How to Make Tofu Scramble for a Healthy Vegan Breakfast

Tofu Scramble

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Tofu scramble is a simple, healthy and delicious alternative to scrambled eggs. It’s very easy to make in about 15 minutes, customizable to your own taste preferences and works great in vegan breakfasts!



  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 (3-4 tbsp) red onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 handfuls fresh spinach
  • 1/2 package of extra firm or firm tofu (170 g)
  • generous splash of tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • optional spices: 1/4 each of cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, try any or all of them!
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, more to taste
  • black pepper, to taste


  1. Warm a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic, onion and pepper to the pan and saute for a few minutes until the vegetables start to soften. I just add a little water to the pan at this point, if you prefer, you can use 1/2 tsp of olive oil for cooking.
  3. Add the tofu to the pan. I usually just throw it right in the pan and break it into piece with a spatular or wooden spoon. You can also crumble it with your hands or in a bowl using a fork.
  4. Mix the veggies and tofu then add in whatever spices you’re using, I like to use turmeric, salt, pepper. Add a few tablespoons of water to the pan.
  5. Cook, stirring, for about 5-7 minutes until the tofu is starting to brown and the pan is becoming dry. If the pan gets to dry while it’s cooking, just add 1 tbsp of water at at time, as needed.
  6. Add your favourite toppings such as avocado, hot sauce, scallions and serve!


  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
  • Calories: 236
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 20 g

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