Pandan Mochi Donuts

Aloha everyone, here is a simple recipe to try with the Manoa mochi donut molds. If you aren't familiar, Pandan is a plant that grows in tropical regions mostly in South and Southeast Asia. The leaves are used to give flavoring and color for desserts (mostly). Back home, I personally encounter these strategically placed pandan desserts in 3 places that undermine my attempts at dieting. At the grocery store in the refrigerated section, by the register of my favorite pho spot, and at Thanksgiving when an aunty brings a buko pandan jelly. This recipe is very reminiscent of pandan breads in downtown Honolulu, but with a crisp, chewy, and share-able shape.

Pandan Manoa Bake Co. Mochi Donuts


Equipment Required

  • Whisk
    • If you don't have a hand mixer, a good stainless steel whisk is essential.
  • Kitchen Scale
    • We highly recommend using a kitchen scale. Not only is it way more precise than volume measurements, the difference between the two can make or break a recipe.
  • Stainless Steel Bowl
    • If you don't have some in your house, we really recommend getting some
  • Piping Bag or Ladel
    • To avoid dripping batter onto the molds and burning while baking, we really recommend this to control the pour.
  • Fill Bakeshop x Manoa Bake Co. Mochi Donut Molds
  • Escali Primo P115C Precision Kitchen Scale
    • Baking is about precision. We highly recommend any baker, from home to professional to use mass over volume measurements (Also Metric over Imperial Measurements)! 

Pandan Manoa Bake Co. Mochi Donuts

The Recipe




Manoa Mix


1 cup (Half a bag)

Eggs or Egg Replacer


1 Egg

Oil (of your choice, we used sunflower seed oil)


¼ Cup



¾ Cup

McCormick Pandan Extract


1 Tbsp


Let's start cooking 🤙🏽

  • Preheat the oven to 350F or 176C.
    • Do not use convection bake.
  • Remove mold from wrapping, and wash with dish soap and water.
    • Give it a nice wash down
  • Wipe with a clean paper towel until dry.
  • Add ingredients to a bowl, and mix ingredients with a whisk until fully incorporated.

Pandan Manoa Bake Co. Mochi Donuts

  • Let rest and prepare molds.
    • Molds are non-stick and do not need grease.
  • Pour batter moving around the mold
    • Use a piping bag, or ladle. Wipe batter if dripped onto molds!
  • Fill about 1/2 to 3/4 the way up, or about 30g-40g into the molds 
  • Place molds into preheated oven for 15-20 minutes
    • For best results use a sheet pan, or a flat surface.
  • Remove from oven and let cool
  • Remove from molds once donuts are cooled and enjoy!

Pandan Manoa Bake Co. Mochi Donuts


Pro Tips...

  • Glaze the donuts with our 3 ingredient Haupia Glaze.
 Ingredients Amount
Coconut Milk or Coconut Cream or if you are high Makamaka (Boujie) Coconut Puree
¼ Cup
Powdered Sugar 1 Cup
Salt 1 Tsp
  • Finish with Toasted Coconut
    • Add a handful of dessicated coconut to a frying pan.
    • Toss on medium heat until coconut starts to brown and become aromatic.
      • Do not stop agitating the coconut. Just like the tourist in Waikiki, they can go from brown to burnt really easily.




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