Easy 3 Ingredient Beignets Recipe

If you’re looking for a fun and tasty was to celebrate Mardi Gras, try this Easy 3 Ingredient Beignets Recipe.

You’ll have the taste of New Orleans in twenty minutes.

We like to celebrate everything in my household. It just makes life a little more fun. In this case, it made it a little more sweet too!

Before I go on, I want to share that I originally saw this recipe on Instagram: @lorafied. It looks like a fun and recipe I knew I needed to try with Mila. I’m so glad I did that I had to share with all of you.

Here’s the three ingredients you’ll need to let the good times roll:

  • 1 can of biscuits
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup of sugar

First, you’ll need to preheat your oven to 375 F.

While your oven is warming up, get out your canned biscuits. I always love the way it pops and just expands instantly. It brings make so many childhood memories!

Then, cut your biscuits in small pieces. I just did a cross section in mine to make four bites per biscuit.

Next, melt your butter. Put biscuit bites in a bowl and coat them with butter.

After they’re covered, pour the sugar all over them. I took my hands to mix them up and make sure all sides were covered. Move them to a plan after they’re all good.

At this point, I added some colored sugar to make them a little more festive for Mardi Gras.

Place them in your oven for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to flip your little beignets half way through too! You’ll know they’re done when they’re a beautiful, golden brown.

You can either dust with powder sugar or enjoy them as is!

We loved how our sweet treat tasted. Plus, it was such a fun way to talk about Mardi Gras with Mika while she did a mini activity too.

Hopefully you can get to make and enjoy these beignets for Fat Tuesday!


If you’re looking for a fun creative piece for Mardi Gras, take a look at what Mila and I did last year. I guarantee your child will love the art and beignet combo!

What’s your favorite Mardi Gras food or tradition? Let me know in the comments.

Toddler Activity: Mardi Gras Beads Process Art

Happy Fat Tuesday!

If you’re looking for a quick activity to do with your child today, this one goes perfectly when listening to some jazz music.

You probably have most of the supplies at home too. Here’s all you need:

  • Paint (purple, gold, green)
  • Canvas
  • Beads

Since everyone knows we love process art here, using beads is a fun way to create.

I chose traditional Mardi Gras colors for Mila to use and we had some random beads already here. There were two different sized beads she used too!

All you have to do is instruct your child to dip the beads in the paint and drop them on the canvas.

It can get a little messy, so put paper underneath.

I had to help Mila get paint on the beads. It’s a little tricky, but older kids shouldn’t have a problem with it. It’s also nice to make sure to leave one part of the necklace clean so it’s easy to grab.

I absolutely love how this painting turned out. It would be cute to add an outlined fleur-de-lis too!

Mila loved being introduced to jazz music too. She dipped the necklaces along with the beat! Next year I’ll have to find a beignet recipe!

If you decide to do this activity with your child, let me know how it goes in the comments!

For more Mardi Gras activities check out these blog posts: