Quick and Easy Puto Recipe

Seeing how my kids enjoyed the puto (steamed rice cake) served at my brother-in-law’s birthday yesterday, I was encouraged to try making my own version for the first time using the recipe of my father-in-law’s sister as my guide.

I followed all the ingredients in her list, tweaked the measurements a little to achieve a finer texture, pour some vanilla on the mixture for added flavor, and voila — it was delicious!

My husband and kids loved it!

Try it too and make your family happy! (Scroll down for the ingredients and cooking instructions.)

Arrange the molds in the steamer this way.

This is how the mixture looks like 20 minutes later.... (a confirmation that I was doing it right! Woo-hoo!)

Put some cheese on top of each puto and continue steaming for 5 more minutes.

And...ta-daaaa! My puto is ready!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted (I didn’t sift mine because it had no lumps whatsoever)
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • vanilla extract, 1 tbsp. (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup of water
  • cheese, sliced
  • TIP: Please use a standard measuring cup. 1 cup is equivalent to 250 ml

Things needed:

  • Steamer
  • Molds

Cooking Procedure:

  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well
  • Add the evaporated milk, melted butter, eggs, water and vanilla extract
  • Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until the texture becomes completely smooth
  • Pour the mixture on each mold
  • Place the molds in the steamer
  • Steam for 15-20 minutes
  • Put sliced cheese on top of each puto, then steam for another 5 minutes
  • Remove the puto from the molds and serve on a tray.
  • Enjoy!!! :-)

Using all the ingredients above, I was able to make 55 pieces of small puto for my kids!

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21 Responses to Quick and Easy Puto Recipe

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I have NEVER made puto before! :) Maybe I’ll try to sometime! God bless!

  2. They look yummy, I’d like to try making them some time. :D

  3. weee~ i love puto. more more more cheese on top please! hahaha i wish ill learn how to make this too!

  4. tess says:

    my kids love puto. they are perfect for snack with orange juice while watching tv

  5. Eds says:

    Wow! They look so yummy! I envy you for knowing how to cook puto. I myself haven’t tried cooking it because they say that it is really hard to perfect it. That’s why since then I only love tasting them. lol! :)

  6. Mitchteryosa says:

    Ay gusto ko itry yan kaso wala akong steamer. Pwede ba yung sa rice cooker na steamer? Hehe!

    • Honney says:

      I think pwede naman po. Last time ang ginawa ko, nilagay ko mismo yung rice cooker sa stove. Hehe. With regard to your 2nd question, Social Media Icons ang name ng plugin na ito.

  7. Mitchteryosa says:

    Btw, I love your social media icons, bigla sila sulpot. Anong plugin yan?

  8. Gizelle says:

    Aww, very neat looking pieces of puto. my kids love this rice treat but I only make use of the boxed mix :D Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  9. Sumi says:

    I love eating puto for breakfast and merienda and yours look so enticing! :D Thank you for sharing this recipe. I’ll make sure to try my hands on making my own puto this weekend! ^^

  10. Mom-Friday says:

    WOW I will bookmark this recipe! we all love puto, and my girl loves it with cheese :) ))

  11. peachkins says:

    love home-made puto!!

  12. arcee says:

    looks yummy! i really love puto plus dinugu-an!:)

  13. waaa gusto ko rin yan! need to buy molds pa though…pero mas gusto ko ang madali… ang ready mix! hahaha tamad!

  14. Gigi Beleno says:

    wow! my little boy is a puto lover. I’ve tried some recipes but nothing works out for me yet. will surely try this one. thanks for sharing.

  15. Amor says:

    Bookmarked. Will try this too. Pwede bang pa-order ng dinuguan? :)

  16. Joie Dipiano says:

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  17. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ve always wanted to learn to make puto, as my daughter loves this :)

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