I told you in my post all about Christmas cookies that I was going to attempt a paleo version of baklava, completely ignoring the fact that real baklava is made with phyllo dough. I don’t think anyone in their right mind would try to make phyllo dough, but there is certainly no way it would work without gluten to hold those paper thin layers of dough together.
When I started to tackle this recipe, I opted for a flaky cookie crust, cinnamon and nut filling and some more crust on top to try to simulate the layers of traditional baklava. This turned out far better than I had hoped. The flavor is spot on, if I do say so myself.
If you’re a fan of baklava, give this one a try. Not only is it delicious, but it is way, way easier to make than the traditional stuff! It’s quite rich, so a small piece really satisfies, leaving you plenty to share with family and friends. Or share with complete strangers and they’re sure to be come friends!