Hawai‘i Comfort Food: Mochiko Pancake Recipe

Mochiko adds a fun spin to these a.m. favorites.


Photo: Karen DB Photography

“Like most busy families, leisurely mornings are rare. So when we have time to cook something special for breakfast, we cherish it. I usually make mochiko waffles but after we tried butter mochi pancakes at Koa Pancake House, we looked for a mochiko pancake recipe online. This isn’t quite the same as the ones we tasted at brunch, but the stacks are light, fluffy and still retain a touch of that extra chewiness we love in local treats.”—Christi Young



  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup mochiko flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract


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  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Separate eggs. Mix yolks with wet ingredients.
  3. Stir wet mixture into dry ingredients.
  4. Whisk egg whites until you have stiff peaks.
  5. Fold egg whites into batter.
  6. Pour about ¼ cup of batter onto griddle and flip over when batter bubbles.

Thanks to tworedsuitcases.wordpress.com for the recipe.