Kinako Mochi - Tofu Version

Kinako Mochi - Tofu Version

A great snack for kids, or mom when she's on a diet.
Why not try making kinako mochi with highly nutritious tofu?


1 small pack
3-5 tablespoons (add plenty if you prefer it to be firm)
as needed
Beet sugar (or normal sugar)
as needed
a pinch


1. Combine the tofu and katakuriko in a heat-resistant bowl and mix with a spoon until it's no longer floury.
2. Lightly cover the bowl with plastic wrap and microwave for 2 minutes.
3. Remove the plastic wrap and mix well.
4. Light cover the bowl with plastic wrap once again and microwave for 1 minute.
5. Remove the plastic wrap and mix until it becomes sticky.
6. Mix together the kinako, sugar and salt. Scoop out large bite-size pieces of the tofu mixture with a spoon and sprinkle each piece with the mixture of kinako, sugar and salt. It's ready to serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

My family loves mochi, but mochi has a lot of calories.
I tried making this to see if I could make a healthy mochi from tofu and katakuriko!!