Inside-Out Baklava (Gluten Free, Raw)




Being gluten free doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste. This is a delicious, simple gluten free and raw dessert recipe using only whole ingredients. Even the most skeptical foodie will love these. They are the best bits of Baklava without the gluten! 

Step 1: List of Ingredients

10-12 dates (Medjool if possible)
2-3 tablespoons of pistachios (roasted and salted)
2-3 tablespoons of walnuts
zest of one lemon
2-3 teaspons of honey

Step 2:

Shell the walnuts and pistachios if needed (using pre-shelled nuts makes this recipe even easier!). I recommend using roasted, salted pistachios as the salt complements the sweetness of the honey and dates beautifully.

Chop the nuts so that they are medium to fine coarseness.

If your dates still have the pits, you can remove them now.

Step 3:

Grate or zest the rind of one lemon.

Step 4:

Put the chopped walnuts, pistachios and lemon zest into a bowl.

Add the honey and mix all the ingredients together until mixture starts to stick together.

Step 5:

Stuff the dates with the filling and enjoy!! Bet you can't eat just one!

If there are any dates left, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep for at least a week. Best eaten at room temperature.

You can easily double, triple or quadruple this recipe.

You can also experiment with other flavour combinations. Try almonds, cashews or pecans, orange zest instead of lemon and even maple syrup instead of honey. Be creative, have fun and enjoy!!!

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    5 Discussions


    5 years ago

    Isn't a baklava also a "ski mask-like" piece of cold weather clothing

    1 reply

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    A balaclava is a "ski mask-like" piece of cold weather clothing
    Baklava is a middle eastern dessert normally made with phyllo dough, chopped nuts, i.e. pistachios and/or walnuts, and sweetened with a syrup like honey...

    These look delicious and while I agree that baklava should contain dough... for a gluten-free alternative, dates are an awesome choice...

    Project 23

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice instructable DNA girl, congrats on joining and posting your very first instructable.

    I agree with PrincessKumquat, baklava must contain filo.


    5 years ago

    Whatever you want to call these they look delicious. I'm gonna make some. Thanks for posting!


    5 years ago

    This is not inside out Baklava. Baklava must contain filo. These are stuffed dates.