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Pumpkin butter mochi is a cross between pumpkin pie and mochi. Rich, delicious, chewy pieces of butter mochi with a hint of pumpkin and warm spices. A great dessert for any occasion.

pumpkin butter mochi

This post is sponsored by Foodland Hawai’i. All opinions, as always, are my own.

This recipe takes a spin on classic butter mochi and adds pumpkin and warm spices. If you’re a pumpkin fan this pumpkin butter mochi recipe is for you.

What is butter mochi?

Butter mochi is a popular dessert here in Hawai’i that has roots from a blend of Japanese mochi and Filipino bibingka. Just like so many other popular foods here in Hawai’i, it is a cultural fusion.

If you love mochi, you’ve got to try the classic mochi recipe, chocolate butter mochi, or ube mochi.

pan of pumpkin butter mochi

Ingredients for pumpkin butter mochi

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Pumpkin puree. Be sure to get the puree and not the pie filling.
  • Maika’i Organic Coconut Milk
  • Vanilla. If you want to make your own homemade vanilla checkout my recipe here.
  • Mochiko flour. This gives it the classic butter mochi texture.
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter. If you only have salted butter, then omit the extra added salt.
Maikai organic coconut milk for pumpkin butter mochi
pumpkin butter mochi ingredients

Is this recipe gluten free?

Yes, mochiko flour is naturally gluten free.

Is there any alternative to mochiko flour?

Mochiko flour or sweet rice flour is what gives mochi its classic chewy texture. Using all purpose flour will not give you the same texture and taste.

How long does it take to bake?

This dessert recipe takes 60 minutes to bake at 350F.

bowl of pumpkin butter mochi batter

How to store pumpkin butter mochi?

After baking, the butter mochi can be cut and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

How long will it keep?

In an airtight container at room temperature, pumpkin butter mochi will keep for 2-3 days.

white plate with pumpkin butter mochi pieces

Can this be stored in the refrigerator?

This recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days, however it will dry out the mochi a bit.

How to make pumpkin butter mochi?

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine wet ingredients: eggs, milk, pumpkin puree, coconut milk, vanilla. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients: mochiko flour, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt. Stir to combine.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry. Stir to combine. Add butter and stir again until well combined.
  5. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper. Pour mixture in pan and tap the pan to release any air bubbles.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour or until top is golden brown.
  7. Let pan cool completely before cutting and enjoying.
pumpkin butter mochi

Pumpkin Butter Mochi

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Pumpkin butter mochi is a cross between pumpkin pie and mochi. Rich, delicious, chewy pieces of butter mochi with a hint of pumpkin and warm spices. A great dessert for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups fat free milk
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) Maika'i Organic Coconut Milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 box (16 ounces) mochiko flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine wet ingredients: eggs, milk, pumpkin puree, coconut milk, vanilla. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients: mochiko flour, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt. Stir to combine.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry. Stir to combine. Add butter and stir again until well combined.
  5. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper. Pour mixture in pan and tap the pan to release any air bubbles.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour or until top is golden brown.
  7. Let pan cool completely before cutting and enjoying.

Notes

*If using salted butter, omit added salt.

*Be sure to get pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on November 17th, 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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10 thoughts on “Pumpkin Butter Mochi”

  1. I don’t believe The measurements for the ingredients are correct. It made for a very liquidy batter and the mochi came out too custardy to eat even after putting back in the oven for 40 more minutes. It was not edible.

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    • Aloha KC. Sorry to hear you had issues with the recipe. Some helpful tips: be sure to remove excess liquid from the pumpkin puree, also be sure to whisk the ingredients well as the butter will separate causing the batter to bee too liquidy, baking tine will vary depending on the type of pan you use, these are best baked in the middle of the oven. Hope this helps. Have a great day.

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    • Aloha Maureen. What type of pan did you use? Where in the oven did you place it? These things will make a difference in bake time along with the type of oven you have as well as where you live.

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