Mochi waffles combine crunchy waffles and chewy mochi all in one bite. They sound super intimidating, but they're crazy easy to make. They only require one unique ingredient, everything else you have in your pantry!
You can find the mochiko, which is a sweet rice flour in Asian grocery stores and sometimes in Whole Foods or other stores that have a large Asian section. If you're really feeling up to it and you have a grain grinder at home, then you can grind sweet rice on your own.
There's tons of yummy variations for these waffles and the toppings are endless!
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup mochiko (sweet rice flour)
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Garnish: whipped cream, berries, maple syrup
Gather your ingredients.
Whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla in a bowl.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, mochiko, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
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!
Put some of the batter in your waffle iron. If you want to make little cute ones, just fill the waffle iron partially with the batter. You can use whatever kind of waffle iron you prefer, round, square, or Belgian.
Cook the waffles until it is your desired brownness. They sometimes take a little longer than regular waffles. Keep finished waffles warm in a 200 F oven while the rest are cooking.
Serve the waffles with syrup, whipped cream, and fresh berries!
- Matcha Mochi Waffles: Add in one tablespoon of matcha powder to the dry ingredients. Make sure to whisk it well so that it is evenly incorporated.
- Chocolate Mochi Waffles: Add a 1/4 cup of dark cocoa powder to the dry ingredients. Mix until completely incorporated. Then add 1/3 cup of chopped chocolate or chocolate chips to a bowl and microwave them until they are melted. Whisk this into the completed batter and then cook as usual!
- Red Bean Mochi Waffles: Add in 2/3 cup sweet red beans that you can find in an Asian grocery stores. It's usually stored in cans. Add it to the batter after everything else is incorporated. Whisk it in and then cook them as usual!
- Strawberry Mochi Waffles: Add a cup of chopped strawberries into the completed batter and cook as usual! Top with more fresh berries or a strawberry syrup!
Try out different toppings!
- Fresh berries like blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries are delicious.
- You can also drizzle on chocolate syrup, Nutella, or peanut butter.
- Sprinkle them with powdered sugar, cocoa powder coconut flakes, or slivered almonds.
- Top with a fruit or flavored syrup or just regular old maple syrup!
Make a bunch of them and freeze them. They toast up great in a toaster when you're ready to eat them!