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Matcha Mochi Doughnuts

Crispy, chewy, and fresh, these Mochi Donuts are perfect! Try this delicious dessert of Japanese cuisine.

April 23, 2022
Mochi DonutsPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Medium
Servings 8 people
Preparation 30 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 50 mins



  1. In a small bowl, whisk the sweet rice flour and tapioca starch well.
  2. Bring the milk, sugar, butter, and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Be sure to stir a little so that the salt and sugar dissolve well. When it boils, remove the mixture from the stove and add the dry ingredients. Combine all ingredients until a lumpy paste forms in the pan. The mixture will likely be dry in a few spots, but this is perfectly normal.
  3. Put the dough in the bowl of a stand mixer and then mix on medium speed. This is done to release some steam and thus cool everything down. Beat the mixture until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add a large egg to the mixture and mix on medium speed. Combine the egg well with the other ingredients. Add the baking soda to the warm mixture and mix for about 30 seconds until the dough is sticky but smooth.
  5. Place a piece of cling film over the dough (this will prevent crust formation) and let the dough rest for about 15 minutes.
  6. Add oil to a large saucepan. Put an oil thermometer in the pan and then heat the oil over medium heat. Continue heating the oil until it reaches 350 °F.
  7. Cut a large piece of baking paper into 4 inch x 4 inch squares and set the squares aside. Using a cookie cutter or the rounded edge of a mug, draw a 3 inch circle with a pencil on one of the squares. You will use this as a guide for sizing the donuts.
  8. Oil your hands to shape the donuts. Then take a teaspoon of the dough and roll it out. Place the guide under another piece of parchment paper and circle the small balls touching each other.
  9. Place each ringed parchment on a rimmed baking sheet. Repeat this process until all your dough is gone.
  10. Put the donuts in the oil. Toast the donuts for about 50 seconds before removing the parchment and discarding them. Fry the donuts until golden brown and then transfer them to the cooling wire to cool. Repeat this process for all the donuts.
  11. To make the matcha glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, whole milk, kosher salt, and matcha powder in a small bowl. Make sure the glaze is as smooth as possible. If necessary, thin the mixture with a teaspoon of whole milk.
  12. Dip the tops of the donuts into the cream and let the excess drain back into the bowl. Then return the desserts to the cooling rack for the glaze to harden. Let this sit for about 15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Mochi Donuts
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46.9 g60.1%
Cholesterol 26 mg8.7%
Sodium 97 mg4.2%
Protein 2.6 g5.2%
Potassium 93 mg2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Add the egg slowly.
  • Adjust the number of eggs according to the moisture of the dough.
  • Use gluten-free tapioca flour or glutinous rice flour.
  • Sift the flour thoroughly. In this way, the ingredients combine better and the dough mixture does not clump together.
  • Divide the dough into equal-sized pieces. Otherwise, the dough balls will not bake evenly.
  • Check the temperature of the oil. Make sure the temperature of the oil is 325 °F - 350 °F with a kitchen thermometer. If the temperature rises, the donuts will burn on the outside and remain raw in the middle. If the temperature of the oil is too low, the dough will overcook and dry out.
  • Do not overcook the donuts. Otherwise, the donuts will become too tough.
  • Use vegetable oil or canola oil to fry the donuts. These oils are neutral in aroma and have a high flash point. Learn more about ‘Types of Cooking Oils and Their Uses’.
  • Consume fresh. Mochi donuts begin to harden after cooking. Therefore, be careful to consume it fresh.
  • Serve it plain or with a glaze.
  • Try something new with your glaze! You may be tempted by a classic option like chocolate or maple, but a new and interesting flavor will combine well with the new and interesting texture of the doughnuts.
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Mochi Donuts or Mochi Doughnuts are crispy and chewy Japanese donuts. Soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, these donuts are in a mochi-like ring shape. It can be prepared with different glazes.

If you love eating donuts, try this Matcha Mochi Donut recipe. It goes perfectly with Ube ice cream and coffee. Japanese Mochi Donuts will be addictive.

What Is a Mochi Doughnut?

Mochi Doughnuts or Mochi Donuts are a hybrid between a cake-based, non-yeasted doughnut and the chewy, sweet mochi from Japan. They’re wonderfully chewy, thanks to the use of flour, and they typically come in a range of Japanese-inspired flavors.

What To Serve with Mochi Donuts?

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How To Store Mochi Doughnuts?

The best way to store mochi donuts is to store them at room temperature in an airtight container. However, it should be consumed fresh. You can freeze the donuts if necessary, but this will definitely destroy their delicate texture.

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