Quick and Easy Scrambled Tofu

scrambled tofu on the plate

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Quick and easy scrambled tofu: a perfect vegan alternative to the scrambled egg! Fluffy texture and gorgeous color can easily fool your sight and taste buds! 


  • 1 block of tofu (I use firm or extra-firm tofu)
  • 1 tablespoon Nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (I recommend Kala Namak)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. On a medium to large size non-stick skillet, place the tofu without any oil.
  2. Smoosh/crumble the tofu with your hand. Gentle pressing of the tofu does the job.
  3. Turn on the heat and cook for about 3-4 minutes until the water from the tofu evaporates. Stir frequently with a wooden spoon.
  4. Season the tofu with nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder, and turmeric. 
  5. Continue to cook for 3-5 minutes with frequent stirring.
  6. Add the salt and pepper and cook for an additional minute or two.


  • Turmeric is the ingredient that gives a pretty yellow color that we see in the scrambled eggs. However, little goes a long way. Do not overdo the turmeric. Turmeric tends to have a bitter taste and you don't want your scrambled tofu to be bitter.
  • If you have Kala namak (AKA black salt), use that instead of salt. It will make your scrambled tofu eggy in taste!