Tofu Scramble

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A Tofu Scramble doesn’t have to be boring or bland! This classic vegan breakfast is super versatile and perfect as an egg substitute!

Eggs was one of the last things I gave up before going vegan and if I had known about the magic of nutritional yeast and black salt, I would’ve been able to make the switch a lot faster!

There’s a million recipes for tofu scrambles out there but I figure since I use it quite often, and since it’s just so dang easy and delicious, why not have a recipe on this here blog? You can use this in any dish you would use scrambled eggs. Breakfast burritos, tacos, sandwiches, etc! The sky’s the limit.

Why You’ll dig a Tofu Scramble!

Tofu Scrambles are equally as easy as they are affordable! I honestly like to make this in batches and then store in the fridge. That way I can just simply reheat it for a quick breakfast or post workout meal. And it’s super versatile, you can literally use it anywhere you would use scrambled eggs! I love to use it in my Breakfast Burritos!

How to Make Tofu Scramble

Making a Tofu Scramble is ridiculously easy. Simply crumble the tofu and season it, and cook it. Seasoning can obviously be done to your taste too. That’s one of the great things about tofu, it’s so neutral you can really make it taste like anything!

what are the best ingredients for a tofu scramble?

  • Tofu – Obviously we need tofu for a tofu scramble! I recommend extra or even super firm. I personally don’t press it as I don’t think it’s needed, but you go on ahead if you wanna!
  • Nutritional Yeast – And our good friend NOOCH is gonna help out with some added umami flavor of course! Sprinkle in as much as you like. I generally go for 1 – 2 Tbsp for each block of tofu.
  • Black Salt (aka Kala Namak)The “eggy” seasoning! It truly makes this dish taste like eggs. Just be sure to sprinkle it on at the end as cooking it for too long will dilute the taste.
  • Cream Cheese or Vegan Butter – This will add some nice richness that I think a lot of tofu scrambles can lack. I prefer cream cheese, and if you can make or find some that is flavored with onions and chives, even better!
  • Plant Milk – Add as much or as little plant milk as you’d like, and always get unsweetened! I like Ripple personally.
  • Seasonings – Feel free to get creative, but I almost always just use some garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper, turmeric for color, and of course nooch and black salt!
  • Adobo – I’ve recently found THIS ADOBO by Lawry’s and it’s my new best friend. It’s so dang flavorful and a little goes a long way, so try it in this if you can! You can also make the Adobo from my Chopped Cheese Recipe!

You can also add veggies to the tofu scramble if you want. I’ve done it with bell peppers, onions, mushroom, spinach, you get the idea! It also goes great with soyrizo and potatoes!

tips for making a tofu scramble

  • Use super or extra firm tofu
  • Season the F out of it!
  • Use Vegan Cream Cheese or vegan butter to add some richness.
  • Sprinkle the Black Salt after it’s done cooking to amp up the eggy flavor!

Try it out with these DISHES!


I typically make a whole block at once and eat it over 2 – 3 days. Refrigerate and use within 3 – 4 days.

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Tofu Scramble

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Tofu Scramble

  • 16 oz. package of super firm tofu
  • 1 – 3 tsp of Adobo Seasoning*
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup vegan cream cheese
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup unsweetened plant milk if needed
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Black salt to taste


  • Pat tofu dry with paper or clean kitchen towels. Gently squeeze out any excess liquid.
  • Using your hands, crumble tofu into a large mixing bowl. For a finer texture, crumble with the back of a fork or potato masher.
  • Add all seasoning (except black salt) and mix until combined.
  • Heat up a little bit of oil over medium heat. Add tofu and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add vegan cream cheese and stir to melt and combine. Add plant milk if needed. If you are unsure how soft you want the scramble to be, add a tablespoon at a time until you get desired consistency.
  • Once scramble is at desired consistency, taste for seasoning, and then remove from heat. If using, add black salt (do a dash at a time to make sure you don't overpower the tofu scramble with it, it's funky stuff!)
  • You can garnish with chives, green onions, hot sauce, whatever you like!
  • ENJOY!


If you can't find Adobo Seasoning you can make some from my Chopped Cheese Recipe!
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