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.
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.
You can read more here if you’d like to learn more about mochi.
Bring on the mochi waffle. An amazing cross between the popular Belgain waffle and Japanese mochi. You guys, this is so so good
What do I need to make mochi waffles?
- 3/4 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (Try my homemade vanilla extract recipe)
- 1 1/4 cup mochiko flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
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:
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!
- 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!
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