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Homemade Beignets (Baked Not Fried)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total 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!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 332 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • ¾ cups (6oz/170g) lukewarm water
  • cup (2 ½ oz/75g) granulated sugar
  • 1 heaped teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 egg , slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (4oz/115g) evaporated milk*
  • 3 ½ cup (18oz/ 525g) bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons (1oz/30g) butter, melted
  • confectioner's sugar for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons (1oz/30g) butter, melted
  1. Mix water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl and let sit 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, salt, vanilla extract and evaporated milk together.
  3. Add egg mixture to yeast mixture and mix.
  4. Stir in the melted butter, followed by the bread flour.
  5. 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.
  6. Coat a large bowl with oil, place dough in bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  7. Let rise at least 2 hours or place in refrigerator overnight.
  8. Preheat oven to 350oF (180oC).
  9. Roll dough to ¼-inch thickness and cut 1 1/2 inch squares. (This is easy to do with a pizza cutter.)
  10. Place the squares on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper 1 inch apart and let the dough proof for about 45 minutes.
  11. Brush each square lightly with milk and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  12. While the beignets are still warm, brush them with butter and generously dust with icing sugar.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 11
WW 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.