I like sweets of western and Japanese style. Kinako is one of typical ingredients for Japanese sweets. I sometimes eat Kinako Mochi (Rice cake). I dust a grilled Mochi with Kinako that is mixed with sugar. The grilled Mochi should put in hot water before dusting to let it soft and smooth. It is very simple but so delicious for me.
Kinako is usually used Japanese cakes (Wagashi) and very healthy. I think Kinako belongs with Western cakes. I want to introduce another how to eat Kinako. It is Kinako hot milk. We add Kinako and honey to hot milk. It is a best Japanese taste hot drink for cold winter.