Best Beignets Recipe

Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 12 People
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Best Beignets Recipe is a light, fluffy French doughnut that are cut into squares and puffed up when fried in oil then sprinkled with powdered sugar or dipped in chocolate syrup. The Best breakfast to wake up to! 

Course Breakfast, Dessert


  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • chocolate syrup for dipping optional


  1. In a large bowl add the warm water and yeast. Let sit for 10 minutes until it starts to proof.
  2. In another bowl whisk together the sugar, eggs, and evaporated milk. Whisk the egg mixture into the yeast mixture.
  3. In a separate bowl add the flour and salt. Add the flour mixture one cup at a time to the yeast mixture until the dough starts to come together.
  4. Remove the dough from the bowl and lightly flour your surface. Knead until the dough becomes smooth and shape into a ball. Add it back to the bowl and cover and let it rise in a warm place until doubled 1-2 hours.
  5. Preheat oil in the deep fryer to 350 degrees. Roll the dough into a large rectangle and cut into 2 inch squares. Carefully drop each square into the oil and let it get golden brown on each side 1-2 minutes. Remove with a metal spider strainer. Let the beignets cool and toss in powdered sugar. Serve with chocolate or caramel sauce if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Best Beignets Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 213mg9%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.