Crescent Roll Beignets

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Crescent Roll Beignets are mouth-watering pillows of fried dough, smothered in cinnamon sugar. Breakfast doesn’t get any simpler or better!

I have stooped to new lows with this beignet recipe. Or, maybe reached new highs…. I guess that depends on how you look at it. Beignets for dummies, or a genius idea? I’ll let you decide.

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Crescent Roll Beignets an easy 3 ingredient homemade recipe

I’ve been wanting to make beignets for a long time now. You know, the fluffy, fried dough that covered in powdered sugar famous in New Orleans. It’s the NOLA version of doughnuts, and I just can’t get enough of them.

Crescent Roll Beignets

My plans were to make some with my favorite cinnamon roll dough. But that never happened. I had pizza dough from cheese bread I had made for the boys. I tried it, but because there is very little oil in the pizza dough, it didn’t brown like I had hoped. With a pot of hot oil, my brain quickly went into over-drive thinking of options.

I cook crescent rolls about twice a week for the boys for breakfast. Sometimes I bake them plain and sometimes I fill them with chocolate chips, or leftover holiday chocolate bars. The crescent rolls were my only option so I gave it a try! They were a huge hit, even with my very-picky 13-year-old.

For the Crescent Roll Beignets, I simply fried the crescent roll dough, then rolled them in a cinnamon sugar mixture.

homemade beignets

Crescent Roll Beignets

Crescent Roll Beignets are mouth-watering pillows of fried dough, smothered in cinnamon sugar. Breakfast doesn’t get any simpler or better!
Author: Paula
4.76 from 29 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 16 servings



  • Fill a pan with vegetable or canola oil so that it’s at least 2 inches deep.
  • Heat oil to 350 degrees F.
  • Open and unroll dough.
  • Pull each crescent roll triangle apart at the perforated line.
  • Cut each large triangle into 2 smaller equal-sized triangles, so that you’ll have 16 triangles.
  • Spread paper towels on a tray. You will drain the beignets on this after removing from oil.
  • Place 3 to 4 triangles of dough in hot oil. Don’t crowd the pan.
  • Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown on first side, Flip to second side and cook another 2 to 3 minutes or until second side is golden brown.
  • Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels 10 to 20 seconds.
  • Immediately roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Serve hot.
  • For cinnamon sugar, stir together the 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
  • Optional: dust with powered sugar
  • Optional: serve with chocolate sauce for dipping.


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Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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    1. So, roll your fried crescent dough in powdered sugar, or dust them with powdered sugar from a shaker. It’s not difficult. I usually do them both ways. Half with cinnamon sugar, and the other half with powdered sugar. Both are delicious! It’s fried dough…how can it not be delicious?

  1. 5 stars
    I made these… WOW! These were incredible! So easy and delicious. I served them with a dusting of powdered sugar and different shipping sauces. Warm chocolate, warm Nutella and some of my homemade jams. ( strawberry and raspberry) They were all amazing! Thank you!

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