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Nutella Stuffed Beignets In Air Fryer – Video

These air fryer Nutella Stuffed beignets are light and chewy! These warm, fluffy French donuts will make you feel as if you’re in Cafe Du Monde. Best of all, they are made in the air fryer and are very easy to make. 

Beignets that were cooked in an air fryer. They are stuffed with nutella. There is powdered sugar that was dusted on top.

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No need to book an expensive vacation to eat delicious New Orleans beignets! You can make fresh beignets from scratch in the comfort of your own home. 

These homemade beignets are filled with Nutella, just like our favorite Nutella Crepe Recipe. This will be your new go-to French beignets recipe since it’s so easy to make and requires minimal clean up!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • No deep-frying required!!!
  • Air Frying is easy and convenient! 
  • Easy to make with minimal clean up
  • Delicious! Stuffed with Nutella and is out of this world.
  • Warm and fluffy French donuts
  • These French beignets can be frozen and reheated to eat later
Air fryer nutella beignets on a black plate. Someone is dusting powdered sugar on top of the beignets.
These homemade air fryer beignets will melt in your mouth.

Air Fryer Beignets FAQ

What are beignets made of?

Beignets are a French donut that is made up of yeast, sweetened dough, and powdered sugar.  They are traditionally deep-fried in oil.

What is the secret to beignets?

The secret is to not overwork the dough. Overworking the dough will develop the gluten in the flour, causing the beignet to become tough.

Are beignets the same as fried dough?

Beignets and fried dough are virtually identical to one another. However, there might be some change in ingredients.

Can I Deep Fry These Stuffed Beignets?

You absolutely can! 

Check out my Easy Fried Sourdough Beignets Recipe for deep frying instructions.

To deep fry, add two inches of oil to a heavy bottom pot or dutch oven. Heat the oil to 350°F. Fry the beignets in the hot oil for one minute each side. Place on paper towels. 

Key Ingredients For Nutella Stuffed Air Fryer Beignets

Ingredients for air fryer beignets on a table. Flour, milk, water, sugar, yeast, melted butter, and powdered sugar, and salt
Simple ingredients that are super easy to find at your local grocery store
  • All Purpose Flour or Bread Flour: Either will work for this recipe. However, I’ve yet to try this with whole wheat flour
  • Nutella: Delicious hazelnut chocolate spread!
  • Milk: Go for whole milk for this recipe.
  • Water: Make sure the water is warm!
  • Sugar: For sweetness
  • Yeast: The leavening agent in this recipe. (Note: Refer to my Baking With Yeast Guide if you are brand new to working with yeast doughs.)
  • Butter: Melted. Make sure it’s between 110-115 degrees so that it doesn’t kill the yeast.
  • Confectioner’s Sugar: Used for dusting
Air Fryer beignets on a black plate. There is chocolate hazelnut inside of the beignets.
These homemade beignets are STUFFED with delicious Nutella!

Nutella Beignet Ingredient Substitutions

  • Nutella: You can use any hazelnut chocolate spread. You can also use cream, jam, or any type of sweet or savory filling.
  • Milk: Any plant-based milk or heavy cream.
  • Sugar: Brown sugar
  • Butter: Coconut oil, vegetable, oil, and peanut oil. Any cooking oil can work for these French beignets.
  • Confectioner’s Sugar: Brown sugar, cinnamon sugar, or leave it out. 

Step-By-Step Photos For Hazelnut Chocolate Beignets Recipe

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In a large bowl, combine the milk, warm water, sugar and yeast. Whisk and let sit at room temperature for five minutes. The mixture should turn foamy.

Adding milk, water, and yeast into a bowl. Then mixing with a wooden spatula

Once the yeast mixture is foamy, add the melted butter, egg, all purpose flour, and salt. Mix with a wooden spatula until a shaggy dough is formed.

Adding flour into a mixing bowl. Someone is mixing with a wooden spatula

Then, knead by hand for five minutes until the dough is smooth. You can also knead in the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook at medium-low speed.

Someone is kneading beignet dough by hand in a glass bowl

Place the dough in a greased container and cover. Let rise for one hour or until doubled in size.

Beignet dough has doubled in size. Someone has placed the dough onto a floured surface.
Make sure to wait until the dough has doubled in size. This will take roughly one hour.

Once the dough has doubled, place it on a lightly floured surface.

Someone is rolling dough out with a rolling pin
The dough should be 1/4 inch thick. It will be roughly 13×18-inches

Flour the top of the dough and with a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 13×18-inch rectangle. The dough should be ¼ inch thick. 

Someone is cutting the beignet dough into squares with a pizza cutter.
If you don’t have a pizza cutter, you can use a knife or a bench scraper.

With a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 1.5 inch squares that are approximately 1.5 inches wide.

Place the squares onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper roughly 1 inch apart. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough proof for 45 minutes.

Someone is brushing milk onto the beignet dough.

Preheat the air fryer to 375°F. Brush each square lightly with milk and air fry for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Someone is filling the beignets with Nutella. Then, they are brushing the beignets with melted butter.
While the beignets are still warm, fill them with Nutella and brush with melted butter.

Make a small hole in the beignets with a chopstick or knife. Fill a piping bag with Nutella. Then, pipe each beignet with Nutella. 

Brush the beignets with melted butter and then sprinkle with powdered sugar.

French beignets on a plate. They are filled with chocolate hazelnut spread. They are dusted with confectioner's sugar.

Tips For Making Amazing Nutella Beignets

Air fry In Batches

Adding too many beignets in the air fryer basket will drop the temperature in the air fryer, and your beignets will be flat. They will not puff up. 

For best results, do not overcrowd the basket. Work in batches.

Don’t Roll Out The Dough Too Thin.

If the dough is too thin, then your beignet will also be thin. Make sure not to roll out the dough thinner than 1/4 inches.

Set The Correct Temperature In Your Air Fryer

If the air fryer is not at the correct temperature, then these beignets will not puff up! The blast of hot air is what makes your beignets puffy.

Someone is holding a half bitten beignet. There is nutella instead of the beignet and it is oozing out.
Look at all that delicious Nutella filling!!!

How To Store Beignets

Make sure to read this detailed guide on how to store, freeze, and reheat Beignets.

You can store the beignets at room temperature for up to three days.

When you are ready to eat them, simply reheat the French donuts in the microwave, oven, or air fryer.

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Nutella Beignets on a black plate. they are dusted with powdered Sugar
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Nutella Stuffed Beignets In Air Fryer

These air fryer Nutella Stuffed beignets are light and chewy! These warm, fluffy French donuts will make you feel as if you're in Cafe Du Monde.
Xena Kai
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 30 Mini Beignets

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Ingredients
 
 

  • 1/2 Cup Milk plus extra for brushing
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons Yeast one packet or 7 grams
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter melted, plus extra for brushing
  • 1 Egg Room Temperature
  • 3 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Nutella
  • 1/2 Cup Confectioner's Sugar for dusting

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine the milk, warm water, sugar and yeast. Whisk and let sit at room temperature for five minutes. The mixture should turn foamy. (Note: Refer to my Baking With Yeast Guide if you are brand new to working with yeast doughs.)
  • Once the yeast mixture is foamy, add the melted butter, egg, all purpose flour, and salt. Mix with a wooden spatula until a shaggy dough is formed. Then, knead by hand for five minutes until the dough is smooth. You can also knead in the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook at medium-low speed.
  • Place the dough in a greased container and cover. Let rise for one hour or until doubled in size.
  • Once the dough has doubled, place it on a lightly floured surface. Flour the top of the dough and with a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 13×18-inch rectangle. The dough should be ¼ inch thick.
  • With a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 1.5 inch squares that are approximately 1.5 inches wide. Place the squares onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper roughly 1 inch apart. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough proof for 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F. Brush each square lightly with milk and air fry for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Make a small hole in the beignets with a chopstick or knife. Fill a piping bag with Nutella. Then, pipe each beignet with Nutella.
  • Brush the beignets with melted butter and then dust with powdered sugar.

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Notes

  • Check out my post for helpful step-by-step photos and video.
  • Deep Frying Instructions: Fill a pot with two inches of oil. Then, heat the oil to 350°F. Fry the beignets for one minute each side. 
  • Make Sure Air Fryer is at correct temperature. If it is too cold, then the beignets will not be puffy.
  • Nutella Filling: You can fill with other fillings of your choice. You do not need to use hazelnut chocolate filling. Or, you can even omit the filling altogether. 
  • To Store: place in a plastic ziplock bag. You can store these at room temperature for up to three days. 
  • To Reheat: Place in the air fryer at 350°F for five minutes.
  • Read My Detailed Guide On How To Store, Freeze, and Reheat Beignets so that they taste as if they were freshly made.
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