Easy Drop Beignets


This is a quick recipe for beignets which does not require yeast or rolling and cutting. These are delicious served with chocolate sauce and powdered sugar, cinnamon-sugar, honey, or any other topping that you might use for donuts or waffles.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups vegetable oil for frying


  1. Combine flour, water, milk, egg, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix until smooth.

  2. Pour oil into a deep skillet or pot and heat over medium-high heat to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  3. Drop spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Fry, turning once, until they rise to the surface and turn golden brown and puffy, 3 to 5 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

365 Calories
13g Fat
52g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 365
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 906mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 333mg 26%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 141mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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