New Orleans Beignets

New Orleans Beignets


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Craving for some authentic Beignets, but don’t want to make the trip to New Orleans? With this New Orleans Beignets recipe, you can save the trip to New Orleans and make your own beignets in your kitchen! The special ingredient is not the powdered sugar–it’s actually the nutmeg, cinnamon, and buttermilk that make a mouth-watering beignet. Whip up a fresh batch today!

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 6-8 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6-8 servings


  • 2 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish

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Using a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon) and whisk them together.
In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients (buttermilk, beaten egg, and vanilla extract) and whisk them together. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and stir until the dough is nicely incorporated and thick.
On a flat surface, sprinkle the surface with flour to roll out the dough with a rolling pin. Make sure the dough is a quarter of inch thick to form a thick beignet. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, crave out rectangles and slice them into even squares.
In a large pot of vegetable oil, bring it up to heat at 325F. Carefully drop 2 or 3 beignets into the oil at a time and fry for about 3 minutes on each side. Once the beignets are done frying, place them on a paper towel to drain out the excess oil.
On a serving plate, sift the powdered sugar on top of the beignets.

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