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Check out these traditional Greek honey puffs (Loukoumades) sprinkled with cinnamon and walnuts. They are also called Greek donuts. Heaven for your taste buds!

Loukoumades - Greek Honey and Walnut Balls

These Greek Honey Balls, also called Greek donuts, are sprinkled with cinnamon and walnuts! A perfect bite-size dessert!
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 535kcal
Author CookingTheGlobe


  • 4 ½ cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 ¼ cups warm water , divided
  • vegetable oil , for frying
  • 1-2 cups honey , for drizzling
  • ground cinnamon , for sprinkling
  • coarsely ground walnuts , for sprinkling


  • In a large bowl, mix 4 ½ cups flour and the salt. Dissolve the yeast in ½ cups warm water, together with 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon flour.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the yeast mixture. Add the remaining 1 ¾ cups water. Mix using a spatula, until you get a sticky, loose batter. If the texture of the batter isn't like this, add more water to achieve the right consistency. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let raise for 2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  • Fill half of the pot with oil and heat to 375°F (180°C).
  • Now you need to shape your Loukoumades. There are two ways to do that.
  • The first one. Oil your hands, take a handful of the batter and clench your fist around it. Squeeze out a knob of the batter between your fingers, scoop it up with an oiled tablespoon and drop into the hot oil.
  • The second one. Oil two tablespoons. Lift a little bit of the batter on one and push it off into the hot oil using another one.
  • The puffs are ready when they rise to the top and are light golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and dry on paper towels.
  • Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and walnuts. Enjoy!


Calories: 535kcal