Simple Tofu Scramble

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I’ve said before that brunch is my favourite meal of the day.

Brunch out with mimosas & friends, brunch to share with morning-after-the-night-before gossip, lazy brunch in my pyjamas with coffee and a book.

Brunch is the best.

However.

A really good plant-basedΒ and gluten-free brunch can be kinda hard to find.

Even if you do track one down, vegan & gluten-free food is often also super healthy food.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good smoothie or a bowl of granola with almond yoghurt but after one too many (gluten-free) pints, mega healthy is probably not at the top of my breakfast wish-list.

Easy Tofu Scramble

This vegan tofu scramble just hits the spot.

Its a great option for anyone who prefers to eat plant-based but still has a gaping, egg-shaped hole in their morning routine.

Whip up a big batch on a Sunday morning – I like mine with typical breakfast fare: some plum tomatoes grilled in olive oil, and maybe some mushrooms, sliced and sauteed in with shallot, a couple of crispy, golden hash browns and an avocado half (because what is brunch without an avocado, really?).

You can even make them in the microwave at the office. Add the tofu and other ingredients to a microwave-proof dish, throw in a handful of spinach and a couple of halved cherry tomatoes, and you’ve got a fast & healthy vegan breakfast.

Fast and Healthy Vegan Breakfast
Tofu Scramble
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This simple tofu scramble is the perfect vegan alternative to eggs for breakfast. Make them on the stove for Sunday brunch or quickly in microwave midweek.

Servings: 2
Ingredients
For the Scrambled Tofu
  • 300 g Silken Tofu (soft)
  • 1 tsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • 0.5 tsp. Turmeric
  • 0.5 tsp. Coconut Oil
  • 0.25 tsp. White Wine Vinagar
  • 0.25 tsp. Salt (approx.)
  • 0.25 tsp. Black Pepper (approx.)
To Serve (as pictured)
  • 12 Baby Plum Tomatoes (approx.)
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil (approx.)
  • pinch Salt
  • 1 Avocado
Instructions
For the Scrambled Tofu
  1. Pour the tofu into a microwave-proof bowl (or into a small saucepan) and mash with a fork to break it down until it has a texture similar to scrambled eggs

  2. Add the rest of the scramble ingredients to the tofu and fold them in until evenly distributed

  3. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring twice during cooking (cook for 1 minute, stir, cook for 1 minute, stir, cook for 1 minute), then leave to stand for another few minutes

  4. OR heat in a saucepan over a medium hob, stirring constantly, for around five minutes

To Serve (as pictured)
  1. Take some baby plum tomatoes, drizzle in olive oil and a pinch of salt, and grill (or bake in an air-fryer) for around 5 minutes, on a high heat - until the skins start to char and flake

  2. Halve the avocado & slice as desired

  3. Garnish the dish with fresh parsley

Scrambled Tofu

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