Tofu Bagel with More Tofu than Bread Flour!!

Tofu Bagel with More Tofu than Bread Flour!!

A nutritious bagel that holds back on the calories, thanks to the tofu. A guilt-free and chewy bread when you're on a diet.

Ingredients: 3~4 pieces

Bread flour
190 g
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
Dry yeast
a little less than 1 teaspoon
Honey (or molasses or sugar)
1 tablespoon


1. Microwave the tofu for 2 minutes, let it rest for a while, and strain the water. (it's better to strain the water in advance). The amount of water will depend on the variety of tofu you're using, but it doesn't really matter.
2. Put the bread flour in a bowl and make a hole in the middle. Put the sugar and dry yeast into the hole, and salt around the hole. Microwave the tofu again for a minute. (Until it's warm to the touch).
3. Put the tofu in the middle, mix it with the yeast and sugar, and knead with everything else for about 10 minutes (if the dough sticks too much, add more flour). Rest the dough for 10 minutes after kneading.
4. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Divide the dough into 3 or 4 pieces, and flatten the dough into an oval on a flat surface. Leaving one end open, fold the dough in three (make sure to close the seams tightly), and make a round bagel shape using the open end to wrap the closed end of the dough.
5. Use a big enough pot that can fit all the bagels. Boil the water, dissolve the honey, lower the heat so that the water is just before boiling, and cook each side of the bagel for 30 seconds. When finished, bake directly in the oven straight away!!!
6. Bake for 15-18 minutes in a 200℃ preheated oven. (If you made 4 small bagels, adjust the baking times). The bagels are done when they are browned to your liking.
7. To make the bagels more visually appealing, I added "lower the heat so that the water is just before boiling" to Step 5. It should be at a slow boil. If the water is at a rolling boil or if you wait too long before putting them in an oven, the finished bagels tend to have more wrinkles.

Story Behind this Recipe

I bought two packs of tofu (200 g each) so I made bagels using an entire pack of tofu and as little flour as possible. 1 bagel is roughly 195 kcal if you make 4, and 260 kcal each is you make 3.