Matcha Adzuki Takoyaki Cake Balls Recipe

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  August 4, 2022

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Matcha Green Tea is such an amazing flavor and you see it popping up everywhere, but did you know you could make delicious takoyaki with it as well?

In this recipe, I’ll show you how to make an octopus ball into a delicious matcha treat.

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Matcha Adzuki Takoyaki Cake Balls Recipe

Matcha Adzuki Takoyaki Cake Balls Recipe

Joost Nusselder
Takoyaki, but turned into delicious matcha and adzuki cake balls. This is an amazing dessert that you wouldn't expect from the "octopus balls".
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 150 ml water
  • 50 gram pancake mix
  • 40 ml milk
  • ½ egg
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder
  • 30 gram Anko (sweetened adzuki bean paste)
  • 6 pcs shiratama (mochi)
  • 4 pcs White chocolate

Instructions
 

  • Combine water, pancake mix, milk, egg, and matcha powder and mix them thoroughly.
  • Heat up the takoyaki pan and brush the holes with oil, then pour the batter mix and allow takoyaki to cook.
  • Add the shiratama, Anko, and white chocolate, then pour some more batter up to the brim of the pan holes.
  • Don’t forget to flip each takoyaki ball, because you have to ensure that all of its sides are properly cooked with a crispy golden-brown texture.
  • Once they’re cooked, then put them in a clean serving plate, pour the takoyaki sauce and then serve.
Keyword Matcha Green Tea, Takoyaki
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Substitutes

Can you substitute the shiratama?

You can use mochi balls instead of shiratama.

Can you substitute the Anko?

You can use red bean paste or any other type of sweet bean paste.

Can you substitute the white chocolate?

You can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even caramel.

How to serve Matcha Adzuki cake balls

You can serve them with a dollop of whipped cream, a scoop of ice cream, or even just by themselves!

Also read: we’ve put together a list of the best takoyaki recipes

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.