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Auntie Ellen’s Bata Mochi Recipe

Sandi Gaertner
Delicious Hawaiian bata mochi, or butter mochi recipe.
4.49 from 33 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 14 pieces
Calories 136 kcal


  • 1 cup sweet white rice flour 120 g
  • 1 cup coconut milk or regular milk, 220 ml
  • ½ cup of organic sugar 100 g
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter 30 g
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Mix together rice flour, baking powder, and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add egg, coconut milk, and melted butter and mix well.
  • Pour into a greased 8x8 baking dish.
  • Bake at 325 for 25 minutes.



1. Sweet rice flour, also called Mochiko, is the main ingredient for this dessert. DO NOT substitute this with regular rice flour or brown rice flour or your mochi will not turn out. Trust me. You can find sweet rice flour at many grocery stores. I prefer the brand by Koda Farms.
2. You can use regular milk. I prefer to use full fat canned coconut milk for added sweetness. 
3. Feel free to sprinkle with cinnamon.


Serving: 1gCalories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 65mgSugar: 7g
Keyword bata mochi recipe, gluten free mochi, Hawaiian butter mochi recipe
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