You guys… This Baked Mochi Donuts Recipe… Can you be in love with a donut? It feels like you can be.
OMG are these good. And they’re baked. And can be ready in about 20 minutes! Which is good news and bad news because I really didn’t need to know that I could have amazing donuts in my face in 20 minutes.
You will not make another baked donut once you’ve learned how to make Mochi donuts at home. They are a zillion times better than your average baked donut, which, if I’m honest, are pretty much glazed muffins. Not these. The texture is fantastic. And they are ridiculously easy to make. Which is awesome. And a wee bit dangerous.
I discovered Butter Mochi on a trip to Hawaii and immediately became obsessed. Couldn’t get enough of it. So when I heard about Mochi donuts I couldn’t resist trying. The texture is tender and a little chewy (my favourite part) and this glaze is dangerously good.
This Mochi donut recipe makes a small batch because 1) I didn’t trust myself with a large batch of donuts in the house and 2) I didn’t know how they’d keep. Turns out they keep very well and we actually liked them better after they sat for a few hours.
Anything Special You Need to Know?
*You can easily double the recipe to make 12 donuts. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.
*Don’t use regular rice flour for these donuts because it’s not the same thing. Sweet Rice Flour, sometimes called Glutinous Rice Flour (although there’s no gluten. don’t ask), is what you need. Read about it here.
Buttermilk Mochi Donuts with Browned Butter Maple Glaze
- Donut Pan
- 1 cup sweet rice flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp melted butter
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl combine the buttermilk, milk, vanilla, egg, sugar and melted butter. Whisk well.
- Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and mix until combined.
- Scoop the mixture into a plastic bag, snip the corner and pipe the batter into a greased donut pan.
- Bake at 350 for about 10 mins.
- While the donuts are baking make the glaze. Brown 1/4 cup butter, pour into a bowl and mix with the icing sugar and maple syrup. Whisk until smooth.
- When the donuts are ready let them cool for a few minutes until you can handle them and then dip them in the glaze and set on a wire rack.
Let me know what you think!
If you like this Baked Mochi Donuts Recipe then I think you would love my Sour Cream Donut Cake Recipe. It’s also a great way to satisfy your donut craving.