These baked beignets can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and are filled with a sweet blueberry orange jam! Rolled in cinnamon sugar and topped with powdered sugar and orange zest, this easy beignet recipe is sure to be a hit at your next breakfast or brunch!
Apart from the really great food, the best part of the fall season is the fact that it is also sweatshirt season.
Even though wearing a sweatshirt makes me look like I’m barely a high school graduate, I can’t bear to give them up. They’re so comfortable and seriously the perfect thing to wear when you have no idea how to dress yourself.
In truth, I actually love fashion, and love wearing trendy boots and scarves and putting together chic outfits. But, there are moments when literally nothing else sounds more comfortable than a pair of ripped jeans and a well-worn sweatshirt.
Somewhere Stacey and Clinton are cringing and criticizing my life choices, but I’m an adult. I do what I want.
Like wear sweatshirts and eat beignets all day. #livinthedream
I’ve never been to New Orleans, and it’s on my bucket list to go there and eat beignets (yes, most of my bucket list is related to site-seeing food), but I’ve had my fair share of beignets from downtown Disney (they are to die forrrrrr).
Because deep frying things scares me (a hot pot full of oil is really intimidating and the clean up sounds terrible–I’m going to conquer this fear someday, I swear), I went for the baked route. I also cheated a little (or a lot) by using canned biscuit dough.
I happen to love canned biscuit dough, because it’s easy, convenient, and when it’s freshly baked, it’s pretty flaky and delicious. This is my loose take on a baked beignet, but it’s pretty tasty. Plus, it’s rolled in cinnamon sugar, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and stuffed with blueberry orange marmalade.
So, it’s kind of like a jelly filled donut meets a beignet meets a biscuit. It’s a lot of meetings, but we loved the taste!
Fresh out of the oven, these bad boys were addictive.
- 1 can flaky biscuit dough
- 1 cup blueberry orange marmalade
- 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar
- powdered sugar for dusting
- orange zest for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Pat out each piece of biscuit dough into a rectangular shape (or as close as you can get to it), leaving the dough about 1/4" thick.
- Place about 2 Tbsp of marmalade into the center of each dough. Fold the dough over, and crimp the edges closed with your fingers.
- Dip each beignet in the cinnamon sugar mixture, coating all sides. Place each on the baking sheet evenly spaced apart.
- Bake for about 15-16 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and orange zest.
- Serve immediately.
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Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
These baked beignets are so much more healthy that the traditional counterpart, but look just as delicious!
Maryanne | the little epicurean says
Whoa, never thought about baking beignets. What a great idea!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
I adore Stonewall jams and marmalade! These beignets look incredible!
Michelle De La Cerda says
Beignets! I haven’t seen these in awhile! Thank you for the wonderful reminder.
What a delicious breakfast! My family would go nuts for these doughnuts!
I don’t like deep frying either, so this version sounds perfect to me! 🙂
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says
Oh my goodness, these sound heavenly!