Scrambled Tofu

Scrambled-Tofu

I love eggs. I really do. I have no problem with eating them for every meal. And some days I do. But I also love this vegan version of scrambled eggs, which is just as easy if not easier to make and packs a punch of flavor.

“How do you get tofu to look so much like eggs?” you might think. Tofu is so versatile to begin with; you can get it to be almost any texture and appearance with a little effort. The trick to getting a yellow color is turmeric, which adds very little flavor but a nice eggy look.

Scrambled-Tofu-and-potatoes

Now, this doesn’t taste terribly much like scrambled eggs. In fact, it would be pretty bland if it weren’t for the garlic, onion, and salt. In addition to those, you could add any herbs or other seasonings you might like to enjoy scrambled eggs with; for instance, add some cayenne pepper for a bit of a kick.

Scrambled Tofu

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients(for 2 servings):

  • 1 block firm or extra firm tofu
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

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Method:

  1. Heat a pan over a burner set to medium.
  2. Mash the tofu with a fork to get it to a scrambled egg texture.
  3. Pour the tofu and all of the rest of the ingredients into the hot pan. Mix together to distribute the seasoning.
  4. Cook for 5-10 minutes until the tofu starts to brown and firm up.
  5. Serve hot with home fries or toast.

Scrambled-Tofu-Wide

I actually like this more than eggs because it’s usually easier to clean the pan afterwards; if that isn’t a good enough reason to make it, I don’t know what is.

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14 Responses to Scrambled Tofu
  1. janetha
    January 25, 2012 | 12:49 pm

    My local vegan diner has something on the menu called “Tofu Scramble”–it’s nutritional yeast and a whole bunch of seasonings–and it’s so good! They even sell bags of the seasoning at their sister market. If you ever want me to mail you a bag, let me know.

    • Dawn
      December 5, 2012 | 11:13 am

      Hi Janetha ~ my daughter just became a vegan no more than 3 weeks ago and I have been trying to find recipes for her and Had some tofu I bought and didnt know what to do with it. You were saying you know of a place that sells the seasoning just for tofu scramble…I sure would like to get some of that. do they have a website or a phone # I could call to order it??

  2. Melissa @TryingtoHeal
    January 25, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    I’m totally making this tonight, except I’m adding in bell peppers! I always forget how much I love tofu scrambles!

  3. Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie
    January 25, 2012 | 6:54 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! I love tofu scrambles and this is fun new version to try.

  4. BroccoliHut
    January 25, 2012 | 9:29 pm

    I love scrambled ‘fu for its own flavor–not because it tastes like eggs. Can’t wait to try your version!

  5. Easy Vegan Cheese Sauce | The Wannabe Chef
    February 6, 2012 | 10:00 am

    [...] plenty of ways that this would taste good. I made cheesy vegan burritos with corn flour tortillas, scrambled tofu, and steamed [...]

  6. holly
    February 18, 2012 | 12:26 pm

    i never thought i would like scrambled tofu…but it’s quite delish! in fact, the first time i had was with you, evan, at the sticky fingers bakery in DC. hollllaaaaa!!!

    • Duane
      February 18, 2012 | 10:57 pm

      Dont know what looks better the Scrambled tofu or those home fries ?

  7. tofu
    May 20, 2012 | 6:41 am

    You love eggs eh? I wonder if you would still love them if you knew where they came from.

    Why vegans do not eat eggs:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ–faib7to

    The video above is NOT a cleverly edited video; it is standard procedure they really don’t want us to know that now, some states are trying to make recording undercover videos like this illegal (“AG-GAG bill”); it’s already illegal in 5 states (Iowa, Utah, Kansas, North Dakota, Montana):
    http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/five-states-now-have-ag-gag-laws-on-the-books/

    Why vegans do not consume even “Cage Free,” “Free Range,” “Humane Certified,” “Grass Fed,” “Organic,” and “Local” eggs, meat or milk and other dairy products:
    http://www.humanemyth.org

    Bonus:

    Why vegans do not eat cheese:
    http://www.thisveganlife.org/i-couldnt-give-up-cheese-so-i-gave-up-animal-cruelty-instead

  8. erhyka
    June 1, 2013 | 1:01 pm

    Sounds delicious! Def. trying this out!

  9. Week 5 Meal Plan | Sappari Solutions
    June 30, 2013 | 3:01 pm

    [...]    breakfast: Scramble w/ Corn Tortillas and Black Beans     dinner: Veggie [...]

  10. Grace
    August 16, 2013 | 8:58 am

    I just made this for breakfast, and it was so good! I added grilled green pepper and wow! It was like heaven.

  11. Angela
    September 22, 2013 | 2:46 pm

    This recipe was a life saver. Thank you!

    -Signed: Newly Vegan and Hung Over on Sunday Morning.

  12. Christy
    March 7, 2014 | 7:47 pm

    Made this tonight and loved it! I had never had scrambled tofu and I was amazed at just how wonderful it can be.

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