Haitian Beignets (Beignets De Carnaval)

Haitian Beignets


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.




  • 1 cup 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




  • Mix flour with baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside


  • In a large bowl, mix mashed bananas with milk and sugar until smooth.


  • Combine with flour mixture and stir until smooth.


  • 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.


  • Drain on paper towels.



Recipe courtesy of Justapinch.com.