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Light golden outside, soft chewy inside make for the best mochi pancakes. If you love mochi and pancakes then this Hawaiian style recipe is for you.

plate of mini mochi pancakes

I’ve definitely got a sweet tooth if you haven’t figured it out by now. Love all things sweet and I’m definitely a sweets for breakfast kind of a person.

Also, if you missed it TikTok has a new viral food trend. . .PANCAKE CEREAL. Mini pancakes eaten with a bowl of milk.

close up bowl of mochi pancake cereal

I decided to take this trend and Hawai’i-fy it by making MOCHI PANCAKES.

Mochi is a sweet glutinous rice cake popular in Hawai’i and Japan. Blend that with a pancake and viola mochi pancakes.

hands cupped holding mini mochi pancakes

So many people have been loving my mochi waffle recipe, I figured I share my mochi pancake recipe. Also check out my ube mochi waffle and red velvet mochi waffle recipe for another twist on flavors.

If you like traditional pancakes check out my sheet pan pancake recipe to make cooking quicker and easier.

Ingredients for mochi pancakes

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup mochiko flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
mochi pancakes ingredients

Are mochi pancakes gluten free?

Mochiko flour, although termed glutinous rice flour, itself is gluten free. The term glutinous is to describe the chewy consistency when cooked. If you want to make these pancakes gluten free replace the all-purpose flour with all mochiko flour.

Do I need to grease the pan to cook my pancakes?

If you use a non-stick pan you may be able to cook the pancakes without it sticking. This will create a uniform color and smooth top of the pancake. You can also use non-stick cooking spray which will create a top like the middle pancake in the photo below or butter (the right most pancake below).

mini mochi pancakes on a plate
Left no grease in cooking pan. Middle non-stick cooking spray in cooking pan. Right butter in cooking pan.

How to store mochi pancakes?

These are best eaten fresh, however if you end up with leftovers you can place in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Can you make the batter ahead of time?

Yes. This a perfect dish to prep at the beginning of the week and serve the day of. Once you have prepared the batter you can place in a zip top bag or air tight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Then just pull out the ready made batter once ready to cook.

Can you freeze mochi pancakes?

Yes. Cook pancakes and allow to completely cool. You can then place pancakes in a zip top bag and freeze for 3-4 months.

How to make mochi pancakes?

Add dry ingredients (flour, mochiko flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt) to a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.

To another bowl add milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until well combined. The batter will be slightly thicker than your normal pancake batter. If you like thinner pancakes you can add a little more milk to thin out the mixture.

Pour pancake batter to a greased pan over medium heat to the size you whisk. Cook until you see bubbles begin to form on the top of the batter (about 2-3 minutes). Then flip the pancakes and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side or until golden brown.

Enjoy these with syrup, whipped cream, fruits, etc. Or follow the TikTok trend and eat with a bowl of milk.

plate of mini mochi pancakes

Mochi Pancakes Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Light golden outside, soft chewy inside make for the best mochi pancakes. If you love mochi and pancakes then this Hawaiian style recipe is for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup mochiko flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add dry ingredients (flour, mochiko flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt) to a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  2. To another bowl add milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until well combined. The batter will be slightly thicker than your normal pancake batter. If you like thinner pancakes you can add a little more milk to thin out the mixture.
  4. Pour pancake batter to a greased pan over medium heat to the size you wishe. Cook until you see bubbles begin to form on the top of the batter (about 2-3 minutes). Then flip the pancakes and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side or until golden brown.
  5. Enjoy these with syrup, whipped cream, fruits, etc. Or follow the TikTok trend and eat with a bowl of milk.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 332mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 8g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on May 16th, 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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