You’ll love the flavor of this protein-packed vegan tofu scramble seasoned with turmeric, cumin and nutritional yeast. Serve with sliced avocado and toast for a delicious breakfast!
I love a good scramble and my first experience with scrambled tofu was at a local café here in Richmond. The café has since closed, which is a shame, but I still remember that breakfast wrap. I loved the flavor of the tofu scramble and almost couldn’t tell that it wasn’t actual scrambled eggs.
I’m honestly not sure if I waited until the next day or if I simply rushed home and tried my hand at making a tofu scramble that afternoon, but I remember being shocked by how easy it was.
Step one involves draining and pressing your tofu. After press to remove as much liquid as possible, you’ll crumble the tofu into bite-size pieces.
Once tofu has been crumbled, there’s nothing more to do than season it while sautéing until it’s golden in color and warm.
That’s the beauty of tofu — it’s already cooked and it takes on the flavor of whatever you season it with. For this scramble we’re using turmeric, which has anti-inflammatory properties and gives the tofu a lovely yellow color. There’s also cumin, sea salt, ground pepper, which helps with the absorption of turmeric, and nutritional yeast. The nutritional yeast adds a nutty, cheesy flavor that makes this scramble absolutely delish so don’t skip it!
The texture of this tofu scramble is super similar to scrambled eggs and has a ton of protein, which makes it an excellent option for breakfast. That said, I like to eat scrambles for lunch and dinner too!
You can pair scrambled tofu with anything you’d pair with scrambled eggs. For this recipe I add some veggies to the scramble — minced garlic, onions, mushrooms and baby spinach. Of course, you can use whatever veggies you have on hand. I topped the scrambled tofu with avocado and hot sauce (my fave toppings for any scramble) and paired it with two slices of toast for a delicious and easy breakfast.
Tofu scramble makes a great vegan substitute in recipes that use scrambled eggs, like this egg and hummus breakfast wrap.