Air Fryer Beignets


Sweet, fluffy air fryer beignets take on a wholesome aspect since they're not deep-fried.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
7 beignets


  • nonstick cooking spray

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 large egg, separated, divided

  • 1 ½ teaspoons melted butter

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, or to taste


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 370 degrees F (185 degrees C). Spray a 7-cavity silicone egg bite mold with nonstick spray.

  2. Whisk flour, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar, water, egg yolk, melted butter, baking powder, vanilla, and salt together in a large bowl until well combined.

  3. Beat egg white in a small bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Fold egg white into batter. Scoop batter into the prepared mold with a small-hinged ice cream scoop. Place the mold into the air fryer basket.

  4. Fry in the preheated air fryer for 10 minutes. Remove mold from the basket carefully; pop beignets out and flip over onto a parchment paper round.

  5. Place parchment round with beignets back into the air fryer basket. Cook for an additional 4 minutes. Remove beignets from the air fryer basket and dust with confectioners' sugar.

    a close up view of fresh air fryer beignets dusted heavily with powdered sugar.
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

88 Calories
2g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 20mg 0%

* 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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