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Cheesy Vegan Tofu Scramble

A breakfast classic goes vegan with this oil-free tofu scramble made with nutritional yeast to add some "cheesy" flavor! This 5-ingredient cheesy vegan tofu scramble is perfect with your favorite vegan breakfast dishes such as tempeh bacon and home fries. Add even more cheesy flavor by topping it with our vegan cheese sauce.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword dairy-free, egg free, gluten free vegan, nutritional yeast, oil free, tofu, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 -4
Calories 225kcal



  • Heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet on medium-high.
  • Remove tofu block from package, drain off any excess water and pat slightly with paper towels so it's not sopping wet. Hold the block of tofu in one hand and use your other hand to crumble it right into the skillet.
  • Once all of the tofu is in the skillet, stir in the tamari. After the tamari is mixed in, add the black salt and turmeric. Stir to combine until fully incorporated. You will notice the color of the tofu changing to yellow as you mix. Once the black salt and turmeric are mixed in well, add the nutritional yeast. Stir until well combined.
  • Continue to cook over medium-high to high heat, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, until most or all of the moisture has dissipated. Season with sea salt or kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, if desired.



* If omitting the kala namak, use 2 teaspoons of tamari instead of 1. It won't taste as "eggy" but it still works.
Store leftover tofu breakfast scramble in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can either reheat in a nonstick skillet on the stovetop for a few minutes until heated throughout, stirring constantly to prevent sticking or in a covered microwave-safe dish in the microwave in 30-second intervals until warmed, stirring in between.
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Nutrition was calculated based on the recipe yielding 3 servings.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 5g