You only need 2 ingredients. Make this whenever you want! Even the ratio of the ingredients is easy to remember. (I coated the donuts with kinako (roasted soy flour) and cinnamon sugar in the photo). This is great for people with egg or dairy allergies since it contains neither.
Add the tofu to the pancake mix. Use your hands and mix thoroughly. Form into small balls. If it's difficult to form, don't force it.
You can also scoop up the dough or batter and drop it into the oil directly using a spoon.
Heat some frying oil and deep-fry the donut balls. If the dough is too soft to form balls, use spoons to drop the dough directly into oil.
Drain the fried donuts. Optionally coat with cinnamon sugar or kinako (toasted ground soybean flour) mixed in sugar. They're also good just plain!
As long as the ratio of tofu to pancake mix is 1:1, you don't need to stick to the 200 g amount. When I made this the second time, I just had 135 g of tofu so I used 135 g of pancake mix.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to buy donuts, but it was raining cats and dogs. Since it was impossible to go out, I decided to make this for my children.
There's no need to drain the tofu. If the dough turns out too soft to form balls, scoop with a spoon and drop it directly into the oil to deep-fry. If the balls are too big, the inside might remain uncooked, so I recommend to form smaller balls. The dough is not too sweet, so feel free to coat with sugar, kinako, cinnamon sugar, chocolate, or icing. Be creative!