Haitian Beignets Recipe

This Haitian beignet recipe is inspired by an experiment my mom did this year. She substituted sugar cane syrup for the typical sugar added to the batter, se koupe dwèt (delish).

Experiments like these are what Haitian cooking is all about. Feel free to substitute regular sugar for the sugar cane syrup, and do let me know which version you like best in the comments below.


  • 2-3 very riped bananas
  • 2 eggs (optional)
  • 2-3 Tbsp of sugarcane syrup or molasses (to taste)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • Vanilla Essence (to taste)
  • Powdered nutmeg (to taste)
  • Powdered cinnamon (to taste)


  1. Mash the riped bananas, and mix in the beaten in the eggs.
  2. Add the flour, salt, sugarcane syrup or molasses, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and milk. Mix well
  3. Fry it in hot oil by the spoonful
  4. Sprinkle generously with sugar and serve.
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  • My craving for this childhood delicacy will be satisfies this year. Mardi-Gras, mes filles connaîtront la joie d’un bon beignet authentique.

    • annick

      Do let me know how they like them 🙂

  • Marie

    How much milk do we need?

    • annick

      oops thanks for calling me out on that. The recipe calls for 1 cup of milk, fixed it!

  • Paul Romain

    Associer les recettes à un événement que vous avez vécu me parait fort intéressant et l’article sur les beignets me rappelle une tradition bien haïtienne et beaucoup de souvenirs, merci.
    Te gin you machand dan riyel Piquan pa loin cinema triomph epok kanaval c pa de bon ………

    • admin

      merci! fom ta cheche konnen si ti machann lan la toujou…peut etre pour le carnaval des fleurs… 🙂

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