Breads & Doughs Homemade Beignets (Baked Not Fried) 4.59 from 414 votes Create a Profile! × Please sign up to save your favorite recipes Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Jump To Video Save Recipe Learn how to make my Homemade Beignets, traditionally deep fried, but I'll show you how to make this easy dough and bake them to perfection! By Gemma Stafford | May 5, 2016 | 508 Last updated on November 11, 2019 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! I was reading through the comments on my YouTube channel and one dessert I saw requested time and time again was Beignets. It’s a yeasted doughy treat coated in powdered sugar and fried. However mine have a Big & Bold twist since they are baked, not fried. Beignets are very popular in Creole cuisine. A lot of us know Beignets because of the the famous Cafe Du Monde restaurant in new Orleans where people flock from all over the world to try the famous sweet dough. I have not been (yet) to Cafe Du Monde. But I have been to Disneyland where I have enjoyed my fair share of Mickey Mouse-shaped Beignets. They also made an appearance in Disney’s Princess and the Frog where Tiana served them at the diner. Just because I don’t fry my Beignets, that doesn’t mean they aren’t delicious. However I want to give them a little extra something something before serving so I brush them generously with butter and sift over powdered sugar. If you like the idea of popular desserts that are baked instead of fried then check out my Baked Churros and Baked Donuts recipes. Beignets are a yeasted dough, similar to donuts. You can easily mix the dough by hand, no machine needed. You can make this Beignet dough in advance and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days. They still have a lot of flavor but without the frying. Serve them fresh out of the oven coated in icing sugar. Try These Recipes! Best-Ever Banana Bread RecipeEasy Funnel CakeDeep Dish PizzaSteakhouse-Style Pumpernickel Bread Watch The Recipe Video! Play Homemade Beignets (Baked Not Fried) 4.59 from 414 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… Learn how to make my Homemade Beignets, traditionally deep fried, but I'll show you how to make this easy dough and bake them to perfection! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 8 servings Breakfast Oven Baking Pans Prep Time 20 minsCook Time 15 minsTotal Time 35 mins Learn how to make my Homemade Beignets, traditionally deep fried, but I'll show you how to make this easy dough and bake them to perfection! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 8 servings Ingredients ¾ cups (6oz/170g) lukewarm water⅓ cup (2 ½ oz/75g) granulated sugar1 heaped teaspoon active dry yeast1 egg , slightly beaten1 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons vanilla extract½ cup (4oz/115g) evaporated milk*3 ½ cup (18oz/ 525g) bread flour2 tablespoons (1oz/30g) butter, meltedconfectioner's sugar for dusting2 tablespoons (1oz/30g) butter, melted Instructions Mix water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl and let sit 5-10 minutes.In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, salt, vanilla extract and evaporated milk together.Add egg mixture to yeast mixture and mix.Stir in the melted butter, followed by the bread flour.Using a spatula or your hand bring the dough together into a ball (I like to use my hand so you can feel whats going on). You will notice that this dough will be a little sticky, that's ok.Coat a large bowl with oil, place dough in bowl and cover with plastic wrap.Let rise at least 2 hours or place in refrigerator overnight.Preheat oven to 350oF (180oC).Roll dough to ¼-inch thickness and cut 1 1/2 inch squares. (This is easy to do with a pizza cutter.)Place the squares on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper 1 inch apart and let the dough proof for about 45 minutes.Brush each square lightly with milk and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.While the beignets are still warm, brush them with butter and generously dust with icing sugar. Recipe Notes WW SmartPoints: 11WW PlusPoints: 9 Evaporated milk: you can replace it with milk and add 2 tablespoons extra of sugar Nutrition Facts Homemade Beignets (Baked Not Fried) Amount Per Serving (2 g) Calories 332 Calories from Fat 63 % Daily Value* Fat 7g11%Cholesterol 41mg14%Sodium 319mg14%Carbohydrates 56g19%Sugar 17g19%Protein 9g18% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.