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Easy Biscuit Beignets are simply made with canned biscuits and ready to eat in just a few minutes, you'll have a batch that taste like the treasured New Orleans Favorite. These beignets with biscuits are deep fried and covered in sweet powder sugar, they taste incredible.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack/ Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 225kcal


  • 32 oz Pillsbury Buttermilk Grands biscuits two 16-oz cans
  • oil for frying
  • ½ cup powdered sugar


  • Prep: Pour the oil into a large saucepan, you will need 2-3 inches of oil to fry the beignets. I recommend using a 2-3 quart saucepan for this. Heat the oil over medium-high heat until the the oil registers 375 degrees F. This will take several minutes, so prep the biscuits while you wait.
  • Open the cans of biscuits and separate them, gently press each one to flatten them a bit. After that, use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut each biscuit into thirds.
  • Fry biscuits: Once the oil is has reached 375° F, fry each biscuit piece for 2-3 minutes, turning them over often so that they cook and brown evenly. I turn mine over every 30 seconds or so, doing each side twice.
    When you remove the biscuits, use a slotted spoon to let excess oil drain from them and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate or baking sheet.
  • Coat: To cover the beignets in powdered sugar, I find that it helps to pour powdered sugar into a paper bag, and then after allowing the biscuits to cool for 1 minute, you can toss them in the powdered sugar by adding a few pieces to the bag and closing it. Shake gently, and they will come out nicely coated.
  • Another option is just to sprinkle them with powdered sugar. After cooling slightly, do this by placing them onto a baking sheet and sprinkle each side with powder sugar. Transfer the begins to a dish lined in paper towels and serve hot, enjoy!


Serving: 3pieces | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 544mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg