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Easy Mochi Brownies (Gluten Free)

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Ooey, goey, and oh so chewy. Mochi brownies blend the taste of Japanese mochi with classic brownies giving you the perfect fusion of flavors. Give this easy recipe a try and be sure to please all the chocolate lovers out there.

3 stacked mochi brownies

Mochi and brownies. I mean what better combo could there be? Everything you love about mochi and brownies mixed in one yummy treat.

You can bet you’ll be the talk of every party if you make this easy recipe.

Brownies have been a part of the desert world for many, many years. There are so many different textures and variations. This mochi brownie recipe is more on the chewy, fudgy side.

cut corner piece of mochi brownies

What is mochi?

Mochi is a Japanese steamed rice cake that is very popular in Japan as well as Hawai’i.

If you love mochi then check out some of these mochi recipes:

mochi brownies in a baking pan

Ingredients to make mochi brownies

mochi brownie ingredients

This recipe is adapted from Koda Farms and Fix Feast Flair. Check her out blog and cookbook for other yummy island foods.

What is mochiko flour?

Mochiko is a glutinous sweet rice flour, but don’t let the name fool you, it is gluten free. Glutinous is used to describe the chewy texture when cooked.

Are these mochi brownies gluten free?

It sure is. If you have a gluten allergy or intolerance this is a perfect alternative.

mochi brownies on a safety grater

Tips for great mochi brownies:

  • Natural vs Dutch processed cocoa: Natural cocoa comes from grinding down cocoa solids into a powder. It is light in color and has an acidic taste. On the other hand dutch processed cocoa is less acidic and has a richer flavor. This recipe uses baking soda as a leavener, which is a base, so I would suggest using natural cocoa as it is acidic. Using this mixture will create CO2 bubbles and cause the brownies to rise. If you want to read more about cocoa powders, check out this post.
  • Allow mochi brownies to cool completely before cutting. This will create a cleaner cut as well as making it easier to cut. When hot the mochi brownies are more sticky.
  • Chocolate chips will sink to the bottom of the batter. You can opt to use chopped chocolate. If you only have chocolate chips you can coat in flour to prevent sinking or begin baking the mochi brownies for about 15 minutes before sprinkling the chocolate chips over the top.
mochi brownies on parchment paper on a wooden cutting board

How to store mochi brownies?

Once cooled, these are best stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

How long do mochi brownies last?

3-4 days in an airtight container at room temperature.

How to make mochi brownies?

Preheat oven to 350F.

To a large mixing bowl add sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, Whisk to combine and set aside.

To another bowl add milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.

Add wet ingredients to dry and whisk until just combined.

Grease an 8×8 baking pan. Pour batter into pan. Optionally you may add chocolate chips.

Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!

3 stacked mochi brownies

Mochi Brownies

Yield: 16 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ooey, goey, and oh so chewy. Mochi brownies blend the taste of Japanese mochi with classic brownies giving you the perfect fusion of flavors. Give this easy recipe a try and be sure to please all the chocolate lovers out there.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup mochiko flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. To a large mixing bowl add sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, Whisk to combine and set aside.
  3. To another bowl add milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and whisk until just combined.
  5. Grease an 8x8 baking pan. Pour batter into pan. Optionally you may add chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!

Notes

*Recipe adapted from Koda Farms and Fix Feast Flair

*This recipe is GLUTEN FREE.

*Chocolate chips may sink to the bottom of the pan when baking. You can toss in flour or bake for 10-15 minutes before sprinkling the chocolate chips on the top of the brownies.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on June 14th, 2020

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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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6 thoughts on “Easy Mochi Brownies (Gluten Free)”

  1. Omg these are seriously amazing! Another great yummy and easy recipe from you! I’m loving this site 😊. I used a glass 8×8 pan and it came out with a nice crisp on the bottom and corners. Will definitely add this to my faves. Excited to try more of your recipes!

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  2. These are fantastic!! Super easy to make, and such a dreamy texture! My family loves mochi but this is considerably easier for me to whip up, so this recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you 🙂

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