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Haitian Style Beignet with banana with cinnamon and nutmeg
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Haitian Beignet

Haitian style Beignet Banane is an instant banana fritter recipe that is quick and easy. One of the most popular Haitian foods to celebrate Carnaval (Mardi Gras).
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: Haitian
Servings: 18 people
Calories: 113kcal



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ cup raw brown sugar demarrara
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 egg
  • Oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar garnish


  • Sift the flour into a large bowl.
  • Add the baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to mix.
  • In a medium bowl, mash the bananas until well mashed.
  • Add lime zest, rum and vanilla and mix.
  • Add butter and sugar.
  • Warm the evaporated milk for 30 seconds in the microwave.
  • Add milk and mix well for 2 minutes.
  • Add beaten egg and mix well for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the banana mixture to the flour and mix well until thoroughly combined.
  • In a deep pot, heat enough oil for deep frying.
  • Drop 1 tablespoon for each beignet into the hot oil and fry until golden brown.
  • Using a slotted spoon or spider, remove the donuts from the oil.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • To serve, sprinkle with a little powdered sugar.



If you’d like, you can also add a pinch of ground star anise.
The flavor and taste is best when using overripe bananas.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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