These gluten free beignets bring the magic of Disney’s French Quarter to your home kitchen. I’ve recreated this mouth-watering Disney classic with a totally allergy-friendly recipe. Enjoy golden fried pastry dusted with powdered sugar. You won’t want to share this one!
Did you know that you can get gluten free beignets at Walt Disney World? It’s TRUE!!!
No more staring at your friends take a bite of these delicious treats with envy. You can order your own and enjoy them too.
Or, you can make them at home with my gluten free beignet recipe.
With this easy, allergy-friendly recipe, everyone can enjoy a taste of Disney’s French Quarter. The combination of sweet fried dough and powdered sugar makes a delicious treat for any time of day.
Not only are these Mickey Mouse beignets gluten free, but they’re also vegan-friendly!
You might be afraid that vegan beignets won’t be quite as tasty as the original recipe. But, with the right ingredients and techniques, you can make allergy-friendly beignets that are just as delicious.
Now all that’s left is to dust on some powdered sugar (on the beignets and yourself), turn on the Princess and The Frog and convert your living room into a miniature French Quarter.
Note: For a list of ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the bottom of this post and save the recipe card!
Where to get Mickey beignets in Disney World
Note: Check out this blog post to find out where you can find ALL the beignets at Disney!
If you’re not visiting Disney World anytime soon, you can enjoy these New Orleans-style beignets from home with my copycat recipe!
This recipe is perfect for anyone who is:
- Peanut & tree-nut free
Cooking tips for Mickey beignets
- If you can’t find an egg replacer, you can substitute it for ground flax seed (1 tablespoon of flax seed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water per “egg”).
- Add a pinch (or as much as you want!) of ginger and nutmeg along with your cinnamon for extra flavor.
- Make sure you’re using a high-heat oil to fry your beignets, such as vegetable oil or sunflower oil, to avoid burning! Cafe Du Monde uses cottonseed oil if you want to give that a try.
- Before frying your beignets, make sure your oil is properly heated to 350°F. Use a kitchen thermometer for an accurate reading! If you don’t have a kitchen thermometer, try sticking a small scrap of dough into the hot oil to test it. If it’s sizzling on impact, the oil is ready for frying!
- Dust your beignets with powdered sugar while they’re still hot. This will help the sugar stick better.
How to make gluten-free beignets
Take a peek at the recipe card below and mix all of the ingredients together until you are left with a beignet dough.
Once the dough has had a chance to rest, roll your dough, then cut it with a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter.
Tip: Let your dough sit for another 20 minutes before frying. DON’T SKIP THIS!
While the dough is resting, heat up your oil over medium heat to 350°F. Fry your Mickey beignets until golden brown, flipping over halfway through cooking to get a nice, even color.
Remove the beignets from the oil with a slotted spoon and place them on a tray or plate lined with paper towels to soak up any excess oil.
After a minute or two, transfer the beignets to a fresh plate (or paper bag if you are going for a classic look) and dust THE HECK out of them with powdered sugar.
Remember – there is never enough powdered sugar!!!
Dipping sauce ideas for gluten free beignets
Don’t get me wrong; these gluten free beignets are delicious on their own. BUT, at Port New Orleans, they offer you dipping sauces to enjoy the beignets… so I wanted to offer you sauces too!
Here are a few dipping sauce ideas to take your beignets to the next level:
- Salted caramel
- Strawberry compote
- Chocolate ganache
- Raspberry sauce
Here are a few common questions I get about these gluten free Mickey beignets. If you have more questions, please leave them for me in the comments below or DM me on Instagram!
Can I use a different kind of crust mix?
Sure thing! If you’re not gluten-intolerant, a wheat-based pizza crust mix will work just fine.
Note: Not all gluten free products work the same. While I can vouch for the Bob’s Red Mill pizza crust mix, other brands may have varying results.
Do I need to use vegan ingredients?
You don’t! Feel free to use whatever ingredients you already have on hand. If you eat eggs, there is no need to seek out an egg replacer for this recipe.
Is Bob’s Red Mill egg replacer soy-free?
Yes, it is! The egg replacer that I used for this recipe does not contain any soy.
Can I make these gluten free beignets yeast-free?
I haven’t tested out a yeast-free version of this recipe, but there are a couple of common hacks to substitute yeast:
- An equal amount of baking soda
- A 50/50 combination of baking soda and lemon juice
- A 50/50 combination of baking soda and buttermilk (to make buttermilk, combine equal parts milk & vinegar and let set)
Can I reheat gluten-free beignets?
Yes, you can. The best way to reheat these fried treats is by baking them in the oven at 350°F for about 5-7 minutes. This will help crisp up your beignets and get them back to their original texture!
Can I freeze leftover beignet dough?
Yup, you definitely can! If you don’t want to use all the dough immediately, store it in an airtight container in your freezer for 3 months. When you’re ready to use it again, let the dough thaw out overnight before rolling it out and frying up some more beignets.
Can I freeze cooked gluten free beignets?
Yes, you can! Place your cooled beignets on a baking sheet and freeze for about an hour. Then, transfer them to an airtight container or bag and store them in the freezer for up to 1-2 months. When ready to eat, simply thaw the beignets at room temperature and bake as directed above.
No matter how you enjoy them, these Mickey Mouse beignets are sure to bring a little piece of Disney World into your home.
Looking for some more Disney recipes? Try these!
- Walt’s Chili Recipe
- Mickey Mouse DoubleTree Cookies
- Honey Bee ‘Winnie The Pooh’ Cupcakes
- Gluten-Free Fried Pickles
- Cheeseburger Egg Rolls
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