“Mmmmm -- nothin' better to go along with a weekend breakfast like some warm, gooey, doughy and sweet beignets. We eat them with 10x sugar sifted on top, but some people like pouring cinnamon-maple syrup over them. This is the easy way to make them -- it uses no yeast because it's a "quick bread" variationl”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, heat water, butter, sugar and salt until butter melts and mixture boils.
  2. Remove pan from heat and add flour all at once. With wooden spoon, vigorously stir until the ingredients are thoroughly combined and mixture leaves side of pan and forms a ball.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition until the mixture is smooth and glossy. Add vanilla.
  4. Meanwhile, in another 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, heat about 1 1/2 inches salad oil to 375°F Drop heaping teaspoonfuls of dough into hot oil and fry beignets, a few at a time, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; keep warm.
  5. To serve: Sprinkle beignets lightly with some confectioners' sugar, or serve with cinnamon and maple syrup mixture poured over beignets.

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