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Tofu Scramble

Showing you how to make the BEST Tofu Scramble recipe! These vegan scrambled eggs are flavorful and fluffy (and easy to make).

Scrambled tofu in a pan

I think by now we can all agree that tofu is a magical ingredient. You can make tofu pie and tofu smoothies and the tastiest, crispiest tofu. But did you know you can make vegan scrambled eggs with tofu?

This is what breakfast dreams are made of, friends. In just 15 minutes your flavorless block of tofu is transformed into fluffy and flavorful tofu scramble!

It’s perfect on it’s own, or served on toast, or in a breakfast burrito, or a skillet breakfast. It’s the breakfast of possibilities and it’s about to revolutionize your morning. Let’s do this.

Close-up photo of yellow tofu scramble vegan eggs

Ingredients for Tofu Scramble

  • Firm Tofu: Firm tofu will provide the best texture for tofu scramble. Silken tofu will make for less defined crumbles and a softer texture (so it’s your preference really).
  • Nutritional Yeast: This magical ingredient adds cheesy, eggy flavor (while being totally plant-based). Bonus: it’s loaded with vitamin B12!
  • Hummus: A few spoonfuls of hummus give these vegan eggs the creamy, hearty texture you would expect from traditional scrambled eggs. You could also use cashew cream here if you’re not a hummus fan.
  • Turmeric: Macaroni-colored turmeric brings that classic scrambled egg look to this tofu (because eating is largely visual!)
  • Salt and Pepper: Finish it off with a healthy pinch of salt and pepper (and any other spice you’re feeling like throwing in).
Vegan scrambled eggs with tofu in a pan

How to make basic tofu scramble

Ok go grab a pen because this is going to get complicated.

Step 1: Throw everything in a pan.
Step 2: Cook until hot.

Not even joking when I say it is that easy to make this tofu scramble, friends! You can spruce it up with sautéed peppers or onions, or top it with sliced green onions (but for those mornings when you can’t be bothered to stand over the stove for longer than 7 minutes, this basic tofu scramble has your back). Enjoy!

Vegan scrambled eggs on toast
Close-up photo of yellow tofu scramble vegan eggs

Tofu Scramble

Showing you how to make the BEST Tofu Scramble recipe! These vegan scrambled eggs are flavorful and fluffy (and easy to make).
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Course: Breakfasts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tofu scramble, tofu scrambled eggs, vegan eggs, vegan scrambled eggs
Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: Birthdays, Christmas, Easter
Time: 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 7 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
5 from 7 votes


  • 1 package firm tofu 16 oz, 450 g
  • 1 tsp olive oil 5 mL
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast 20 g
  • ¼ cup hummus 50 g
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Pinch black pepper


  • Prep: Wrap the tofu in a few layers of paper towels and gently squeeze out excess moisture.
  • Cook: Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium/high. Use your hands to crumble the tofu into the pan (you can use your spatula to break up the bigger pieces as it cooks). Add remaining ingredients and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until water from tofu has evaporate and mixture is thick and fragrant.
  • Serve: Taste and add more salt, pepper, or spices to suit your liking. Serve warm and enjoy!


Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 to 7 days.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.3g | Protein: 25.8g | Fat: 17.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 4.6g | Sugar: 0.6g | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 5mg
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  1. Gordon says:

    Hi Sarah

    the tofu scramble reciepe says 1/4 hummus

    I think it means 1/4 cup hummus. But I think you want to be told so you can fix it.
    Haven’t tried it yet but it looks promising.

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks so much for letting me know, Gordon! Indeed, 1/4 CUP 😀