Whenever I used to eat at continental breakfasts buffets, I would ask to have my eggs scrambled at the egg counter. I’ve always been partial to its fluffiness, and I found it slightly more palatable than an egg that showcases a yolk and white as two separate entities. It’s just a thing I used to have. Couldn’t explain to you if I tried.
Can tofu ever fully replace egg? No, but at least tofu doesn’t crack if you drop it on the floor.
Tofu scramble is amazingly simple to do with minimal ingredients, and to me, the fluffiness comes pretty darn close.
If you are put off by the name of Nutritional Yeast, don’t be! It’s one of the indispensable ingredients in a plant-based pantry, and adds a nutty, cheesy flavour to dishes. Most Nutritional Yeast also comes fortified with Vitamin B12, which is not easy to attain in a plant-based diet. The addition of these light savoury flakes lends a golden hue and umami depth to your scramble.
Set up a plate of Tofu Scramble with Fried Tomatoes, Sauteed Mushrooms, Hash Browns or Toast, and my Homemade Baked Beans, you’ve got yourself a breakfast of champions right there. Perfect for a weekend brunch at home, a breakfast-in-bed surprise to a loved one, or even just to reward yourself with a decadent meal, without having to fork out money for a non-vegan version at a fancypants cafe.
Any leftover scramble can be kept as leftovers for up to 3 days in the fridge and then re-fried to have on toast or in a sandwich, together with ketchup / chilli sauce and mustard. It’s the simple things that excite me. Or should I say… Well, if you’re a cornball like me, you’ll know what I’ll say.
10-Minute Tofu Scramble
A quick and easy protein fix for breakfast. Perfect with toast and sauce of choice, and/or to incorporate into 'big breakfast' meals.
- 2 cups firm tofu (4 square blocks)
- 3 cloves fresh garlic
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
- A pinch of dried mixed herbs (optional)
- Step 1 With a fork, mince tofu in a bowl until crumbly.
- Step 2 Chop fresh garlic finely.
- Step 3 Heat cooking oil on medium heat and put in fresh garlic. Fry for 2-3 minutes until garlic just begins to brown.
- Step 4 Throw in tofu and all other ingredients. Mix together evenly and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes.
- Step 5 Sprinkle with herbs and serve immediately.