Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

I love Baklava and this is a delightful treat that brings the same flavors through. from How To Be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  2. Mix all the filling ingredients together in a small bowl, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.
  4. Mix the egg, melted butter and buttermilk.
  5. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add gently mix in the wet ingredients.
  6. Fill 12 miffin cups 1/3 full, add a scant tablespoon of filling, cover with more muffin mixture until 2/3 full.
  7. Sprinkle any remaining filling on top of the muffins.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Put the muffins onto a rack to cool and drizzle with honey (it may be easier to drizzle the honey if it has been warmed first).
Most Helpful

These muffins are GREAT! Too bad the rating scale only goes up to 5! I found Tebo's tip helpful...used paper liners and I'm glad I did. I didn't have any buttermilk so I made a substitute (1 cup milk, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, stir, let sit for 10 minutes. For this particular recipe I just added the other 2 tbsp. milk without adjusting the lemon juice.). Muffins had a nice texture. Also, pecans are a staple in my house so I used them instead of the walnuts. I also brushed on the melted honey...not as messy. Thanks, Erin! M&Mers

M&Mers June 26, 2002

Erin, as far as baking is concerned I LOVE your recipes! My daughter and I baked this last night as a treat for the ambulance volunteers in our town. We first baked a test batch, and not enough muffins survived (some of us tested two muffins, some three, they were THAT good!). We ended up making 4 batches, using a combo of walnuts and pecans. Baklava is one of my favorite desserts, and this tastes just like it, and it's not as high in fat and calories! Keep 'em coming, Erin!

Mirj March 22, 2002

Where did this recipe come from? Really good. The only problem I had was removing them from the muffin tin. Next time I'll use paper cups. These will make a terrific dessert!! Thank you Erin.

Tebo May 13, 2002