Delicious, soft, and chewy mochi bread loaf studded with chocolate chips is super easy to put together and no yeast is needed. This has become our family’s new favorite bread.
OUR FAMILY’S NEW FAVORITE
I wasn’t going to share this no-yeast chocolate mochi bread loaf at first because I wasn’t sure if it’s good enough, but I kept baking it every week and the family has voted that this chocolate mochi bread was so good I had to share it!
This is an adaptation from a very popular and delicious super easy no-yeast mini cheddar mochi bread. From there I made an easy no-yeast gluten-free artisan mochi bread.
WHY YOU’LL LIKE THIS RECIPE
1. YOU DON’T NEED GLUTEN-FREE PREMIX FLOUR
You only need glutinous rice flour (mochiko flour) and tapioca starch, which are widely available these days
2. NO STANDMIXER OR HAND MIXER NEEDED
You can mix it with your hands and no kneading necessary either
3. ALL IN ONE BOWL
Yup, all the ingredients mixed in one bowl
4. TASTE GREAT!
This is a must right?
TEXTURE AND TASTE
This bread has a soft, moist, slightly chewy, and stretchy texture. I sprinkled a bit of coarse sugar like turbinado sugar on top and my kids LOVE that additional coarse and sweet texture on top. It also has an assertive flavor of chocolate (love you chocolate!!) and not overly sweet. We got so hooked with the texture of this bread it’s hard to explain!
HOW TO MAKE NO-YEAST GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE MOCHI BREAD LOAF
1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Use a convection mode (fan mode) if it’s available. Place all the dry ingredients, except for chocolate chips in a mixing bowl. Whisk to combine everything.
2. Combine 3 eggs with milk, oil, vanilla extract, and whisk until combined.
3. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the egg mixture
4. Stir to mix everything. You will get a really thick batter. Fold in the chocolate chips and stir to combine
5. Transfer to a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Smooth the top with a spatula. Sprinkle with some turbinado sugar if you want. Place the pan on the bottom rack and bake the bread in the preheated oven for 1 hour and then move to middle rack and bake for another 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (well, with some smear of chocolate is okay)
6. Then transfer to a cooling rack to let it cools down completely before slicing
The best part of the day was, of course, slicing this bread and getting to sample it. Though I have to admit that it was more than a sampling! It was more of me eating 2-3 slices!
The bread may not look as elegant, but I love the rustic look of it and for the bread to taste this good, I suppose look can come second 😉
SWEET VERSION: you can replace chocolate chips with dried fruits like raisins, craisins, chopped pitted dates, etc
SAVORY VERSION: you can reduce the amount of sugar and replace chocolate chips with shredded or grated cheese, salted olives, bacon bits, etc
HOW TO STORE MOCHI BREAD
Once they cool down completely, wrap them up in a plastic wrap, and put it inside a zipper bag, push all the air out and seal it. They can be kept like this at room temperature for about 3 days. Only slice what you are going to serve. That way you won’t dry out all the slices.
WILL MOCHI BREAD STAYS SOFT FOR DAYS?
They taste the best the same day you make them. The outer crust tends to harden a bit the next day, but the inside is still soft and chewy, though the longer you keep them, the drier they will get. You can mist them with water and loosely wrap them in a foil and warm them up in a preheated oven/toaster oven or air-fryer at 350 F for 8-10 minutes.
DID YOU MAKE THIS NO-YEAST GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE MOCHI BREAD LOAF RECIPE?
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The recipe has been updated to improve texture and taste on June 23, 2020. The addition of tapioca starch and eggs gives an even better texture. The bread is soft, airier, and has that slightly chewy and stretchy texture.
Easy No-Yeast Gluten Free Chocolate Mochi Bread Loaf
- Turbinado sugar for sprinkling
- Coat the chocolate chips in a bit of glutinous rice flour. Shake off excess
Make the dough:
- Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Use convection mode (fan mode) if it's available. Place all the dry ingredients, except for chocolate chips in a mixing bowl. Whisk to combine everything.
- Combine 3 eggs with milk, and oil and whisk until combined. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the egg mixture
- Stir to mix everything. You shouldn't see any more loose flour. You will get a really thick batter. Fold in the chocolate chips and stir to combine
Bake the bread:
- Transfer to a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Smooth the top with a spatula. Sprinkle with some turbinado sugar if you want and place the bread on the bottom rack and bake the bread in the preheated oven for 1 hour and then move to the middle rack and bake for another 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (well, with some smear of chocolate is okay). The time is just a reference. It depends on your oven temperature accuracy too. You may need to bake a little longer if the inside is still wet
- Gluten-free bread doesn't rise high and has a denser and heavier texture compared to non-gluten-free bread
- Transfer to a cooling rack to let it cools down completely before slicing
- Once it cools down, wrap it up or put in a zipper bag and push all the air out and store at room temperature for 3-4 days