Tiana's Beignets


How to make Tiana's Beignets from The Princess and the Frog |

Name: Tiana's Beignets

Inspired by: The Princess and the Frog

Secret Ingredient: High-quality honey

"Well, keep 'em coming 'til I pass out!" - Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff

Chef's Note

The original recipe for Tiana's beignets can be found in The Princess and the Frog - Tiana's Cookbook - Recipes for Kids.


Making the Beignets

You will need:

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 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
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Honey and confectioners' sugar (garnish)


  1. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
  2. In another bowl, whisk buttermilk, water, egg, and vanilla.
  3. Add the dry ingredients, one cup at a time, until just combined.
  4. Place the dough on a floured surface and flatten to 1/2-inch thickness.
  5. Divide the flattened dough into 3-inch by 3-inch squares.
  6. In a frying pan, heat two inches of vegetable oil.
  7. Fry beignets until golden brown (about three minutes) on both sides.
  8. Place each beignet on a plate or wire rack lined with paper towels to cool.
  9. Drizzle honey on each beignet, and dust with confectioners' sugar.

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How to make Tiana's Beignets from The Princess and the Frog |