Vanilla Mochi Donuts

Mochiko is a Japanese rice flour that can be found in Asian sections of the market.  Mochiko gives a nice chew perfect for these donuts.


Recipe from

Spice Islands

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes


2 cups mochiko (sweet rice flour)
2 cups flour
1-1/2 cups vanilla sugar***
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups whole milk
4 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons Spice Islands Vanilla Extract
Oil (for frying)
1/2 cup vanilla sugar***


1.  In a large bowl mix together the mochiko, flour, vanilla sugar, eggs, milk, baking powder and vanilla.  Set aside.


2. Heat the oil in a large skillet or home fryer


3. Drop by the tablespoon into the hot oil.  They will expand a lot.   Also the mochiko makes the batter very pull-y and sticky so try your best to keep it formed into nice round shapes.


4. Once the dough pops up and floats, fry until golden brown, a few minutes on each side.


5. Drain them on a wire rack


6. While still hot, roll the donuts in the cinnamon sugar mixture.


The only thing you will have to make ahead is the vanilla sugar.  Scrape and bury a vanilla bean into two cups of sugar.  Keep in an airtight container until you are ready to use.