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Tofu Scramble – The classic hearty breakfast or brunch recipe

by | Apr 11, 2018 | Recipes

Tofu Scramble, the classic hearty breakfast or brunch recipe

Free from egg, dairy, nuts and gluten.

A well-made tofu scramble is a classic hearty vegan breakfast.

So what makes a good tofu scramble?

  1. A lovely spice mixture.
  2. Hearty veggies that add texture and flavour.
  3. The right tofu texture.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 16 mins

Total Time: 26 mins

Course: Breakfast

Servings: 4

Calories: 75 kcal

Ingredients for the spice mix:

  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast*
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black salt or regular salt
  • ¾ teaspoons tumeric
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

For the tofu scramble:

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 ½ cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 boxes extra-firm silken tofu or firm tofu
  • 1 can black beans (2 cups), drained and rinsed


  1. Add all of the spice mix ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the canola oil. When hot, add the mushrooms, pepper, onion, and garlic and sauté for about 8 minutes until everything just starts to brown.
  3. Add the tofu blocks and break them apart with your spoon until you get a nice scramble texture with lots of chunks. Stir in the spice mix and black beans. Heat through for another 5 – 8 minutes until hot.
  4. Serve with gluten free toast.


*What is nutritional yeast?

Nutritional yeast is a natural and wholesome seasoning derived from deactivated yeast and has a tangy cheese like flavour. It is a complete protein and particularly rich in B vitamins a great vegan and vegetarian alternative to Parmesan. Sprinkle on popcorn, soups, stews, casseroles and salads to enhance their flavour.


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