The Best Homemade Vegan Tofu Scrambles

The Best Homemade Vegan Tofu Scrambles Recipes

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Tofu scramble is a popular quick and easy, scrambled egg substitute for vegetarians and vegans. Most vegetarian restaurants serve up some version of this dish for breakfast or brunch, but it's simple and easy enough to make at home with little more than tofu, a few veggies, and some seasonings.

Here are a few of the best recipes to start out with, though you'll soon probably find that once you get the hang of it, you don't need a recipe at all.

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    Mushroom Tofu Scramble With Cayenne, Chili and Hot Sauce

    Tofu scramble with mushrooms

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    Need an early morning eye-opener? This vegetarian and vegan recipe for spicy mushroom tofu scramble with cayenne pepper ought to do the trick. Mince some fresh jalapeno peppers to add to the mix if it's not enough, or add a few canned ones right on in. Omit the soy sauce if you need it to be gluten-free, or just use tamari instead.

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    Tofu and Vegetable Scramble With Spinach

    Vegan Tofu Scramble With Spinach

    The Spruce / Danielle Moore

    This tofu scramble recipe has plenty of vegetables—mushrooms, tomatoes, and spinach. One reviewer suggested adding a bit more soy sauce to the mix to make it a bit saltier, but a sprinkle of salt and pepper just before eating would also enhance the flavors nicely.

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    Scrambled Tofu With Cheese

    Scrambled Tofu With Cheese

    The Spruce / Bahareh Niati

    If you're not fully following a vegan diet yet, then adding a bit of shredded cheese to your tofu scramble can help you transition away from dairy cravings and towards a whole foods vegan diet. Or, if you are eating vegan, try this basic scrambled tofu recipe with vegan cheese. It's made with green scallions and tomatoes and seasoned with onion and garlic powder. 

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    Curried Tofu Scramble

    Vegan curied tofu scramble

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    Curry powder, turmeric, and a bit of cumin powder enliven this veggie and tofu scramble, and it's one of the most popular recipes on The Spruce. If you're a bit hesitant to try new scrambled tofu, this is one that everyone seems to enjoy.

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    Basic Tofu Scramble

    Easy Vegan Tofu Scramble

    The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii

    This is a good start for a basic recipe for homemade tofu scramble. Obviously, you can personalize it any way you choose, with extra veggies, extra spices, a topping of hot sauce, or by wrapping it in a tortilla for a breakfast burrito. It's made with green bell peppers and seasoned with soy sauce, and the lovely yellow color comes from a bit of nutritional yeast and turmeric. A bit of white pepper and some browned mushrooms always go well with tofu scramble, if you're looking to vary it a bit.