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Easy Bacon Beignets
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5 from 5 votes

Easy Beignets with Bacon

Beignets with no yeast are easy to make and these are made even more special with the addition of bacon
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 124kcal


  • Deep Fryer, optional


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 pieces bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup, optional
  • 4-6 cups canola oil


  • Saute 3 pieces of bacon, cool and chop into small pieces
  • Prepare a deep fryer with 3-inches of canola oil and heat to 375°F, or heat oil in a deep pot.
  • Line a baking sheet or large platter with paper towels.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  • In a small bowl whisk together milk, water, and the egg. Add to the flour mixture and mix well. Fold in the chopped bacon and combine.
  • Drop about 1 heaping tablespoon of mixture carefully into the deep fryer. Add about 4-5 more but do not crowd the fryer or pot. Turn after about 3 minutes and finish cooking on the other side. Cook until lightly golden.
  • Remove beignets with tongs or a large slotted spoon and place on prepared paper towels to cool.
    Repeat with all batter.
  • Place powdered sugar in a medium bowl and add beignets a few at a time and roll to coat.
  • Serve with warm maple syrup.