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Disney Beignets: The Ultimate Sweet Treat

Disney beignets are a delicious treat that you don’t want to miss out on! They originated from Disneyland, and now they can be found in Disney World as well. If you love sweet pastries, then these will definitely hit the spot for you.

The best beignets are made fresh daily so they’re always hot and crispy on the outside with a soft, pillowy inside. This New Orleans treat is a favorite of Princess Tiana and is more than just your average treat.

Follow this step by step guide to make the light and airy treats at home in your own kitchen. With just the right amount of sweetness, they’re sure to be a hit!

And if you’re heading to Disney World in Orlando or Disneyland in Anaheim read on to find out where to get some Mickey Mouse beignets while visiting the Disney Parks!

What is the history of beignets?

“Beignet” is the French word for “puff pastry doughnut.” They are made with fried choux dough which creates a light and airy texture.

Beignets are a type of pastry made from deep-fried dough that is covered in powdered sugar, confectioner’s sugar or cane syrup. They are served hot and fresh and often eaten for breakfast alongside coffee or tea.

The first use of beignets in America was in 1806 when they were brought to Louisiana by Marie Antoine Careme, chef to Napoleon Bonaparte III. The recipe spread all over New Orleans where it became popular among people who had access to sugar cane plantations or even those who grew their own crops like coffee beans.

It’s unclear how exactly this recipe made its way onto menus at Disneyland but we can’t wait for you to try them out for yourself!

Where are the best places to find Disneyland beignets?

When visiting Disneyland, if you want delicious, authentic Disney-made beignets then head over to Café Orleans located near the entrance of New Orleans Square.

The prices are slightly higher than other snacks throughout Disneyland but it’s well worth it because these taste amazing! You can buy them for about $10 for six pieces of their beignet doughnuts with powdered sugar on top.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t an easy find – you’ll have to walk past more popular attractions like the Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion to find them, but that just makes them an even sweeter find!

Ralph Brennan8217s Jazz Kitchen Express at Downtown Disney in Anaheim

Where can I find beignets in Downtown Disney?

Downtown Disney visitors can get their hands on some delicious Disneyland beignets at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen & Jazz Kitchen Express.

Disneyland beignets are served piping hot and are sold in bags of four, six, or ten. Want to kick it up a notch? Try the Bananas Foster beignets with their banana rum icing, cinnamon sugar dust, caramel drizzle and vanilla bean creme anglaise. That’s a mouth watering combo that would impress even Tiana!

Once you taste them, they will certainly become one of your favorite snacks in Disneyland and certainly in all of Anaheim. You really can’t miss these if you love donuts. They’re just as good – but different enough to really enjoy when you’re visiting this magical place filled with unique edible delights!

Port Orleans French Quarter at Walt Disney World Resort

Which hotel at Walt Disney World Resort has beignets?

If you’re visiting Disney World in Orlando and curious about where to find beignets, head over to the Port Orleans- French Quarter Resort.  There you’ll find a cafe called Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory and the Scat Cat’s Club Café.

At the Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory guests can choose from one of their many offerings of New Orleans style donuts topped with powdered sugar and cinnamon or try a beignet sundae which consists of Louisiana beignets topped with ice cream, sauce, and whipped cream.

Don’t leave without trying one of their three dipping sauces available in caramel, strawberry, or chicory coffee ganache!

How to Make Disney Beignets at Home

Disney World has been cooking up delicious Disney beignets for years. This recipe makes it easy to make Disney quality Mickey Mouse beignets for your family dinner or movie night any day of the week. No park passes required!

Ingredients:

  • Lukewarm water
  • Active dry yeast
  • Evaporated milk
  • Sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • Large egg
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Flour
  • Butter, melted
  • Canola oil for frying
  • 1 Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • Ground candy canes (optional)

Directions:

  1. Using a standing mixer, combine the lukewarm water and yeast and let sit for 5 minutes to allow the yeast to dissolve
  2. In a medium bowl, lightly whisk evaporated milk, sugar, salt, egg and vanilla until they’re lightly combined
  3. Add it to the yeast mixture
  4. Mix in 2 C of flour and mix with a dough mixer for 2 minutes
  5. Add in the melted butter and mix until dough is sticky and smooth
  6. Mix in the remaining flour to make a soft dough
  7. Place the dough onto a lightly floured cutting board and knead the dough for 2 minutes
  8. Place the dough into a greased bowl and cover loosely with a clean kitchen town
  9. Allow to rise for 2 hours or until the batter has doubled in size
  10. Punch the dough from the bowl
  11. Roll the dough onto the lightly floured cutting board into about ¼ inch thick
  12. Cut out mickey mouse shapes of dough and allow to rest for 10 minutes before frying
  13. Fry the dough until they are light and fluffy about 30 seconds on each side
  14. Place onto a paper towel
  15. In a bowl, combine the powdered sugar and candy canes
  16. Toss the beignets in the powdered sugar and enjoy!

If you want to experience authentic Disney tastes at home, these classic Disney World and Disneyland treats are perfect! They taste just like what they serve in the Disney parks!

More Disney Beignet Variations

If you’re looking for a different flavor than a Christmas peppermint sweet treat, try one of these variations to whip up the perfect Disney snack any time of year.

Pumpkin beignets- add pureed pumpkin to the dough to celebrate fall.

Hot cocoa beignets- add dry coca mixture to the batter for a chocolately treat with or without the peppermint.

Churro beignets – roll your fresh pastries in a sugar and cinnamon coating instead of the tradition powdered sugar.

No matter which flavor you try, Disney park’s popular Disney beignets are a special treat that you can be made easily at home! No more wishing you had a trip planned to get a warm, fresh baked set. Just whip up some magic in your own kitchen!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and making these Peppermint Mickey Mouse beignets from your own kitchen. If you’d like more Disney-inspired recipes and fun activities join me in the Everyday Disney Ideas on Facebook.

Disney Beignets

Disney Beignets

Tiana has been cooking up her delicious beignets for years. She's perfected her recipe and is now ready to share it with you.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¾ c Lukewarm water
  • 1- .25oz Packet active dry yeast
  • ½ c Evaporated milk
  • ⅓ c Sugar
  • 1 Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 4 c Flour
  • 3 tbsp Butter, melted
  • Canola oil for frying
  • 1 Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
  • 3 c Powdered sugar for dusting
  • 2 c Ground candy canes

Instructions

      1. Using a standing mixer, combine the lukewarm water and yeast and let sit for 5 minutes to allow the yeast to dissolve
      2. In a medium bowl, lightly whisk evaporated milk, sugar, salt, egg and vanilla until lightly combined
      3. Add it to the yeast mixture
      4. Mix in 2 C of flour and mix with a dough mixer for 2 minutes
      5. Add in the melted butter and mix until dough is sticky and smooth
      6. Mix in the remaining flour to make a soft dough
      7. Place the dough onto a lightly floured cutting board and knead the dough for 2 minutes
      8. Place the dough into a greased bowl and cover loosely with a clean kitchen town
      9. Allow to rise for 2 hours or until doubled in size
      10. Punch the dough from the bowl
      11. Roll the dough onto the lightly floured cutting board into about ¼ inch thick
      12. Cut out mickey mouse shapes of dough and allow to rest for 10 minutes before frying
      13. Fry the dough until they are light and fluffy about 30 seconds on each side
      14. Place onto a paper towel
      15. In a bowl, combine the powdered sugar and candy canes
      16. Toss the beignets in the powdered sugar and enjoy!

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