Scrambled eggs are a breakfast staple. But if you’re looking for a vegan alternative — or you just need to add some variety to your breakfast routine — try a tofu scramble.
A tofu scramble is exactly what it sounds like: a scrambled breakfast dish made from tofu instead of eggs. The firm-yet-fluffy texture of tofu makes it the perfect substitute for eggs, and it’s equally versatile — you can easily add salsa and diced peppers for a Southwestern tofu scramble or fresh tomatoes and feta for a Greek-inspired tofu scramble.
The Vegan Tofu Scramble below contains 330 calories and 45 grams of protein to help you power through your morning. (By comparison, one scrambled egg contains 91 calories and 6 grams of protein — so even if you’re not following a vegan diet, a tofu scramble is a great option for packing a lot of protein into your breakfast.) This recipe also sneaks in some cauliflower rice and baby spinach for extra texture, flavor, and nutrients — or you can use this recipe as a starting point and add your own healthy fixins.
Here’s our simple, tasty tofu scramble recipe to get you started.
Vegan Tofu Scramble
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 (14-oz.) package firm organic tofu drained, chopped
- 1 cup cauliflower rice
- 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
- ½ tsp. ground turmeric
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. smoked salt (or Himalayan salt)
- 2 Tbsp. unsweetened organic soy milk (optional)
- 2 cups raw baby spinach
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
Add tofu and cauliflower, then mash with a fork or potato masher in the skillet.
Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until extra liquid from tofu and cauliflower has cooked off.
Add nutritional yeast, turmeric, garlic powder, and salt; mix well.
Cook, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes.
Pour in soy milk (if desired) and stir in spinach. Mix well. Cook for 2 minutes.
Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
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