Greek Loukoumades ON A white plate
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Greek Loukoumades or Honey Puffs

These deep fried golden honey puffs are like a Greek doughnut
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Rising time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 20
Calories: 175kcal


  • 4 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast (2 packets )
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ cup warm milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cup butter room temperature
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 4 cups flour
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup water
  • Oil for frying (about 4 cups)
  • Cinnamon for garnishing
  • Powdered sugar for garnishing


  • Stir yeast into warm water and allow to proof for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl beat together the milk, sugar, and salt until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Stir in the yeast and mix until combined.
  • Add the butter and eggs. Beat to combine.
  • Slowly add the flour, scraping down the sides as needed, until the mixture creates a soft dough.
    dough for Greek Loukoumades
  • Cover the bowl and allow to rest in a warm area free of drafts for 30 minutes to 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Meanwhile, add honey and water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and allow to boil for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring as needed. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat until a toothpick or bamboo skewer inserted into the oil bubbles.
  • Prepare a large baking sheet with paper towels for draining the cooked loukoumades. Place a bowl of water close to your frying station to keep your tools and/or hands wet to make the dough easier to handle.
    draining Greek Loukoumades
  • Use a 1 tablespoon scoop or your hands to create a ball and carefully drop into the oil. Cook on one side for about 2 to 3 minutes before flipping. Some balls will flip themselves as they cook. Balls will double in size and should be browned on both sides when done.
  • Remove the loukoumades from the oil and drain on paper towels.
    fried greek donuts on a wire skimmer
  • In small quantities, roll balls in honey syrup and then transfer to your serving dish. Drizzle with any remaining honey syrup. Top with cinnamon and/or powdered sugar prior to serving. Serve immediately for best results.
    honey syrup in a glass bowl


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg