This post may contain affiliate links. Read minedisclosure policy.
sweetMochi krafne bez glutenaare fluffy Japanese donuts that you can make in 30 minutes or less! Serve these simple homemade donuts as a dessert or enjoy them with coffee or tea.
Easy gluten-free mochi ring donuts
Since I made my first batchGluten-free ice cream with apple cider, I did not look at the store-bought ones. Whether I doairfryer donutsor fry them, it's surprisingly easy to make your own donuts at home, and I always know they're 100% gluten free!
Because we are big fans tooRecipes inspired by Asiathis is where i started making homemade gluten free mochi donuts. These soft and sweet Japanese donuts are crispy on the outside and vibrant on the inside, with the signature stretchiness of mochi dough.
I dipped my fried donuts in a sweet vanilla frosting, but there are so many ways you can make this recipe your own with flavors, crushed freeze-dried fruit, and more. I've included some of my favorite variations below, but now let's get into the details of these mochi mochi donuts.
What is a Mochi Donut?
Mochi donuts are a cross between a classic American donut and a Japanese mochi. Mochi donuts, also called pon de ring donuts, are made from rice flour, which gives them a soft, stretchy, almost fluffy texture (described as "mochi-mochi"). It's very different from the texture of brownie donuts, but it's still so good!
This mochi recipe uses both rice flour and gluten-free flour. They may look intricate and fancy, but I promise you'll love how easy these mochi donuts are to make!
What is a Mochi donut made of?
Gluten-free mochi donuts may seem exotic, but don't be intimidated. The ingredients you need are actually very simple. Below is a quick overview, with full details available in the recipe tab:
- Rice Flour:This donut recipe uses a combinationMochiko sweet rice flourand a gluten-free flour blend, such as King Arthur Flour's. Sweet rice flour is also called glutinous rice flour or glutinous rice flour and you can find it in the bakery section of most big box stores (or try Asian/International stores if you have them).
- Baking powder and salt:You'll need baking powder to help the dough rise, along with a pinch of salt to balance the flavor.
- Sugar, eggs and milk:Your basic baking ingredients needed to make the dough. Gently heat the milk in the microwave before you start, this will make the dough easier to handle.
- Butter:Also heat the butter in the microwave until it melts.
- Vegetable oil:For frying your donuts.
- Icing for donuts:I make a simple vanilla frosting by combiningPowdered sugar, milk,iVanilla bean paste. You can also use vanilla extract if you have it.
- Freeze-dried fruit:Ground freeze-dried fruit is an easy garnish for mochi donuts. You can use any fruit you like, be it strawberries, blueberries, etc. Optional, but highly recommended!
Which oil is best for frying?
Vegetable oil is the best universal oil for frying.Vegetable oil has a neutral flavor and a high smoke point (400ºF), so it can be heated to high temperatures before burning. Other good alternatives are canola oil or corn oil.
Let's make mochi krafne bez glutena!
Getting the oil to the right temperature is key to perfectly fried donuts. Start by heating about two inches of vegetable oil to 350ºF while you prepare the donut batter:
- Make the dough:Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Beat the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and mix to a soft dough. After that, transfer the dough into a bag.
- Make a guide:I find making a template or guide is very helpful when cutting these mochi donuts (see picture). Draw a 2 inch circle on a piece of paper, then mark 8 evenly spaced dots around the circle. Each of these dots will be a "ball" drawn on your mochi ring donut. Next, cut out 14 small squares from parchment paper, one for each donut.
- Placing Donut Rings:Place the first parchment square over your guide. Place a piece of donut dough on each point of the circle to make a ring of 8 balls. Repeat with remaining dough until all donuts are ready to bake.
- Bak:Working in small batches, gently drop the mochi donuts into the oil (you don't need to remove the parchment paper, as you can remove it with tongs after a minute or two). Fry the donuts until crispy and golden brown on the outside, then place the finished fried donuts on a wire rack to drain and cool.
- donut frosting:While the donuts are cooling, beat the ingredients for the frosting. When the donuts are done, dip the tops in the vanilla glaze and place them back on the wire rack to harden. If you add crushed freeze-dried fruit, make sure to sprinkle it on top before the icing sets completely!
Tips for success
Here are some additional tips to make your homemade mochi donuts delicious:
- Make sure you use the right flour.The flour used to make mochi donuts is gluten-freesweetrice flour. Plain rice flour is not the same.
- Make sure your oil is at the right temperature.The easiest way to do this is with a kitchen or candy thermometer. The oil you use for frying should be 350ºF, so your donuts will be nice and crispy, not greasy or oily. If you don't have a thermometer, you can also test the oil by sprinkling some gluten-free flour (it iswater). If it sizzles, the oil is ready!
- Do not over bake the donuts.Overcooking these mochi donuts can make them too brown and hard.
- Eat them right away.As with almost all fried donut recipes, these gluten-free mochi donuts are best the day they are made. Serve them right away. You can reduce the recipe if you're worried about having too many leftovers.
Ideas for mochi variations
Customize your mochi donuts however you like. Use chocolate icing instead of vanilla icing, top with fun colored icing or sprinkle with sprinkles. There's no wrong way to dress up a donut! Here are some simple ideas to change the taste:
- Green tea:Add a spoonful of matcha green tea powder to the glaze for a subtle flavour.
- cinnamon sugar:Instead of icing, dip the tops of the donuts in butter and cinnamon sugar.
- Chocolate:Borrow the frosting from mineGluten-free chocolate donuts, or dip the tips in hereHomemade fudge sauce.
- Flavor extracts:Instead of vanilla, flavor the frosting with peppermint, lemon, or almond extract.
- Making ice cream with Krafnama:Spoon onto donut ringsReese's ice creamofNutella browniesladolid, along with whipped cream and cherry.
Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between mochi and regular donuts?
Mochi donuts differ from regular donuts in taste and texture. Regular donuts are more bready and denser, while mochi donuts are softer, lighter, and chewier.
Are mochi donuts gluten free?
Not always. However, I make this recipe with gluten-free flour and therefore it is 100% safe for gluten intolerances.
How to Store Mochi Donuts
These homemade donuts are best the day they are made. They lose their soft, chewy texture very quickly! If you must store them, make sure they are hermetically sealed and at room temperature. Mochi donuts do not keep well in the refrigerator.
I wouldn't recommend keeping your mochi donuts for a day or two at most. The next best way to keep them fresh is to freeze them, see below.
Do Mochi Donuts Freeze Well?
Once the mochi donuts are cooked, they can be stored frozen for up to 1-2 months. I recommend to glaze them only after they have thawed again. Make sure the donuts are completely cooled first and store them airtight in a resealable freezer bag or container.
Thaw the donuts in the microwave or at room temperature and glaze before serving.
Things you need
SWEET RICE FLOUR:As we mentioned earlier, this is a key ingredient for the flavor and texture you want from mochi donuts.
GLUTEN-FREE FLOUR:All-purpose gluten-free flour mix binds the donuts and is needed with the rice flour.
DISPOSABLE PIPE BAGS:Put the dough in a piping bag and cut off the end to pipe out your donuts. As a last resort, you can use a sturdy plastic storage bag.
PAPER ADHESIVE:You glue your donut rings onto squares of parchment paper to drop into the oil.
Ateco disposable decorative bags, 18 inch, 100 pieces
Last updated on June 9, 2023 at 12:58 AM
5of 1 vote
Mochi krafne bez glutena
Mochi krafne bez glutenaare fluffy Japanese donuts that you can make in 30 minutes or less. Enjoy crispy and fluffy homemade donuts for dessert or with coffee or tea!
In total:30minute min
- 1 1/4 To give Mochiko sweet rice flour
- 3/4 To give Gluten-free flour mix (Kralj Arthur-meel)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Sol
- 1/3 To give Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 To give Warm milk
- 2 Spoons Butter , melted
- Vegetable oil for frying
For the glaze:
- 1 1/2 cups Powdered sugar
- 3 Spoons Milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla bean paste
- Ground freeze-dried fruit for decoration , optional
Add about 5 cm of oil to a deep pan. Preheat to 350 degrees.
While the oil is heating, combine the mochiko, gluten-free flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk and set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix eggs, warm milk and melted butter. Beat until smooth.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Fold together with a spatula until all dry ingredients are combined. The dough should be very soft.
Spoon the dough into a piping bag.
On a small piece of paper, draw a circle 2 inches in diameter. Mark eight points on the circle, evenly spaced.
Cut fourteen 3" x 3" squares of parchment paper.
Place a piece of parchment paper over the circle paper. Using a piping bag, pipe a piece of dough onto each of the eight dots to form a circle of eight balls. Cut all donuts before frying.
When the oil is hot, drop 2-3 donuts lined with parchment paper into the hot oil. After about a minute, use a pair of pliers to remove the paper from the oil. Continue to cook for 1 minute, then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
Remove from oil onto a wire rack to drain and cool.
After the donuts have cooled for about 10 minutes, combine the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla bean paste in a small bowl. Beat until smooth. Dip each donut in the frosting and return to the rack to dry.
Serve and enjoy immediately. These donuts taste best the day they are made.
Mochi krafne bez glutena
Quantity per serving
Calories174Calories from fat 27
% Daily Value*
Saturated fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated fats 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fats 1 g
Sugar 18 years20%
vitamine A96 IE2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Auteur:Brianne @ Kale Cookies and Chips
The kitchen:American, Asian
Keywords:gluten free candies, gluten free donuts, mochi ring donuts
- Inspired by Asia
- Gluten free
More gluten-free donut recipes
- Gluten-free ice cream with apple cider
- Glazed donuts in the deep fryer
- Gluten-free donuts with peppermint chocolate
- Gluten-free chocolate donuts
Mochi donuts are not gluten-free, but they are gluten-friendly.What's the difference between a mochi donut and regular donut? ›
What is the difference between a mochi donut and regular donut? Regular doughnuts are a yeasted dough made from all-purpose flour, that is shaped and fried in oil. Mochi donuts are made typically made with glutinous rice flour or tapioca starch or a mochi mixture, shaped into balls, formed into a ring and fried in oil.Are mochi donuts healthier than donuts? ›
Mochi donuts also contain about half the calories of regular doughnuts, making them a much healthier alternative. An added plus is that they are also gluten-free.What is mochi donut made of? ›
Mochi donuts are a hybrid between cake donuts and chewy mochi, Japanese rice cakes made from glutinous rice, also known as polished sticky rice. Mochi donuts typically use gluten-free tapioca flour or glutinous rice flour. While some recipes include all-purpose flour, they can also be made entirely gluten-free.