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!


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


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!

~ 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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