This basic vegan tofu scramble makes an excellent substitute for scrambled eggs, and pairs nicely with other “Big Breakfast” sides like my fluffy pancakes, homemade bread, vegan sausage or hash browns!
What Makes This Basic Vegan Tofu Scramble Great?
I absolutely love tofu. It’s incredibly versatile, really cheap and pretty damn good for you! This vegan recipe is really easy to prepare. You don’t need to know anything special about tofu. It’s super comforting and makes a great substitute for eggs. This tofu scramble has zero cholesterol, and can be made fat free by using water instead of vegan butter or oil. It tastes super eggy, it’s full of protein and is a great way to start your morning!
This Basic Tofu Scramble is:
Totally customizable. Go ahead and add whatever veggies you like! I’ll often use a little cashew cream or dairy-free cheese and veggie ham.
Affordable. Tofu is just as affordable as eggs-even more affordable if you buy it in bulk!
Easy to make-just saute your veggies, crumble the tofu and spice it up.
Ready in minutes. This tofu scramble is so fast to prepare. I would say its even faster than scrambling eggs. You literally just need to crumble the tofu, heat and serve.
A Healthy Egg Alternative. Tofu is naturally cholesterol and saturated fat free. Your heart will thank you!
A great way to add protein to your diet. Many plant-based foods contain protein (in fact they ALL do) but I really love how tofu has a high protein to carbohydrate and fat ratio. I find it keeps me fuller longer.
The Prefect Meal-Prep Vegan Breakfast. This tofu scramble can be made in big batches and then stored in the fridge or even frozen in burritos.
Tastes just like scrambled eggs. Thanks to a few spices like nutritional yeast and Black Salt (Kala Namak), this tofu scramble tastes just like the real thing!
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What type of Tofu is BEST for a Tofu Scramble?
The BEST type of tofu to use for this recipe is extra firm. It will have the closest texture to scrambled eggs. I always use the Sunrise brand. It comes in a green package and you can usually find it in the deli or the fruit and vegetable section of the grocery store.
Does Tofu Scramble Taste Like Eggs?
Yes! And here’s why…
This tofu scramble recipe is seasoned with nutritional yeast which gives a delicious “cheesy” flavor to foods. When you use it in a tofu scramble it really adds a lot of flavor and depth to your dish.
Using onion powder also adds to the flavor and gives a nice egg-like taste.
One of my favorite things about this vegan breakfast recipe is that you can make a large batch and re-heat it as you need. It’s absolutely perfect for having a hearty breakfast during the busy work week.
To re-heat tofu scramble simply portion out what you would like heated and place it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. To add a little more freshness to the dish, sprinkle on some pre-cut green onion or diced tomatoes. I also love serving it with a little salsa.
This basic vegan tofu scramble recipe will easily last in the fridge for 4-5 days. To save yourself time in the morning, why not make a big batch and store it in individual containers? If you are using glass containers, simply re-heat it in the storage bowl and eat.
Can You Freeze Tofu Scramble
Yes! In fact, this basic vegan tofu scramble recipe is the perfect base for making vegan breakfast burritos.
Simply fill a tortilla with prepared tofu scramble. Feel free to add some veggie ham, a little vegan cheese and some salsa. Wrap it into a burrito and freeze.
Tofu scramble will last for 4-6 months frozen like this.
To re-heat frozen tofu scramble, remove from the freezer, wrap in a paper towel and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes.
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Megan Kerry is a Vegan Lifestyle Educator and Licensed Practical Nurse. Her content focuses on vegan recipes and ethical living. She is a mom of four children, a long time vegan, and an even longer time foodie. She loves veganizing any and all dishes and sharing her recipes and lifestyle tips with all of you!