RECIPE: Baklava Muffins

I first found this recipe on Pinterest.  The original blogger got it from a cookbook.  Here's the link to the original blog post -->  Late Night Concoction.  And made it.  And loved it.  So, I decided it was time to share it with you.
  The Ingredients:
for the filling:
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I personally leave these out due to nut allergy)
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 TBSP melted butter

for the muffins:
1 cup plus 7 TBSP all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
3 TBSP unsalted butter, melted
1 cup plus 2 TBSP buttermilk

for the topping:
1/2 cup honey

The Directions: 4 Easy Steps to Snackage or Dessert

Step 1:  Create the filling

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix all the filling ingredients together in a small bowl, and then get on with the muffins.  Again, I omitted the nuts from the original recipe.
Step 2:  Create the Muffin

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar. In a wide-mouthed measuring cup, whisk the egg, melted butter, and buttermilk. Make a well in the dry ingredients, pour in the liquid, and mix lightly and gently, remembering to keep it bumpy rather then going all-out for smooth: anything more than the gentlest handling makes for a heavy muffin. Fill the muffin cups 1/3 full, add scant TBSP of filling, then cover with more muffin mixture until 2/3 full. Sprinkle any remaining filling on top of the muffin.
Step 3: Bake
Bake for 15 minutes. Put the muffins onto a plate and drizzle with honey.
Step 4:  Enjoy  


Source: Adapted from How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson.  

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