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A white plate with beignets
Super Easy No-Yeast Beignets Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Easy No-Yeast Beignets Recipe with a touch of cinnamon and lemon, or the best fried donuts. So simple, no need to wait for the dough to prove, these beignets are ready in less than 15 minutes. Quick and easy, but absolutely delicious, serve them with just powdered or icing sugar, or sour cream and jam. Another delicious way of serving them in dipped into a nice chocolate sauce. So many options, amazing doughnuts!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: no yeast recipes
Servings: 20 beignets
Calories: 61 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • zest of one lemon (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 300 ml plain yogurt (10% fat)
  • 2 cups oil (for frying)
  1. In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, lemon extract and cinnamon and mix them well.

  2. Beat the eggs lightly, and add them to the yogurt and mix well.

  3. Use a silicone spatula to mix everything together, you should have a smooth batter than is thicker than the pancakes one.

  4. Heat up the oil in a deep frying pan.

  5. Use a spoon to scoop batter, and carefully dip it in the pan.

  6. Fry for 1-2 minutes until golden brown, then turn on the other side. You will notice than once they are turned on the other side, they become from flat nice and round.

  7. Transfer on a plate lined with kitchen paper and once they cool down a bit, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Recipe Notes
  • If you'd like to see the measurements in CUPS and OUNCES, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients can be adjusted according to the number of servings you need, please click on the number of servings to change it.
Nutrition Facts
Super Easy No-Yeast Beignets Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 24IU0%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.