Ube is trending everywhere these days! As a kid I remember eating small ube treats and candies that were shipped from the Philippines or found at the Asian market. Now that ube is mainstream in the U.S. it is really amazing. We recently spotted the Trader Joe’s Ube Mochi Pancake Waffle Mix in our local Atlanta store so we had to grab a few boxes to try. I have heard of shortages in other cities like Los Angeles and NYC, so we were lucky to find some.
We decided on waffles and used the mix to make Ube Mochi Waffles using our KitchenAid Waffle Baker. Basically combine the ube mochi powder mix with wet ingredients (as listed on box) and it was fairly easy cook a few waffles. Brown edges with a light purple interior for the waffles themselves. The texture had a little springy bounce as I usually describe as “having a little chew” which is what the texture of mochi is.
The Trader Joe’s Ube Mochi Pancake & Waffle Mix is lightly sweet and has an ube flavor that you can taste, but more if you don’t add toppings. We topped the Ube Mochi Waffles with ube whipped cream and ube maple syrup I made using McCormick Ube Flavor Extract. Can you ever have too much ube? Probably not! We added more toppings for the gram, but it’s worth trying just by itself. The box is labeled clearly as gluten free, so if you stick to just the mix and listed ingredients, it’s a good option if you’re trying to stay clear of gluten.
Have you tried making pancake or waffles using Trader Joe’s Ube Mochi Pancake & Waffle Mix?
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