These tofu donut holes are light and crispy on the outside and moist and cakey on the inside with a hint sweetness. They’re made with just 4 ingredients and perfect for a quick and easy snack or dessert.
Tofu donuts! or donut holes, timbits, whatever you wanna call it. My mom used to make them for us using Japanese hotcake (pancake) mix but found you can easily make them with more accessible ingredients outside of Japan.
These fried little balls were one of my favourite after school snacks and preferred them over timbits from Tim Hortons. They have a light crispy exterior and soft-moist interior with a subtle sweetness. They’re tasty as is, but can be taken up a notch by adding your favourite coatings like cinnamon sugar, glaze or powdered sugar.
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The best (dangerous) thing about these tofu donuts is that they require just 4 ingredients to make! In fact, just two if you make the one using hotcake mix.
- silken tofu
- cake flour
- baking powder
You can add a bit more depth and flavour by adding a pinch of salt, a bit of vanilla and nutmeg.
For the 2-ingredient version, all you need is silken tofu and Japanese hotcake mix (we usually use Moringa brand).
These tofu donuts are again, dangerously easy to make:
- Mix ingredients together
- Rest in fridge for 10 minutes
Giving the visitor ideas on how they can change this recipe to better suit their dinner guests, or their cultural cuisine, is a great way to increase the chances they make the recipe
- Kinako – Substitute about 14 grams of cake flour for kinako flour
- Matcha – Swap 8 g of flour for 5 grams of matcha powder or add some the glaze
- Black sesame – Add 1 1/2 – 2 tbsp of ground black sesame flour
- Banana – Swap some of the silken tofu for mashed ripe bananas
These tofu donuts are best eaten fresh, but unlike yeasted donuts they stay quite moist the next day! Place in a container that isn’t air tight, but covered.
Don’t forget to chill the dough in the fridge for 10 minutes. This will make the dough easier to handle when portioning. As well, oil your hands to prevent it from sticking too much.
Yes! The texture is slightly different and will depend on your type of gluten free flour.
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