Air Fryer Beignets

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Indulge in a taste of New Orleans right from the comfort of your own kitchen with this delectable Air Fryer Beignets recipe! These pillowy pockets of fried dough are a quintessential treat in Louisiana, and now you can recreate the magic with a modern twist. The air fryer takes these beignets to a whole new level, delivering the perfect balance of crispy on the outside and irresistibly fluffy on the inside. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this easy-to-follow recipe promises a delightful culinary adventure. So, dust off your air fryer, grab your ingredients, and get ready to savor the sweet essence of the French Quarter with each heavenly bite. Let’s embark on a journey of flavor that will transport you straight to the heart of Mardi Gras!

If you are interested in more breakfast recipes, I have a few! Cheesecake stuffed cinnamon rolls, breakfast waffle sandwich, and my blueberry buttermilk breakfast cake

Air Fryer Beignets

I hit the motherload with this recipe! It is loaded with flavor and the crispy outside you love when you bite into a beignet. You got to try this recipe! 

Air Fryer Beignets

What is A Beignet

New Orleans is famous for the hot and fresh beignets they sell. While these won’t taste exactly like what you get in New Orleans they sure are pretty close. 

Air Fryer Beignets

Beignets are like a donut texture that is generally fried in oil and then heavily dusted with powdered sugar. Warm, fluffy, and sweet all in one bite! 

Can I Use All Purpose Flour Instead of Self Rising

Unfortunately, you need self-rising flour. All-purpose flour won’t give you the fluffy thickness you are looking for in these beignets. I am thinking all-purpose flour would fall short. 

If you try it just know it will give you a different texture. 

Air Fryer Beignets

How to Make Air Fryer Beignets

Step 1: Start by mixing your wet ingredients together in a bowl. Once combined slowly add in dry. 

Step 2: Once your dough forms, layout dough on a lightly floured surface. You will work it a bit to help ensure it is fully combined and workable by the touch. 

Step 3: Now you will cut your beignets out of the dough and allow them to sit for 10-15 minutes. While they sit you can preheat your air fryer. 

Step 4: Grease the rack or tray in the air fryer to prevent sticking. Place beignets and brush with butter. Cook according to the recipe card. 

Step 5: Once done, dust liberally with powdered sugar and dive in!! 

Air Fryer Beignets

Do These Store Well

Unfortunately no they do not store the best. You will find it is best when eaten warm and fresh. The texture softens a bit, as they cook down. 

Are they still delicious when cooled? Yes! But for best flavor and texture eat these air fryer treats when they are warm. 

Air Fryer Beignets

Tips for Making

My biggest tip is to ensure you leave room between so your dough doesn’t touch in the air fryer. Otherwise you will end up with a mess. Areas that touch won’t fully cook. 

The air fryer needs to circulate the hot air on all areas of your beignet. Also make sure you don’t skip buttering, as they won’t get golden brown like you would hope. 

If you double the recipe, batch cook! Then turn oven to 200 degrees and lay the beignets  in a single layer on a cookie sheet to keep warm until you are ready to serve. Don’t pile up the beignets or they will become soggy. 

We make these often and they are always a hit with my husband and kids. Try it out today and let me know what you think! 

air fryer beignets

Have extra yogurt and flour leftovers? Try making some delicious homemade 2 Ingredient Weight Watcher Friendly Bagels, you are going to love them!

Air Fryer Beignets
Air Fryer Beignets

Air Fryer Beignets

Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Air Fryer Beignets are a dream come true. Pillowy, fluffy delights in every single powdered sugar dusted bite! Whip up homemade air fryer beignets for a late night snack or breakfast today.


  • 1 Cup Self Rising Flour
  • 1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 TBSP Sugar
  • 1 TSP Vanilla
  • 2 TBSP Melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar


  1. Combine the yogurt, sugar & vanilla in a bowl.
  2. Add in the flour & stir until it starts to form a dough.
  3. Put the dough on to a floured surface.
  4. Fold the dough over in half a few times.
  5. Shape into a 1" inch thick rectangle. Cut it into 9 pieces. Lightly dust each piece with flour.
  6. Let them rest for 15 minutes.
  7. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees
  8. Spray your air fryer tray/basket with canola spray.
  9. Brush the tops of your dough with melted butter.
  10. Place butter side down on your tray or basket. Brush the tops of the dough with butter.
  11. Air fry for aprx. 6-7 minutes until the edges are starting to brown.
  12. Flip over and cook for another 6-7 minutes.
  13. Dust with powdered sugar.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g

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  1. These are good in the weirdest kind of way! Definitely not like the traditional beignets, but still yummy! We’re making them for a Presidents’ Day tea time since beignets were one of our former presidents favorite foods!

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