You’ve recently discovered that your new go-to breakfast food is Oreo French Toast. In this rendition of French toast, the best ingredients are combined: fluffy brioche bread, eggs, golden and dark Oreos, and on top of everything else, whipped cream and berries!
This French toast is a true delicacy that you can serve to your guests for breakfast, brunch, or any other time that you want to serve them a different kind of dessert.
This Oreo French toast is so decadent; it’s packed with flavor, and the preparation time for it is actually not that much longer than the preparation time for regular French toast!
The crunchiness of the two-tone Oreo crust is the thing that stands out to me the most about this French toast, which is why I think this recipe is a complete triumph.
What Type of Bread Is Ideal for Making French Toast?
When it comes to making French toast, not every loaf of bread is going to yield the same results. If you want your French toast to be truly exceptional, you need to use a specific kind of bread.
When searching for the ideal bread for French toast, it is important to keep the following things in mind:
- Sturdiness. You will end up with slices of bread that have been soaked in the milk and egg mixture regardless of which French toast recipe you use. Your choice of bread will need to be sturdy enough to hold together through a thorough soaking and subsequent frying in the pan without breaking apart.
- Always go for thicker cuts of bread that are dense rather than opt for thin slices of bread that are airier.
- Slight staleness. In order for the bread to absorb the custard-like mixture as effectively as possible, traditional French toast is made with bread that is at least one day old. Additionally, this is an excellent method for making use of stale bread and reducing the amount of food that is wasted.
Therefore, what kind of bread works best for making French toast?
Bread made with Brioche
The use of brioche as the base for French toast is highly recommended. It is dense and sturdy, despite being made from high-quality ingredients, but at the same time, it has a tender texture.
Because it contains a lot of butter and eggs, it is the ideal accompaniment to the decadent custard that is made with eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and milk.
Brioche is by far the most popular choice when it comes to French toast bread, and the reasons for this are numerous.
Bread made with sourdough starter.
Be sure to check out my recipe for French toast, which calls for the use of sourdough bread.
The tartness of the sourdough adds a touch of complexity to the French toast, which otherwise has an excessive amount of sweetness. Since the flavor of sourdough bread is similar to that of stale bread in a very slight way, selecting it is the most logical option.
In addition, sourdough is one of the most sturdy loaves of bread that can be purchased, so you won’t have to worry about it breaking apart as easily as other types of bread.
Baguettes and other types of French bread
It should come as no surprise that the baguette, on account of both its size and its crust, is an ideal ingredient for French toast recipes.
In addition, French bread typically has a dense consistency, and its crust is typically crunchy, both of which make it an excellent candidate for soaking.
It is impossible to imagine a situation that is more regrettable than throwing away an excellent loaf of challah bread.
This traditional Jewish bread is perfect for making French toast because it is sturdy, flavorful, and eggy. These are the qualities that a good bread for French toast must have. In addition, the finished dish featuring the braided loaf looks absolutely stunning.
Which Oreos Are Best For Making Oreo French Toast?
Did you know that Oreos are available in more than 60 different flavors? When it comes to flavoring this simple French toast, you have a wide variety of options at your disposal. My selection was Golden Oreos and Dark Oreos, but you are free to go with any combination you like.
After you have selected the Oreos that you will use, you can either break them up by hand or put them through a food processor to make them into fine crumbs. These crumbs will be used to coat the French toast that you are making.
The versatility of French toast means that it can be paired with a wide variety of fillings and toppings. Listed below are some ideas to consider:
- The cream, whipped. If you want to take your French toast to the next level, try topping it with a healthy helping of whipped cream.
- Cheese made from cream. You can add a cool and creamy spread like cream cheese or labneh to the top of your French toast as an alternative to the traditional whipped cream topping.
- a new batch of berries. You can use any variety of berries you like! Both strawberries and raspberries are at the top of my list.
- Chocolate sauce or chocolate that has been melted. This is an addition in which there is no possibility of making a mistake.
Toast topped with Oreo Cookies
Time required for preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
- stale brioche bread in the form of four slices
- 2 eggs
- a half a cup of milk.
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 7 Golden Oreos
- 7 Dark Oreos
- 2 tablespoons of butter Serving suggestions include whipped cream, labneh, and fresh berries.
- Crush your Oreos into coarse crumbs by either placing them in a zip-lock bag, using a rolling pin or processing them in a food processor until you have the desired consistency.
- Separately place the Golden and Dark Oreos that have been crushed into two bowls.
- In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Coat the brioche bread slices in egg, then lift them out of the bowl and allow the excess to drain.
- Cover both sides of each bread slice with a layer of crushed Oreo cookies.
- Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Toast the bread for the French toast for a total of three minutes.
- Serve the French toast while it is still warm, and accompany it with a dollop of whipped cream or labneh, as well as some fresh fruits on the side.
- Use a slice of bread that has gone a little stale, but not so stale that it’s crispy; just bread that’s a day old will do.
- Take care not to let the bread get too soaked. You want the process of coating your bread to be more like a quick dunk than a prolonged soak. This also depends on the level of dryness of your bread; the drier it is, the longer it can soak without becoming brittle.
- Flip the French toast carefully — when you are flipping the French toast, do so carefully, just as you would when flipping pancakes.