Protein Ube Mochi Waffles

These Ube Mochi Waffles are sweet and chewy inside, and perfectly crispy on the outside! Plus, each waffle has 6 grams of protein!

ube protein mochi waffles with sliced banana recipe

Three things I love: Ube, Mochi, and Waffles.

I just combined all three and OMG it is so magical. Introducing…

✨Ube Mochi Waffles✨

If you’ve never had mochi, you MUST! It’s chewy and smooth and when you bake with it, it’s slightly crispy on the outside. And don’t worry, it’s not difficult to make!

Mochiko Flour

This is the brand of flour I used, but you can use any glutinous rice flour you like! It’s made with short grain glutinous rice that is steamed and then dehydrated and milled into flour. When we add liquid and cook with it, it creates a paste-like texture, similar to traditional mochi made with fresh glutinous rice.

This is what creates the deliciously chewy mochi texture! The mochi layer is thinner in this waffle recipe than it is in mochi cakes or bars.

Add some protein

My Ube Soft Serve Sculpt + Debloat Protein originally inspired this recipe! Was I able to create the ultimate Ube Mochi Waffle using an ube-flavored protein powder?!

Yes. And it’s even better than I imagined!

Each waffle has 6 grams of protein – stack these up with some fresh fruit for a yummy, filling breakfast!

ube and matcha mochi waffle recipe

Ube Mochi Waffles

Sweet, chewy mochi waffles made with ube protein powder
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack, post-workout
Cuisine: Japanese, American
Keyword: high-protein, ube, mochi, waffles
Servings: 6
Calories: 236kcal


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  • Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl. Whisk together until just combined. The batter should be thick, but still easy to pour. If needed, add more milk 1-2 tablespoons at a time. 
  • If your waffle iron has temperature control, heat it to ‘high.’ Coat the waffle iron with cooking spray and use about ⅔ cup of batter per waffle. 
  • Cook for about 3 minutes per waffle, or until cooked through. 
  • Top with syrup, bananas or non-dairy yogurt. 


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 1g

ube and matcha mochi waffles drizzled with syrup and topped with bananas and powdered sugar

Make mochi waffles with matcha instead!

For matcha-flavored mochi waffles, just swap Matcha Shake Sculpt + Debloat instead of Ube Soft Serve, and then replace the ube extract with about 1 tsp matcha powder (optional, but gives a lovely green color!).

More yummy breakfast recipes

Gooey Protein Cinnamon Rolls

Chocolate Protein Baked Oats

Chocolatey Protein Donuts


LMK in the comments if you make this recipe!

PS – If you want some more easy, high-protein recipes, check out my protein cookbook!

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  1. Cassie Brown says:

    Would sugar be a good substitute for monk fruit sweetener?

  2. Kim Kieu says:

    5 stars
    I just made the ube waffles and while I loved it, my husband is OBSESSED! He can’t stop snacking on them. He said it reminds him somewhat of Vietnamese sticky rice known as xoi. Some modifications I made include not using ube extract or monk fruit sweetener bc I don’t have them on hand. For sweetener, I used a little less than 1/8 cup organic cane sugar, and I feel like I can still go less. It is that good! Though definitely not needed, drizzling maple syrup will make it even better! So good!! I hope Cassey will come up with a pandan flavor one next.

  3. Fua says:

    How much monk fruits sweetener? 1/4 what?

      1. FUA says:

        Thank you! I can’t wait to try this!

  4. Jayda says:

    5 stars
    I just made these sooo good !