Okara, Oatmeal & Kinako Cookie Balls with Honey

Okara, Oatmeal & Kinako Cookie Balls with Honey

You don't need an oven to make these easy and sweet macrobiotic treats using healthy ingredients.

Ingredients: 15 small balls

Fresh okara
50 g
20 g
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon + 1 scant teaspoon (freeze-dried tofu version: you can omit the scant teaspoon)
about 1 tablespoon
Cinnamon (optional)
up to 1 teaspoon
1/2 tablespoon upwards
◎Powdered sugar
1/2 tablespoon upwards


1. Microwave the fresh okara for 2 minutes at 500 W and set aside.
2. Put the oatmeal, milk and 1 tablespoon of honey in a heat-resistant container and mix. Wrap loosely with cling film, microwave for 30 seconds, and then knead.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients (excluding the ◎ ingredients) to the Step 2 container, and knead with the Step 2 dough.
4. Roll the dough into bite-sized balls and chill in the fridge.
5. Just before you are ready to serve them, coat the balls in the ◎ ingredients, and they're ready to eat.
6. With koya tofu: Rehydrate the koya tofu in lukewarm water, then squeeze out excess water, and mince in a food processor.
7. The rest of the Steps are the same as for the original okara version, but add the minced koya tofu instead of the okara in Step 3 When using tofu, omit the 1 scant teaspoon of honey.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to try make snacks using healthy ingredients and came up with this. It's based on Recipe ID: 1625347 "Okara, Oatmeal and Kinako Balls" I added honey, and also came up with an additional version that uses freeze-dried tofu instead of okara.