Rating: 3.6 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4

These beignets take on a wholesome aspect as they're cooked in an air fryer. You will need a silicone egg-bite mold, available through retailers like Amazon®.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
7 beignets
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat air fryer to 370 degrees F (185 degrees C). Spray a silicone egg-bite mold with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • Whisk flour, sugar, water, egg yolk, butter, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt together in a large bowl. Stir to combine.

  • Beat egg white in a small bowl using an electric hand mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Fold into batter. Add batter to the prepared mold using a small hinged ice cream scoop.

  • Place filled silicone mold into the basket of the air fryer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 16.2g; fat 1.7g; cholesterol 28.9mg; sodium 73.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2019
We liked them. I'm not familiar with traditional beignets so don't have a comparison. They came out moist kind of cakey inside crunchy outside medium sweet. Reminded me of a mini muffin but with a nice outside crunchiness. I did increase the vanilla slightly and I used a mini muffin pan. (Don't have an egg-bite pan) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2020
I made these, followed the instructions. They came out ok, no real taste and definitely not like a traditional beignet. These are more the constancy of a cake than an a fluffy pastry/donut. I will continue my search for a air fryer beignet recipe. Read More
(4)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2020
I made these, followed the instructions. They came out ok, no real taste and definitely not like a traditional beignet. These are more the constancy of a cake than an a fluffy pastry/donut. I will continue my search for a air fryer beignet recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2019
We liked them. I'm not familiar with traditional beignets so don't have a comparison. They came out moist kind of cakey inside crunchy outside medium sweet. Reminded me of a mini muffin but with a nice outside crunchiness. I did increase the vanilla slightly and I used a mini muffin pan. (Don't have an egg-bite pan) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2020
Tastes nothing like a beignet. It tastes like a heavy slightly bland cake. I followed the recipe exactly except used a mini muffin pan. Mine were done in 6 minutes (no flipping required) and yielded 10 small bites. Next time, I would add more sugar and more vanilla and a bit of cinnamon. It still wouldn’t taste like a beignet but more like a donut hole. Super easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2021
Next time I plan to thin the dough out a little more before folding in the egg white. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2019
Somewhat flat in taste. Very light. Next time I will put a little lemon extract and I will add more batter to each cup. Quick and easy to make. They have a good chance f being great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2019
I like this recipe. Its very light and will adapt well to other flavors. I really like not having to use grease to fry them. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/07/2020
Did not care for these at all. Too eggy, way too dense. More like a flavorless cake. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/08/2021
Tasteless, flavourless, hard Beignets. I followed the recipe twice to the “T” and it was still dry, hard and flavourless. Would NOT Recommend this recipe to anyone. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2019
Turned out very good! Remember to spray the silicon as they will stick otherwise. My Ninja Foodi needed a couple minutes less time on each of the AF times. Read More