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Little MAC’s Ube Mochi Waffles

When I think of this recipe, I think of the love I have for my son and how his face LIGHTS up when he eats something he REALLY likes! He loves rainbows and colors and so you can imagine his expressions to see a purple waffle on his breakfast plate. Well Mommy created a recipe just for you baby! Little MAC’s Ube Mochi Waffles!

little mac's ube mochi waffles
Hey Mommy isn’t done taking photo’s yet!!

I originally posted my recipe on October 13th, 2021. This is an updated version. My recipe is inspired by Trader Joe’s Ube Mochi Waffle mix. That was such a hit in our house but it is a seasonal product at TJ’s.

What is Mochi?

Mochi is a Japanese Rice Cake. It is used in desserts such as donuts, waffles, ice cream and cakes. Many other cultures incorporate Mochi into their cuisine. When making mochi waffles though, you would look for sweet rice flour. Sweet Rice Flour, also known as glutinous rice flour can be found at your local Asian Market and some major chain store likes Kroger or Safeway should carry it as well. I like to use Mochiko Brand.

What other substitutions can be used in this recipe?

Let’s start with flours. Since this is inspired by the Trader Joe’s Ube Mochi mix, I have only made mine with tapioca flour and also the sweet rice flour. But to replace the milk or eggs, you can try sour cream, or plain greek yogurt. If you have to substitute with anything- let me know in the comments how it turned it out!

Where can I find Ube AKA the Purple Sweet Potato?

For this recipe I used an Ube Extract. I found it at my local Asian Market Uwajimaya. After opening, you can store the Ube Extract in the fridge. Ube can also come in a powder form. But I wouldn’t use that version to make this.

Now Let’s Make Little MAC’s Ube Mochi Waffles!

Ube Mochi Waffles

Little MAC’s Ube Mochi Waffles

This delicious Ube Waffle recipe includes Sweet Rice Flour and Tapioca Flour making it naturally gluten free and scrumptious!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine Filipino, Hawaiian
Servings 4
Calories 484 kcal


  • waffle maker
  • 2 large mixing bowl
  • Whisk


  • 1 cup milk I've tried with regular or plant based either works
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup sweet rice flour can be found in Asian markets
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ghee can use olive oil as substitute
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar I have made this with coconut sugar as well and can be a good substitute
  • 1/4 tsp ube extract can be found in Asian markets


  • In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk together.
  • In another bowl, (except for ube extract)-add all the wet ingredients. Gently whisk together.
  • Add the Ube Extract.
  • Preheat your waffle maker and spray with non stick spray. Pour the waffle batter in and cook accordingly. 
  • When done, remove the waffles with tongs and place onto a cooling rack. Do not stack the waffles, as the moisture will make them soggy.
  • Serve with fresh fruit and syrup. Enjoy!


I originally posted my recipe on October 13th, 2021. This is up
Ube Extract and Sweet Rice Flour can be found in your local Asian Markets.
Regular white sugar or coconut sugar works in this recipe if you don’t have cane sugar.
Toppings for this waffle are endless, you can add fresh fruits, syrup, whip cream or enjoy this waffle by itself.


Calories: 484kcalCarbohydrates: 85gProtein: 8gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 416mgPotassium: 174mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 234IUCalcium: 212mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Breakfast, Gluten Free, Mochi, Ube, Waffles
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Ube Mochi Waffles
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