Kinako dango

kinako dango

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A famous Japanese dessert, kinako dango are boiled rice flour balls served with a sweet soybean powder. Delicately sweet and so yummy!



  • 1 cup dango powder (rice flour)
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp cold water
  • 1/2 cup kinako
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Bring a pot of water to boil.
  2. In a mixing bowl add dango powder and water. Mix well until well combined.
  3. Grab a little dough and shape into a ball (bite size). Lay it on a plate and repeat until all the dough has been used.
  4. Set aside a bowl of cold water.
  5. Add dango balls to boiling water and boil until they rise to the top. Drain and add to cold water. Leave for 3 minutes until they cool down and drain.
  6. In another mixing bowl, add kinako, sugar and salt and mix well.
  7. Put a half of the kinako mixture in a serving bowl, add dango balls and top with leftover kinako. Serve.


For leftovers: Cover in a tupperware and refrigerate. Zap covered in microwave for 45 seconds before eating.

Keywords: soybean dessert, snack, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free

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