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Easy Gluten Free Homemade Mochi Waffles

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Chewy mochi center with a crunchy golden brown exterior makes for the best mochi waffles. This easy recipe creates a cross between Belgain waffles and Japanese mochi. The ultimate homemade breakfast dish.

mochi waffles

I am a total early bird and love all things breakfast. I especially love sweet breakfast foods: pancakes, french toast, and of course waffles. Add a little butter, powdered sugar, and syrup and I’d be one happy mama.

As much as I love breakfast sweets I also love dessert sweets. One of my favorite local desserts is mochi. Mochi is a Japanese confection made by pounding sweet rice into a paste with water and sugar and shaping into your desired shape.

If you want to try some other mochi waffle flavors check out the one for red velvet or ube.

Some of my other popular mochi recipes include: traditional chichi dango style mochi, butter mochi, poi mochi, and ozoni (mochi soup).

You can read more here if you’d like to learn more about mochi.

mochi waffles

Bring on the mochi waffle. An amazing cross between the popular Belgain waffle and Japanese mochi. You guys, this is so so good

If you’re looking for a new waffle maker, I like this cute one for mini size waffles. Or if you’re looking for a full size one I like this one too.

What do I need to make mochi waffles?

mochi waffles ingredients

Are mochi waffles gluten free?

Yes! Mochiko flour is called sweet rice flour or glutinous flour and misleading as it is this flour does not contain any gluten. The term glutinous is used to describe the stickiness of the rice after cooking.

Some topping ideas include:

mochi waffles

Can I use non-dairy milk?

You sure can. Swap out the dairy milk for your nut milk or other milk alternative of choice. I have used almond milk and love it as well.

How to store mochi waffles?

Once the batter is mixed you can opt to store that in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days. Mochi waffles are best enjoyed fresh, however you can store cooked waffles in the fridge in an airtight container for a few days as well. You can reheat using a microwave or toss back in the pan on medium to medium high heat.

How to make mochi waffles?

Preheat waffle iron.

In a medium mixing bowl add milk, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.

In another medium mixing bowl add mochiko flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until well combined.

Add wet ingredients to dry. Whisk until just combined.

Spray nonstick cooking spray on the waffle iron. Add 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of the batter to the waffle iron. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.

Add toppings of your choice and ENJOY!

mochi waffles

Mochi Waffles

Yield: 4 waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Chewy mochi center with a crunchy golden brown exterior makes for the best mochi waffles. This easy recipe creates a cross between Belgain waffles and Japanese mochi. The ultimate homemade breakfast dish.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup mochiko flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl add milk, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In another medium mixing bowl add mochiko flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until well combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry. Whisk until just combined.
  5. Spray nonstick cooking spray on the waffle iron. Add 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of the batter to the waffle iron. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Add toppings of your choice and ENJOY!

Notes

* This recipe is gluten free.

*Favorite toppings include: syrup, powdered sugar, fresh fruits, whipped cream, liliko'i butter.

*You can substitute dairy milk for your non-dairy milk of choice if you wish.

*Recipe adapted from here

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 358mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on February 28th, 2020

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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64 thoughts on “Easy Gluten Free Homemade Mochi Waffles”

  1. I tried this recipe today and my son like regular waffles. I think you have to like the Mochi texture to enjoy this waffle. I ate it will much enjoyment. It reminded me of Modo donuts texture. I followed the recipe with no alternation. It came out perfect I forgot to take the full picture of it. The next time I might make it with macha powder.

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  2. Made these this past weekend and it was a hit! All members of the family loved them…so much so that I had to make two batches! 🤣 Will definitely be making this again. Love that it’s a quick and easy recipe.

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  3. These were delicious and with two kids we followed Christy’s advice and made a double batch. Have you ever experimented with the amount of sugar? Would reducing it decrease the chewiness? My kids loved that texture.

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    • The chewiness comes from the mochiko flour. You could try cut back a little on the sugar and see how it goes. Let me know if you do. Have a great day.

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  4. Aloha, these waffles are ok. Really crispy but not as chewy and gooey as I had hoped. 3 stars…. if you are new to mochiko this could be an intro. I will try to leave remaining batter in fridge over night to see if it helps.

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    • Appreciate your insight. May I suggest cooking it for a shorter amount of time so the exterior isn’t so crispy and the middle will be a little more chewy. Have a great day.

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  5. I didn’t have any milk at all so I just used water. I ended needing another 1/4 cup but it still turned out great! I’ve been looking for and testing mochi waffle recipes for a while now and this is the best one I’ve found so far.

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  6. Love this recipe! I made it and it was sooo chewy and delicious. I halved the sugar & added some pandan extract for extra flavor. I did need to oil my dash waffle maker in between uses bcs the recipe doesn’t have oil in it, and I pan fried it at the end for extra crispiness. Thanks for the recipe!

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  7. Made these exactly as written (except added closer to 1 tsp of vanilla) using our usual Belgian waffle iron. They were fantastic! Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. We love anything mochi, so these will be in regular rotation!

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  8. I used this recipe to make coconut pandan waffles and they were a smash hit with my husband. I subbed the milk for coconut milk and vanilla extract for pandan extract. I’m going to make some for my mom and sister tomorrow.

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  9. Awesome waffles! Used oat milk and it came out so yummy. Definitely will be making these more often! Im looking forward to trying the ube recipe.

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  10. These waffles were so good! Followed the recipe to the tee, cooked it for 3.5 min and used a shy 1/4 C since I have a small waffle iron and I like the looks of the unfinished edges. One tip is to kind of spread the batter evenly before closing the lid for an even distribush. I could not stop eating this!!! It is good on its own but my family preferred it with maple syrup. Thank you Relle for this amazing recipe!

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  11. Santa gave my girl a bubble waffle maker for Christmas. Since we don’t have custard powder, we decided to use this recipe to break it in. So ono! Looking forward to trying out more of your recipes 🙂

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    • I’ve never tried it before. Milk helps give flavor/color/taste as well as softens it. Not sure half and half will do the same. If you try it let me know.

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  12. Loved this recipe! Really easy. Ive found other recipes online, but they’re more complicated. Batter was too thick, so added a splash of milk. Also cut the sugar by a smidge & topped w maple syrup. Used 1/4c, and cooked 4-5min using Dash mini waffle iron. Delish, and would def make again!

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  13. Made this recipe a few weeks ago. Really liked it but thought the batter was a little too thick. I will try again with a bit more milk.

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