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Haitian beignets are a Mardi-Gras tradition in Haiti. We prepare them with extremely ripe mashed bananas infused with sweets spices and vanilla. They're a must try. | tchakayiti.com

Street style Haitian beignets

This recipe is the closest one to the beignets you will find on the streets. It calls for water instead of milk, and does not require eggs. I promise they're still smooth and tasty. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2-3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 cup of water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Vanilla Essence to taste
  • Powdered nutmeg to taste
  • Powdered cinnamon to taste
  • Oil for frying


  1. Mash the bananas
  2. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and sugar

  3. Incorporate the water

  4. Mix well
  5. Drop the batter by the spoonful in sizzling hot oil
  6. Fry until they turn golden
  7. Sprinkle generously with sugar and serve

Recipe Notes

You could technically use milk, but then again, should you?