5 from 6 votes
New Orleans Beignets
New Orleans Beignets
Prep Time
2 hrs 40 mins
Cook Time
31 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 11 mins
In New Orleans, beignets are a fried yeasted dough served with confectioners’ sugar on top. They are traditionally prepared right before they’re served to be eaten fresh and hot. They were brought to New Orleans in the 18th century by French colonists, and made famous by the Café du Monde.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Southern
Servings: 12
Calories: 114 kcal
Author: Chula King
  • 3/4 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 large egg about 2 ounces, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Confectioners' sugar for sprinkling on Beignets
  1. Add water, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, unsalted butter, egg, sugar, salt, bread flour and yeast in that order to pan of bread machine. Start machine on dough cycle. When kneading is complete, remove dough from bread machine pan, place in oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate over night. The next day, remove dough from the refrigerator 1 hour before wanting to roll it out.
  2. Preheat oil to 360° F.
  3. On a lightly floured surface roll dough out to about 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch x 3-inch rectangles. Deep fry, flipping constantly until golden brown (about 1 minute). Drain Beignets on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve immediately. Yield: 3 dozen Beignets.
Nutrition Facts
New Orleans Beignets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 163mg7%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.