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!

Matcha Kagami Mochi Waffles

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)

Chocolate Mochi Cakes

2. Chocolate Mochi Cakes: Believe it or not, these elegant, chocolate-dipped petit fours are actually a snap to prepare. (via Kumquat)

Mochi Donuts

3. Mochi Donuts (Gluten-Free): What’s not to love about classic glazed donuts that are ready for the fryer in less than 30 minutes with no yeast or rising time required? (via Lady and Pups)

Strawberry Mochi With Red Bean

4. Strawberry Mochi With Red Bean: A word of warning: These chewy-sweet bon bons are extremely addictive, especially when in-season berries are used. (via Snixy Kitchen)

Black Sesame Macaron Pops With Mochi Filling

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)

Matcha Mochi Toast

6. Matcha Mochi Toast: Fans of textural contrasts will swoon over these chewy, crisp, crunchy, smooth sandwiches. (via Miss Hangrypants)

Black and White Sesame Mochi Ice Cream Sandwiches

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)

Emy's Mochi Biscuit

8. Emy’s Mochi Biscuit: Reminiscent of shortbread, these biscuits are a perfect choice to accompany tea or coffee. (via Black Dog Food Blog)

Ginger Mochi Canneles

9. Ginger Mochi Canneles: Buttery and gingergery, these unique canneles are an unexpected twist on the typical, lucky Chinese New Year foods. (via Hungryrabbit)

Mochi Brownie

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)

Butter Mochi With Coconut

11. Butter Mochi With Coconut: Get a taste of Hawaii with these sweet, chewy, stretchy, custardy and coconutty treats. (via FOODjimoto)

Green Tea Mochi Crepes

12. Green Tea Mochi Crepes: The combo of green tea and a drizzle of white chocolate ganache makes these crepes an extra sweet treat for an AM indulgence. (via Bashful Bao)

Almond Mochis Daifuku

13. Almond Mochis Daifuku (Vegan): Each of the three layers can hold their own, but some serious flavor synergy happens when enjoyed all together. (via Cuisine en bandoulière)

Mochi Banana Bread

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)

Maple Bacon Mochi Pancake Bites

15. Maple Bacon Mochi Pancake Bites: Reach for this recipe when you’re tired of the same old shortstack. These towers pack irresistible maple and bacon flavor into every bite. (via Fork to Belly)

Black Sesame Vertical Cake Roll With Matcha Mochi

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)

Matcha Mochi Popsicles

17. Matcha Mochi Popsicles: These pops pack everything we love about mochi-wrapped ice cream bon bons into easier-to-make, handheld delights. (via Kirbie’s Cravings)


18. Green Tea Coconut Mochi: These petite, cupcake-like bites will for sure bring a smile to your face. (via Wild Wild Whisk)

Are you already a fan of mochi? What’s your favorite way to use this flexible flour? Share with us in the comments!