Basic Tofu Scramble (6-Ingredients + Gluten-Free)

April 29, 2019

Breakfast

By: Chris Petrellese 

The ultimate savory plant-based breakfast. This tofu scramble is simple to make, gluten-free, packed with protein, and requires just 6 ingredients.

Close Up of vegan tofu scramble in a cast iron skillet - 6-ingredient recipe by Sweet Simple Vegan.

Beloved by so many, and for a good reason. This tofu scramble has quickly become a staple in our diet and we want to make it an integral part of yours, too 😉

Ingredients to make an easy vegan tofu scramble on a wooden board by Sweet Simple Vegan

If you’re thinking to yourself, “Don’t you already have a tofu scramble recipe?” You would be correct; you can find that recipe here. Although that vegetable and bean loaded tofu scramble is the bombbbb, for this recipe, we want to take things back to the basics. You only need a handful of ingredients to make some magic and feel free to jazz up yours as you see fit. All you need is extra firm tofu, garlic, onion, nutritional yeast, turmeric, and black salt aka kala namak (which adds “eggy” flavor).

Perfect vegan tofu scramble in a cast iron skillet by Sweet Simple Vegan Blog.

Need some ideas to spice up your scramble? We have you covered. The beauty of tofu scramble lies in its versatility. You can load it up with your favorite ingredients and chances are it’s going to taste incredible.

Veggies:

  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Bell Peppers
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Potatoes

Proteins:

Other Fun Toppings:

You can also go Southwest style, Italian style, etc. If you prefer to keep things basic, that’s cool with us too. Now, with all of that out of the way, how are you going to tofu scramble? Let us know in the comments!

Curious to learn more about tofu and its health benefits? You can find more information here.

Easy vegan tofu scramble cooked in a cast iron skillet with serving spoon by sweet simple vegan

If you are looking for more vegan breakfast ideas, we’ve got plenty more to share.

Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of our recipes, we love to see your photos!

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Easy vegan tofu scramble cooked in a cast iron skillet with serving spoon by sweet simple vegan blog

Basic Tofu Scramble (6-Ingredients + Gluten-Free)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

The ultimate savory plant-based breakfast.  Tofu scramble is simple to make, gluten-free, packed with protein, and fully customizable.


Ingredients

  • 1 block extra firm tofu, drained and pressed (learn how here)
  • ~1/4 cup water, to sauté
  • 1/3 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon kala namak (Indian black salt for the eggy flavor; highly recommended!)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet over medium-low heat, add 2 tablespoons of water. Once heated, add the onions and garlic, and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until fragrant and translucent.
  2. Push the onions and garlic to the side of the pan and add in the nutritional yeast. Toast over medium heat for about 1 minute, mixing often to prevent burning.
  3. Using clean hands, finely crumble the tofu into the pan and mix until well combined. Evenly sprinkle the turmeric over the mixture and mix until the turmeric is well coated and the tofu has turned yellow, like eggs. Cook for 3-5 minutes more, or until the egg mixture has dried out to your desired consistency.
  4. Remove the scramble from heat and mix in the kala namak. Adjust seasonings to taste and serve warm. Enjoy!

Notes

  • The beauty of tofu scramble lies in its versatility! We suggest you spice things up by adding in your favorite vegetables, vegan proteins and toppings such as vegan cheese, salsa or even marinara!
  • Category: Breakfast, Side
  • Method: Stovestop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free

Keywords: Breakfast, Side, Tofu, Scramble, Turmeric, Vegan, Gluten-free

Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.

Disclaimer: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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Recipe rating

  1. Mitzi P Fox says:

    Made this for breakfast today. It was easy and delicious. It is now my favorite tofu scramble recipe. Thank you.

  2. […] Tofu Scrambled “eggs” […]

  3. Lauren says:

    This recipe is magic! It tastes just like scrambled eggs to me but it’s even better because it’s cruelty free and has a much more appetizing texture! So delicious and easy.

  4. lili says:

    Have you tried Air Frying cubes of Scrambled Tofu Marinade?

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