Vegan Breakfast – Tofu Scramble Recipe

We really enjoy breakfast at all times of day, so it was imperative early to find a vegan substitute for eggs. Tofu makes the most easy sub, and a tofu scramble is very simple to make. There are as many tofu scramble recipes as their are people cooking them, but here is an uncomplicated starting point!

Ingredients

1 block firm or extra firm tofu, drained
1 small-medium onion, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
1 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp mustard powder
1-2 T nutritional yeast flakes
2 T olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Process

Add olive oil to the bottom of a frying pan. Sauté onions  and peppers until they begin to soften. Add turmeric, ginger, chili powder, mustard powder, yeast flakes, and salt and continue to cook for 2-3 more minutes. Once vegetables are nicely done, crumble in a block of tofu, continue to sauté while stirring and breaking up tofu into scrambled bits.

Once heated through, add other desired toppings and serve. Delicious, filling, and high in protein!

Options:
~ Add black or kidney beans with the tofu and serve with salsa and vegan sour cream for a vegan huevos rancheros.
~ Add mushrooms and vegan swiss or monterey jack style cheese
~ Add broccoli and vegan cheddar style cheese
~ Add other vegetables, like fresh diced tomatoes, hot peppers, green beans, kale, edamame
~ Vary your seasoning to taste, adding more ginger, hot sauce or hot pepper flakes, liquid smoke, etc.

Also, see this breakfast casserole recipe for another vegan egg-like option.

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