ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Vanilla Mochi Donuts

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 10 mins
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.


  • 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***

How to Make It

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


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


  5. 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.


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


  9. Drain them on a wire rack


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


  13. 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.