Best Tofu Scramble Recipe

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This tofu scramble recipe is perfect for vegans who miss scrambled eggs! Ready in just 20 minutes with 7 ingredients, consider this a vegan breakfast staple.

Scrambled eggs are quick, easy, and tasty—no wonder they’re considered a breakfast staple.

And if you’re looking for a vegan swap that will fill the scrambled egg-shaped void in your breakfast plate, you have to try these firm/silken tofu scrambled eggs (both kinds of tofu work for this recipe!)

Thanks to a secret ingredient, these vegan scrambled eggs taste just like the real ones.

Find out what it is because it’s a pantry must-have if you love plant-based egg recipes like scramble, frittata, and quiche. 

silken tofu scrambled eggs

Start your day on a high note and top vegan tacos with tofu scramble for breakfast!

Or, for a yummy lunch that’ll fill you up, assemble a vegan stir-fry rice bowl with egg tofu scramble. 

Why You’ll Love This Egg Tofu Scramble

  • There is no need to skip breakfast, even on busy mornings. This tofu scramble recipe only takes 20 minutes to prepare
  • No bland scramble here. With just a handful of ingredients, this savory vegan tofu scramble actually tastes like real scrambled eggs. The consistency is also spot on!
  • This recipe is versatile and customizable. Make the heartiest tofu egg scramble and mix in different vegetables, play with different seasonings, or use silken tofu instead of firm tofu. Silken tofu scrambled eggs are perfect for those who love velvety scrambled eggs!
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Ingredients And Substitutions For Tofu Egg Scramble

Firm tofu – The beauty of this tofu scramble recipe is it works both for firm and silken tofu. Select whatever you like, depending on whether you prefer a scramble that’s crisp outside and soft inside or something creamy and velvety similar to French scrambled eggs. 

Unsweetened plain almond milkYou can use any unsweetened non-dairy milk like soy or cashew milk as well.

Nutritional yeast Nutritional yeast or Nooch adds a savory, cheese-like flavor to this scramble vegan alternative. 

Turmeric powder Cream-colored vegan scrambled eggs? No thanks. Turmeric powder gives the tofu scramble a more appetizing yellow color.

Black salt  – With a flavor similar to a boiled egg yolk, black salt is the secret ingredient that makes firm/silken tofu scramble taste like the real deal.

Vegan butter Dairy-free milk and plant-based butter give the firm/silken tofu scrambled eggs the same richness we love in real scrambled eggs made with dairy cream and butter.

Sea salt – In addition to black salt, don’t forget to season your eggy tofu scramble with salt and pepper! 

Black pepper Smoked paprika, garlic powder, and granulated onion will also lend delicious umami flavors to this delicious tofu scramble. 

This tofu scramble recipe has room for vegetables!

You can add handfuls of spinach leaves, sliced bell peppers, and tomatoes at the end. 

And if you want mushrooms in your tofu breakfast scramble, start with them in the pan with some salt to remove the excess water. 

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Tips For Making Vegan Scrambled Eggs

Press Your Tofu

To ensure that your scramble absorbs the delicious savory flavors from the seasonings, press the tofu for 15 minutes to remove the excess moisture before cooking. This extra step also helps the tofu keep its shape as it cooks.

Achieve the Perfect Egg-Like Texture

The trick for getting an egg-like golden crust is to avoid overcrowding the pan when you fry the tofu. Leave the crumbled bits undisturbed for a minute, then stir gently. You don’t need to stir the tofu scrambled eggs constantly.

Serving Suggestions

There are plenty of ways to enjoy your vegan scrambled eggs. Pile them on top of toast with mashed avocado and red pepper flakes, make a vegan breakfast burrito with vegan cheese and roasted potatoes, or serve them alongside vegan sausages and vegan pancakes for a hearty breakfast spread.

tofu scramble

Tofu Scramble Recipe FAQs

Can I make a scrambled tofu with silken tofu?

Yes. If you love creamy and velvety scramble, silken tofu scrambled eggs will be perfect for you. 

Which tofu is best for scramble?

It’s a matter of preference because you can use either in this tofu scramble recipe. Silken tofu will give you a creamy scramble, while firm tofu results in a scramble with a crisp bite. 

Does tofu scramble taste like eggs?

Yes, and it’s because of black salt. It gives tofu scrambled eggs that distinct umami, eggy flavor.

Can I reheat tofu scramble?

Of course! To reheat before serving, microwave the tofu scramble for a minute or two or put it in a skillet over medium heat.

Can you freeze tofu scramble?

Yes, for 1 to 2 months. However, the texture of the vegan scrambled eggs will be a bit firmer. 

vegan scramble

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Tofu Scramble Recipe

vegan tofu scramble recipe
This tofu scramble recipe is perfect for vegans who miss scrambled eggs! Ready in just 20 minutes with 7 ingredients, consider this a vegan breakfast staple.
Louisa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the reserved tofu, almond milk, nutritional yeast, turmeric powder, and black salt in a blender and blend until smooth.
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  • Melt the vegan butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the puree and the remaining crumbled tofu.
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  • Mix to combine and cook for about 5 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
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Notes

  • To ensure that your scramble absorbs the delicious savory flavors from the seasonings, press the tofu for 15 minutes to remove the excess moisture before cooking. This extra step also helps the tofu keep its shape as it cooks.
  • The trick for getting an egg-like golden crust is to avoid overcrowding the pan when you fry the tofu. Leave the crumbled bits undisturbed for a minute, then stir gently. You don’t need to stir the tofu scrambled eggs constantly.
  • There are plenty of ways to enjoy your vegan scrambled eggs. Pile them on top of toast with mashed avocado and red pepper flakes, make a vegan breakfast burrito with vegan cheese and roasted potatoes, or serve them alongside vegan sausages and vegan pancakes for a hearty breakfast spread.

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