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Tofu Scramble Recipe

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How to make the best tofu scramble recipe at home. Both vegans and non vegans LOVE this super healthy recipe!

How To Make The Best Tofu Scramble

Quick & Easy Tofu Scramble

If you haven’t tried making tofu scramble before, or even if you have, this simple recipe might become one of your new staple breakfasts.

High in protein, filling and nutritious, with just 7 ingredients and no oil required, the entire recipe can be made in just 15 minutes!

The scramble is a great kid-friendly savory breakfast option. I even have a friend who makes it at least once a week for her non-vegan husband and kids, and they ask for it more often than scrambled eggs.

It’s a wholesome and delicious plant based breakfast recipe that everyone can enjoy.

Also Try This Vegan Mac And Cheese

Easy Vegan Tofu Scramble Recipe

Scrambled Tofu Recipes

Italian Style: Use zucchini and tomatoes as the veggies in the recipe below. Omit the curry powder, and add 1 tsp each dried oregano and basil instead.

Indian Style: To the recipe below, add 1/2 tsp each of garam masala, coriander, and cumin. Increase the turmeric to 3/4 tsp.

Mexican Style: Add salsa and a pinch of chili powder to the base recipe below, and top with hot sauce as desired. You can even roll it up in a tortilla for a southwestern breakfast tofu scramble burrito.

Other variation ideas include topping the scramble with sliced avocado or nutritional yeast, or adding it to baked sweet potatoes (here’s the best way how to cook sweet potatoes) or scooping into taco shells as a healthy breakfast for dinner.

Or serve alongside a batch of homemade Vegan Pancakes for the ultimate meatless brunch.

Healthy Breakfast Tofu Scramble Recipe

Vegan Scrambled Eggs

If you prefer a plain scramble, it’s fine to omit the peppers, spinach, and other vegetables.

You can also add something called black salt, or kala namak, which–thanks to its sulfur content–has a flavor shockingly similar to that of eggs.

Black salt isn’t required for this scramble recipe, but it will definitely give you the eggy taste if that’s what you’re after. (I buy this one on amazon.)

Leftover tofu? Use it up in this Coconut Curry Recipe

What Kind Of Tofu?

I’ve been making tofu scramble for over a decade now and have tried it with pretty much every type of tofu imaginable – soft, silken, medium, firm, extra firm, super firm, sprouted, fried, baked, etc.

My personal favorite types to use in scrambles are either silken tofu or firm tofu because they will yield results with a texture most similar to scrambled eggs. But any variety of tofu will work, so feel free to experiment and find your own favorite.

Serve with a homemade Frappuccino Recipe or the popular Whipped Coffee.

Above – watch the video how to make tofu scramble

The Best Easy Vegan Breakfast Scrambled Tofu Recipe
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Tofu Scramble Recipe

A quick and easy tofu scramble recipe for breakfast that both vegans and non vegans will love.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 2 1/2 cups
5 from 13 votes


  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced vegetables of choice, such as onion, zucchini, mushrooms, or carrot
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 16 oz tofu, silken or firm
  • optional 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp each: curry powder and onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt, and pinch of black pepper if desired
  • optional handful spinach or kale


  • Grease a nonstick pan, or add a little oil to prevent sticking. Sauté the vegetables and garlic over medium heat until lightly browned. Drain the tofu, then add it to the pan. If using firm tofu, break it up with a spatula (silken tofu will break up on its own as you stir). Add the spices and salt. Continue to cook—stirring occasionally—until the tofu it hot and extra liquid has evaporated so it looks like scrambled eggs. Stir in the spinach until it wilts, then serve with toast, home fries, sliced avocado, salsa or hot sauce, a sprinkle of black pepper and nutritional yeast, or whatever you wish.
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Complete the meal with a batch of Oatmeal Muffins for a healthy weekday breakfast, or with Vegan Lemon Bread for a fancy plant based brunch.

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Published on August 19, 2020

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  1. Terri says

    I can’t wait to try this … with chickpea tofu (homemade) and a bit of kala nayak instead of nutritional yeast. Thanks!

  2. Cardinal Bag Supplies says

    Tofu is perfect addition to an anti-inflammatory diet. Because it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant phyto-chemicals. Tofu is ideal for those people with type 2 diabetes and kidney.

  3. Devorah says

    Just made this for lunch and it was delicious! I made it with silken medium-firm tofu, zucchini, a bit of tomato, extra garlic and garlic powder, and the oregano and basil option. My husband and toddler both loved it!

  4. David says

    Just prepared this and its fantastic. I did not have bell pepper so I subed with mild jalapeño. I did add the optional nutritional yeast and love what it brings to the recipe. Added some shredded basil from the garden along with the spinach. This will be going into breakfast tacos ASAP!

  5. Samantha says

    Mmmm! Just made this and it turned out great! Used what I had- extra firm tofu, a green bell pepper, leftover roasted asparagus for the 1/2 cup of veggies, and garlic powder instead of fresh garlic. Thanks for this recipe!!

  6. Marisa says

    I’ve tried five different tofu scramble recipes from food blogs and this is my favorite yet. It’s easy to make and very filling. All of my kids liked it too 🙂

  7. Kaila says

    5 stars
    Thank you for this! I’d never tried a tofu scramble recipe before so didn’t know what to expect. This exceeded my expectations by a long shot! And it’s so healthy and versatile! Love love love it.

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