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Air Fryer Beignets

Alexandra Neznamy
I do have a baked Beignet recipe as well that you can check out. You can also use this recipe to fry them up
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Rest time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, soul food, southern


  • Air Fryer
  • Bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Knife
  • Plate
  • Sifter or colander


  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water between 90-100 degrees
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 packet active yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter room temp in small pieces
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • pinch of salt


  • Begin with activating your yeast packet with the water, a pinch of sugar and the yeast in a bowl. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it starts foaming or you see bubbles
  • Add the flour, salt, the 2 tablespoons of butter, and sugar in to the yeast bowl really well. If you have a mixer, now is the time to use it.
  • Add the egg and evaporated milk and mix until it’s a dough form
  • In an oiled bowl (just a dab of olive oil spread in a bowl) place your dough and cover in a warm place for 2 hours, you want the dough to double in size
  • on a floured counter, roll your dough to 1/2 inch thick and cut into rectangles
  • Preheat your air fryer to 360 for 5 minutes
  • Brush both sides of the rectangles and cook for 6-7 minutes
  • Take out of the air fryer and place on a plate. Sift the Confectioners sugar over it with a nice dusting
Keyword beignets, lousiana, new orleans, southern food