Our Favorite Tofu Scramble

"This Tofu Scramble makes for the perfect breakfast for the day after you had some polenta for dinner! The polenta gives the mix a very close resemblance to scrambled eggs while using only whole foods plant-based ingredients. Brilliant!"
-- @plantbasedonabudget
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 24

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  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 diced yellow onion
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 12 ounces package of firm tofu
  • 1 cup polenta (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon vegan margarine
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • your favorite veggies


  • Step 1

    In a large frying pan, cook the onions and garlic in most of the cooking oil for a few minutes.

  • Step 2

    Crumble the tofu using your fingers into the pan and stir up.

  • Step 3

    If you are using polenta (it really makes it wet, like scrambled eggs, but we only use this recipe when we have leftover polenta) add this in and stir the mixture.

  • Step 4

    Next, add the margarine, let it melt, and stir so that it is coating the tofu crumbles. Add in the turmeric and nutritional yeast (optional) and once again stir.

  • Step 5

    Add in most of your veggies. If you are using veggies that cook longer such as broccoli, carrots, or potatoes you want to let them cook for about 10 minutes before adding in veggies that cook fast including mushrooms, kale, spinach, and tomatoes. You should cook the whole mixture for about 15 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Turn off the heat and let it stand for a few minutes before serving.

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