Honey Drizzled Cinnamon Nuggets

Cinnamon Nuggets

What can I say, I am a cinnamon addict!  A few years ago when I was making pizza, I decided to use my dough base and add cinnamon and sugar!  I had to make a few adjustments, but it turned out to be an A-Mazing creation!  I wanted to come up with something that would remind me of loukoumades, which are these amazing Greek doughnuts dipped in honey and topped with cinnamon.  So, I added warm honey on top, and the rest was history, I mean, they were history! 😉  They are a wonderful lower fat treat, with an amazing honey and cinnamon flavor, that will leave you asking for more.  Now that fall is close, I am pulling up all my warm and cinnamony recipes (OK, so it’s not a word, but is should be!).  I wanted to re-share it with all my wonderful readers!  Enjoy!

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!

    I am thrilled to bring my Honey Drizzled Nuggets to Fiesta Friday #188.  Your amazing co-hosts are Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook and Nimmi @ Adorable Life.

    Try my other yummy cinnamony 😉 treats:

    Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits

    cinnamon biscuits winner

    Crunchy Apple Fritters

    apple fritters main

    Greek Pancakes (Tiganites)

    greek pancakes NEW2



    My next post will be September 28, 2017.  See you very soon!

    55 Responses to“Honey Drizzled Cinnamon Nuggets”

    1. 09/07/2017 at 8:58 am #

      Hi Antonia, Yum! Reminds me of the time I accidently added cinnamon to a chili base and actually everyone loved it? Go figure? Have a good weekend! x

      • Zoale.com
        09/07/2017 at 11:50 am #

        Hi Cheryl, and Happy September! Happy accidents, yes! Sounds yummy though, and very Greek with meat and cinnamon! Have a wonderful weekend too 😀

    2. 09/07/2017 at 9:10 am #

      I too am pulling out all my fall recipes Antonia! We’ve had a spell of cooler weather here in Michigan and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m a cinnamon fan myself, as is my husband. In fact, just this past weekend he said the cake I made could have had more cinnamon in it! I’ll have to bookmark these delicious looking nuggets 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        09/07/2017 at 11:52 am #

        Love the cooler weather too, yay!! More cinnamon is always better! 😉 I hope you enjoy them, if you give them a try! Have a wonderful Thursday! 😀

    3. 09/07/2017 at 11:45 am #

      Miam! Oh these would be wonderful right now with my morning tea! Saving this recipe too. 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        09/07/2017 at 11:54 am #

        They really are perfect with tea or coffee! Awesome, I hope you all enjoy them! I hope your September is going well, and have a fantastic day Deborah!

        • 09/07/2017 at 12:14 pm #

          September is going well thank you! I hope the kids are transitioning back to school well, and you are too! I hope you have a wonderful day as well! xx

        • Zoale.com
          09/07/2017 at 2:19 pm #

          I’m glad to hear it. 😀 Yes, they are, thank you for asking. It’s amazing how fast things get busy, isn’t it?

    4. 09/07/2017 at 1:30 pm #

      Oh my! They look super tempting with all that honey drizzle:)

      • Zoale.com
        09/07/2017 at 2:19 pm #

        Thank you Freda! Have a wonderful end to your week!

    5. 09/07/2017 at 6:35 pm #

      You make the best pizza dough, Antonia. I loved those garlic knots and I’m sure this is fabulous, and much more decadent! I’m going to have to make a batch of pizza dough and skip the pizza part! Hope your well and enjoying the last of summer. 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        09/07/2017 at 7:50 pm #

        Thank you very much Diana, I am so glad to hear that! Yes, a little 😉 We are just busy with school and activities over here. I love this time of year, though! I hope you are as well, and have a wonderful weekend! 😀

    6. 09/08/2017 at 11:27 am #

      Sounds good as I too love cinnamon and then with a honey topping. Looks like we will be co-hosts later this month? I made your biscuits (twice – changed a few things as we always do, right?) and will probably post them next week.

      • Zoale.com
        09/08/2017 at 4:08 pm #

        Thank you Judi, aren’t cinnamon treats the best? Cool, I am looking forward to co-hosting with you! That’s awesome, I hope you enjoyed them! I understand, I always do that too, and there are so many ways to make these yummy! That’s very cool, I can’t wait to see it!

    7. 09/08/2017 at 11:27 am #

      Your cheesy beer biscuits!

    8. 09/08/2017 at 3:50 pm #

      This is something new for my taste buds.. Thank you so much for sharing this at the party..
      Happy Fiesta Friday:)!!

      • Zoale.com
        09/08/2017 at 4:10 pm #

        Thank you Nimmi! Happy Fiesta Friday to you as well, and have a fantastic weekend! 😀

    9. 09/09/2017 at 11:21 am #

      Now this sounds really good. I am a huge fan of anything cinnamon, so I am all in. Thanks for sharing your amazing recipe. 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        09/10/2017 at 9:18 pm #

        Thanks Lynne, you are so sweet! 😀 Have a great start to your week!

        • 09/11/2017 at 3:39 am #

          Thank you and you are welcome. Have a great week too !

        • Zoale.com
          09/13/2017 at 9:56 pm #

          Thanks! 😀

    10. 09/10/2017 at 2:58 am #

      I would gladly devour these with a cup of coffee! Yum! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

      • Zoale.com
        09/10/2017 at 9:17 pm #

        Thank you Jhuls! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! 😀

        • 09/11/2017 at 10:15 am #

          Thanks! You, too.💜

        • Zoale.com
          09/13/2017 at 9:56 pm #

          Thanks! 😀

    11. 09/13/2017 at 1:16 am #

      Hi Antonia! You’re right! This does sound like a perfect fall treat!! With a book and a good mug of tea. Perfect! And– I’d like to try the Greek doughnuts as well!! thanks!

      • Zoale.com
        09/13/2017 at 9:57 pm #

        Thank you Rhonda! Yes, check them out…you will be amazed! 😀

    12. 09/13/2017 at 11:03 pm #

      Yummm this sounds so good!!

      • Zoale.com
        09/15/2017 at 8:37 am #

        Thank you Lynn! 😀 Have a fantastic day!

        • 09/15/2017 at 9:07 am #

          You too!

        • Zoale.com
          09/15/2017 at 6:58 pm #

          Thank you! 😀

    13. 09/14/2017 at 7:40 pm #

      Yes, please! A blogger friend once asked us to list our favorite spices, and without hesitation I said cinnamon. I put it on so many things, sweet and savory both! This sounds deelishish 😋

      • Zoale.com
        09/15/2017 at 8:38 am #

        Right, cinnamon is the best! Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day Angie! 😀

    14. Anita Kushwaha
      09/19/2017 at 10:17 am #

      These look amazing! I love loukoumades, so if they are reminiscent of them, I’m sure they’re delicious!

      • Zoale.com
        09/27/2017 at 10:17 pm #

        Thank you so much Anita! Loukoumades are awesome, aren’t they? I am sorry it has taken me so long to respond, things have been crazy. Have a wonderful end to your week! 😀

        • Anita Kushwaha
          10/17/2017 at 10:58 am #

          they are one of my favourites! And no worries at all! Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day! Hope you’re having a lovely fall so far! 🙂

        • Zoale.com
          10/18/2017 at 10:47 am #

          Thank you! I agree, there really aren’t enough hours! I hope you are having a lovely October Anita!

    15. 09/29/2017 at 5:09 pm #

      I too LOVE cinnamon 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        09/29/2017 at 11:25 pm #

        It’s the best, isn’t it? I hope you are doing well Inese! Have a wonderful weekend! 😀

        • 09/30/2017 at 1:07 pm #

          Thank you! getting there 🙂

        • Zoale.com
          09/30/2017 at 3:23 pm #


    16. Sandhya
      09/30/2017 at 8:13 am #

      Honey, cinnamon and warm bread – I am in! Your nuggets look picture perfect Antonia. There would be none left to freeze at my house 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        09/30/2017 at 10:37 am #

        Thank you Sandhya! It is definitely a dangerous combination, lol!

        • Sandhya
          10/01/2017 at 6:38 pm #

          Hmm ….I agree 🙂

        • Zoale.com
          10/01/2017 at 7:15 pm #


        • Sandhya
          10/01/2017 at 6:44 pm #

          it sure is Antonia! I know what you mean 🙂

        • Zoale.com
          10/01/2017 at 7:14 pm #

          Haha! 😀

    17. Liz
      10/13/2017 at 9:18 am #

      Oh boy those nuggets look so delicious!

      • Zoale.com
        10/18/2017 at 10:46 am #

        Thank you Liz! Have a wonderful day! 😀

    18. 11/02/2017 at 5:09 pm #

      I love the smell of cinnamon! This one made me drool… 😀

      • Zoale.com
        11/02/2017 at 9:39 pm #

        Me too. 😀 Thank you Maniparna! Have an awesome end to your week! 😀

        • 11/11/2017 at 4:18 am #

          🙂 Thank you…. you too enjoy the weekend…

        • Zoale.com
          01/11/2018 at 9:41 am #

          Thank you very much Maniparna! I have been away for a couple of months, so I am sorry for the delay! I hope you are having a wonderful January!

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