Every week, a tofu vendor would visit my son's preschool and sell tofu products. He also sold okara doughnuts, which were delicious, but the expenses quickly added up... so I bought okara and made the doughnuts at home. I came up with easy-to-remember proportions of ingredients.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, blend, and put into a vinyl bag.
Cut the tip of the bag using scissors.
Squeeze out the doughnut batter into oil heated to about 340F/170C, until golden brown.
My friend's son cannot have any dairy products, so he was thrilled when he was able to eat these.
Try them as baked doughnuts using a doughnut mold.(See Recipe ID: 993126.)
Or, try these doughnuts that use tofu instead of okara (Recipe ID: 440234).
Story Behind this Recipe
The old man at the tofu shop sold 1 doughnut for 60 yen. For 200 yen, I can make a ton of a homemade doughnuts (80 yen for 300 g of okara--even though I use only 200 g in the recipe, 80 yen for about 200 g of instant pancake mix, and 40 yen for 200 ml of soy milk.) With 200 yen, I could only buy 3 doughnuts.
The doughnuts at the tofu shop are sold as rings, but since it's a challenge to mold them into rings, I made mine into sticks. My kid gobbles these up. They're great for snack time. For kids with dairy allergies, use allergy-free instant pancake mix.