Tofu Scrambled “Eggs”

Basic formula for scrambled "eggs" made from tofu with beans and spices

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This is a Root Formula, a simplified recipe that shows which ingredients are core and which can be changed to create different flavor combinations or use what you have on hand.
See our Variations on this Formula below.

Last year I created a kitchen survey. I wanted to know more about how people shop, cook, and eat. One unsurprising thing I learned is that most people don’t eat a full breakfast – a piece of toast, an energy bar on-the-go, mostly it’s just coffee with a little something for the left hand. A piece of toast will fit the bill just fine. Of those who took the survey who do eat breakfast, the number one meal was eggs. So, we felt like the time had come to share our family’s Tofu Scrambled “Eggs” with you. We spent a good bit of time perfecting this recipe. No, it doesn’t taste “just like” eggs, but it feels like eggs – and it is satisfying, delicious, and full of protein on mornings when we want something more substantial.

The good thing about this scramble is that it’s a formula, so you can flavor it a number of different ways.

Variations on Tofu Scrambled “Eggs”

Here are three variations we’ve created for you to try, but we hope you’ll also use the Root Formula to use what you have or what you love to create your own signature variation.

Tofu Scrambled “Eggs” with Black Beans and SalsaTofu Scrambled “Eggs” with Chickpeas and Salsa Verde, and Tofu Scrambled “Eggs” with Spinach and Pesto.

What To Serve It With

This tofu scramble is satisfying and filling on its own, but for a more substantial meal, serve this scramble with toast, veggie sausages, or even over leftover rice.

Basic formula for scrambled "eggs" made from tofu with beans and spices

Tofu Scrambled “Eggs” (A Root Formula)

Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Yield: 4 people

Recipe Notes

For a little added richness, stir in a tablespoon of plant-based butter at the end of cooking.
You can always add fresh vegetables to enhance these "eggs" such as massaged kale or fresh Spinach


  • 1 pound firm tofu, drained and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium-large onion, cut into medium dice
  • 1 can (15-16 oz) Beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • Sauce/Pesto
  • Fresh Herbs, optional


  • While draining tofu, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; sauté until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add Extras, followed by tofu and Beans, along with turmeric and nutritional yeast. Cook, stirring to thoroughly combine. Stir in Sauce/Pesto; continue to cook to heat through. Stir in Herbs and serve.


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