusion of the classic Middle Eastern dessert and a traditional muffin. The combination of sweet, spiced nuts and a moist, tender crumb makes these muffins a delicious treat for any time of day. Enjoy the rich flavors and textures of these irresistible muffins! 🧁