Deep-Fried Oreos Recipe

Jessica
Jessica Published May 13, 2020

While it’s important to eat healthily, we all have days when we have specific cravings. Mouthwatering, deep-fried sweet treats like churros are common guilty pleasures for many of us. In this recipe, we teach you how to make another type of fried snack — deep-fried Oreos.

Deep-Fried Oreos Recipe Video

How To Make Deep-Fried Oreos

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Kids and adults alike will love these deep-fried Oreo cookies for an afternoon snack. It's the perfect dessert for when you have a craving for something sweet and crispy.
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Equipment

  • Deep frying pan
  • Tongs
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rack

Ingredients

  • 3 ¾ cups cooking oil
  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 18 pieces Oreo cookies

Instructions

  • Prepare the deep frying pan with 3 ¾ cups of cooking oil over medium-high heat or at most 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine the pancake mix, milk, egg, and vegetable oil in a large bowl. Whisk the batter until it turns smooth. You can also use an electric mixer to stir.
  • Once the batter is thoroughly mixed, generously dip each Oreo cookie into the batter.
  • Deep-fry each oreo for about 3-5 minutes until it turns a golden brown color. Once they're thoroughly cooked, grab the deep-fried Oreos using tongs and remove the excess oil with a napkin or paper towel.
  • Top your deep-fried Oreos with your favorite syrup and sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

To make this recipe a little less unhealthy, try substituting white flour ingredients with coconut flour, whole wheat flour, or almond flour. If you want to limit cooking with oil, you can just cook the Oreos in a skillet with a bit of the oil just like you would with a pancake.
Remember that when deep-frying, the oil temperature should be as high as 375°F. This ensures that as little oil as possible enters the food; otherwise it would become too greasy and oily.

Commonly Asked Questions

How unhealthy are deep-fried Oreo cookies for you?

A single deep-fried Oreo cookie contains about 180 to 200 calories. Since they are fried, they are high in saturated and trans fat. Just like what any health expert will tell you, balance is key. If you love Oreos and want to try out a new snack, this is surely a perfect way to enjoy them. Keep in mind your daily caloric needs and expenditure to make sure everything is in check. 

Conclusion

Deep-fried Oreos are perfect during cheat days where you just need to satisfy those sweet cravings. They are definitely not an everyday snack but once in a while, indulge a little and treat yourself!

Jessica

Jessica

A food blogger with a strong passion for all thing delicious. Being able to take a simple ingredient and transform it into something complex and delectable brings me joy. It is my mission to show you how to do the same with the simple ingredients that you have on hand. Learn how to make restaurant-worthy meals, on a budget, and right at home!

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