Air Fried Oreos (Sweet Goodness)

Dessert does not go to the stomach; it goes to the heart. Whoever said that said it right! And especially when it is something related to everyone’s favorite Oreos.

The internet is full of recipes with Oreos as the main ingredient in it, but people often do not know that Oreos can be cooked in an air fryer for a delicious and quick dessert.

Most of the time, people deep-fry Oreos for a creamier, Chocolatey, and fluffier texture, but little do they know that it can all be done by avoiding that extra oil deep-frying takes.

For everyone who wants to indulge in sweet goodness yet wants to live a healthy lifestyle, go for recipes that can make them eat more and worry less about the extra calories.

Of course, making your food in an air fryer makes it healthier than what you would have made in a deep fryer, but portion control must not be neglected in any case.

Let us learn more about people’s two favorites; Air fryers and Oreos.

What can I bake in an air fryer?

When it comes to the air fryer, the possibilities for making food are immense, and I believe that we still have a long way to go to know what else we can make in an air fryer.

Air fryers are considered to be a good substitute for many appliances, and an oven is one of them. This countertop appliance makes the life of its user super easy.

Baking in an oven takes a lot of time, while baking in an air fryer saves you a lot of time, and that is what air fryer advocates the most.

Here, it is also important to mention that ovens can bake big batches while air fryers can only bake small batches.

In any case, air fryers are a convenient option for baking, and you can bake almost everything in an air fryer that you can bake in an oven.

There are so many things that can be baked in an oven, and that includes:

  • Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Doughnuts
  • Cookies
  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Bread, and
  • Other small baked goods
Air fryer baked dish
Make it to perfection

What happens when you put an Oreo in the air fryer?

Putting an Oreo in the air fryer might sound strange or risky, but trust me, once you are done with this experiment, there is no going back.

Oreos that are made in an air fryer are the more sweet, creamy, Chocolatey, and buttery. Everything a dessert and Oreo lover wants from this cookie.

Air fryer somehow tends to enhance the flavor that normally you taste from an Oreo. Cooking it in an air fryer is not just quick, but the results are crunchy from the outside and tender and creamy from the inside.

Also, reheating in an air fryer is possible with just one click of a button without doing any harm to the taste and texture of the buttery delight.

Oreo biscuits
Oreo biscuits make a great dessert

Do you freeze Oreos before deep-frying?

Mostly food that has to be air fried is preferred if it’s frozen but in the case of Oreos, it is better to use them fresh rather than frozen.

Frozen food that is air fried has a firm texture rather than soft consistency. If you prefer your Oreo dessert to be firm rather than tender, then make sure to freeze them beforehand.

And if you prefer them to be soft and creamy like I do, be sure to use the fresh pack of Oreos for making your dessert.

Check out this mouth-watering recipe for making it at home, in no time, and with ease!

Air-fried Oreos, A perfect snack for snack time

Children often go crazy over this creamy delight so it is always helpful to make it in an air fryer for prompt cooking.

Is it healthier to air fry or bake in an oven?

Air fryers are considered to be a great replacement for ovens, toasters, and microwaves. This appliance can do it all and healthily, but is it healthier than all the other methods used for cooking? Certainly not!

Air frying may always be preferred over deep-frying when it comes to making low-calorie food, but an oven almost uses the same method for cooking and is equally healthy.

In air fryers and ovens, the hot temperature circulates the food to cook it. The only difference that I feel in both appliances is that air fryers are quicker as compared to ovens. And the cleaning of air fryers is also easier.

Check out this table to learn about the calories of food baked in an air fryer and oven.

Baked food itemCalories in an Air fryerCalories in an Oven
Cookies152 calories140 calories
Doughnuts50 calories190 or more calories
Cakes214 calories424 calories
Bread129 calories157 calories
Calories in food made in an air fryer and an oven

Of course, the recipe and ingredients play an important role in determining the calorie count, but the amount mentioned above is standard.

Oreo dessert
Dessert goes to the heart

What Is The Shelf Life Of Fried Oreos?

Even if you have leftovers from this air fryer dish, they will not keep long.

Air Fried Oreos will keep for around 24 hours and can be refrigerated overnight if needed.

Fried Oreos should be consumed within 24 hours. You may keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days, but they will become softer as they absorb moisture. You can crisp up the Oreos again in a toaster oven or a conventional oven.

The Origins of Fried Oreos

At a food fair, I first discovered traditionally fried Oreos. It sounds ridiculous, but it tastes delicious.

Charlie Boghosian, or “The Man Who Fries Everything,” first unveiled the deep-fried version at the L.A. County Fair in 2002.

Fried Oreos are often encased in a buttermilk pancake batter and fried in vegetable oil.

With this air fryer recipe, I significantly reduced the calories. That fair junk food hunger is still satisfied!


Oreos and desserts are people’s favorite since favorites, and exploring to cook them in different ways is becoming a passion for many.

In this article, you have learned:

  • An air fryer can work as a replacement for an oven.
  • Bake-in air fryers can be less time-consuming, easy to clean up, and less messy overall.
  • If you air fryer Oreos, they will turn out crunchy from the outside and tender from the inside.
  • The taste of an air-fried Oreo is sweet, creamy, buttery, and chocolaty. Everything a dessert lover wants from the dessert.
  • You are not supposed to freeze Oreos before putting them in an air fryer if you want them super soft from the inside.
  • But if you like your Oreos to be firm from the inside then freeze them before by all means.
  • Oven-baked food and air-fried food are often the same or close to each other in nutritional values.
  • The cooking method these two appliances use is almost the same.

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