Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

All of the beignet recipes I have found here on Zaar have yeast in them. This is a recipe we use ALL THE TIME in the south...with no yeast. (Yeast and I don't get along, that is why I bought a bread machine) Light and fluffy!! Just dust with Confectioners sugar and enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the water, milk and etg in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and the sugar and mix until the batter is smooth.
  3. Pour the oil into a large, deep pot or a deep fryer and heat to 360ºF.
  4. Drop the batter by spoonfuls into the hot oil and fry, turning two or three times, until they are golden brown and puffy.
  5. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
Most Helpful

Awesome! Quick to fix, perfect taste and texture. My sons and friends gobbled these down. Suggest using less than a tablespoon for each beignet, they puff up quite a bit. These may not be traditional yeast beignets, but they're so good and so easy, I doubt now I'll ever try those yeast recipes now. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama July 09, 2011

While this would probably taste decently enough, it is by no means a real beignet. I gave it three stars though, because it's still more of a "real" beignet than most of the yeast recipes. But, a real beignet uses only water steam as leavening.

jl6794a November 24, 2013

Wonderful recipe! So easy and good!

lowrytx March 03, 2013