Mochi Waffles

mochi waffles

Leah Maroney 

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
450 Calories
5g Fat
86g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 450
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 582mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 86g 31%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 346mg 27%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 265mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Mochi waffles combine crunchy waffles and chewy mochi all in one bite. They may sound specialized, but they're actually easy to make and require just one unique ingredient—mochiko—everything else you probably have in your pantry. You can find the mochiko, which is a sweet rice flour, in Asian grocery stores and sometimes in markets that have a large Asian section. Mochi waffles are delicious with a wide variety of toppings and are a great way to change up your weekend breakfast routine.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup mochiko (sweet rice flour)

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • Whipped cream, berries, and maple syrup for topping

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Mochi Waffles Ingredients
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  2. Whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla in a bowl.

    Whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla
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  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, mochiko, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

    whisk together the flour, mochiko, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
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  4. Combine the wet and dry mixtures in a bowl until they are completely combined. The batter should be the consistency of pancake batter—a little thick, but not too thick.

    Combine the wet and dry mixtures in a bowl
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  5. Put some of the batter in your waffle iron. (You can use whatever kind of waffle iron you prefer: round, square, or Belgian.) If you want to make little waffles, just fill the waffle iron partially with the batter.

    Put some of the batter in your waffle iron
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  6. Cook the waffles until they reach your desired brownness. Mochi waffles can sometimes take a little longer than regular waffles to cook. Keep the finished waffles warm in a 200 F oven while the rest are cooking.

    Cook the waffles
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  7. Serve the waffles with your desired toppings, like whipped cream, fresh berries, and syrup, and enjoy.

Topping Ideas

  • Fresh berries like blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries are delicious.
  • You can also drizzle on chocolate syrup, Nutella, or peanut butter.
  • Sprinkle the waffles with powdered sugar, cocoa powder, coconut flakes, or slivered almonds.
  • Top with a fruit or flavored syrup or just regular maple syrup.

What is Mochiko?

Mochiko is a type of glutinous rice flour made from mochigome, a long-grain Japanese rice. The very finely textured sweet rice flour has a bright white color and is naturally gluten free. Mochigome, also known as Gyuhiko and Daifukuko, has a sticky and chewy texture and is used to make mochi, as well as other Japanese desserts.

Recipe Variations

  • Matcha Mochi Waffles: Add 1 tablespoon of matcha powder to the dry ingredients. Make sure to whisk it well so that it is evenly incorporated.
  • Chocolate Mochi Waffles: Add 1/4 cup of dark cocoa powder to the dry ingredients. Mix until completely incorporated. Add 1/3 cup melted chopped chocolate or chocolate chips. Whisk this into the completed batter and then cook the waffles as usual.
  • Red Bean Mochi Waffles: Whisk 2/3 cup sweet red beans (found in Asian grocery stores, usually stored in cans) into the batter after everything else is incorporated.
  • Strawberry Mochi Waffles: Add 1 cup of chopped strawberries to the completed batter. Feel free to top the finished waffles with more fresh berries or strawberry syrup.

Tips

  • Make extra waffles and freeze them for later. Let cool completely, wrap each individually in plastic wrap, and place in a zip-top bag. Heat in a toaster when you're ready to eat them.
  • If you have a grain grinder at home, you can grind your own sweet rice.