Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Mia Bakes: Tofu Chocolate Bread Loaf (BM Recipe)

Haha, yet another baking post up for the week! The thought to bake with tofu started after I came across a youtube video on tofu banana baked doughnuts. And I did ended up trying a variation of it without the banana HERE
Then I wondered if it's possible to have tofu replacing something in our everyday bread loaf, mainly to lower the calories per slice. Well, one fine day I was bored and hence decided to calculate the calories per slice of my usual homemade wholegrain bread, and was horrible shocked to know that my homebaked version is 2x the calories of the store bought loaves. 
No wonder my weight loss has plateau off

And due to denser loaves from wholegrain flour, I usually only manage to cut 9 slices per loaf and that gives me about 176 kcals per slice! 

Okay, calories talk aside, let's first get over the ingredients so we can get the BM started.
For a 500g loaf, you'll need:

125g wholemeal flour
115g all purpose flour
10g unsweeten cocoa powder
1 tbsp vital wheat gluten
10g sugar 
(I used 5g sugarless sugar & 5ml raw honey)
150g soft silken tofu
3g salt (about 1/2 tsp)
1 tsp instant yeast
1/4 tsp ceylon cinnamon
80ml milk

First, soak your wholemeal flour in the milk for about 20 minutes before adding in the rest of your ingredients and let the dough knead on your mix dough function

Due to lower percentage of wholegrain flour in this recipe, I got slightly higher loaf (perhaps switching to bread flour will give me an even higher loaf) and managed to cut 11 slices out of this loaf. That gives me about 92 kcals per slice, almost 50% of my usual sunflower seeds & raisin loaf. 

There's hardly any tofu taste and the bread still turned out pretty soft and chewy in spite of the high wholegrain content. Pretty sure that tofu shall be one of the main ingredients for my weekly bread making from now on!

Till then,
Mia Foo


  1. This is very new to me and should I try it, is a first. I am into baking lately but mostly sponge cakes and cupcakes. My boys love chocolates and anything with fruits or chocolates or marshmallows. This sounds so exciting I would want to try it and find for myself if my boys would love it as well. Thanks for the share.

  2. It's interesting to find a recipe of a bread with tofu.Glad to know that taste is good without special flavours from Tofu.I usually mix tofu to the flour mix when I make 'Roti' which is a flat bread.I will try with a loaf bread too...

  3. Wow, this is so awesome. We love tofu and I would love to make our own bread. So brave of you to try new things. Unless I have a recipe, I am totally lost when it comes to baking. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!!

  4. Hmmm this sounds like such a good recipe !
    I can try it out this weekend. I like that you post recipes.
    They are so good 😊

  5. Awesome! It's something that I would've wanted to do at home. It's great that you can be healthy and at the same time enjoy chocolate. Curious as to how it tastes!

  6. Tofu to a bread?! Something new to me, indeed. I didn't know we can add up tofu to a particular bread recipe. Something to try, for sure.


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