Don’t be shy – pile on that plate high with a sweet potato tofu scramble.
When breakfast rolls around, I like it savory, satisfying and packed with plant-based protein. Of course, I like to do this in a way that’s also affordable and approachable – so tofu scramble it is.
For a breakfast tofu scramble, I either use extra firm tofu or firm tofu. Either one works and I use them interchangeably. Because I like my tofu scramble to be firm and chewy, I pan-fry the tofu scramble over the highest heat. This cooking method helps steam off any excess moisture, in addition to adding a nice chew.
In this recipe, we’re using 6 plant-based ingredients including tofu, sweet potatoes, spices, vegan butter, and black beans. Easy-to-find ingredients that are also easy on the wallet. If you’re on to go, it takes only 20 minutes to whip up, and you can roll up your scramble into a burrito.
For the spices and seasonings, feel free to use your favorite pantry items. For tofu scramble, mine include garlic powder, smoked paprika, turmeric and, nutritional yeast.
No need to press your tofu for a tofu scramble. A bit of moisture is fine. Just pour out any excess liquid.
Similar to a traditional breakfast egg scramble, there’s plenty you can add to your plate. Here are a few ideas:
- Vegan sausages
- Bell Peppers
Side up your 6-ingredient sweet potato tofu scramble with buttered toast, warm tortillas, or a pile of steamed veggies.
You can also bring your tofu scramble to a whole new level in an oil-free vegetable “fried” rice.
For more breakfast recipes, check out 18 Frugal Plant-Based Breakfast Recipes. We have sweet, savory, and everything in between!
6-Ingredient Sweet Potato Tofu Scramble
- 2 tablespoons vegan Melt Organic butter
- 1 large sweet potato chopped into 1-inch cubes
- 1/2 block firm tofu 8 ounces
- 1/2 cup cooked or canned black beans
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
- Your favorite seasonings
- Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, add potatoes and toss to coat. Add your favorite seasonings and salt, toss potatoes again.
- Cook untouched for 4 minutes, then stir. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir sweet potatoes another 8 minutes, or until fork-tender.
- Remove potatoes from heat and add cooked black beans. Stir. Set aside.
- Place the empty pan back onto the burner over high heat. Add another tablespoon of butter. Once melted, add crumbled tofu.
- Stir in nutritional yeast, turmeric powder, and salt. Cook for 10-12 minutes. Combine the sweet potatoes, black beans, and tofu scramble. Serve.
- You can use your favorite spices for this sweet potato tofu scramble. For the tofu scramble, I typically add nutritional yeast, salt, turmeric powder.
- If you’re gluten-free, you can totally go for a gluten-free tortilla wrap.
- I used low-sodium canned black beans for this recipe. Straight out of the canned – drained and rinsed.
Breakfast Sides To Have With Your Scramble:
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