Easy Vegan Tofu Scramble

Easy Vegan Tofu Scramble

The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
382 Calories
27g Fat
15g Carbs
28g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 382
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 456mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 44mg 220%
Calcium 670mg 52%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 579mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Tofu scramble is a popular vegan breakfast dish similar to scrambled eggs. Although this recipe calls for onions and green peppers, try adding some mock meat crumbles or experiment with different vegetable combinations, such as spinach, mushrooms and green onions. The possibilities for tofu scramble are endless. Try a curried tofu scramble with spinach or a cayenne spicy tofu scramble. Wrap in a flour tortilla for an easy breakfast burrito. 


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  • 1/2 medium onion, diced

  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 block tofu, drained and pressed

  • 2 tablespoons oil, or margarine

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, optional

  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Easy Tofu Scramble Ingredients

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  2. Prepare the tofu. Like most tofu recipes, the scramble will taste best by pressing the tofu first.

    tofu on a plate

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  3. Slice the tofu into approximately 1-inch cubes once it has been well pressed.

    chopped tofu on a plate

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  4. Crumble the tofu slightly using either hands or a fork to get the right consistency for a scramble.

    crumbled tofu in a bowl

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  5. Heat the oil or margarine in a large skillet or frying pan and sauté the chopped onion, pepper, and crumbled tofu for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

    sauté the chopped onion, pepper, and crumbled tofu in a pan

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  6. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, and soy sauce and reduce the heat down to medium. Allow tofu to cook 5 to 7 more minutes, stirring frequently and adding a bit more oil if needed.

    garlic powder, onion powder, and soy sauce added to the tofu scramble in the pan

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  7. Add the nutritional yeast and stir to combine, making sure the tofu is well coated.

    nutritional yeast added to the tofu scramble in the pan

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  8. Serve just as it is, top it off with salsa, wrap it up in a warmed flour tortilla with a bit of salsa for a breakfast burrito, or top with soy or dairy cheese.

    Easy Vegan Tofu Scramble on a platter

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  • Pressing the tofu is crucial, as it allows the tofu to absorb more of the flavorings and seasonings which you add to it. It's an extra step, but it just takes a few minutes.