In search of a next-level breakfast creation? This Oreo French Toast can only be described as epic.
With a pillowy-soft center and crispy, buttery cookie crust, this unique french toast is only made better by an airy whipped cream cheese glaze.
And aside from being out-of-this-world delicious, this oreo french toast is a great way to breathe new life into stale bread!
Green tip: Bread is one of the most wasted food products in the U.S. because of our tendency to throw it out as soon as it’s stale. Reduce your contribution to food waste by revitalizing your stale bread with this Sourdough French Toast!
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Oreo French Toast Ingredients
Here’s everything you’ll need:
Oreo French Toast
- Bread. Brioche or Challah will give your the fluffiest center, but really any bread will work. And the best part? It can totally be stale!
- Eggs. An eggwash is critical to any French toast.
- Milk. For moisture.
- Vanilla extract. For flavor.
- Oreos. The best crispy, crunchy exterior!
- Butter. To fry your French toast in.
Cream Cheese Glaze(Optional, but highly recommended)
- Cream Cheese. The greatest flavor compliment to this oreo crusted french toast.
- Powdered Sugar (aka Confectioner’s Sugar). For sweetness and texture.
- Milk. To achieve the right consistency.
Oreo French Toast Tips and Tricks
Crack the Eggs First
In this (and all recipes, really), cracking your eggs in a separate bowl or into your bowl first is the best practice! It ensures you avoid eggshells in your food.
Green tip: Did you know you can compost eggshells? Read all about it in this article on composting eggshells!
It also eliminates any risk of the rare but dreadful bloody egg.
Flavor Your Egg Wash
Once your eggs are cracked, add moisture to your egg wash with milk, and add flavor to your egg wash with vanilla extract.
Whisk it Up!
Use a whisk or a fork to mix your eggs, milk, and vanilla extract together until silky smooth. The whisk or fork will aerate your eggwash.
Crush Your Oreos
The Oreos need to be crushed so you can coat your french toast with them. Ideally, you will have some remaining larger chunks and some that break down into fine dust.
I like to use my pestle and mortar to crush the Oreos, but you can also add your cookies to a large storage bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.
You can use a blender or food processor, but you may find that all of your cookies break down completely, and it’s best to keep some larger pieces!
Alternatively, you can use any cookies and cream cookies of your choosing. Or you can even make your own!
Set Up an Assembly Line
To get the best texture, it’s important to work quickly.
Get a pan hot over medium heat and add the butter. Then, set up a little assembly line. The egg wash, the crushed Oreo, and your hot pan.
You want to make it easy to swiftly dip your bread into the egg wash, then the crushed Oreo, and then transfer it to your pan.
Dip, Don’t Soak
To avoid your French toast getting too soggy, don’t leave your bread in the egg wash to soak.
Just give it a quick dunk on both sides, and then transfer it to your bowl with crushed Oreo.
Use Your Hands to Coat
When you add your egg wash-dipped bread to the bowl with crushed Oreo, the finer-crushed Oreo should stick, but the bigger pieces probably won’t.
Use your hands to press some bigger pieces of Oreo to the outside of your bread for the optimal texture and flavor.
Whip Up Your Glaze
When making your glaze, it’s important to whip your cream cheese first to loosen it. This will make it easier to integrate powdered sugar.
Then, add the powdered sugar and whisk again until smooth. Add the milk, a little at a time, whisking in between. You may not need all 3 tablespoons.
Once your glaze starts to easily drip off your whisk, stop adding milk. You don’t want it to be too thin.
Keep it Warm in the Oven
When the French toast starts to cool, the Oreo solidifies to form a crust. If you stack the French toast right out of the pan, it will stick together.
Should You Have Leftovers
French toast will stay delicious for 5-7 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator after preparing it. You can also freeze it for up to a month!
From the fridge, reheat on a frying pan for about 5 minutes on each side, until thoroughly heated. You can also reheat french toast in the toaster oven or the oven at 375°F for 10 minutes from the refrigerator or 15 minutes from frozen.
The microwave will work in a pinch, but it does tend to make it a little soggy.
If you have extra egg wash, you can save that, too. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator to make more French toast (Oreo or not!) over the next 2-3 days.
Why You Should Make this Oreo French Toast
- The texture. Soft and pillowy on the inside with a crispy crunchy cookie exterior.
- It’s fun! What’s more fun than cookie for breakfast?
- It’s a real treat! Is it brunch? Is it dessert? Whatever meal you choose to have this for, it can only be described as epic!