easy pandan mochi waffles in 10 minutes

pandan mochi waffles 🧇

when i first moved to the bay area in california, every weekend i would find myself with a warm, aromatic pandan waffle from nuoc mia vien dong 2 on story road in east san jose. on a friday night, binge watching bling empire on netflix (thoughts on season 2, anyone?), i had an immediate craving for pandan waffles, so i made a vegan version that takes less than 10 mins to make. your taste buds will be delighted – crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, & has a sweet aroma of coconut & pandan.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 2 waffles (4″)


  • 2 tbsp glutinuous rice flour
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp corn starch (or tapioca starch or potato starch)
  • 2 tsp coconut flakes
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • a drop of pandan extract


  • preheat the waffle maker and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • using a whisk, mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until everything comes together.
  • pour ½ of the batter into the waffle maker and cook for 2½ – 3 minutes or until golden brown. repeat with the other ½ of the batter.
  • serve immediately with coconut flakes, a side of coconut milk, whipped cream, and/or your favorite fruits of choice! 🍓🥥



store in a sealed container and use a toaster to reheat the waffle.

special equipment

  • waffle maker: this one is affordable, cute, & fits my occasional waffle cravings. if you make waffles on a regular basis and/or for larger groups of people, i would recommend this one.
  • whisk: this one is perfect for small-batch recipes like this pandan mochi waffles recipe.
  • spatula: this silicone spatula is so versatile and is used to pour the batter into the waffle maker.


  • where can i get pandan extract? in this recipe, i simplify it by using artificial pandan extract. generally, you can find them at the asian grocery stores. if you are in the bay area in california, i have found them at these grocery stores: lion supermarket (all locations), marina supermarket, and richmond new may wah supermarket. if not, you can get it on amazon. know that a little bottle goes a long way!
  • can i sub pandan extract? while i would recommend using pandan extract, you can sub with ¼ tsp of vanilla extract if you do not have it on hand or do not foresee using it for other recipes.

did you make this recipe? i would love to see your creations! tag michelleqgbui on instagram and hashtag it #letsbake.

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