Put the tofu in a bowl, crumble, add the sugar and vegetable oil and mix well.
Next add in the pancake mix and mix it well until the dough comes together.
Break the dough into 8 even portions and in a doughnut mold, form the doughnuts. Dust your hands with flour (wheat flour) and the doughnuts will be easier to handle.
Deep fry at low temperature (about 160℃) turning them over every 3 minutes. Once they are done frying, take them out and drain off the oil. Then they are done.
Story Behind this Recipe
I had left over tofu and I added to my doughnut recipe. It resulted in a really soft texture!
You don't need to drain the tofu. As for the shape of the doughnuts, it's best if you use your fingertips to make the hole in the center. By doing this, it is easier to form the ring. Once the oil has drained off, you can sprinkle your preferred topping (powdered sugar, kinako) on top. As you can probably tell from the picture above, it's delicious!