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Glazed Biscuit Beignets

These melt in your mouth pastries were a favorite childhood treat ... not health conscious by any means, but nostalgically tasty and frugal!

  • Can of refrigerated biscuits (I used Grands Homestyle)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cooking oil (I used Canola)

The first and most important step in making these is to temporarily set aside all health-conscious thoughts cluttering your mind.  :)

While traditional beignets feature a final sprinkling of powdered sugar, our family's version is topped off with a drizzle glaze.

In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.  Set aside.  Remove biscuits from can and cut each into fourths.

Pour 1" oil in a skillet - preferably a cast iron skillet.   Place one of the biscuit fourths into the oil.  Heat oil.  

When oil is hot and biscuit begins to fry, carefully add more biscuits (using tongs) to fill pan, but without sides touching.  One can of Grands biscuits made 3 batches.

When golden brown, carefully turn biscuit pieces, using tongs. 

When browned on all sides, the biscuits instantly become beignets. Doesn't that sound much more elegant than "fried biscuits," or "canned biscuit donuts?"  :)

Place beignets on paper towels to drain.

Transfer to serving plate and while warm, drizzle with glaze.

Next steps ... eat as many as you can while they're warm then contact your fitness trainer to schedule an extra session!

Have you made these or a version of them?  Even better, have you made homemade traditional beignets? 

Your comments are greatly appreciated and I look forward to your thoughts and ideas!  I try to respond to comments via email as soon as I can. If your email address isn't available, I will comment here. Thanks so much for visiting! 

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  1. I've made a version of them, dipped in sugar. I must try your version with the glaze.

  2. Oh, this makes me miss New Orleans! We haven't been there in years, but we always make a stop at Cafe Du Monde for their beignets. This recipe looks delish!

  3. My mom used to make donuts that were similar to this. Your beignets look yummy! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week.

  4. oH my... I just forgot all about dieting..hahahaha These look so good. I bet adding some cinnamon on them, would be good too.. I just need to head to the store and get some can biscuits. thanks for sharing.


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