Disney Parks cater to different food allergies. For those guests who want to enjoy the deliciously fried fluffy clouds of dough at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory, there is a gluten-free choice! We’ve covered the classic recipe here, and today we are sharing this Gluten-Free Beignet recipe from Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort.

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Courtesy Walt Disney World Resort

Gluten-Free Beignets

Ingredients

  • ½ c warm water (plus 2 tbsp) 100ºF
  • tsp dry active yeast
  • ½ c apple juice (plus 2 tbsp)
  • ¼ c unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • tsp powdered gluten-free egg replacer
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp canola oil
  • Pinch ground sinnamon
  • 1 lb gluten-free pizza crust mix
  • Confectioners' sugar for finishing

Instructions

  1. Combine warm water and yeast in a small bowl, set aside for 5 minutes.

  2. Combine apple juice, applesauce, sugar, egg replacer, salt, oil and cinnamon in the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment. Mix until well combined.

  3. Slowly add pizza crust mix until a soft dough forms – you will not use all of the mix. Place dough onto a surface coated with pizza crust mix. Knead until dough is soft but not sticky.

  4. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness and cut into squares. Set aside at room temperature for 20 minutes.

  5. Pour oil into a deep-sided pot until 2 inches in depth, heat over medium heat to 350ºF.

  6. Lightly press beignets to slightly flatten.

  7. Add a few beignets to oil and fry until golden brown on both sides turning once.

  8. Remove from oil and place on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Repeat with remaining beignets.

  9. Dust with a generous amount of confectioners’ sugar before serving.