Homemade Mochi Donuts

The trend is out there, and if you're ready to take on a homemade mochi donut recipe, this is the place to start. We even kept the fun bubble shape of the trendy mochi donuts you've seen. Coat them in a matcha glaze for two trends in one donut, or a chocolate glaze if that's more your speed.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Fry Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
21 mins


  • Vegetable oil for deep-fat frying

  • 2 cup sweet rice flour (glutinous rice flour)

  • ½ cup plus 3 tablespoons whole milk

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

  • Desired Glaze


  1. In a large pot or deep skillet heat 1 inch of oil to 350°F. Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl stir together 1/4 cup of the flour and 3 tablespoons milk. Microwave on 100% power (high) for 30 seconds or until a mixture becomes a sticky dough that holds together. Set aside to cool. In a large bowl stir together the remaining 1 3/4 cups rice flour, sugar, and baking powder. In a small bowl whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup milk, egg, and butter. Add milk mixture all at once to dry mixture. Stir until moistened. Add cooled dough mixture and stir until combined. Knead in bowl until a smooth dough is formed.

  2. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces.
    For each donut, divide each piece into 8 pieces. Using wet hands, shape each piece of dough into a ball. Press balls of dough together to make a ring. Press down lightly on the ring. Place ring on the edge of a slotted spoon. Ease donut ring into oil. Fry 1 to 2 rings at a time for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until golden. Remove to drain on paper towels. Cool slightly. Repeat with remaining dough.

  3. Dip each donut into desired glaze. Allow to stand until set.

    Homemade Mochi Donuts
    Dera Burreson

Matcha Glaze:

In a small saucepan heat 1 cup chopped white baking chocolate (5 ounces) and 1/4 cup heavy cream until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 to 3 teaspoons matcha powder. Dip donuts in glaze and sprinkle with toasted coconut. Makes 3/4 cup glaze.Nutrition analysis per serving: 421 calories, 6 g protein, 59 g carbohydrate, 18 g total fat, (8 g sat. fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 19 g total sugar, 7% Vitamin A, 1% Vitamin C, 102 mg sodium, 8% calcium, 1% iron

Chocolate Glaze:

In a medium bowl stir together 2 cups powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder. Stir in 1/4 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread and enough milk to make of dipping consistency (2 to 4 tablespoons). Dip donuts in glaze then sprinkle with chopped toasted hazelnuts, almonds or peanuts. Makes 1 cup glaze.Nutrition analysis per serving: 453 calories, 6 g protein, 78 g carbohydrate, 13 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 33 g total sugar, 3% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, 96 mg sodium, 7% calcium, 3% iron

Strawberry Glaze:

In a blender or food processor puree 1/2 cup hulled strawberries until smooth. In a medium bowl stir together 2 cups powdered sugar and the strawberry puree. Dip donuts in glaze and then sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds. Makes 1 cup glaze.Nutrition analysis per serving: 399 calories, 5 g protein, 73 g carbohydrate, 10 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 33 g total sugar, 3% Vitamin A, 6% Vitamin C, 87 mg sodium, 6% calcium, 2% iron

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
10g Fat
47g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 37mg 1%
Folate, total 4.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Related Articles