Did you know you could make donuts out of tofu? Yep, you read that right, tofu. These fried double chocolate tofu donuts only require 6 ingredients and are super chocolate-y and decadent — crispy on the outside, cakey on the inside, and completely free of soy flavor.
So, how do you go about transforming tofu into chocolate donuts?! Well, it starts with a dough made of soft tofu, all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and cocoa powder.
Then you roll out the dough and split it — just like how you would make any pastry that requires a dough. Roll the segments out again, attach the ends, and you’ve got donuts! How easy is that?!
Note that unlike regular yeasted donuts, these will not expand too much upon frying. So, how your donuts look at this stage will be exactly how the finished product looks.
The hard part about frying these donuts is judging whether they are cooked or not. Since they already have a dark brown color, they are prone to getting burnt. Remember to keep an eye on them while they’re frying — I’ve tested that it does not take more than a total of 4 minutes to fry each donut.
While these donuts are made almost entirely of tofu, they are not exactly “healthy,” since they are still fried. They are definitely healthier than your average donut though!