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How to Make Tofu Scramble

  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Tofu scramble, scrambled tofu, tofu scrambled eggs –– whatever you call it, it's time you learn how to make it. Tofu scrambled eggs make for a fantastic savory, high protein vegan breakfast, and it couldn't be an easier recipe to master!


  • 14 oz firm (or extra firm) tofu
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter or olive oil
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt 
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Remove tofu from packaging, draining excess liquid. Lightly pat dry with a clean dish towel or paper towel. You don't need to remove all of the moisture - just enough so the scrambled tofu isn't too watery. 
  2. Using your hands, crumble the tofu into a mixing bowl. Add in nutritional yeast, turmeric, salt and pepper and stir well to coat. 
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-low and add vegan butter or oil. Once hot, add tofu to pan and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often to prevent burning. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. 


See blog post for 3 additional recipe ideas/add-ins, including a Greek Tofu Scramble, a Cheesy Herbed Tofu Scramble and a Curry-Spiced Tofu Scrambled with Potatoes and Chickpeas.

Other add-ins include vegan cheese, hot sauce, spices, fresh or dried herbs, etc. 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetope
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 301
  • Sugar: 0.9 g
  • Sodium: 541.7 mg
  • Fat: 21.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.6 g
  • Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 21.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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