Easy Firm Tofu Scramble {vegan, gluten free}

Easy Tofu Scramble {vegan, gluten free}

Now the weather is getting cooler, warm breakfasts are most definitely in order. I love my sweet breakfasts (oatmeal, porridge, baked oats) but sometimes I get such a craving for a savoury breakfast. This Easy Firm Tofu Scramble is the perfect breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner to warm you up this Autumn!

Easy Tofu Scramble {vegan, gluten free}

When I first heard about scrambled tofu, I was pretty skeptical. I thought it sounded quite bland and I couldn’t comprehend it tasting of much at all! But then I tried it out myself and absolutely loved it. It’s all about seasoning and spices, the tofu is perfectly moist and soaks up the flavours amazingly!

Serving Ideas: I love having this Easy Tofu Scramble as a brunch-type meal on toast with avocado, olive oil and a little wilted spinach. It’s also delicious as part of a hearty savoury breakfast, think baked beans, hash browns, buttered toast, mushrooms and tomatoes = incredible!

Looking for more cosy autumnal meal ideas? Try out my incredibly popular Creamy Tomato Pasta or my Easy Cherry & Banana Baked Oats.

If you make this Easy Tofu Scramble, please make sure to comment below or tag me in your recreations over on Instagram using @ginabnutrition or #ginabnutrition – I absolutely love to see them!

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Serves 2

  • 1 block (around 280g) firm or extra-firm tofu, drained and patted dry (or smoked tofu is delicious scrambled!)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder – for colour
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sea salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 fresh chilli, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
  • Sprinkle cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Herbs of choice for garnish – I love coriander!


  1. Place the tofu in a large bowl and using a potato masher, press down on the tofu until crumbled down to a ‘scrambled’ consistency.
  2. Next, heat the olive oil up in a large frying pan/skillet over a medium-high heat. Add the garlic, spring onion and fresh chilli (if using) to the pan and cook for about a minute until fragrant.
  3. Add in the crumbled tofu along with the nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, spices and water and turn down the heat to medium and stir with a spatula. Cook for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Serve on toast with a little olive oil, coriander and black pepper! Or try one of the serving suggestions I’ve described above!


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