One of my favorite things about Disneyland is how it has so many restaurants dedicated to different cuisines. This means you aren’t stuck eating hot dogs when you visit (even if that’s all your kids want to eat!). Instead, you can find nearly any kind of food you want, sit down at a restaurant, and enjoy a nice family meal. The last time I visited, I got to try the beignets they serve at Cafe Orleans and Blue Bayou. I still dream about them daily— I adore beignets and just know that I will make a beeline to get some the second we arrive on our next visit.
Until my next visit, I’m getting my homemade fix by making my own Mickey Mouse beignets at home. It is actually much easier than you think! The key is starting off with a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter. If you don’t have one don’t sweat it—they are pretty easy to come by, or you can just use a sharp knife to carve out Mickey ears.
After that it is a matter of mixing up the simple batter, frying up the beignets, and diving in! It still isn’t quite the same as sitting at Cafe Orleans with my family, but it is definitely the next best thing.