Baked Coconut Beignets #SundaySupper

Okay so before I present to you this delicious beignets, I’m going to do something shameless. 

Please follow me on Instagram?

I’m 21. I should be using Instagram, but I never do. I’ve vowed to start taking at least 2 photos a day, but it’s a bit pointless when I have like 2 followers.

Well, now that’s over, let’s talk beignets!

This weeks Sunday supper theme is Mardi Gras. 

That’s all well and good, except I had no idea what Mardi Gras is, and especially no idea what to cook for it.

So I set to Pinterest, and beignets seemed to pretty darn popular. 

So beignets it is! 

The thing is, in England we celebrate Shrove Tuesday (the day before lent), with pancake day. Pancake day at university means making pancakes and eating them all day, with golden syrup, or nutella, or chocolate or EVERYTHING.

If I made fried donuts as well, my arteries would give in. I thought i’d try and make beignets a little healthier, and bake them. 

I wasn’t disappointed. 

They were really tasty and so easy despite having yeast in, so don’t be scared.

I thought they might not be sweet enough or that I might have messed with the consistencies by adding coconut (I just felt like it), but after a dusting of icing sugar they were perfect.

Just make sure you have a house full of hungry people to help you eat them. They may be healthier, but they’re certainly not healthy.


Of course if you do make too many, you can always make them into something that’s maybe even more wonderful. 

White chocolate and coconut beignet bread and butter pudding. I made it with my leftover beignets and was so excited about it, I posted it on the blog on Friday.

Nom nom nom.

Doesn’t that look tasty? It was tasty. 

So all in all, you should probably make these.



Baked Coconut Beignets
Yields 14
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  1. 60ml warm water
  2. 1 packet active dry yeast
  3. 400g plain flour
  4. 1 1/2tsp baking powder
  5. 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda
  6. 60g caster sugar
  7. 75g desiccated coconut
  8. 75g butter (cut into small chunks)
  9. 1 egg
  10. 180ml buttermilk
  1. Combine the yeast, warm water and a pinch of the sugar in a jug and set aside until foamy.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, coconut and sugar in a large bowl. Using your fingers work in the butter until the mixture looks like bread crumbs.
  3. Mix together the egg and the buttermilk and add in the yeast mixture. Stir together with the flour mixture to form a soft dough and then continue to knead (until dough becomes smooth and elastic. If doing this by hand make sure it's on a lightly floured surface.
  4. Lightly oil a large bowl and place you ball of dough in it. Cover with clingfilm and let rest for 15 minutes in a warm place.
  5. Roll out dough into a large rectangle or square on a floured surface until about 1 inch thick. Ct into 14-16 squares.
  6. Place the squares on a lined baking sheet and cover with cling film.
  7. Let rise for 45 minutes in a warm place.
  8. Preheat oven to 190C degrees.
  9. Bake the beignets for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
  10. Dust with powdered sugar.
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  1. says

    Lol, it’s not shameless at all! I just followed you on Instagram. I’ve been meaning to do the same on my blog too. I see lots of other bloggers put “follow me on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest” etc in their posts so it’s totally not a big deal. I’m loving these baked coconut beignets! And you’re absolutely brilliant for making bread pudding with the leftovers. I’m gonna have to make a batch myself and follow your lead.

    • Miss Messy says

      hehe thanks! I’ll come on over and follow back! The bread pudding was a good call even if i say so myself ha! :)

    • Miss Messy says

      I don’t really trust myself with frying, I always seem to get it wrong somehow ha, but baking I can do! Thanks!

  2. says

    LOL! Following you on Instagram… I have the same problem with it! 😉
    I love that your beignets are baked!!! So much fried food (which I LOVE) can get a bit heavy! :-)


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