Dumante Baklava Muffins a sweet combination of flavors of #baklava in a #muffin! A #recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen

Dumante Baklava Muffins

October 6, 2014Deanna
Dumante Baklava Muffins a sweet combination of flavors of #baklava in a #muffin! A #recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen

It is my birthday, yep October 6 is my birthday. I realized as I am a year older now, I have been growing and changing. With the move to the new apartment, I have felt my energies change. I know I am truly starting new. Every year I make a wish, and usually the same wish on my birthday, yes I still believe in making a wish on your birthday. This year my wish will most likely be the same, but this time I am changing it up a bit. No I wont tell you my wish, then it wont come true. I really like for it to come true, so my secret for now.

With the move, as I said my energies have changed, I finally realized I need changes, So why not start with that wish I make every year. It is time to stop waiting for things and it is time to start doing things. That is what I have come to realize as I am turning 39. I spent so much time waiting for everything, from healing my heart to putting my dreams on hold. It is time to start doing things for Dee. I have finally realized it time for Dee, not anyone else, and stop waiting for dreams to happen, go and make the dreams happen.

I realized what my real passions are, I took the month off from blogging because I was moving, in that month I realized I missed blogging. My passion is cooking and food. Everyone keeps telling me they are surprised I do not pursue a career in food. My passion is doing this blog, I been told I need to move to WordPress platform. Maybe it is time to do the next step, go for it, see if I can make my dreams come true, which is making this, my blog a second income, so if anything happens at work I will be ok I have this. I admit I make gas money right now, nothing that is a second income. I know it can be done. I got to change it up. It part that making my dreams come true.

So let’s celebrate my birthday. Dumante is one of my favorite liquors. I love the smoothness of this pistachio liquor. It is so wonderful not only in making a cocktail, but in baking too. It was the inspiration for me to recreate another favorite of mine, baklava. Traditional baklava is a lot of work, so I seen a recipe for a muffin version from Nigella Lawson. So let’s mix it up add some this great Dumante liquor to it and celebrate my birthday.


Dumante Baklava Muffins

Serves 12 servings     adjust servings

Dumante Baklava Muffins a sweet combination of flavors of #baklava in a #muffin! A #recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen


  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon Dumante liquor
  • 1 cup flour
  • 7 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Topping
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dumante liquor


  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees and mix all the filling ingredients together in a small bowl, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.
  3. In another bowl, mix the egg, melted butter, vanilla, and buttermilk.
  4. Then make a well in the dry ingredients and add gently mix in the wet ingredients.
  5. Fill 12 muffin cups 1/3 full, add a tablespoon of filling, cover with more muffin mixture until 2/3 full.
  6. Then sprinkle any remaining filling on top of the muffins and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile mix the liquor and honey together, when the muffins are done, pull out and drizzle them with the honey mixture and let cool.
  8. When they are cool enough, then ENJOY!


Dumante Baklava Muffins a sweet combination of flavors of #baklava in a #muffin! A #recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 238kcal Calories from fat 87
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 165mg7%
Carbohydrate 35g12%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 23g
Protein 4g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
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  • Deanna


    October 6, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I love baklava, so putting it in a muffin and adding booze?? Yes, please!

  • Deanna

    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes…

    October 6, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Happy Birthday! What a fun flavor for muffin! Glad you found your passion, now go forth and conquor!

  • Deanna

    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    October 6, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Happy Birthday! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Baklava, but I’ve never had it in a muffin with booze. Obsessed with these.

  • Deanna


    October 6, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Happy birthday! What a way to celebrate your big day.

  • Deanna

    Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    October 6, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Mmm! Sounds great!

  • Deanna

    Diane {Created by Diane}

    October 7, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Wishing you a wonderful birthday and these muffins look fantastic what a great flavor combo

  • Deanna

    Vashti Q-Vega

    October 7, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Hello Deanna! This recipe looks scrumptious. It’s definitely a must try for the holidays. I’m pinning it!

  • Deanna

    Joanne T Ferguson

    October 8, 2014 at 8:51 am

    G’day Your muffins look delicious and wish i could try one now! OOMPAH!
    Cheers! Joanne

  • Deanna

    April @ 100lbcountdown

    October 11, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Happy Birthday! I hope all your wishes come true. I know I had the same feeling at 35, like I’m tired of waiting for things to happen. I get to be a SAHM, for which I’m eternally grateful, but my husband also said that it’s the time to pursue my dreams, whatever they are. So, this year, I’ve been actively trying to find it. Thank you for linking up with Creative Style Linkup! Have a blessed weekend!

    Your co-host, April

  • Deanna

    Kim Daniels Lewis

    October 12, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    This looks fabulous! Pinned. We couldn’t think of anyone better to party with! Thank you for stopping by. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  • Deanna

    Swathi Iyer

    October 13, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Belated brithday wishes to you. This bakalava muffins looks delicious. thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

  • Deanna

    Ashley R

    October 13, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Happy birthday! I’ve never tried Dumante, but I love muffins and baklava, so it sounds very promising! Thanks so much for sharing, your post is featured in tonight’s What’d You Do This Weekend! Pinned 🙂

    Ashley @ PioneerMomma.com

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