Easy Beignets


Recipe by Leslie Indigo AlisonCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy


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Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday are not complete with out little beignets! If in New Orleans these sweet treats are deep fried and covered in loads of powdered sugar. Here we have a very simple variation using a can of store bought organic biscuits for ease. If you feel inspired, stir up a simple batch of dough from your own biscuit or bread recipe. I cut the dough into small bite sized chunks and either air fry or deep fry them before tossing in powdered sugar or refined sugar. I love a dash of cinnamon even though its not traditional to the Café du Monde style of beignets. Remember, you can be creative in the kitchen and do you your own way! As they say in New Orleans : “Do want you wanna!”
Enjoy making up this sweet little treat for Mardi Gras Celebrations.


  • Biscuit Dough
    easy way is a can of biscuits – or make homemade dough

  • 3 cups cooking oil OR air fryer

  • powdered sugar and/or refined sugar

  • cinnamon (optional)


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees
    (or begin to heat the oil on the stove top if deep frying)
  • Cut the dough into 2 inch bite sized pieces
  • Arrange on a baking sheet and air fry for 5-8 minutes in the air fryer or until golden brown (or oil fry 3-5 minutes or until golden brown)
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and Enjoy!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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