This Easy Tofu Scramble is a quick and delicious vegan breakfast to throw together! Vegan ‘eggs’ are made with a block of tofu and simple seasonings. Filled with plant based protein, this dish is a healthy way to start your day!

Have you ever tried a tofu scramble? If you’re not a big fan of tofu then maybe you just want to move on until the next recipe. BUT if you are a lover of tofu, like moi, you NEED to try this scramble out. It looks crazy similar to scrambled eggs, but I won’t pretend that it was the same taste at all. The texture of this scramble is similar to a more dry scrambled egg but the flavor isn’t close. Still VERY tasty, though!

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Quick and easy: These vegan scrambled ‘eggs’ are perfect for those mornings when you don’t have a lot of time. They are easy to whip up with minimal ingredients and can be on the table in less than 15 minutes!
  • Delicious: Thanks to the seasonings your meal will turn out incredible and it’s completely customizable. Feel free to use any of the your favorite spices.
  • Healthy: Made with just tofu and seasonings, these vegan ‘eggs’ are filled with plant based protein to keep you satisfied for hours!
  • Great for all occasions: Serve this for breakfast, brunch, or even as lunch or dinner! It pairs well with everything from toast and fruit to roasted veggies.
  • Perfect for meal prep: On meal prep day, double your scramble, and you’ll have breakfast covered for a couple of days.
Vegan eggs made with tofu and topped with ketchup.

Ingredients needed

In this tofu scramble recipe, tofu is crumbled and scrambled with a few simple seasonings to create vegan scrambled ‘eggs’ that are flavorful and nutritious! Here’s everything you’ll need to make this recipe:

  • Tofu. You’ll need a 12 ounce block of tofu to make 2 servings. We like using firm tofu and extra-firm works too. There is no need to press your tofu for this recipe; the water will cook out in the first couple of minutes.
  • Olive oil. For cooking the tofu in the pan.
  • Turmeric powder. “Why is it yellow!?” was my first question the first time that I ever encountered a tofu scramble. I’ve seen people add mustard and other yellow things to their scramble to get that color. I went the extra easy route and just added about a 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder to mine. It’s virtually tasteless, gives the tofu that fun egg-y color, AND it’s good for you!
  • Other seasonings. A blend of garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper for delicious flavor.
Uncooked tofu in a bowl and seasonings mixed in a separate bowl.

How to make this recipe

Here’s the simple process of making tofu scrambled ‘eggs’. For the full, printable recipe see the recipe card, below.

  • Dry the tofu. Start by drying your tofu off as best you can. You do not need to press it like we did with THIS tofu recipe, but I like to remove as much moisture from the outside as possible.
  • Break tofu into pieces. Break your tofu into large chunks. A lot of times I see recipes that call for you to break it into small pieces but what I have found is that the tofu breaks up a decent bit while you are cooking it, so you don’t want to already start with really small pieces. I break my chunks into about 1 1/2 inch pieces, which will then get broken down even more from the stirring in the pan.
  • Cook. The tofu chunks then get added into a hot skillet with a little olive oil. Turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder and salt & pepper are then mixed with the tofu crumbles. Sauté for about 8 minutes to warm through.
  • Serve. Once cooked, take off of the heat and ENJOY! Super simple and so good!

Customize this recipe

We love this recipe as-is, but feel free to change it up from time to time based on what flavors you’re craving. Here’s some ideas:

  • Vegetables. To really jazz things up, add sautéed onion and garlic. You can also try stirring in cooked bell peppers, spinach, mushrooms, or really any cooked veggies.
  • Spice. Like your ‘eggs’ a little spicy? Mix in a dash or two of hot sauce or cayenne pepper. Another option is to serve with salsa or pico de gallo.
  • Cheese. A sprinkle of vegan shredded cheese would be a delicious addition! Alternatively, a bit of nutritional yeast would give this scramble that cheesy flavor without the cheese.
Scrambling tofu in a skillet with a wooden spoon.

Serving suggestions

Want to make this scramble a full breakfast spread? Here are some pairing options:

How to store and reheat

  • Storing: Leftovers will keep for about 3 days in the refrigerator, stored in an airtight container. Great meal prep idea!
  • Freezing: Tofu scramble is freezer friendly and freezes well for up to 2 months. To freeze, let cool completely and store in freezer safe containers or a baggie. Let thaw before reheating.
  • Reheat: Re-warm the scramble on the stovetop over low heat until warmed through. If the scramble seems overly dry, add a splash of milk while cooking. Alternatively, reheat in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until warm.
Tofu scrambled 'eggs' served with avocado slices.

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Tofu scramble topped with ketchup and served with avocado.

Easy Tofu Scramble


  • Author: Food with Feeling
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Easy Tofu Scramble is a quick and delicious vegan breakfast to throw together! Vegan ‘eggs’ are made with a block of tofu and simple seasonings. Filled with plant based protein, this dish is a healthy way to start your day!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 12oz block of firm or extra-firm tofu (if yours is a bit more or less, that’s totally fine!)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Remove the block of tofu from the container and discard the liquid. You don’t need to press the tofu for a long time but pat it dry really good with a towel or paper towels to dry off the outside.
  2. Break the tofu into large chunks that are about 1 1/2 inches big (very roughly). The tofu will break up more in the pan so I like to start with larger chunks.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the tofu chunks and remaining ingredients. Stir to combine and continue to cook for about 8 minutes. You want the tofu to be completely warmed through and broken up a bit more.
  4. Remove from heat and ENJOY! I like to eat mine with toast and avocado as well as a little hot sauce.

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to about 3 days.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 258
  • Sugar: 0.8 g
  • Sodium: 1188.7 mg
  • Fat: 17.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.2 g
  • Protein: 20.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vegan, vegetarian, breakfast, tofu