Baklava Muffins with Greek Yogurt and Honey

Baklava Muffins with Olive Oil, Greek Yogurt and Honey


I am all for reinventing the classics and this baklava muffin recipe is a great example of doing just that. The muffins are studded with the nuts and flavors of traditional baklava but are also comfort food. Great for breakfast, brunch or a midday snack. To find the delicious greek honey, olive oil, and pistachios called for in this recipe, go to my online store here.

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2/3 chopped pistachios
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • A pinch of pepper
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp grated orange
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter

For the muffins

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 75 ml milk
  • 12- muffin baking tray

For the topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F/ 200°C.
  2. Mix all the filling ingredients together in a small bowl.

To make the muffins

  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.
  2. In a second bowl whisk the egg, olive oil, yogurt and milk. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add the egg-yogurt-milk mixture and stir gently with a rubber spatula.
  3. Fill the muffin tray one-third full, add a scant tablespoon of filling, and then cover with more muffin mixture until two-thirds full. Sprinkle any remaining filling on top of the muffins.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the muffins are set and golden-brown.
  5. Remove from tray and place the muffins on a rack to cool. Just before serving, drizzle with honey.

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