This is an easy recipe for chewy yet crisp Pandan Mochi Waffles, full of coconut and pandan flavour. They're addictive as a snack or for breakfast.
Why you'll love this recipe
These Pandan Mochi Waffles are fragrant, lightly chewy, and delicious.
They're made with glutinous rice flour, pandan extract and coconut milk.
The interior of the waffles have a chewy and bouncy texture that's reminiscent of mochi and are lightly sweetened.
Best of all, they don't take much time to make.
What is pandan?
If you've never had pandan (or screwpine), it's a tropical plant with a distinctive pleasant aroma.
Or, if you don't have access to fresh pandan leaves, you can find pandan extract at specialty Asian grocery stores.
The extracts usually contain green food colouring to enhance its vibrant hue.
Ingredients you'll need
You'll need the following ingredients to make these waffles:
- whole eggs
- coconut milk: I prefer canned coconut milk, but you can use any type of milk for these waffles.
- pandan extract
- granulated sugar
- baking powder
- glutinous rice flour: see my note below
- all-purpose flour: adds structure to the waffles
- potato starch or cornstarch: helps to keep the waffles crisp
A note on glutinous rice flour
Glutinous (or sweet) rice flour is not the same as regular rice flour.
You can use either the Green Thai (Erawan) brand or Koda Farm's Mochiko rice flour.
Glutinous rice flour is made from short or long grain sweet white rice.
It's also what gives the waffles its signature chewy texture,
My tip for crispier (exterior) waffles
When the waffles are freshly made, they will be soft and a bit on the limpy side -- do not worry.
Place them on a cooling rack to cool and they will firm up.
To add a little more crispness to the waffles, add 1-2 tablespoon of potato or corn starch to the batter.
How to make them
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.
In a different bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to combine.
Heat up a waffle iron and ladle the batter into the wells.
Cook for 5-6 minutes over medium heat, until lightly golden.
Watch how to make them
How to retain the colour
Use medium heat on your waffle maker.
Too hot and your waffles may turn dark brown.
Too cool and your waffles will remain soft and slightly gummy. The colour will be pasty light green without any hint of brown.
How to store & reheat
Store the pandan mochi waffles in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Note: the waffles will lose their crispness once cooled.
You can also freeze the waffles for a quick breakfast.
Simply microwave the mochi waffles for approximately 30 seconds, or until warm.
Then toast them in the toaster oven and enjoy.
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Pandan Mochi Waffles
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- 1 C glutinous rice flour
- ½ C all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoon potato starch or cornstarch
- 2 large eggs
- 1 C coconut milk canned (full-fat)
- ⅛ teaspoon pandan extract
- ½ C granulated sugar reduce by 1 tablespoon if you don't like it as sweet
- Whisk together the dry ingredients (glutinous rice flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and potato or cornstarch) in a medium bowl.
- In a large bowl, add the egg, coconut milk, pandan extract and sugar and whisk until combined, light and frothy.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine together using a whisk until no big lumps appear.
- Preheat waffle iron over medium heat. Use a ⅓ C measuring cup to ladle onto the waffle iron. Note: Batter will be on the runnier side.
- Cook for 5-6 minutes, until lightly brown.
- Remove waffle to cooling rack. (Note: waffle will be soft but will crisp up when it cools down).
- Best served freshly made.
- Mochi waffles can be frozen for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.