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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

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)


  1. Mix flour with baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside
  2. In a large bowl, mix mashed bananas with milk and sugar until smooth. Combine with flour mixture and stir until smooth.
  3. Heat 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.
  4. Drain on paper towels.

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About Haitian Beignets (Beignets de Carnaval)

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

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