strawberry mochi muffins

Strawberry mochi muffins

These mini strawberry mochi muffins are chewy and fluffy with juicy chunks of strawberry. They make the cutest bite-sized snacks!

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Soft, cute, and fluffy, these strawberry mochi bites are so fun and snackable. They come together in less than 30 minutes and are perfect for beginner bakers!

bowl of strawberry mochi muffins

How to make strawberry mochi muffins

The technique for making these mochi muffins is super simple!

  1. Dice your strawberries, making sure that they’re chopped finely. Otherwise, you may get wet, raw spots in your dough when baking.
  2. Mix together your dry ingredients – flour, glutinous rice flour, baking powder, and salt
  3. Mix together your wet ingredients – egg, brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and milk
  4. Combine your wet and dry ingredients and fold in your strawberry pieces, then bake!

I like to make my mini muffins in this adorable strawberry bitelet pan to get the cute strawberry shape. If you don’t have it, you can use a regular mini muffin pan.

strawberry mochi muffins on cooling rack


It’s important to have the correct set of ingredients, especially the mix of flour since that’s key to achieving the fluffy and chewy texture. 

All purpose flour – I use a half cup of all purpose flour so that the muffins aren’t too dense and have a slightly fluffier texture. If you only use glutinous rice flour, the muffins will be much chewier.

Glutinous rice flour – Glutinous rice flour is key to achieving the signature chewy texture. 

Baking powder – helps with leavening and lightening the texture

Salt – for flavor

Egg – to help bind the ingredients together

Brown sugar – I use brown sugar rather than white sugar so that the muffins are more moist

Butter – for flavor and to add some richness

Vanilla Extract – for flavor

Milk – for moisture and richness. I use 2% milk, but any type of milk or milk substitute will work

Strawberries – of course, to add a yummy strawberry taste

strawberry mochi muffins in tin

What is glutinous rice flour?

Glutinous rice flour is a type of flour often found in Asian pastries and sweets, such as mochi and tangyuan. It’s made from short grain white rice and is sweet and sticky when mixed with water. You can typically find glutinous rice flour at your local Asian grocery store, such as H-Mart or Ranch 99. These days, you can also order glutinous rice flour from Amazon or other online retailers.

Instead of glutinous rice flour, you can also use mochiko.

Can you substitute regular rice flour for glutinous rice flour? 

No, you cannot replace glutinous rice flour with regular rice flour. They’re made with different types of rice, and you will get completely different results if you use regular rice flour!

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy strawberry mochi muffin recipe! 

If you make this recipe, please let me know! I always love to see what my readers are baking. You can comment below or tag me on Instagram @halicopteraway.

strawberry mochi muffins

Strawberry mochi muffins

These mini strawberry mochi muffins are chewy and fluffy with juicy chunks of strawberry. They make the cutest bite-sized snacks!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 24 mini muffins


  • Mixing bowls
  • Muffin tin


  • 1/2 cup (100g) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (65g) glutinous rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp (200g) milk
  • 3 medium strawberries, finely diced
  • food coloring (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a mini muffin tin
  • Prepare your dry ingredients. In a bowl, add all purpose flour, glutinous rice flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix together and then set aside.
  • Prepare your wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg and brown sugar. Add the unsalted butter, vanilla extract, and milk and mix until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Fold in the diced strawberries. The batter should be fairly thin. If desired, add a drop of red or pink food coloring.
  • Fill your muffin tin and place in the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 15 – 17 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the tin and enjoy!


  1. You can use light brown or dark brown sugar
  2. You can use any type of milk or milk substitute
Keyword mochi, muffin, strawberry

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