Easy Beignets Recipe

Soft, puffy, pillowy and crazy delicious beignets that transports you to New Orleans. Easy homemade beignets recipe with a choux pastry batter and powdered sugar!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword beignets
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 402 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water (8 fl oz/ 240 ml)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces (4 oz)
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • Oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Place water, butter, sugar, and salt in a sauce pan over medium high heat. Stir until butter is melted and everything comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Add flour into the mixture, stir to combine well with the butter mixture. Continue to stir and cook until the dough pulls away from the sides and starts to form into a ball, about 1 minute. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the dough with the eggs, start with one egg until the egg is completely incorporated into the dough. Add the rest of the eggs, one at a time. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for one hour. After chilling, shape the dough into small balls using a teaspoon or 1/2 tablespoon. Arrange the dough balls on a plate lined with parchment paper.
  3. Heat 2-3 inches of oil in a frying pan on medium-low heat. When the oil is fully heated, drop the dough balls and fry them in batches. Keep turning the dough balls around so they are evenly browned and puff up considerably. The beignets are ready when they start to form a seam (the beignet will start to burst creating a seam when it is ready). Transfer out with a strainer and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle the powdered sugar generously and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Beignets Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 402 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 224mg 75%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Potassium 94mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Sugars 6g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 18.9%
Calcium 3.6%
Iron 12.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.