- I tried the TikTok trick to make waffles out of just Oreos and water or milk.
- With the right proportions, this treat makes for a tasty breakfast or dessert.
- I don't think I'll try making waffles this way again, as it seemed inconsistent.
Few things bring me to levels of immeasurable joy quite like eating dessert for breakfast. So when I came across a TikTok trick to make Oreo waffles, I was in awe.
Determined to see if this hack actually works, I decided to try it out for myself.
Making an Oreo waffle apparently requires just 2 ingredients, but I played around with different options
TikTok user @canitwaffle currently has several videos on their page of them experimenting with Oreo waffle batter by using different liquids like water, milk, and a dairy-free alternative.
For my experiment, I decided it would be a good idea to make all of the different versions of the treat using a variety of liquids, so I purchased 2% and almond milk.
The TikTok user does not specify how much liquid they used to create their waffle, so I had to estimate based on what I saw. It looks like for every four to six cookies, they add a couple of tablespoons of milk or water.
I first tried this experiment with the normal amount of water
I added the Oreos and water to my food processor and let my machine run until all of the cookies were fully dissolved in the liquid.
The Oreos easily broke up and formed a thick, paste-like mixture that was surprisingly close to the texture of actual waffle batter.
I cooked the mix in the waffle maker for approximately 3 1/2 minutes
I used a spoon to scoop the batter into my waffle maker and waited for under four minutes.
None of the TikTok recipes I consulted were clear on how long to cook the Oreo mixture for, so I guessed the timing based on my previous experience using my appliance.
As the waffle baked, my kitchen started to smell like the cream-centered cookies, and I hoped that it would taste as good as it seemed.
Once cooked, the waffles were nicely solidified but had trouble staying together
When I opened the waffle maker, the mixture had nicely solidified into a perfect, triangular shape with clearly defined divots.
Unfortunately, the waffle actually did not stay together well and stuck to the top of my iron when I tried to grab it. But the corner that managed to stay in one piece was quite tasty.
Compared to a standard waffle, this version was definitely on the doughier side, but it still tasted good. I imagine this is what Oreos would be like if they were soft-baked cookies rather than crunchy ones.
And it was far, far better than the waffled version of a dry, solid Oreo I've tried before.
I tried making a version of the batter with more water to see if that would affect the texture, but the result was unpleasant
Adding more water created a thinner batter that I poured into the iron and cooked for the same amount of time as the previous one.
But copious amounts of steam billowed from the appliance as this particular batter baked.
Although I cooked it for the exact same amount of time as the others, this waffle was smoky, burnt, and super tough — I'm talking worry-about-whether-you'll-chip-your-teeth-on-it tough.
My guess is that the additional water caused a lot of steam to be released inside the appliance, which made the waffle extra crunchy.
I think the excess liquid also added more heat to the iron, which ended up overcooking the Oreos and giving them an awful, burnt flavor.
I tried making a batter that wasn't totally blended, and the final product tasted the best
Since I didn't blend the cookies as much for this batter, the resulting waffle didn't hold together quite as well as the others and turned out a little grainy.
But the pieces of this combo that managed to stick together had the yummy, crunchy bite I was looking for.
This version also did the best job of retaining the original Oreo flavor — if anything, the cooking process deepened it with a toasted undertone.
This option reminded me of eating a scrumptious piecrust, as it crumbled in my mouth as soon as I bit into it.
And although it was yummy, I don't think it's fair to call this treat a waffle, since it didn't look like one and was essentially just crushed, cooked Oreos.
I was curious to see how using 2% milk would affect the waffle's flavor and texture, but the result turned out rubbery and bland
I anticipated that this change would result in a bolder, fuller flavor, but unfortunately, I was wrong.
Let's start with addressing the crunch, or rather, lack thereof. I don't know the exact science behind why this happened, but the bite of this waffle was like that of a rubbery, thick pancake.
It also tasted burnt even though it didn't look that way — biting into this one felt like my mind was playing tricks on me. And the cocoa flavor was very faint as if it was diluted during the blending process.
I found this result absolutely perplexing because milk is usually a great addition to actual waffle batter, but maybe that only works when you're not trying to hack ready-made cookies.
I repeated the same process to create a batter with almond milk, but this option came out unevenly cooked
I was optimistic about this combo, because even if the waffle didn't turn out correctly, at least the batter tasted great.
But I'm not sure what went wrong, as biting into this one was like tasting several pastries that were differently cooked.
Some pockets sported crumbly bits of cookie that were pretty much the Oreo in its original form and others had burnt clumps of batter.
The crispy cookie edges tasted fine, but the center of the waffle lacked a fluffy mouthfeel. Plus the taste of the almond milk was stronger than I expected it would be.
It certainly wasn't the worst option I made, but the almond milk didn't really add anything to the waffle beyond what the water already accomplished. If anything, it just messed with the texture.
The Oreo-waffle trick works OK if you get the proportions right, but it seems inconsistent
I thought the hack worked OK once I figured out the correct proportions, but I don't think it's something I would make again, as I didn't always get the crispy outside and the fluffy interior that makes waffles as delicious as they are
Although it's pretty cool to be able to turn ordinary Oreos and water into a complete breakfast, I'm not so sure if using four to six cookies to make a single, small waffle is worth the end result.
Given the size of these treats, it was hard for me to believe they were made of that many Oreos.
Still, I'd say this recipe is definitely worth trying at least once
If you are in the mood to get creative in the kitchen and have some Oreos in the cupboard, then attempting this waffle trick is a fun way to spend a weekend morning.
With just the right cookie-to-water ratio, this waffle-batter recipe is great for creating a crispy, yummy treat that is satisfying to eat as a quick breakfast or an afternoon treat.
Feel free to get creative and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or chocolate syrup on top to take it to the next level. Who knows, you may never need your oven to make dessert again.