Yummy Vegan Baklava

I love this recipe ! so easy to make it and tastes delicious. To make this vegan I used olive oil spray rather than melted butter, you can also use melted vegan butter. I used Agave syrup rather than honey, you can also use maple syrup but it would alter the taste a little.

This tastes best when you leave it overnight.

I used an 8 Inch x 8 Inch glass baking dish, but you can use any size you need but you would need to adjust your filling accordingly

Yummy Vegan Baklava

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by simmeranddiceCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy


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  • Phyllo Sheets – thawed if frozen, about 30 sheets, cut them in square 8*8

  • Olive oil spray

  • Filling
  • Walnuts – 2 cups

  • Pistachio – 1 cup

  • Cinnamon – 3 tsp

  • Syrup
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup

  • Water – 1/2 cup

  • Agave – 4 tbsp

  • Orange peel – 1 strip

  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Finely chop walnut, pistachio, cinnamon in a food processor (should be coarse) and set aside
  • In an 8×8 baking sheet, brush/ spray the bottom with olive oil / melted vegan butter and lay 2 layers of phyllo sheets in the prepared baking dish. If there is excess dough tuck it along the sides (this will keep the nuts from burning), spray with olive oil all over the surface of the dough and repeat twice then sprinkle a handful of nut mixture in a single, even layer over the phyllo.
  • Repeat step 3 for 3 times or until you have used all your nuts.
  • For the topmost layer, make sure you have 2 sheets of phyllo and spray with olive oil and repeat this again with another two sheets of phyllo and spray olive oil, cut the baklava before baking (it would be hard to cut the baklava after it is baked) and bake for 45 min to 1 hour as needed
  • While the baklava bakes, in a saucepan combine the sugar, agave, lemon juice and orange peel along with water. Stir to dissolve the sugar and bring to boil and set aside to cool completely.
  • After baklava is baked, pour the syrup all over and cool at room temperature.
  • Baklava keeps well at room temperature for several days in an airtight container.


  • You can always replace olive oil spray with melted butter and honey instead of agave if you are not vegan.
  • Phyllo should be thawed before using and cover the sheets with a damp cloth so they don’t dry out

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