Maple Blossom Beignet Recipe

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This beignet recipe with maple blossom is easy to make and a sure sign that spring is here!

I love spring, it brings out a sappy, sentimental side of me that feels hopeful.

It’s like a fresh start.
 

 
We finally come out of the darkness of Canadian winter and each week new spring delicacies pop-up telling us summer is just around the corner.

 
maple blossoms

While I’m Canadian I haven’t seen or even contemplated eating maple blossoms until recent years.

I learned more about foraging If you live outside the city or just near some maple trees you could go get them yourself for free.

ALSO READ: A Foraging Guide to Spring’s Edible Plants

This is an easy beignet recipe, so easy it can be made with a home deep fryer.

 
maple blossoms in batter - this beignet recipe is easy to make

Don’t be intimidated by the French term beignet  as this could also be called maple blossom fritter recipe.

It’s basically the act of taking fresh maple blossoms, dipping them in batter and topping with powdered sugar.

We don’t have many traditional Canadian foods but when we served this I thought it was one of the most Canadian things to eat during the spring.

The maple blossoms are really floral and earthy and are a reminder that there are so many good to things to come.

You can use any edible flower blossoms for this recipe. Cherry blossoms and leaves are also edible.

In fact, it’s very common to pickle cherry blossoms in Japan.

Just make sure whatever you use, that you are 100% sure that it is edible – as many beautiful flowers, like from wild ginger root, are not edible and could upset your stomach.

 
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Sumac is considered a Middle Eastern spice but grows wild in Canada.

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Maple Blossom Fritters in batter - an easy maple blossom beignet recipe.

Maple Blossom Beignet Recipe

Dip in batter – don’t worry about moving quickly there’s always time for a photo.

 
An easy maple blossom beignet recipe topped with powdered sugar and smoked maple syrup

Fry until golden, top with powdered sugar and smoked maple syrup – if you don’t have smoked on hand regular maple syrup is also delicious.

maple blossom fritters are easy to make with this quick recipe.
 
Maple blossom beignet

Maple Blossom Beignets

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
MAPLE BLOSSOM BEIGNET RECIPE

April 10, 2018 by Ayngelina

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This beignet recipe with maple blossom is easy to make and a sure sign that spring is here!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 1/3 cup rice flour
  • 500 ml beer
  • 200 ml water

Instructions

  1. Combine dry ingredients. Add liquid and mix.
  2. Dip maple blossoms in batter.
  3. Deep fry until golden brown.
  4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and smoked maple syrup.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although BaconisMagic.ca attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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  1. Megan Kennedy says:

    I never thought about maple blossoms before but your description and photo has me wanting to try it. A perfect Canadian dish.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      I had never thought about them either but just like zucchini blossoms they are delicious.

  2. Mary Calculated Traveller says:

    What a great looking “Very Canadian” tasty treat! I had no idea that Maple Blossoms existed!

  3. I love maple and I love fried -so this is just the natural extension of that, right? Look fantastic, a true Canadian dish

  4. I don’t think I could find maple blossoms here in BC if I tried but this recipe would be fun to try on anything worthy of a fry up – they look like zucchini blossoms after they’ve been fried so maybe I’ll give that a try this summer!

  5. I love the art of food making. It is as diversified as any other art.

  6. Anything with maple is always a winner in my books. 😉 Amazing photos, Ayngelina. My mouth is watering.

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