A New Orleans staple, beignets are enjoyed by locals and tourists alike—often with a café au lait or chocolate milk. They're essentially a hole-less, square donut covered in powdered sugar.
In New Orleans, you'll find both sweet and savory options throughout the city, but they're most common in the French Quarter. Two of our favorite spots are right around the corner from us at Café du Monde (800 Decatur St) and Café Beignet (334 Royal St).
Want to try them all in one spot? In September, the Tres Doux Foundation organizes an annual Beignet Festival!
Traditionally served with powdered sugar, this alternative sweet beignet recipe is perfect for when you're craving beignets, but don't want to get powdered sugar everywhere. Check out our Traditional New Orleans Beignet recipe here.
Prep Time: 70 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Ready In: 75 minutes
Yield: 24 beignets
Optional: If you don't have all the dry ingredients, we also sell Café Du Monde's Beignet Mix.