Ube Mochi Waffles Recipe (Gluten Free) (2024)

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Ube mochi waffles are a deep, rich purple gluten free dish perfect for breakfast or brunch. It’s fun and simple to make so feel free to get the kids involved and enjoy this yummy twist on classic waffles.

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Happy Boy’s Day. May 5th of each year in Hawai’i and Japan we celebrate boy’s day. Just as we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s day.

Mochi is a traditional Japanese treat commonly made on boy’s day. You can check out my classic mochi recipe here. I’ve also shared various mochi recipes on my blog, which also can be found here.

This year for boy’s day we will definitely be making mochi, per my son’s request. But I thought I’d also share another mochi recipe. My mochi waffle recipe has been such a hit, I decided to share another mochi waffle recipe. . .UBE MOCHI WAFFLES.

Also check out my red velvet mochi waffle and mochi pancakes.

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If you want to read more about mochi waffles check out my initial mochi waffle post.

Ube is a purple yam common in the Asian tropics. It is often mistaken for taro or purple sweet potato. Ube has become a popular flavor for dessert, especially in Filipino culture.

If you like ube flavor give my ube crinkle cookies and ube air fryer donuts recipe a try.

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Ingredients for ube mochi waffles

For the waffles

For the ube glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ube extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
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How to store ube mochi waffles?

These waffles are best eaten fresh, however if you happen to have some left over you can store in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. You can also prep the batter ahead of time and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 1-2 days until ready to cook.

How to make mochi waffles?

For the waffles:

Preheat waffle iron.

In a medium mixing bowl add milk, egg, ube, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.

In another medium mixing bowl add mochiko flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until well combined.

Add wet ingredients to dry. Whisk until just combined.

Spray nonstick cooking spray on the waffle iron. Add 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of the batter to the waffle iron. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.

For the ube glaze:

Add powdered sugar, milk, ube extract, and vanilla extract to a bowl. Whisk until well combined. This can be used to drizzle over the ube mochi waffles.

Add toppings of your choice and ENJOY!

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Ube Mochi Waffles

Relle Lum

Ube mochi waffles are a deep, rich purple gluten free dish perfect for breakfast or brunch. It’s fun and simple to make so feel free to get the kids involved and enjoy this yummy twist on classic waffles.

4.52 from 120 votes

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Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Cook Time 5 minutes mins

Total Time 10 minutes mins

Course Breakfast

Cuisine Asian

Servings 4 waffles

Calories 343 kcal

Ingredients

For the waffles

For the ube glaze

Instructions

For the waffles:

  • Preheat waffle iron.

  • In a medium mixing bowl add milk, egg, ube, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.

  • In another medium mixing bowl add mochiko flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until well combined.

  • Add wet ingredients to dry. Whisk until just combined.

  • Spray nonstick cooking spray on the waffle iron. Add 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of the
    batter to the waffle iron. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.

For the ube glaze:

  • Add powdered sugar, milk, ube extract, and vanilla extract to a bowl. Whisk until well combined. This can be used to drizzle over the ube mochi waffles.

  • Add toppings of your choice and ENJOY!

Notes

*You can substitute your choice of non-dairy milk in this recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 7gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 360mgFiber: 1gSugar: 40g

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By Relle on May 5th, 2020

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About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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38 thoughts on “Ube Mochi Waffles Recipe (Gluten Free)”

    • Thank you! The purple hues are pretty awesome.

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  1. I love waffles of any kind but these are so colorful they could work for special occasions like Mother’s Day.

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    • Perfect for Mother’s Day. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Omg my kids would go crazy for these ube mochi waffles, so colorful and beautiful:)). We just got a waffle maker too so this is the perfect recipe. Thank you:)

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    • Nice! Please let me know if you try it. Have a great day.

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  3. So pretty and yet so healthy. Love this recipe!

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    • Thank you! Have a great day.

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  4. What an inspired thought to use mochi flour. Not to mention, that it is absolutely stunning to look at!

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    • Thank you. I appreciate your kind words.

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  5. These looks so amazing! I can’t wait to try them once I find Ube extract!

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    • Island Grocery Depot carries it or you can get it off Amazon. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Look absolutely beautiful and delicious. I’ll second what you told me – mochi is life haha.

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    • Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. So much to love about these, ube is gorgeous and so delicious

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    • Thank you and thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I will love to do this for the kids . I bet it will be a great surprise for them

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    • I bet they’d love it!

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  9. These waffles look amazing! I just love the colour! I’m not sure I can find the ingredients here in Italy, but I’ll check out ordering them from Amazon!

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    • Hi Jacquline. Amazon carries most all the ingredients you need for this. Have a great day.

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  10. Waffles look so delicious! My kids will love it

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    • Thank you. My kids love them too! Have a great day.

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  11. Can you use this same recipe to make pancakes?

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    • I actually have a mochi pancake recipe https://keepingitrelle.com/mochi-pancakes/. If you want it gluten free you can use this recipe and add a little more milk to thin it out a bit.

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  12. Who wouldn’t love this gorgeous waffles on their breakfast table? The fluffy waffles looks awesome.

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    • Thanks so much! Thank you for stopping by.

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  13. Thank you for this amazing recipe! It was sooo delicious!

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    • You are so welcome. Thanks for stopping by and trying my recipes. I appreciate it.

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  14. Do you think this would work similarly to the pumpkin mochi waffle if instead of ube flavor, I mashed up some purple sweet potato?!

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    • I’ve never tried it, but I would think it could work. Let me know if you try it.

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  15. Hello! I made these and my waffle batter was runny. Are the measurements correct for the milk and Mochiko?

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    • Yes. If you want a thicker batter you can add a little more mochiko flour. The thicker the batter makes the center a little more chewy.

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  16. Tried this recipe the other night, and soooooo easy and good!!! I believe I followed the recipe measurements, but the batter did come out a bit runny for me and as a result, I was a bit afraid to overload my waffle maker for fear of overflow. Next time, I’ll add more mochiko as Relle suggested in a comment reply. Nevertheless though I came out with hole-ly waffles, it still cooked well and my family loved it. Oh and the glaze takes this over the edge!!! Remembering it for the next time I want to change up my plain waffles or pancakes. Thanks, Relle!

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    • Hi Abby. Glad you liked it. Yes if you want thicker, more chewy waffles you can add more mochiko flour. Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Can I substitute ube powder for the ube extract? And if so, what is the measurement conversion?

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    • Aloha Emily. I have never tried ube powder before. I suppose it would work. If you try it let me know how it goes. Have a great day.

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  18. Thanks for the recipe!!! Is there a way to sub ube halaya for the extract?

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    • Aloha Desiree. I’ve never tried it, but I would like it should work. If you try it please let me know. Have a great day.

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