Princess Tiana’s Famous New Orleans Beignets Recipe

Princess Tiana’s
With my trip to New Orleans approaching I thought I’d share a wonderful recipe from Princess Tiana!

3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup water
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vegetable oil, for frying
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

1. In a medium bowl, combine 23/4 cups of the f lour with the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Whisk everything together.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, water, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir in the flour mixture from Step 1.

3. Use some of the remaining flour to dust your work surface. Place the dough on it and pat it into a large 1/2 -inch-thick square. Dust the top with more flour if it gets sticky. Next, slice the dough into 21/2 -inch squares.

4. Now it’s time to fry the beignets—be sure to ask an adult to help you! Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy saucepan on the stovetop until the temperature reaches 325° on a deep-fat thermometer. Check the temperature every so often while cooking. If it gets too hot, temporarily turn the heat down, or off.

5. Carefully drop 3 dough squares at a time into the hot oil. Fry them for 3 minutes, turn them over, and continue frying for 3 more minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the beignets to a wire rack set atop paper towels to drain. Dust the beignets with confectioners’ sugar, and enjoy!

Tianas Famous Beignets
***Reprinted with permission from the book DISNEY’S THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG TIANA’S COOKBOOK RECIPES FOR KIDS. Copyright © 2009 Disney Enterprises, Inc. Published by Disney Press, an imprint of Disney Book Group.***


  1. 1
    Deanna U says:

    I love, love LOVE beignets! Thanks so much for this recipe!
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    Paula says:

    I’ve never tried a beignet. Can’t wait to try one next week!
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    Henrietta says:

    We just watched the movie last weekend, these looks o delicious! We’ve never had them and I can’t wait to try the recipe out!
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    Laura DeLuca says:

    these sound awesome-I will definitely have to give them a try

  5. 5

    Got to make my own recipe for this, you’re recipe is one of a kind. So delicious.

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    Brittany says:

    I cant wait to try this recipe with my little one

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    jazzy says:

    i cant wait to try beignets so fuckin awesome

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    Nancy says:

    How many does this recipe make and how long do they last? I’d like to make them in advance of Fat Tuesday. Will it work if I make them on Sunday without dusting them with powdered sugar till eating them?

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    Christina says:

    Made these for my daughters 3rd birthday party.( her theme was princess and the frog) they were amazing! Everyone loved them and wanted the recipe. Only thing different I did was used a deep fryer and put them in for three minutes. Loved them thanks for the recipe!!!

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    Paige says:

    I just made these a week ago and I’m making them again! They are soooo amazing! Thanks for the recipe it is very simple and VERY delicious 🙂

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    Jordyn says:

    Don’t forget to add the honey on top before sprinkling on some powdered sugar like in the movie! (:

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