Baby Buttermilk Beignets Recipe

Buttermilk Beignets
Ellen Silverman


  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 3/4 ounce fresh compressed yeast (or .375 ounce dry yeast)
  • ¾ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 5 ½ cups bread flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • Peanut or canola oil, for frying
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish

Try Southern Chef David Guas' fried, powdery, quintessential New Orleans dessert just in time for Mardi Gras. (You will definitely need a napkin for this one). 

Adapted from "DamGoodSweet" by David Guas and Raquel Pelzel


In a heavy saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until small bubbles form. Remove from heat and temper in buttermilk. Add yeast and granulated sugar. Pour mixture into mixing bowl. Add all dry ingredients and mix on low with dough hook until combined. Place dough in greased plastic container, covered, in a warm, dry place for 30 minutes. Turn dough onto a floured surface and form a ball. Roll out dough on a floured surface, and then cut into 1 ½-inch squares. Place beignets on sheet pan lined with greased parchment paper. Wrap with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator until ready to cook. 

On the stove, bring oil to 350 degrees. Fry beignets until puffed and golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar. 


Calories per serving:

403 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Egg Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 224g 344%
  • Carbs 585g 195%
  • Saturated 41g 207%
  • Fiber 24g 95%
  • Sugars 32g
  • Monounsaturated 97g
  • Polyunsaturated 70g
  • Protein 117g 234%
  • Cholesterol 33mg 11%
  • Sodium 3,176mg 132%
  • Calcium 754mg 75%
  • Magnesium 259mg 65%
  • Potassium 1,753mg 50%
  • Iron 34mg 189%
  • Zinc 10mg 69%
  • Phosphorus 1,347mg 192%
  • Vitamin A 136µg 15%
  • Vitamin C 4mg 6%
  • Thiamin (B1) 9mg 578%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 6mg 328%
  • Niacin (B3) 66mg 329%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 39%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,904µg 476%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 27%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 35mg 174%
  • Vitamin K 5µg 6%
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