How to Make Oreo Waffles as Fun Breakfast Idea for Special Occasions
Learn how to make Oreo waffles in a waffle iron for a fun twist on this classic breakfast recipe. Both kids and adults will love this easy recipe that can be made either from scratch or with pancake mix. This fun breakfast idea also makes delicious chocolate dessert waffles that are perfect for brunch or a special occasion. Not only is it kid-approved, it’s sure to become a family favorite.
Oreo Waffles: The Perfect Breakfast Waffle
Weekends were made for homemade waffles. It’s a wonderful feeling to wake up and not have to rush to work and have time to make homemade waffles from scratch. Learn how to make Oreo waffles in a waffle iron with this simple waffle recipe. Similar to regular waffles, this easy breakfast idea is made using real crushed Oreos as an added bonus for a delicious treat.
Need to save time? You can also make my Oreo waffles with pancake mix to hasten prep time. In addition, as these Oreo waffles freeze well, you can make a double batch on the weekend when you have time. Then freeze them for busy weekday mornings.
While regular homemade waffles are delicious, especially topped with fresh fruit, these Oreo waffles are a fun variation on a classic waffle recipe. They are crisp on the outside with a light and fluffy inside. I added real crushed Oreos to my waffles for a fun treat.
These chocolate waffles are perfect both as a breakfast treat, bunch or a dessert waffle. Make mini waffles and add fruit toppings for a delicious and fun dessert after dinner.
Various Ways to Make Oreo Chocolate Waffles
While my recipe for making homemade waffles is pretty straight forward, it’s always fun to mix things up. After all, not everyone likes their waffles exactly the same way.
Keep reading to learn how to make my easy Oreo waffles recipe with pancake mix or from scratch. Plus discover tips for making waffles using a waffle iron, additional fun toppings for your waffles and how to freeze this delicious breakfast idea for the best results. Don’t have a waffle maker? I have instructions for that, too!
What Can I Use for Waffle Toppings?
These chocolate waffles are delicious on their own. I use maple syrup, but feel free to get creative. The chocolate favor works well with other toppings and syrups, especially fruity flavors. If you’re making a breakfast bar or need to create a special occasion brunch, then these waffle toppings are the perfect addition.
Try one of these waffle toppings for your chocolate Oreo waffles to give them some extra zing:
- Strawberry syrup
- Cinnamon apple topping
- Whipped cream topping
- Caramel topping
- Crushed Oreo cookies
- Sliced bananas
- Fresh raspberries
- Chocolate syrup
- Ice cream
- Marshmallows and chocolate syrup
- Powdered sugar
- Toffee syrup
How to Make Oreo Waffles with Pancake Mix
This Oreo chocolate waffle recipe is made from scratch, which is how I usually make my waffles. However, you can also make Oreo waffles from pancake mix or waffle mix in your waffle iron.
To make your homemade waffles with pancake mix, simply follow the directions on the box of pancake mix or waffle mix. Most pancake mix recipes have directions to make waffles. Although they are similar, a pancake mix recipe will not work in a waffle iron.
If your pancake mix does not have directions on how to make waffles, you can generally follow the following recipe to make waffles with pancake mix:
2 cups pancake mix
1 ½ cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Whether you use the recipe on the box or the one I just listed, add the crumbs of 7 Oreos per batch and follow the directions below to make your Oreo waffles in a waffle iron.
How to Freeze Homemade Waffles
Now that you know how to make Oreo waffles, your kids will ask for them often. Make a double batch to freeze for later. After they are done cooking, place them on a cookie sheet so they are not touching.
Place the pan in the freezer until they are frozen. Then you can move them to a freezer bag and they will not stick together. To heat up, toast them like you would a store bought frozen waffle.
Tips for Making Waffles
Although homemade waffles are fairly easy to make, I have some tips for making Oreo waffles.
- Bring the milk and egg called for in the recipe to room temperature before making the waffle mix.
- Don’t overmix your batter. The batter should still be lumpy when you pour it. If you mix too much, the waffles can get rubbery.
- Spray your waffle iron with olive oil or coconut oil liberally before pouring the batter. I spray between each waffle.
- Don’t open the waffle iron before it’s ready. Otherwise, you can tear the waffle in half and have a very hard time getting it out of the machine
- Use a food processor or blender to crush your oreos. You want them to be fine but you can sprinkle some larger pieces on top after they’ve cooked if you prefer.
What If I Don’t Have a Waffle Maker?
Not everyone has a waffle maker on hand. However, just because you don’t have a waffle maker doesn’t mean you can’t make homemade waffles. If you don’t have a waffle maker, you can use a grill pan to make your homemade waffles instead.
To make waffles in a grill pan, heat the pan over medium heat. Then grease the pan with your choice of cooking oil.
Once the grill pan is hot, pour 1/4 cup of batter for a small size pan (or 1/2 cup batter for a medium size pan) into the center of the grill.
Cook the waffles for about 3 minutes, or until the edges start to bubble. Then flip the waffles, and cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until waffles are cooked through.
Homemade Oreo Waffles Recipe
1 large egg, room temperature
¼ cup vegetable oil (or other neutral flavored cooking oil)
¾ cup whole milk, room temperature
1 teaspoon Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
7 Oreo cookies, crushed or crumbled
How to Make Oreo Waffles from Scratch:
Before you get started, remove the egg and the required amount of from the refrigerator. Then bring to room temperature.
Now, measure out the flour and sift. Following with the remaining ingredients.
Once you’ve measured out the ingredients called for in the recipe, combine the egg, oil, whole milk and vanilla extract together in a large bowl. Whisk the ingredients until well combined.
Then add the sifted flour, baking powder, salt and sugar to the wet ingredients. Mix well, however take care not to overmix the batter. You want the waffle batter to remain slightly lumpy.
Once the waffle batter has been mixed, stir in the crushed Oreo cookies. Then roughly mix the cookies into the batter.
Now spoon ¼ cup of batter into preheated waffle iron. Take care not to overfill the waffle iron, in order to avoid a messy clean up.
Cook the waffles for about 5 minutes, or until the waffles are cooked through.
Repeat with the remaining batter until all the batter has been used.
Finally, serve your Oreo waffles with the sprinkle of sugar or your favorite waffles toppings, as desired.
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ¾ cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 7 Oreo cookies, crumbled
- Bring the egg and milk to room temperature before getting started.
- Measure out the other ingredients, and sift the flour.
- Now whisk the egg, vegetable oil, whole milk and vanilla extract together in a large bowl.
- Once combined, mix in the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
- Next, add the crushed oreo cookie crumbs. Mix roughly, taking care not to over stir the mixture.
- Spoon ¼ cup of waffle batter into preheated waffle iron.
- Then cook the waffles for about 5 minutes, or until cooked through.
- Serve the waffles with the sprinkle of sugar or your favorite waffle toppings.
To make these Oreo waffles with pancake mix, follow the directions on the box of pancake mix. If directions are not available combine 2 cups pancake mix with 1 ½ cup water, 1 egg and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Then add the crushed Oreos before cooking.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g
Looking for more breakfast ideas to start your day? My cinnamon pear oatmeal recipe is another kid-approved, family favorite recipe. It tastes just like warm, homemade pear pie and makes a comforting and delicious breakfast for the entire family.
This Oreo waffles recipe originally appeared on Becca Ink.