This Tofu Scramble is easy to make and comes together in under 15 minutes! A great vegan alternative to scrambled eggs and has 8 grams of protein per serving!

A bowl of scrambled tofu topped with chopped green onions and sriracha

This recipe for Tofu Scramble makes for a great and healthy protein-packed breakfast that is naturally gluten-free and vegan.

Tofu scramble can be enjoyed on its own or can be served with anything you’d serve up with scrambled eggs. I like to enjoy this recipe served in a breakfast bowl, or alongside some avocado toast.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It comes together in just 15 minutes for a quick and easy breakfast.
  • It can be enjoyed on its own, served on toast, eaten with hash browns, wrapped in a breakfast burrito and so much more.
  • It’s a great post-workout breakfast option that’s filled with lean protein.

Tofu scramble seasoning

There are different seasonings you can add to a Tofu Scramble to add different flavours, but there are a few main seasonings I recommend always adding:

  • Onion: Finely chopped. Trust me, you don’t want to leave this out!
  • Garlic: 3 cloves. Again, don’t skip out on this. The onion and garlic will bring your scrambled tofu to a whole new level.
  • Nutritional Yeast: this gives the tofu scramble that umami slightly cheesy “eggy” flavour.
  • Turmeric powder: this adds that yellow colour to the tofu scramble that makes it look more like scrambled eggs
  • Paprika: Adds a nice well rounded flavour to the scramble, plus it gives a bit more colour
  • Garlic powder: Just a bit for some extra garlicky flavour
  • Tamari: you can also use soy sauce. This adds some saltiness and more umami flavour to the tofu.
  • Salt and pepper: You don’t need too much salt since the tamari is salty, but just a pinch of salt and pepper elevators the flavours in the scrambled tofu.

How to make this recipe

Use your hands and crumble the tofu until it’s all crumbly like in the image below.

tofu crumbled up in a clear mixing bowl

Cook the onion and garlic in a non-stick pan then add the tofu and seasoning and mix everything together. Let the tofu cook on the bottom for a couple of minutes and then remove from heat.

Optionally top it off with some sriracha or hot sauce.

A bowl of scrambled tofu with a fork and knife in it and a small pinch bowl of ground pepper on the side

What type of tofu to use

Tofu has many different varieties ranging from silken to extra-firm tofu. So which one should you use in this recipe?

Truthfully, you can use any variety you like depending on your personal taste!

  • Use silken to soft: if you like a really soft eggy-like texture
  • Use medium: if you like it somewhere in between soft and firm
  • Use firm-extra-firm: if you want to have crispy bits in your scrambled tofu (this one’s my favourite!)

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

  • Use a non-stick pan to make this recipe. This will help you avoid having tofu stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  • If you like having some crispy bites of tofu in your scramble, use firm or extra-firm tofu to make this recipe.
  • You do not need to press your tofu to make this recipe.
  • If you want to reheat leftovers, they taste best if you reheat them in a pan with a touch of olive oil.

More tofu recipes to try

scrambled tofu topped with sliced green onions and sriracha in a large white bowl with a black rim

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scrambled tofu topped with sliced green onions and sriracha in a large white bowl with a black rim

The Best Tofu Scramble

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This tofu scramble recipe comes together in just 10 minutes and makes a delicious protein-rich breakfast!


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Crumble the tofu with your hands until it’s in small pieces. You can alternatively pulse it in a food processor a couple of times.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick pan on medium-high heat, then add the onion and garlic let cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tofu, turmeric, garlic powder, paprika, nutritional yeast, and tamari and mix everything together until combined.
  4. Let the tofu cook without touching it for 2-3 minutes, until it starts to brown on the bottom. Then mix it around and let cook another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat. Taste and season if needed with salt and pepper

Notes

Use a non-stick pan to make this recipe. This will help you avoid having tofu stuck to the bottom of the pan.

If you like having some crispy bites of tofu in your scramble, use firm or extra-firm tofu to make this recipe.

You do not need to press your tofu to make this recipe.

If you want to reheat leftovers, they taste best if you reheat them in a pan with a touch of olive oil.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 134
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 8g

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