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Vegan Tofu Scramble

If you're looking for a vegan alternative to eggs for breakfast, try this Tofu Scramble Recipe. It is a satisfying and healthy breakfast.

March 17, 2022
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Total 25 mins



  1. Dry the firm or extra firm tofu block with a paper towel or kitchen towel. Then cover with a kitchen towel. Place a pan or plate on top of the tofu to absorb excess moisture. Let the tofu dry for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Crumble the drained tofu into small pieces using a fork or by hand.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Then add the vegetables you want to add to the pan.
  4. Add the tofu pieces to the frying pan and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, add salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, turmeric, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder. Mix the spices until you get a slurry consistency with a little water. Then add the mixture to the pan.
  6. Mix tofu and vegetables with seasonings over medium-high heat. Add some milk to it and cook it for about 5 minutes.
  7. When you get a mixture like an omelet, transfer the scrambled tofu on a plate.
  8. Serve with sliced ​​avocado, toast, sauce, and fresh herbs.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Vegan Tofu Scramble
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.5 g25%
Sodium 297 mg12.9%
Protein 6.5 g13%
Potassium 194 mg4.1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use firm tofu. Tofu has different levels of firmness: soft or firm. The best tofu for this recipe is firm tofu or extra-firm tofu. Avoid using silken tofu. As, it will not crumble like firm tofu.
  • Drain the tofu before adding it to the recipe. Tofu is very watery. Juicy tofu does not absorb other flavors well. To drain the tofu, place the tofu block on paper towels or kitchen cloths. Put a plate or something heavy on it. Let it drain for about 5–10 minutes. Then cut the tofu into pieces with a fork or potato masher and add it to the recipe.
  • Do not cook tofu at a very high heat. Maintain heat stability at a medium temperature. Otherwise, the seasonings will overcook and the tofu may dry out.
  • Do not overfill the pan.
  • Add the chopped vegetables. You can cook vegetables such as tomatoes, bell peppers, spinach, and mushrooms in the same pan as tofu. These ingredients will give the recipe additional flavor.
  • Add vegan milk or cream cheese to make a softer and creamier tofu scramble eggs.
  • Add plant-based milk instead of water to make an extra creamy scrambled tofu. You can use almond, soy, cashew, oat, or coconut milk. Just make sure it's sugar-free and flavor-free.
  • Do not stir the tofu constantly. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the tofu turns golden-brown. Then continue to cook while stirring occasionally.
  • You can use Kala Namak salt (Himalayan black salt) for this recipe.
  • Use fresh or dried herbs. Serve with fresh chives or cilantro.
  • You can use turmeric powder instead of the root.
  • Add paprika or hot sauce to add more heat to the recipe.
  • You can add soy sauce, sriracha sauce, or hot sauce to the scrambled tofu mix if you wish.
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Tofu Scramble or Scrambled Tofu is the vegan version of scrambled eggs. It is ideal to start the day with a high protein meal. A rich, creamy, and flavorful scrambled tofu can be made in just one skillet!

This easy Vegan Tofu Scramble has the same texture as scrambled eggs but is 100% plant-based! This is a breakfast recipe that everyone, not just vegans, will want to make over and over again!

If you are bored of recipes such as cereal, oatmeal, or avocado toast, try this easy and delicious recipe. Customize with a variety of vegetables and herbs to make the Best Vegan Scrambled Tofu. Serve with sliced avocado and sauce. This super healthy vegan breakfast will be everyone's favorite!

What Is Tofu Scramble?

Scrambled Tofu or Tofu Scramble is a breakfast dish that is a vegan version of scrambled eggs. This recipe uses tofu instead of eggs. Eggy tofu is completely vegan. Vegan Tofu Scrambled recipe is ideal for those who love tofu and those on a vegan diet.

Tofu is made with pressed tofu. It is usually square or rectangular and is white in color. Vegan tofu can be cooked in many ways. It is an ideal food for a healthy breakfast.

For more on tofu, check out our post "What is Tofu?".

What Kind of Tofu Should Be Used for Tofu Scramble?

The texture of scrambled tofu is similar to a scrambled egg or omelet. Firm or extra firm tofu is ideal for obtaining the texture of an omelet. In addition, silken tofu can also be used. However, this type of tofu will disintegrate more quickly when pan-fried. Firm tofu is often used to scramble tofu, which is soft on the inside and golden on the outside. It gives an eggy flavor also.

What To Serve with Tofu Scramble?

Vegan Tofu Scramble is versatile. This tofu recipe is best served hot. You can add sliced avocado, chopped parsley, or sauce on top. It can be served with fresh vegetables, toast, or fruit. It also pairs perfectly with vegan pancakes, crepes, coffee, or juice.

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How to Store Tofu Scramble?

Tofu Scramble is great for breakfast. Leftover tofu can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. If you have used sauce in the recipe, take care to consume it immediately. Do not freeze it. You can also prepare this recipe ahead of time.

How Long Does Tofu Scramble Last in the Refrigerator? Leftover scrambled tofu can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Before consuming, you can reheat the tofu in a skillet or in the microwave to restore its texture.

Can Tofu Scramble Be Frozen? Yes. You can store this vegan recipe in the freezer for up to 2 months. To freeze, allow the scrambled tofu to cool completely. Then you can store it in the freezer container or ziplock bags.

How To Reheat Tofu Scramble? Allow it to thaw in the refrigerator before reheating. Then microwave it for 30 seconds. You can also heat it in a pan if you wish. Add some milk to the pan on low heat. Then add the tofu and reheat, stirring for a few minutes.

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