Scrambled eggs is a favourite comfort food around the world. You just tip the broken eggs into a bowl and whizz up, add optional cheese, salt and pepper, then quickly whisk in a saucepan, for a tasty meal in minutes, served usually on toast with vegan butter (no palm oil). However, this site focuses on vegan alternatives, to protect chickens! Fluffy Vegan Scrambled Eggs (Minimalist Baker) uses a secret ingredient of mung beans! A surprising ingredient, but nonetheless, it works.
Vegan scrambled egg can take various forms. The most common version is made with tofu, which when scrambled, absorbs the flavours of whatever it is cooked with. These recipes may contain ingredients not safe for pets (mushrooms, spices etc), so keep them away. If you feed a little real scrambled free-range egg to pet, don’t use milk or butter, if giving leftovers to pets.
There are a few secret ingredients to vegan scrambled egg. The first is a tiny pinch of turmeric, which does not give a spicy taste, but turns the dish yellow, to resemble a real egg. The second ingredient is kala namak (‘black salt)’, which has the same sulphur smell and taste of real egg. You don’t have to use it, but it helps!
Recipes for Vegan Scrambled Eggs
This quick and easy tofu scramble (The Simple Veganista) is easily customised with veggies and herbs. Serve with organic chopped tomatoes. Southwest Tofu Scramble (The Simple Veganista) is served with mushrooms, kale, broccoli and tomatoes. There is also some spicy seasoning in there from cumin and turmeric (which also gives the yellow colour).
Vegan Scrambled Eggs (The Veg Space) goes a bit more gourmet. This adds in some vegan cream and a little grated vegan cheese or nutritional yeast (a powder you can find in health stores, gives things a cheesy taste).
Tofu Scramble Spice Mix (It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken) is easy to make, and easy to use. Made with nutritional yeast and black salt, just add oil to the pan and your crumbled tofu, then just sprinkle over 2 tablespoons of this homemade mix, and stir through, before serving.
Fresh Jax Tofu Scramble Spice Mix magically makes tofu taste like eggs.
Where to Buy Vegan Scrambled Eggs
If you’re not much of a cook (or just fancy cheating now and then), you can buy mixes that turn into scrambled egg. Here are some of the best:
- The Tofoo Co’s Scrambled Tofu sells little pieces of scrambled organic tofu, seasoned to perfection. Enjoy on sourdough toast, mix with vegan mayo in a sandwich or serve on a bagel, with wilted greens.
- Bonsan Vegan Breakfast Scramble is from an organic vegan company, you can find it in health stores and farm shops, or buy online. Made with tofu, spices, rock salt and agar (a seaweed setting agent), this is nice served on freshly toasted sourdough bread.
- Remix Revolution Scramble is handmade in Brighton. Made with nutritional yeast and a blend of herbs and spices (along with black salt), it’s also available in a cheezy chive version.
- Good Rebel’s Vegg Power Scramble is easy to make. Just add water or unsweetened soy milk, then blend until lump free, heat up and eat. Makes 12 eggs worth of scramble.
- Plant Basics Scramble Mix (NZ) is a special blend of spices, just add to crumbled tofu. Locally made.
- Nummy Nibbles (US) offers plant-based scramble mixes. Made with chickpea flour and veggies, you can also use them to make vegan omelettes. Just add water, ready in 10 minutes. Buy the 3-pack or individually: choose from Original (mushrooms, tomato, black pepper), Southwestern (bell peppers, jalapenos, onion, garlic, cayenne) or Chipotle (bell peppers, jalapenos and a hint of smoky chipotle). All feature ‘black salt’ for that true ‘eggy’ flavour.