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Mochi Donuts: A Delicious Twist on a Classic Treat


Mochi donuts are a delightful fusion of traditional Japanese mochi and classic donuts, creating a unique and delicious dessert that's perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. These donuts are known for their distinct chewy texture and mouthwatering glaze, making them an irresistible treat for people of all ages. In this article, we'll guide you through the steps to create your own mochi donuts at home, so you can enjoy this tasty confection anytime you please.


For the mochi donut:

  • 1 cup (125g) mochiko (sweet rice flour)
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (4g) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1g) salt
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) vegetable oil

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup (120g) powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2ml) vanilla extract
  • Optional: Food coloring or flavorings of your choice


  1. Preheat and prepare: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (180°C) and lightly greasing a donut pan. If you don't have a donut pan, you can use a muffin tin and shape the donuts by hand.
  2. Dry ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the mochiko, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk these dry ingredients together until well combined.
  3. Wet ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, egg, and vegetable oil. Whisk until the wet ingredients are fully blended.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients: Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring gently to avoid overmixing. Continue mixing until a sticky dough forms. This will give the mochi donuts their signature chewy texture.
  5. Fill the donut pan: Spoon the dough into the greased donut pan or muffin tin, filling each cavity about 3/4 full. If you're using a muffin tin, create a hole in the center of each dough mound using a chopstick or the end of a spoon.
  6. Bake: Place the filled donut pan in the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the donuts are slightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool: Remove the donuts from the oven and let them cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Prepare the glaze: While the donuts are cooling, prepare the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a shallow bowl. If desired, add food coloring or other flavorings to customize your glaze.
  9. Glaze the donuts: Once the donuts are completely cooled, dip each donut into the glaze, covering the top half of the donut. Place the glazed donuts back on the wire rack and allow the glaze to set for a few minutes.
  10. Enjoy: Your mochi donuts are now ready to be devoured! Enjoy them with a cup of tea or coffee for a delightful snack, or share them with friends and family as a scrumptious homemade treat.


Mochi donuts are the perfect combination of chewy mochi and tender donuts, making them a fantastic dessert for any occasion. This simple recipe is easy to follow and allows