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Disney’s Gingerbread Beignets Recipe

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Disney’s Gingerbread Beignets Recipe is the Christmas version of the classic French treat found in Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Four Mickey Mouse beignets on a plaid background.

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About eight years ago, my husband, baby and I went to New Orleans for a work conference. It was a really fun trip, but the best part of the vacation was being introduced to beignets. There is a very famous eatery in New Orleans called Cafe Du Monde.

People at tables outside Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans

The place was crazy busy so we went in to see what the hype was. We ordered some beignets, even though I had no idea what a beignet was.  When we received our order, our plate was piled high little fried squares of heaven drenched with powdered sugar.  Needless to say, we walked back back to Cafe Du Monde every day of our trip for breakfast.

Beignets on a plate with powdered sugar.

Two months later, we took a trip to Disneyland. Imagine my surprise when I found out beignets were sold there as well! As many times as I had been to Disneyland, I never knew about beignets. Now, whenever I visit the Disneyland Resort, beignets are on the top of my list! Apparently, during the fall, Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square sells pumpkin beignets. During the holiday season, Gingerbread Beignets are served. Lately, I have been obsessed with anything gingerbread. So pairing gingerbread beignets with eggnog creme anglaise is like Christmas heaven.

Mickey Mouse gingerbread beignets on a plate with eggnog cream on the side.

These Gingerbread Beignets would be the perfect Christmas morning breakfast. I wanted to bring a little Disney Christmas magic to my home and used this cookie cutter to cut my beignets into Mickey Mouse-shaped deliciousness. The flavor of the Gingerbread Beignets will definitely bring the Christmas spirit but I think the Eggnog Creme Anglaise sends this breakfast treat over the top. It is so creamy and tasty.

How to Make Disney’s Gingerbread Beignets

Start by preparing the dough the night before you want to eat the beignets. In the morning, roll out your dough with a rolling pin and cut the beignets into your desired shape. Cover the uncooked beignets with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, and wail 45 minutes. Heat the oil in a large pan to 375 degrees.  Cook the beignets for a couple of minutes on each side. Remove them from the oil and place on a paper-towel lined plate or cooling rack.

How to Make Eggnog Creme Anglaise

While the beignets are cooking, begin making the Eggnog Creme Anglaise. Heat the eggnog and milk in a saucepan on medium heat until hot. While it is heating, beat the egg yolks and sugar together in the bowl of stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Slowly pour in the hot eggnog mixture while beating at a medium speed. Return the mixture to the saucepan and slowly heat until it thickens. Pour it through a mesh strainer and stir in the cinnamon and nutmeg.  Serve it warm with the Gingerbread Beignets!

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Mickey Mouse gingerbread beignets on a plaid background.

Gingerbread Beignets Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Passive Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 30 minutes

Gingerbread Beignets are the Christmas version of a classic French treat found in Disneyland and Disney World. Gingerbread flavored with a creamy Eggnog Anglaise


Gingerbread Beignets

  • 1 Cup Evaporated Milk, heated until warm, but not hot
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoon Dry Active Yeast
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 Cup Molasses
  • 2 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 4 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour, divided
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cloves
  • 1/3 Cup Shortening
  • Oil for deep-frying

Cinnamon/Sugar Topping

  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Eggnog Creme Anglaise

  • 2 Cups Eggnog
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon


  1. Combine the evaporated milk and yeast in a large bowl; add the egg, molasses, 2 tablespoons sugar, and oil. Stir until the yeast dissolves and everything is combined.
  2. Mix together 4 cups flour, salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves in a medium bowl.
  3. Add half of flour mixture to the milk mixture and stir.
  4. Add the shortening then the remaining flour mixture. Knead it until the mixture comes together. Add the remaining 1/2 cup flour, a little at a time, if needed. Form the dough into ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  5. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/3-inch thickness. Cut the dough into 24 squares or use a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter. Place the uncooked beignets on a greased baking sheet and cover with kitchen towel or greased plastic wrap. Set aside for 45 minutes.
  6. Line a plate or cooling rack with paper towels and set aside.
  7. Add the vegetable oil to a large pan and heat to 375 degrees. Carefully place a few of the beignets at a time, into the hot oil with tongs or a slotted spoon. Turn them requently with the slotted spoon or tongs. Cook them until they are puffed up and a golden brown color. Remove them from the oil with a slotted spoon or tongs and place them on the paper towel lined plate or cooling rack. Create a small tent with foil to place over the beignets to keep them warm while remaining beignets cook.
  8. Mix together 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Dust hot beignets with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve the beignets warm.

Eggnog Creme Anglaise

  1. Combine the eggnog and milk in a large saucepan over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
  2. While that is heating up, combine the sugar and egg yolks in the bowl of an stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Beat until light, thick and fluffy.
  3. Very slowly pour in the hot eggnog mixture to the mixer while beating at medium-low speed.
  4. Transfer mixture back to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and becomes creamy, about 10 minutes. Do not simmer the mixture because the egg yolks will curdle.
  5. Remove the sauce from the heat, whisk, and strain through a mesh strainer. Stir in the nutmeg and cinnamon. Serve warm with Gingerbread Beignets.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 Beignet
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 244mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 11g

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Saturday 1st of July 2017

Do you also know the beignets recipe with the gingerbread or pumpkin flavors⁉️ Our teenage boy is a fussy eater but LOVES DL beignets. Thank you ahead of time if you know. I'd love to surprise him.


Friday 7th of July 2017

I found the recipe for classic Disneyland beignets here:

And the pumpkin beignets here:

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