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
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).
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.