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17 Best Sweet Rice Flour Recipes

Change up your dessert game with these incredible sweet rice flour recipes

Sure, all-purpose flour does the job for cakes, cookies, and dumplings. But sweet rice flour is a whole different story. 

Japanese Ice Cream Mochi in a Sweet Rice Flour
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Also known as glutinous rice flour or mochiko, this flour brings incredible chewiness you won’t find elsewhere. 

It’s mild and slightly sweet, but its texture is its show-stopping feature. The chewy-sticky-tender factor it brings to desserts and bread is magic.

As a bonus, sweet rice flour is gluten-free. How awesome is that?

From mochi and donuts to cakes and muffins, these sweet rice flour recipes are all a must-try.

Let’s get baking!

1. Chocolate Butter Mochi Cake 

This recipe is a chewy brownie smothered with peanut butter frosting and topped with rainbow sprinkles. Talk about starting with a bang!

If you need gluten-free brownies or just prefer yours chewy, this recipe is for you.

Made with sweet rice flour instead of the usual all-purpose, this treat combines the best parts of cake and brownie. It’s soft, spongy, and chewy.

So, why wait? Give it a whirl!

2. Pumpkin Muffins 

Meet your new fall favorite: pumpkin muffins made with mochi flour. They’re muffins but taste like pumpkin pie, warm with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Yes, they’re as dreamy as they sound.

The magic ingredient is mochi flour, offering an unbeatable chewiness. The best part? They’re gluten-free. So, when autumn’s chill starts to bite, warm up with these delicious muffins. 

3. Maple Walnut Blondies 

These maple walnut blondies are gluten-free, vegan delights. They’re made with almond flour, sweet rice flour, almond butter, and walnuts for a chewy treat you can’t resist. 

They’re sweet, but not too sweet, thanks to coconut sugar and maple syrup. A drizzle of maple syrup over the batter before baking takes these blondies over the top.

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The maple syrup seeps into the batter, creating pockets of caramel-like goodness. 

Enjoy them warm with a scoop of ice cream and an extra drizzle of syrup. 

4. Coconut Matcha Mochi 

Can we talk about sweet rice flour without bringing up mochi? Of course not! These squishy, chewy confections are an undeniably delightful treat. 

Prepared with mochiko, they boast a unique texture profile you can’t get anywhere else. Flavored with matcha and coconut milk, they have the perfect balance of earthy and tropical flavors.

These flavorful bites are easy to whip up and even easier to devour. 

5. Black Sesame Sweet Rice Balls

Ever tried black sesame sweet rice balls? If not, you’re in for a treat!

These gooey treats are packed with a sweet, buttery black sesame filling. 

Similar to mochi, they’re made from sticky rice flour for a soft, chewy bite. But here’s the twist: they’re boiled and served in soup, making them tender.

Traditionally a Lantern Festival dessert, these vegetarian goodies are so good, you’ll want them all year round.  

6. Mochi Chocolate Chip Waffles 

How about some chocolate chip waffles with a twist? These breakfast treats are made with sweet rice flour, giving them that chewy mochi-esque texture. 

Just like a usual waffle recipe, they call for flour, eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla. But what sets them apart is the chewy inside and crispy outside. 

Serve them with your favorite waffle accouterments, and enjoy!

7. Brown Butter Espresso Mochi Brownies 

Ever come across a recipe with a name so enticing, you want to try it right away? That’s how I felt about brown butter espresso mochi brownies. I gave them a shot, and boy, was I blown away! 

A dream for any chocolate lover, these brownies pack a richness that’s simply irresistible. The brown butter adds a nutty depth. The hint of espresso takes the chocolate factor up a notch.

And let’s not forget the mochiko. Thanks to this gluten-free flour, these brownies are extra chewy. Yum.

8. Mochi Donuts with Salted Caramel Glaze

Ever bitten into a mochi donut? I first tasted one in a Japanese convenience store, not expecting much. But oh, was I in for a surprise.

To this day, I still dream about those donuts. They offer a texture, you can’t find elsewhere. It’s not squishy like mochi, but it has that unmistakable chewiness mixed into fluffy dough. 

And what better way is there to elevate classic mochi donuts than with a salted caramel glaze? These mochi donuts are insanely good, I tell you!

9. Hawaiian Butter Mochi 

Next on our mochi train is the Hawaiian butter mochi. This soft and chewy treat is an iconic staple in Hawaii. One bite is all it takes to feel transported to the island paradise! 

It’s made from sweet rice flour, butter, eggs, coconut milk, evaporated milk, sugar, baking powder and vanilla. 

It’s baked in a 9” x 13” pan like a sheet cake. But locals don’t refer to it as a ‘mochi cake,’ just ‘butter mochi’ or ‘Hawaiian butter mochi.’

Don’t confuse it with Japanese mochi, though. That version is made by steaming sweet rice and pounding it until it becomes smooth and stretchy. 

Unlike the baked Hawaiian version, Japanese mochi is not baked. So while they share a name, they offer unique and equally delectable experiences.

10. Daifuku Mochi

If you’re into Japanese sweets, you’ve got to try making daifuku at home. They’re small, round mochi filled with sweet red bean paste. 

In Japanese, ‘daifuku’ means ‘great luck,’ a fitting name for these delicious and chewy treats.

They come in all sorts of colors and fillings, and sizes can vary. Some are as big as the palm of your hand, others the size of a golf ball. 

Best of all, they’re quick and easy to make with the stovetop or the microwave!

11. Korean Sweet Pancakes (Hotteok)

A popular street food snack, hotteok are fluffy, chewy pancakes with a sweet, cinnamon-spiced filling. They’re fried or griddled to perfection and best enjoyed hot.

The dough, often accidentally vegan, is a mixture of flour, yeast, and water. Some variations include nuts in the filling for an added crunch.

Typically, these pancakes are made with wheat flour in Korea, meaning they’re not gluten-free. But this version is. Now everyone can join in the hotteok fun!

12. Banana Butter Mochi

Let’s hop back on the mochi train with banana butter mochi. 

This is a classic Hawaiian treat. Butter mochi boasts a chewy, bouncy texture and crisp edges. In this twist, you’ll find a sweet, soft banana center.

This recipe adds banana puree to the batter and tucks in banana slices for a flavorful surprise.

Usually, butter mochi is baked in a large pan and cut into squares. But why not switch it up? Try using muffin tins to get more crispy edges. 

This banana butter mochi has it all: a crispy crust, a chewy interior, and a soft banana center. They’re sweet, with a hint of coconut, making them the perfect afternoon snack or dessert.

13. French Roast Coffee Muffins 

These French roast coffee muffins made with mochi flour are such a treat. They’re rich, aromatic, and wonderfully chewy. Don’t forget the black sesame on top. 

For coffee lovers, they’re a must-try!

14. Mochi Ice Cream

Craving something unique and delicious? Try making mochi ice cream at home. It’s a perfect combo of cold ice cream enveloped in a soft, slightly chewy rice cake. 

It’s incredibly easy to whip up, too. Plus, you can customize it to your taste. Any ice cream flavor works! 

15. Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

This gluten-free apple crisp features apples sprinkled with cinnamon tucked under a crumbly almond oat top. Pair it with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate fall dessert

It’s super easy, but looks impressive. It’s a low-stress, high-reward dish that’ll make you love autumn even more.

16. Sweet Rice Mini Bundt Cake

Freshly milled sweet rice flour makes a sweet rice mini bundt cake different from anything else. It’s not just gluten-free. The texture feels like cornbread, with a crunchy crust and a springy, chewy inside.

It’s a spin on the Korean dessert, tteokppang, a blend of rice cake and bread. 

Both recipes use common cake ingredients like eggs, butter, milk, vanilla, and mochiko. The difference is the batter is baked in a bundt pan for added texture.

17. Vegan Chocolate Mochi 

This chocolate mochi is the perfect vegan treat. These chewy and stretchy delights are filled with a creamy chocolate ganache. They’re simply irresistible. 

And, yes, they’re vegan and gluten-free!

17 Best Sweet Rice Flour Recipes

Switch up regular flour for these sweet rice flour recipes! From mochi cake to muffins to waffles, you’ll love these treats.


  • Pumpkin Muffins

  • Maple Walnut Blondies

  • Coconut Matcha Mochi

  • Black Sesame Sweet Rice Balls

  • Mochi Chocolate Chip Waffles

  • Brown Butter Espresso Mochi Brownies

  • Mochi Donuts with Salted Caramel Glaze

  • Hawaiian Butter Mochi

  • Daifuku Mochi

  • Korean Sweet Pancakes (Hotteok)

  • Banana Butter Mochi

  • French Roast Coffee Muffins

  • Mochi Ice Cream

  • Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

  • Sweet Rice Mini Bundt Cake

  • Vegan Chocolate Mochi


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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