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Make this versatile tofu scramble seasoning and then The best vegan tofu scramble that is fluffy yet creamy and tastes just like eggs thanks to my secret tofu scramble seasoning. Gluten-free.

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Come breakfast time,  this tofu scramble really hits the spot for me, and I’m sure it will for you as well. It has the perfect texture- fluffy and creamy thanks to a perfected ratio of blended and crumbled up tofu.

But there’s more! With the recipe for the scramble, I give away the secret of my favorite tofu scramble seasoning.

What is tofu scramble seasoning you ask? Well, why regular eggs might only need salt and pepper, with vegan tofu scramble, we need to reach a bit deeper into the spice drawer to get to flavor town.  The scramble seasoning is what will make the tofu taste like eggs. There are a couple of secret ingredients at play here.

a black skillet with vegan tofu scramble with bell peppers and green onions

The key players are nutritional yeast and Indian sulfur salt (kala namak) as well as garlic and onion powder.  The Indian Sulfur salt is what adds the egg-y taste and nutritional yeast adds umami. To make it not only taste but also look like eggs, we add a small amount of turmeric. Paprika and pepper add some spice and smoky notes.

This tofu scramble seasoning lasts for months in a spice jar. It makes for a great gift as well! The tofu scramble made with the seasoning is best served fresh!

vegan tofu scramble served with a side of toast and vegetables

More Vegan Breakfast Options:

Easy Scramble Seasoning Mix and the Best Ever Tofu Scramble

4.97 from 31 votes
By: Vegan Richa
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Easy and versatile Tofu scramble seasoning Recipe! Use it in scrambles, frittata, quiche and more. The best vegan tofu scramble that is fluffy yet creamy and tastes just like eggs thanks to my secret egg seasoning. Gluten-free. 
 
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Ingredients 
 

For the scramble seasoning:

  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon Kala namak, which is Indian sulphur black salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

For the tofu scramble:

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion, keep the green parts of the onion for garnish
  • 1/4-1/2 cup veggies of choice
  • 15 ounce pack of firm tofu divided
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup water, or use unsweetened non dairy milk for creamier
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons scramble seasoning from above plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • green onion or cilantro for garnish

Instructions 

  • Scramble seasoning: To make the scramble seasoning, mix everything in a bowl and set aside or store in a sealed glass bottle for up to 2 months.
  • To make the tofu scramble, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add oil then add the vegetables and cook until they are golden on some edges.
  • Slice the tofu block and take about a quarter of the tofu block. Add to a blender. Add the seasoning and a 1/4 cup of water and blend until smooth.
  • You might need more water. Add 1-2 tablespoons at a time and blend until it's super creamy. You can also use 3 oz silken tofu instead of the firm tofu for the eggy mix
  • Then add this creamy mixture to the skillet then mix well.
  • When it’s just about to boil, add the crumbled up rest of the block of the tofu and mix well.
  • Cook until the mixture is homogenous and the tofu is evenly colored with yellow. Taste and adjust salt and flavor. Take off heat
  • To serve, sprinkle a little bit of the salt, black pepper, green onions, and some more of the scramble seasoning all over the scramble and then serve.

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Notes

  • Nutrition includes the scramble and 1.5 tbsp worth seasoning. 
  • no need to press your tofu for this recipe
  • To crumble the tofu, use a fork or mash it with a potato masher. You could also simply crumble it into the pan with your hands. 
  • Add any veggies you like. vegetables that need a bit of cooking time like mushrooms, peppers etc should be added before the tofu, like in the recipe. No-cook veggies like spinach can be added along with the crumbled tofu. 
  • No blender: instead of blending the tofu, use 3 tbsp non dairy cream or yogurt or sour cream and a splash of water if too thick. 
  • For extra creamy scrambled eggs, add plant-based milk instead of water. Or add 4-5 soaked raw cashews to blend with the tofu and water 
  •  Soyfree try my chickpea flour scramble ,or use my chickpea flour tofu.

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 718mg, Potassium: 301mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 2573IU, Vitamin C: 53mg, Calcium: 297mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Ingredients for making tofu scramble:

  • tofu: I prefer using firm tofu. For the blended tofu, you can use sillen, if you have any leftovers.
  • the scramble seasoning is a blend of nutritional yeast,  Kala Namak (Indian sulfur black salt), turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and paprika
  • veggies: I like bell pepper and green onions in this  but you can play around and add many different vegetables
  • a small amount of oil is added to the pan for scrambling
  • I like green onion or cilantro for garnish for some added color and freshness

Tips:

  • There is no need to press your tofu for this recipe; the water will cook out in the first couple of minutes.
  • To crumble the tofu, use a fork or mash it with a potato masher. You could also simply crumble it into the pan with your hands, you do you.
  • Add any veggies you like. Veggies that need a bit of cooking time like mushrooms, peppers etc should be added before the tofu, like in the recipe. No-cook veggies like spinach can be added along with the crumbled tofu.
  • For extra creamy scrambled eggs, add plant-based milk instead of water.
ingredients for making vegan tofu scramble
ingredients for vegan tofu scramble on a marble countertop

How to make Vegan Tofu Tofu Scramble Seasoning and tofu scramble

seasoning for tofu scramble in a white bowl

Scramble seasoning: To make the scramble seasoning, mix everything in a bowl and set it aside or store in a sealed glass bottle for up to 2 months.

vegan tofu scramble seasoning in a white bowl with a measuring spoon on the side
bell pepper and green onions in a sauteeing pan

To make the tofu scramble, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add oil then add the vegetables and cook until they are golden on some edges.

red bell pepper and green onions in a black skillet

Slice the tofu block and take about a quarter of the tofu block. Add to a blender. Add the seasoning and a quarter cup of water or unsweetened non dairy milk and blend until smooth.

You might need more water. Add 1-2 tablespoons at a time and blend until it’s super creamy. You can also use 3 oz silken tofu instead of the firm tofu.

vegan tofu egg mixture being poured in a pan with sauteed vegetables

Then add this creamy mixture to the skillet then mix well.

vegan tofu scramble being prepared in a black skillet

When it’s just about to boil, add the crumbled up rest of the block of the tofu and mix well.

crumbled tofu being added to a pan to make tofu scramble

Cook until the mixture is homogenous and the tofu is evenly colored with yellow. Taste and adjust salt and flavor.

vegan tofu scramble being prepared in a black skillet

Take off heat. To serve, sprinkle a little bit of the salt, black pepper, green onions, and some more of the seasoning all over the scramble and then serve.

vegan tofu scramble in a black skillet

Serve with buttered toast or add to breakfast burrito.

vegan scrambled eggs made with tofu scramble seasoning served with blueberries, toast and tomatoes

About Richa

Hi, I'm Richa! I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

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68 Comments

  1. Rhean says:

    5 stars
    This is delicious! I love how easy it is to get the creamy-crumbly texture. We did find it too salty for our tastes, even reducing the Kala Namak to 2 tsp. and omitting the extra salt. Next time we’ll hold back a bit more, but this will be our default scramble going forward!

    1. Richa says:

      Yes adjust it to preference. I’ve found that kala namak varies by brand. And also personal preference since it is such a peculiar flavor and the highly sour notes can be interpreted as salty.

      1. Cathy says:

        5 stars
        Love this scramble!

  2. Susan says:

    5 stars
    Easy to make and quite yummy. This is a keeper. Used red onion, mushrooms, red bell pepper, broccoli. Use grater for the tofu. Next time maybe hot sauce.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      Yay!

  3. Patti Garland says:

    5 stars
    The scramble was incredibly delicious. I almost always have the ingredients on hand. It was easy and fast. I served it with brown rice and added the extra vegetables and some frozen peas. Thank you so much.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      So glad you liked it!

  4. Vicki M says:

    5 stars
    Thank you Vegan Richa for this very yummy recipe. Super easy and super tasty! Even my non vegan hubby loved it. Will definitely be making this again.

    1. Richa says:

      Awesome

  5. M Singh says:

    5 stars
    Great for b’fast and dinner too !

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      Yes! Thanks for commenting.

  6. Kathy Stevenson says:

    5 stars
    Very tasty recipe for Tofu Scramble. The only change I made was to put alfalfa sprouts instead of lettuce into the sandwich. Husband loved it.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      Happy to hear!

  7. Lisa says:

    5 stars
    Richa,
    Wow, loved the technique you use here to achieve creamy tofu scramble eggs. The look and texture is very much like actual scrambled eggs, but so much healthier for you! I made this recipe no oil. These “eggs” are tasty and luscious. I served them with no oil baked potato fries. They would be wonderful in a wrap or pita too! Keeping this one on repeat. Thank you so much!

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      Glad you liked it! Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  8. Mary says:

    5 stars
    This is the best tofu scramble ever ~ delicious! I really enjoyed it and will be making it more often. Thank you.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      So happy you like it!

  9. Sue says:

    5 stars
    Best tofu seasoning ever. I make a double batch so that I have it on hand all the time.
    Even if you don’t follow the method for the scramble, make this seasoning!

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      thank you! 🙂

  10. Pamela says:

    5 stars
    I’ve made this several times. It really is the greatest scramble! Generally I can add other veggies to it and the seasoning is perfect.