These delicious and easy mini blueberry beignets, are bite-sized beignets, dotted with blueberries and generously dusted with powdered sugar.

mini blueberry beignets in bucket

With these easy and delicious mini blueberry beignets, you can pretend it’s Mardi Gras any time! Wonderful for breakfast, with your afternoon tea or serve them as a lovely dessert with a lemon mascarpone dip.

Beignets are super easy to make, though they do involve deep frying. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been a happy deep-fryer ever since I bit the bullet and invested in a small deep fryer. It’s much safer and it keeps the oil at a constant temperature for me, so I never need to worry about that. I highly recommend it!

Ingredients and Substitutions

Blueberries – you can use fresh or frozen blueberries for these beignets. If frozen, no need to thaw.

Evaporated milk – this is not sweetened condensed milk. It should say evaporated on the label. I suggest 2% or whole milk evaporated milk. In a pinch, regular milk should work here.

Recipe Tips

You can make the beignets ahead and store in an air-tight container, but don’t dust with powdered sugar until right before serving (as it has a tendency to melt and disappear over time). These beignets would be lovely with a dip, as well. I’m thinking a lemon mascarpone dip would be delicious with these.

These beignets freeze beautifully, so don’t hesitate to stick a few in the freezer to enjoy later!

mini blueberry beignets in bucket

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These delicious and easy Mini Blueberry Beignets, are bite-sized beignets, dotted with blueberries and generously dusted with powdered sugar.
5 stars from 2 ratings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 6 dozen


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry or instant yeast
  • 3/4 cup water, warm, (110 degrees F°)
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, beated
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract , or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable shortening, (can substitute soft butter)
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • Vegetable Oil for Frying
  • Powdered Sugar, in a shaker or sifter


  • Combine the yeast, water and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. (Or use a food processor, or the old fashioned way, by hand). Let this sit until frothy, about 5 minutes, then add the salt, egg, vanilla, lemon zest and evaporated milk.
  • Mix on low speed until combined. Add 3 cups of the flour until the dough starts to come together a bit, the add the shortening. When the shortening is incorporated, start adding the remaining flour, a little at a time until most of it is incorporated (you may not need all of it). Turn the dough onto a floured work surface. Knead the dough adding just enough flour as necessary to make a non-sticky, smooth dough.
  • Place the dough into a large, oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise until the dough doubles in size.
  • After the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and turn it onto a floured surface. Roll out into a thin rectangle that is about 1/4″ thick. (If using frozen blueberries, toss with a Tbsp. or two of flour, before scattering on dough). Scatter the blueberries over one half of the dough, then fold the uncovered half over top to cover. Lightly pinch the edges (so the blueberries don't escapand roll dough until about 1/2-inch thick. With a very sharp knife working at a diagonal to the rectangle, cut into 1″ wide strips. Now cut into diamond shapes by making diagonal cuts (of 1-inch wide)in the opposite direction. Cover completely with clean tea towels and let rise about 40 minutes in a warm place.
  • When the Beignets have risen, heat vegetable oil in a large, heavy pan to 350-360 degrees. Place as many beignets as will fit in a not-to-crowded single layer into the hot oil, being careful not to pierce, smash or deflate them. When they are golden brown, flip them over until golden brown on the other side. Remove to paper towel lined plates to drain and cool.
  • When ready to serve, top with plenty of powdered sugar. (Can be made ahead and stored in an air-tight container. Don't dust with powdered sugar until right before serving).


Be sure to read the notes above this Recipe Card, for more tips, options, substitutions and variations for this recipe!
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Course: Snack
Serving: 1serving, Calories: 237kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 227mg, Potassium: 127mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 105IU, Vitamin C: 3.2mg, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 1.7mg
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