Golden Tofu Scramble

This tofu scramble is a popular scrambled egg substitute — and is sure to become a meatless favorite even if you’re not vegan. With 20 grams of protein per serving, this breakfast from Eating Bird Food is seasoned with turmeric, cumin and nutritional yeast. Add your favorite vegetables and serve with sliced avocado for a nutrient-packed breakfast.

under 25 mins

Ingredients for servings

    Golden Tofu Scramble

  • firm or extra-firm tofu pressed and drained

  • 2 teaspoon avocado or coconut oil

  • 2 cloves garlic minced

  • 1 cup red onion finely chopped

  • 1 cup button mushrooms chopped

  • 2 teaspoon turmeric

  • 2 teaspoons cumin

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 0.5 teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 cup shredded kale or baby spinach

  • 0.25 cup nutritional yeast

  • Hot sauce to taste (optional)


  • Add oil to a large skillet set over medium heat. Once hot, add garlic and onion, cooking for about 3–4 minutes or until onions begin to soften.

  • Add mushrooms to the pan, then use your fingers to crumble the tofu into chunks before tossing it into the pan as well. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the tofu starts to stick or the pan becomes dry, add a little water to the pan.

  • Add the turmeric, cumin, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Then add the kale and nutritional yeast. Stir and cook for an additional 3–4 minutes. Taste and season with additional black pepper and sea salt, if needed. Serve the scramble warm with sliced avocado and fresh herbs.

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