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Air Fryer Beignet Recipe: New Orleans Beignets

Air Fryer Beignet Recipe: New Orleans Beignets

Having been born and raised in New Orleans, I regularly have a craving for their famous beignets.  Good thing for this Air Fryer Beignet recipe, it saves me a trip and some calories!

Since receiving my air fryer this past Christmas, I have been not stop air frying all the foods!  Last week I shared this air fryer recipe: Air Fryer Toasted Perogi Recipe and Air Fryer Burrito Recipe.  Well being a native of New Orleans, it is only natural I would try my hand at a New Orleans classic recipe using my air fryer, so behold: Air Fryer Beignet Recipe!

Air Fryer Beignet Recipe: New Orleans Beignets

Not only did I want to bring this French Quarter treat to my readers but I also wanted to give everyone a skinnier, more waist-line friendly recipe because those beignets are fatty with a capital F.  I mean they are delicious, so they are totally worth it but skipping the step with frying the beignets in oil is a total fat saver.

Air Fryer Beignet Recipe: New Orleans Beignets

Air Fryer Beignet Recipe

Ingredients

3 cups flour

1½ tsp salt

1 package instant yeast or active dry yeast

1 cup milk

2 TBS brown sugar

2 TBS butter

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

Powdered sugar, to taste

Air Fryer Beignet Recipe: New Orleans Beignets

Directions

  1. Mix flour, salt, and instant yeast together in a small bowl.
  2. Heat the milk in microwave until boiling hot.
  3. Combine butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and pour the steaming milk over the top. Stir so that the butter melts and the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool to a lukewarm temp.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla to the milk mixture and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough is formed.  Knead dough for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Place dough into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover and allow it to rise for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
  7. Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface and cut into squares.
  8. Set dough pieces aside for 30 minutes or until they have almost doubled in size.
  9. Set airfryer at 390 degrees and cook dough squares for 6 minutes, flipping them over halfway through.
  10. Cover with powdered sugar and enjoy!
  11. Air Fryer Beignet Recipe

    Famous New Orleans beignet recipe which is a little lighter on the waistline since it is cooked in an air fryer!
    Prep Time10 mins
    Cook Time6 mins
    Total Time2 hrs
    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: air fryer recipe, beignet
    Servings: 9
    Calories: 180kcal

    Ingredients

    3 cups flour

      1½ tsp salt

        1 package instant yeast or active dry yeast

          1 cup milk

            2 TBS brown sugar

              2 TBS butter

                1 egg

                  1 tsp vanilla extract

                    Powdered sugar, to taste

                      Instructions

                      • Mix flour, salt, and instant yeast together in a small bowl.
                        Heat the milk in microwave until boiling hot.
                        Combine butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and pour the steaming milk over the top. Stir so that the butter melts and the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool to a lukewarm temp.
                        Add the egg and vanilla to the milk mixture and mix thoroughly.
                        Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough is formed.  Knead dough for 3-5 minutes.
                        Place dough into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover and allow it to rise for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
                        Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface and cut into squares.
                        Set dough pieces aside for 30 minutes or until they have almost doubled in size.
                        Set airfryer at 390 degrees and cook dough squares for 6 minutes, flipping them over halfway through.
                        Cover with powdered sugar and enjoy!

                    About the author

                    mandipie4u

                    Mom of two yougin's, on a mission to beat the battle of the bulge. Love to travel, cook, eat chocolate, binge watch movies, celebrity scout, ride rollercoasters & annoy my kids. Contact me: guideformoms@yahoo.com

                    1 Comment

                    • I can’t wait to try this! I have been depriving myself of beignets because of calories. This air fryer adaptation looks great! Thank you for taking the time to do this and to share it with us. As a fellow born and raised- Louisianian, I trust your taste buds lol.

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