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5 from 1 vote

Homemade Beignets

Delicious yeast homemade beignets are just as good as the ones on the streets of New Orleans. Try these sweet treats for a weekend breakfast or brunch! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Rise for2 hrs
Total Time16 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Beignets, New Orleans Beignets
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Julie of


  • 2 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 5 1/2 cups bread flour
  • Powdered Sugar to Taste


  • In a large bowl, dissolve the dry active yeast in warm water. Add a tsp of sugar and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes
  • In a separate bowl, add the condensed milk, eggs, and remaining sugar and mix.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the yeast mixture and give it a whisk.
  • Add half of the bread flour and the shortening and mix
  • Add the remaining flour and mix until well incorporated
  • Beat until nice and smooth, you want a soft, slightly sticky ball of dough
  • Turn onto a floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic
  • Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top, cover and let it rise in a warm place for 2 hours
  • Punch dough down, Turn onto a floured surface, roll the dough out with your floured rolling pin and then cut into small squares or rectangles.
  • Fry in vegetable oil for about 2-3 minutes on each side
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!



Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 0.7mg