Delicious Pumpkin Mochi Recipe

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Delicious Pumpkin Mochi Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 15, 2023

Enjoy the taste of fall with this delightful pumpkin mochi recipe. Soft and chewy, these sweet rice cakes filled with a warm pumpkin filling are a perfect treat for any occasion. This easy-to-make dessert is a delightful combination of traditional Japanese mochi and the seasonal flavors of pumpkin. Serve it as a festive dessert during the holidays or as a special treat for any time of the year. Get ready to impress your family and friends with this tasty and unique recipe!


  • 1 cup glutinous rice flour
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cornstarch for dusting


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, mix together the glutinous rice flour, pumpkin puree, sugar, water, and vanilla extract.
  2. Microwave the mixture for 1 minute on high.
  3. Stir the mixture well, then microwave for another 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat this process of microwaving and stirring until the mixture becomes thick and sticky.
  5. Once the mixture has thickened, dust a clean surface with cornstarch.
  6. Transfer the mochi dough onto the dusted surface and knead it with cornstarch-covered hands until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  7. Divide the dough into small portions and shape them into balls or squares.
  8. Dust each piece with cornstarch to prevent sticking.
  9. Serve the pumpkin mochi immediately or store it in an airtight container for later enjoyment.

Interesting Facts

  • Mochi is a traditional Japanese dessert made from glutinous rice flour.
  • Pumpkin is a versatile ingredient that is often used in both sweet and savory dishes.
  • Mochi is often enjoyed during special occasions and celebrations in Japan.