Honey Cinnamon Nuggets

Cinnamon Nuggets

My kids often ask me to make my cinnamon nuggets.  I made them some the other day, and thought this would be the perfect time to share them again.  I originally came up with this recipe last year.  I was making pizza and garlic knots, when I decided to use my pizza dough recipe to come up with a cinnamon treat for my little ones.  I wanted something reminiscent of loukoumades, which are these amazing Greek doughnuts dipped in honey and topped with cinnamon.  I came up with these little nuggets, and my family loved them.  They are these amazing lightly sweetened and cinnamon bread-like nuggets topped with warm honey.  They are a delicious and unique treat and will have you going back for more.  They are also super easy to make.   I hope you enjoy them as much as we do 😀

I am thrilled to bring this to Fiesta Friday #119.  The co-hosts this week are Ahila @ A Taste of Sri Lankan Cuisine and Diann @ Of Goats and Greens

Honey Drizzled Cinnamon Nuggets

40 cinnamon nuggets


  • 3 cups all purpose flour (I use unbleached)
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water (not hot)
  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast (a little under a packet)
  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil (I use extra virgin)
  • 1 cup honey (for topping)
  • Sift the flour and cinnamon, and then add the sugar and salt. Stir well with a whisk and set aside. In a warmed mixing bowl, add the water and sprinkle the yeast on top. Let sit for 3 to 5 minutes and then ensure it is incorporated. Add the olive oil and flour mixture. If you are using a mixer, turn it on low, mix until it comes together for about a minute. Add extra flour if needed. Knead on low for an additional 3.5 minutes. The dough should not be sticky and should spring back when poked. Form a ball and place in an oiled bowl and lightly oil the dough on top.
  • Loosely cover with a towel or plastic wrap, and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in bulk in a draft-free spot. Gently remove the dough and place on a scantly floured surface. Pat into a rectangle and fold over three times into another rectangle. Cut into 2 pieces and form 2 balls. Place each in a greased bowl, and loosely cover and let rise for an additional 30 minutes in a draft-free spot.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a pan and set aside.
  • Turn the dough out on a floured surface, and flatten out until you reach 1/2 inch thickness. Cut the dough into 2 inch thick strips. Then cut each strip into 1.5 inch long ‘nuggets’. Place on a greased pan and in the 400 degree oven. Let bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the bottom and top just start to brown. Be careful not to burn them.
  • While the ‘nuggets’ are baking, add the honey to a pot over low heat and just heat through.
  • As soon as the nuggets come out of the oven, drizzle or toss them with warm honey. Serve immediately.
  • Notes

    #1 Only put honey on the nuggets you are going to eat right away (freeze for longer storage). Add honey when you eat the remainder.

    #2 Eat these without honey to cut down on sugar. They are a very nice lightly sweetened snack.

    #3 Serve these to your little ones as a fun snack. My kids love them!

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    Cinnamon Nuggets

    44 Responses to“Honey Cinnamon Nuggets”

    1. 05/12/2016 at 9:34 am #

      Yummy Antonia-I make something like that just using refrigerated dough rolled into balls, baked, add the same cinnamon-sugar, drizzle of honey-its a winning combo my friend. Yay for us and those children…xx

      • Zoale.com
        05/12/2016 at 9:45 am #

        Thanks Cheryl! I agree…a great combo! That’s very creative and I bet your family loved it 😀 So wonderful when your kids love your creations.

    2. 05/12/2016 at 9:49 am #

      Mouth watering

      • Zoale.com
        05/12/2016 at 10:18 am #

        Thank you Joseph!

        • 05/12/2016 at 10:31 am #

          You’re welcome

        • Zoale.com
          05/12/2016 at 11:46 am #


    3. 05/12/2016 at 9:50 am #

      I love cinnamon, and these looks absolutely delicious!

      • Zoale.com
        05/12/2016 at 10:19 am #

        Thank you Maria!

    4. 05/12/2016 at 10:02 am #

      A lovely, yummy treat. I’m not surprised the children love them. Cinnamon and honey and wonderful dough – what’s not to like? 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        05/12/2016 at 10:25 am #

        Thank you Millie! I have to admit, my husband and I like them as much as the kids 😉

    5. 05/12/2016 at 10:12 am #

      Wow this is so yummy Antonia!

      • Zoale.com
        05/12/2016 at 10:25 am #

        Thank you Lynn!

        • 05/12/2016 at 10:28 am #

          This is a must try oh my!

        • Zoale.com
          05/12/2016 at 11:46 am #

          It’s delicious and simple 😀 I hope you get a chance to try it Lynn.

        • 05/12/2016 at 11:51 am #

          I would love to

        • Zoale.com
          05/12/2016 at 11:52 am #

          Awesome Lynn!

    6. 05/12/2016 at 11:57 am #

      Miam, miam! Those look and sound delicious! I’d probably be popping them in my mouth one after the other!

      • Zoale.com
        05/12/2016 at 12:19 pm #

        Thank you so much Deborah! They are hard to resist 😀

    7. 05/12/2016 at 2:31 pm #

      Omg so delicious Antonia!!

      • Zoale.com
        05/12/2016 at 3:52 pm #

        Thank you! 😀

    8. 05/12/2016 at 4:44 pm #

      A sweet bread dipped in honey?! Count me in Antonia! What a creative recipe you came up with for your family. I can only imagine that little (and big) ones would love this 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        05/12/2016 at 4:51 pm #

        Thanks Heather! You are so sweet! They are very tasty and just perfect with an iced latte 😉

    9. 05/13/2016 at 2:37 am #

      Wow! So delicious 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        05/13/2016 at 11:16 am #

        Thank you Freda!

    10. 05/13/2016 at 3:39 am #

      these look great Antonia:)

      • Zoale.com
        05/13/2016 at 11:17 am #

        Thank you Trupti 😀

    11. 05/13/2016 at 6:32 am #

      I love Greek desserts. What a clever spin x

      • Zoale.com
        05/13/2016 at 11:18 am #

        Thank you for the kind words!

    12. 05/13/2016 at 7:11 pm #

      I love that these are baked and honey on warm bread is so good.

      • Zoale.com
        05/17/2016 at 11:09 am #

        Thank you Julie! It is wonderful when you can bake something rather than fry it 😀 Thanks for visiting and have a great rest of your week!

    13. 05/14/2016 at 5:33 am #

      A lovely creation, Antonia… a tasty cross between a beignet and a melomakarona! No wonder your kids love them so much. Thanks for sharing the nuggets at the fiesta. Have fun! 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        05/17/2016 at 11:11 am #

        Thank you so much Ahila! Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day 😀

    14. 05/14/2016 at 11:45 pm #

      This looks great. A new dish for me. Thanks for sharing this at the fiesta friday. 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        05/17/2016 at 11:15 am #

        Thank you Sadia! Have a wonderful week and thanks for visiting 😀

    15. 05/16/2016 at 8:40 am #

      Awesome ! This sounds yummy!

      • Zoale.com
        05/17/2016 at 11:15 am #

        Thank you Swapna! Have a great day!

    16. 05/17/2016 at 5:28 am #

      😀 My son would absolutely love these… going to give them a try later. What a great idea – thanks for sharing 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        05/17/2016 at 11:18 am #

        Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy them and I would love to hear what you think 😀 Have a wonderful day!

    17. 05/31/2016 at 12:49 am #

      Yummy!! This saids Greek all over it. 😃😃

      • Zoale.com
        05/31/2016 at 10:29 am #

        Thank you Krystina! It really reminds me of all the wonderful Greek desserts with honey and cinnamon 😀 We have such tasty treats, don’t we? Have a wonderful day 😀

    18. 10/03/2016 at 8:39 am #

      Oh my gosh, I am drooling. That sounds so good.

      • Zoale.com
        10/03/2016 at 9:10 am #

        Thanks Myra! I am so glad you could stop by!

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