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A piece of toast with a pat of melty vegan margarine sits behind a serving of tofu scramble.

10-Minute Tofu Scramble

This super easy, healthy Tofu Scramble can be ready with less than 10 ingredients and about 10 minutes.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 101kcal



  • 15 oz package extra firm tofu
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon mild miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed


  • Drain the liquid from the tofu container.  Use paper towels or a dishcloth and wrap the tofu. Stand over the sink and press the tofu, gently, to remove excess liquid.
  • When the tofu is ready, place olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the tofu use a spatula to break it into slices. Then break it up into smaller pieces. Stir occasionally while cooking for about 5 minutes.  
  • In a small bowl combine the water, nutritional yeast, turmeric, paprika, garlic powder, miso, and flax. Stir to combine. Pour over the tofu and stir so that each piece of tofu is seasoned. Cook until the sauce is absorbed by the tofu and is thickened, about 3 minutes.
  • Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with toast, on salads, on sandwiches in place of eggs, in potato salad, etc.
  • Store the tofu scramble in a lidded container in the fridge for up to 3 to 5 days. You can freeze this, but the texture will be impacted. Tofu often becomes spongy after frozen.


You can triple the spices in this recipe and store them in a small glass jar or spice jar to make this recipe even easier. 


Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.5mg