Japanese Mochi Donuts. Delicious, chewy, Asian-inspired donuts that are trending around the world thanks to it’s amazing texture. Perfect as a snack or for dessert. They are dairy-free as well!
These donuts are honestly going to be the next trend food I tell you! They are so cute, delicious to eat, and are just so fun to look at! They’re also pretty simple to make at home.
You just need to ensure you deep fry these as I tried baking them as it didn’t turn out that great. They are healthier when baked but they get too crispy on the outside; however they do remain chewy on the inside.
Therefore, just bite the bullet and deep fry these. It’s so worth it! This recipe was adapted from Sauce Stache.
For this recipe
You will need the following ingredients:
1/4 cup glutinous rice flour *it’s important to source Glutinous Rice Flour (read below on why)
3 tablespoons oat milk
1 3/4 cup glutinous rice flour *it’s important to source Glutinous Rice Flour (read below on why)
1/2 cup oat milk
2 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
Avocado oil for frying
Corn starch to dust work surface
Glaze per colour:
6 tbsp icing sugar
1 tbsp oat milk
1/2 tsp superfood powder of choice
Can I use normal Rice Flour not Glutinous Rice Flour?
No, you’ll need Glutinous Rice Flour or you won’t be able to achieve the same results. The dough must be sticky.
Tips for Making Mochi Donuts
- For your starter dough, I would recommend microwaving your dough for 2 minutes max. Make sure to cover your bowl with cling film to prevent it from splattering everywhere.
- Combine your dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately for the batter
- Use a spatula to combine your dough and then use your hands to really get in there.
- I would recommend using a smooth surface when rolling out the dough and use cornstarch to flour your surface.
- For the oil, I recommend using avocado oil as it has a high smoking point and it’s healthier than other oils.
- If you don’t want to waste too much avocado oil, use a smaller pot and only fry one donut at a time.
- Place donuts in a small squared parchment paper. This keeps the shape of the donut together
- Place parchment paper with donut on top of a spatula so you can easily slide it safely into your hot oil. Be careful!
- Keep oil on medium temperature to prevent your donuts from burning or becoming too brown
- Only fry the donuts for 1 1/2 minutes on each side
- Allow the oil to drip off and let your donuts cool for at least 5 minutes before dipping into your glaze
Give it a try!
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Japanese Mochi Donuts
- Avocado oil for frying
- 1/4 cup glutinous rice flour
- 3 tablespoons oat milk
- 1 3/4 cup glutinous rice flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil melted
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup oat milk
- Corn starch to dust work surface
Per coloured glaze
- 6 tbsp icing sugar
- 1 tbsp oat milk
- 1/2 tsp superfood powder of choice
- In a small bowl, mix together your starter dough ingredients. Cover bowl with cling film. Microwave for 2 minutes. Remove cling film carefully as the bowl is hot. Allow this to cool.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine your batter ingredients together.
- Then add your starter dough to your batter with your hands. Knead this on a well-floured surface for at least 5 minutes until it's less tacky.
- Roll your dough into a ball. Slice down the middle.
- Then roll your two balls into tubes.
- Cut the tubes into equal square pieces.
- Roll the squares into little balls.
- Then assemble your donut by sticking the balls together (5 per donut) on a square parchment paper.
- In a small pot, add enough oil (about 2 inches in height) to cover the donut. Bring to medium heat.
- Then slide your donut with the parchment paper underneath into the hot oil. Yes it's okay to do this to parchment paper. If you don't, your donut will come loose.
- Fry on each side for 1.5 minutes until golden brown. Remove from hot oil and place on paper towel to soak up excess oil.
- In a small bowl, mix your glaze ingredients. Dip your donut in and add sprinkles. Enjoy!