18 Recipes That Prove Mochi Is the Gluten-Free Flour You Need in Your Pantry
A lot of us have probably fallen in love with the mochi found in the grocery store freezer section, but that’s only one of many sweet ways to enjoy the fab flour. Made from a stickier, sweeter type of rice, mochi (aka sweet rice flour or glutinous rice flour) has a stretchy, chewy texture that’s actually (surprise!) naturally gluten-free. Whether you use it solo or mixed with all-purpose flour, this collection of 18 crave-worthy recipes will show just how versatile this flour can be. It works wonders in anything from donuts to cakes to loaves of bread and so much more!
1. Matcha Kagami Mochi Waffles: A spoonful of matcha powder provides these waffles with their bright green hue, along with a little boost of caffeine and antioxidants. Talk about a great way to start the day. (via Kitchen Bowl)
5. Black Sesame Macaron Pops With Mochi Filling: Each of these pops packs a delightful assortment of nutty flavors, and the combo of almonds and black sesame is out of this world. (via 6 Bittersweets)
7. Black and White Sesame Mochi Ice Cream Sandwiches: Disks of black sesame mochi take the place of the usual chocolate cookies to create these cooling ice cream sandos. (via The Chef’s Connection)
10. Mochi Brownie: Simply dolloping mochi over your fave brownie recipe creates squares unlike any you’ve tasted before. The pockets of stretchy sweet rice flour tucked inside are a delightful surprise. (via Lady and Pups)
14. Mochi Banana Bread: A 50-50 blend of all-purpose flour and mochi creates a loaf that’s an ideal fusion of classic banana bread and bouncy mochi cake. Trust that it’s totally unique and just as delicious. (via Thirsty for Tea)
16. Black Sesame Vertical Cake Roll With Matcha Mochi: This impressive-looking layer cake is actually no more challenging than a regular ol’ cake roll, and only requires 10 ingredients to boot. (via Le Jus D’Orange)
Are you already a fan of mochi? What’s your favorite way to use this flexible flour? Share with us in the comments!