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Warm beignets dusted with powdered sugar

Pumpkin Spice Beignets

Fresh and warm, these pumpkin spice beignets are perfect for breakfast.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 23 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 260kcal
Author foodnessgracious


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 teaspoons quick rise yeast
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Canola oil for frying
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  • Heat the milk in a small pan until it starts to bubble.
  • Add the buttermilk and transfer the liquid to the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Mix in the yeast and sugar, let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, salt and pie spice.
  • Mix on low speed until the dough comes together, it'll be quite wet and sticky. About 5 minutes.
  • Take the bowl off the machine and cover with a dry towel or plastic wrap and let it rest for 1 hour.
  • Add about 2 inches deep of oil to a deep sided pan and heat to 375 degrees on a thermometer.
  • Dust your work surface with flour and dump the dough out onto the flour.
  • Add some more flour to the top of the dough and gently fold it into a ball shape.
  • Roll the dough out to a flat sheet about half an inch thick.
  • Use a pizza cutter or large chefs knife to cut out 1 1/2 inch squares, in a grid pattern.
  • Drop 3-4 squares of dough into the hot oil at a time and cook for about 2-3 minutes turning halfway through.
  • Drain the beignets on some paper towel.
  • Dust with lots of powdered sugar and serve warm and fresh.


Recipe slightly adapted from Epicurious.com (David Guas and Raquel Pelzel)


Calories: 260kcal