Pumpkin Mochi Donut Holes

"The absolute best fall treat- Pumpkin Mochi Donut Holes. These donut holes are super easy to whip up and the best part is- no mixer or kneading required! These donut holes are crispy, cinnamony, and sweet on the outside. They're chewy, fluffy, and tender on the inside! Everything you'd want in a dessert!"
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Prep time 35mins
Cook time 8mins
Serves or Makes: 13

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Pumpkin Mochi Donut Dough


  • 1 1/2 cups glutinous sweet rice flour
  • 1/2 cup bread flour
  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup boiled water
  • for deep frying vegetable oil



  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, add the glutinous sweet rice flour, bread flour, sugar, baking powder. Using a wooden spoon/rubber spatula, stir the dry ingredients to mix well.

  • Step 2

    Add pumpkin puree to the flour mixture and stir well to combine. The flour mixture should start to appear crumbly and shaggy.

  • Step 3

    Add the hot water to the flour mixture and continue to stir to combine. It will start to become a dough as you continue to mix.

  • Step 4

    Transfer the dough out of the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Chill the dough in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes. (You can make the dough a day before and chill in the fridge overnight too!)

  • Step 5

    Once the dough has been chilled for 30 minutes, use a food scale to weigh out dough pieces of 45 grams. Rolls the dough into balls and set aside.

  • Step 6

    Fill a heavy bottomed pot with about 2-3 inches of oil. Heat the oil to 330-350 degrees fahrenheit.

  • Step 7

    Using a slotted spoon, carefully drop the dough balls into the heated oil and fry for about 8 minutes. Donut holes are done when they are golden brown and start to float to the top of the oil. The internal temperature should be 185-190 degrees fahrenheit. *TIP: I recommend frying about 3-4 dough balls at a time, for even cooking.

  • Step 8

    Drop the fried donut holes into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and coat well. Enjoy!

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