10 Baklava Inspired Desserts

10 Baklava Inspired Desserts

Baklava is a traditional pastry dessert made rich with honey, nuts, and phyllo dough. This dessert is commonly found in both Greek and Turkish history. What makes baklava so unique is its many thin layers held together with drips of butter. This tradition has been altered by baking pioneers who use the basic baklava concepts and create something new! We made a list of some amazing baklava inspired treats. From breakfast approved sweets to delicious cupcakes, we have something for any craving.

Some of these recipes call for boxed phyllo dough which you can find in the freezer section of most grocery stores. If you are up for a challenge, a great recipe for homemade phyllo dough along with a step by step tutorial can be found at Livin the Pie Life. Happy baking!

Baklava Cupcakes

Baklava honey cupcakes with mascarpone whipped frosting and topped with a slice of baklava, pistachios, and honey drizzle:

These baklava inspired cupcakes take the ingredients of traditional baklava and transform them into cupcakes with mascarpone icing.

Find this recipe at Yummy Crumble

Baklava Cookies

Baklava Cookies by cookingwithcurls.com:

All the goodness of baklava in a simple cookie! These are easy ways to curb your baklava cravings.

Find this recipe at Cooking with Curls

Brownie Baklava

Brownie Baklava- ¾ cup butter, 4 oz unsweetened chocolate squares, 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 1tsp vanilla, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 cups chopped walnuts, (16 oz) thawed phyllo dough,1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, 1 1/2 cups honey+:

Traditional baklava... and chocolate. No need to say more. You have to try this.

Find this recipe at Platter Talk

Baklava Pull Apart Bread

Baklava Pull Apart Bread - A rich, moist and nutty dessert bread layered with pistachios, walnuts, honey and cinnamon sugar.:

Ever wondered how to make baklava into an acceptable breakfast? Well, here it is! Delicious pull apart bread with all the makings of traditional baklava.

Find this recipe at Sprinkle Bakes

Baklava Cheesecake

This Baklava Cheesecake is such a fun twist on the traditional Greek dessert. With all the flavors of cinnamon, honey and walnuts, it’s a fun way to mix together two delicious desserts into one!:

This cheesecake is filled with honey, walnuts, and cinnamon with a phyllo dough crust.

Find this recipe at Life, Love & Sugar

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Baklava


This spin on traditional baklava creates a chocolate chip cookie dough dream combining the baklava we know and love with cookie dough and a brown sugar and vanilla simple syrup.

Find this recipe at The Domestic Rebel

Baklava Crepe Cake

Baklava turned into a gorgeous show stopping crepe cake your guests will love

A unique cake using baklava flavors and thin crepes. This cake creates a lighter take on traditional baklava. You also can top it with syrup!

Find this recipe at A Cookie Named Desire

Peanut Butter Baklava

This Peanut Butter Baklava is the dessert of your dreams! Sweet, gooey, and full of peanut butter chocolaty goodness.:

This recipe is a bit of a variation of the traditional baklava, as this uses PEANUT BUTTER to create a unique taste! For all you peanut butter lovers out there, you have got to try this recipe.

Find this recipe at Crazy for Crust

Nutella Hazelnut Baklava Pie

Nutella Hazelnut Baklava Pie

This recipe combines Nutella with the traditional baklava phyllo dough in a pie form! If you love Nutella, you must try this.

Find this recipe at Cleo Buttera

Baklava Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Baklava Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls | cookingwithcurls.com | #cinnamonrolls #breakfast:

Another unique baklava inspired treat are cinnamon rolls! This recipe uses a sourdough based roll to create a very rich flavor.

Find this recipe at Cooking with Curls

Which baklava recipe will you be making first?