Haitian Beignets (Beignets de Carnaval)

Peggy Joseph Shabazz El-Bey


These Beignets remind me of Carnaval (Mardi-Gras) and good times. In Haiti during the Carnaval and Mardi-Gras, families, relatives and friends gather together to enjoy the festivities and this delectable casual desert made with bananas.

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30 Min
5 Min


1 c
all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1 pinch
cinnamon (optional)
1 c
mashed bananas (2 to 3 medium well ripened bananas)
1/4 c
whole milk or
2 Tbsp
whole milk plus
2 Tbsp
dark haitian rum
1/4 c
granulated sugar
granulated or powdered sugar for dusting

How to Make Haitian Beignets (Beignets de Carnaval)


  • 1Mix flour with baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside
  • 2In a large bowl, mix mashed bananas with milk and sugar until smooth. Combine with flour mixture and stir until smooth.
  • 3Heat oil in a medium pan over medium High heat setting. Drop the batter by tablespoons in hot oil. Do not overload. Fry until golden, about 1 minute for each side. Use a slotted spoon to remove them from pan. Squeeze the oil out by gently pressing them on the slotted spoon with the back of a tablespoon.
  • 4Drain on paper towels.

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About Haitian Beignets (Beignets de Carnaval)

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #bananas, #beignets