Cafe Du Monde Box Beignet Mix


Anyone that visits New Orleans should stop at the Cafe Du Monde at the French Market and try their famous Beignets. My husband and I vacationed there quite a few years ago.



Before we left, I made it a point to purchase

3 boxes of their box Beignet Mix. I took them

home, put them in a cupboard and forgot about

them as they got pushed to the back. By the time

I found them, they had expired! On our recent

visit to Jungle Jim’s International Market, I saw

that they had them for sale! Of course I bought a box

because I was determined to try them. They tasted

great and brought back so many memories of

New Orleans. Below is my step by step directions to

make them at home should you ever get the chance to

or you have your own recipe.



Ingredients – Plus Powdered sugar.



In a large bowl stir the box mix

ingredients and water according

to the directions on the box.



Flour a counter and place

the dough on the flour.



Roll the dough to the about 1/8″ thick.

Cut the dough into 2 & 1/4″ squares.



Heat the oil according to the temperature

on the box. Use a thermometer as this

is a very important step.



Drop the dough in slowly

and only few pieces at a time.



If your oil is the right temperature, the dough

will sink and then float in about 8-10 seconds.



Immediately and carefully use a spoon and

splash the hot oil on top of the dough.

This will cause it to form the pillow shape.



As soon as one side turns light brown,

flip it over and brown the other side.

Remove to a paper towel covered plate

and lay the beignets on a cookie sheet

in a single layer while still hot.



Place powdered sugar in a fine mesh

strainer and sprinkle it over the hot

beignets and serve immediately.

Categories: Breakfast, Desserts


  1. I love and adore the Cafe Du Monde’s coffee and beignets! We used to live in Arkansas and N’awlins was our “go to” place for trips. I miss it terribly but I especially miss the beignets. They sell it online for anyone looking for it – and their coffee too!

    • Yes and no. Some of them puffed up like pillows with an air pocket inside. Others didn’t puff up as much and had a very airy like texture. Not doughy tasting yet not cake like either. Also not a sweet dough and even with the powdered sugar it wasn’t like eating a sweet glazed doughnut. It is a great one for anyone that doesn’t like the very sweet taste. All I can say is…they’re delicious! Lol

  2. My “first wife” and I spent a weekend in New Orleans 20 years ago. As hard as we tried, we could NOT get a bad meal anywhere (the hickory in the coffee, however, was a different story). We visited Cafe du Monde, though I remember little about it.

    • I just opened their coffee tonight for tomorrow morning! I bought a small can at Jungle Jims as well. I can’t remember if I liked it or not. It is probably the only vacation spot I could go back to. I want to see new vacation places but there was something about the pier with musicians, musicians in the street…..I just love jazz! We took a tour bus and that was a stop but I wish we could have stayed longer!

  3. My daughter went to New Orleans this summer and had Beignets at Cafe Du Monde. She said they were delicious. I will have to see if I can find this mix. Thanks for the post.

  4. Not likely Ill visit New Orleons now retired as British pension is worse in Europe now with Brexit too lower than even. I have savings thank God but am making sundials to make a few extra bob (cash} Been all over this earth once and have enjoyed travel but now cant do it. Saved to make a workshop so to hope to sell my sundials worldwide. My blog remains unpaid so cant say it worth it all. You could find out whats in this mix and ill try it myself from your recipe.

  5. Oh my goodness these look so good!! I’ve never been to New Orleans but I always hear wonderful things about that place, especially when it comes to food !

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