Tofuevos – The Best Tofu Scramble Recipe Ever

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I’m not trying to be self-congratulatory by saying this but, I’ve been vegan for quite a while. Long enough at least to remember when powdered soymilk was a viable non-dairy milk option; when the only tofu I knew was sold in aquarium sized buckets of murky water at the local Asian market and the few vegan zine recipes I had in my arsenal did it no justice.

So, I think for that reason, I hated tofu in those early days. When I ate it at restaurants, I was rarely impressed – not because I had a distinguished palette mind you, but more so because I didn’t. I didn’t understand tofu. And it didn’t understand me. Our relationship had all the makings of a bad sitcom! Oh Tofu!

GrumpGladly – things have changed and certain advances have come forth like a surprise witness in a Law and Order episode. And. While I’m not rushing out to buy Tofu’s latest R&B album – I’ll at least buy the hit single off I-Tunes.**

So, to me, this tofu recipe is akin to Michael Jackson’s Thriller Album. It’s got all the makings of a hit. If, like me, you’re not the biggest fan of tofu then this will in the very least have you moonwalking your way to a nutritious breakfast staple.

MoonwalkAdmittedly this isn’t the most traditional of tofu scramble recipes and it does require a few ingredients that you might not have – but should. It’s super easy. And let me say this now: This is the best tofu scramble recipe ever! (Google – do your werk!)

Tofuevos – Tofu Scramble

1 package of firm tofu – drained
2 TBS Soy Sauce
1 TBS Vegenaise
1 TBS Almond Milk (or non-dairy milk)
1 Heaping TBS of Nutritional Yeast
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric (for color)
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp paprika
pinch of cumin
salt to taste

Canola oil – for lighly frying the tofu

1. Break up (drained) tofu with your hands (in smallish pieces) into a medium sized bowl.
2. Add the rest of your ingredients to the tofu.
3. Using a rubber spatula incorporate all of the ingredients thoroughly.
4. Taste your tofu. Adjust your salt level.

At this point your tofu as is should taste good. Salt to taste – If you need your adjust your seasonings to your liking this is when you should do it.

5. Heat Canola Oil in a skillet or rimmed pan. Add your tofu and cook until heated throughout.

This is when you decide how you want your tofu. For a harder ‘scramble’ allow tofu mixture to cook longer and brown evenly. For a softer scramble – heat throughout and eat!

BM_GIF* At this point I’ve eaten tofu scramble all over the world and I can safely say this is the best. If you disagree with me then the terrorists have won. So. There. I’m kidding people!

** Tofu has yet to put out an album of music. It is strictly inferred.

15 responses to “Tofuevos – The Best Tofu Scramble Recipe Ever

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  6. I found this recipe on Pinterest and I just made it. It was the first time I ever tried tofu scramble and OMG I love it! I only cooked about 1/2 of it and put the rest away for tomorrow (or dinner tonight). I served it with sliced avo and coconut bacon. Thanks for sharing this – I’ll definitely be making it again!

  7. woo! Just bought some vegan mayo and I’m ready to give this a shot! I think I’ll add fajita veggies and cilantro to it.. maybe breakfast burritos? P.S extra credit goes to you for your uses of GIFS.

  8. Wow! I’ve been following you on instagram and I’ve always been impressed by the dishes you make. I thought your recipes must be so complicated and take a lot of time to make. I finally tried to make your tofuevos, and they were easy and EXCELLENT! Thank you!

  9. I just made this tonight for my omni boyfriend, and he said it has now become one of his favorite meals! I added onion, garlic, red bell pepper, and mushrooms. Delicious! Thank you for this recipe!

    • That’s great! Thank you so much for trying the recipe. As with any of my recipes – they’re just a base. Way to get creative and add your own spin!

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