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This silken tofu scramble is made with firm silken tofu and kala namak (black salt) to give these vegan scrambled eggs that traditional “egg” flavor and texture! All you need is 5 ingredients and 10 minutes and you can enjoy this delicious protein packed vegan breakfast. Serve on top of Vegan Flatbread, with a side of breakfast potatoes, Vegan Bacon Bits, Vegan Chilaquiles, and Tomatillo Green-Chili Salsa.

Vegan egg scrambled recipe in white bowl on wooden table with fork.

Before I was vegan, I absolutely loved all egg dishes. They were so easy to cook, budget friendly, packed with protein, filling, and relatively healthy.

Fortunately, tofu is an excellent egg replacer and replica for egg scrambles and is one of my favorite vegan tofu dishes. It is also just as hearty, healthy and cheap. Extra firm silken tofu in particular makes for the BEST fluffy tofu scrambled eggs.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Silken tofu has the highest water content and is the softest, creamiest tofu egg scramble. Perfect for replicating the creaminess of soft and fluffy eggs. Firmer tofus can often end up tasting a bit too dry in tofu scramble. If you need some firm tofu ideas, try my Vegan Tofu Bolognese Sauce, Vegan Tofu Ricotta Cheese, Baked Dinosaur Tofu Nuggets, or Vegan Orange Chicken. All are great easy tofu dinner recipes.
  • Kala namak or black salt is the best vegan substitute for the sulphur and earthy flavors you get with chicken eggs.
  • Vegan cheese shreds and nutritional yeast, although optional, gives this scramble the best cheesy flavor without any dairy!

Ingredients and Substitutions

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  • silken tofu – Replaces the traditional chicken eggs in this vegan egg scramble. I recommend using extra firm silken tofu, as it is a firmer silken tofu and holds its shape a lot better than regular silken tofu. If you can’t find extra firm silken tofu, I recommend using soft tofu or even medium tofu. I used the brand Mori-Nu (not sponsored).
  • nutritional yeast – Adds a cheesy, savory flavor.
  • turmeric – Gives this scramble the yellow color that traditional eggs have. If you don’t love the taste of turmeric you can leave it out and your scramble will resemble more of an egg white scramble!
  • vegan cheese shreds – Optional, but really delicious here! You could also use the mozzarella cheese from my Vegan Cheesy Garlic Bread (Pull Apart Bread!) for an oil free option and it would be great!
  • kala namak (black salt) – An Indian spice that gives these eggs the class eggy taste. Although it is called black salt, it is usually a pink color and can be found at most International Grocery Stores or online. Sprinkle it on top of the scramble or any vegan egg substitute right before enjoying and be blown away by the realistic egg flavor. If you would like to buy it online, this is the Kala Namak I use.

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Add the drained block of silken tofu to a hot, oiled skillet. Allow it to sit for a few minutes to begin browning in the oil to develop flavor and prevent it from crumbling too much.

    Then with a spatula, begin breaking up the tofu block into smaller bites to replicate egg scramble. Avoid sautéing with a heavy hand as this can crumble the tofu too much and you won’t be left with much texture.

    If you prefer to make this recipe oil free, simply omit the oil and be sure to use a non stick skillet.
Plain tofu block broken up into bite sized pieces in hot skillet.
  1. If desired, add in the vegan cheese shreds and carefully sauté until cheese is melted. You could also add in spinach, mushrooms, pre-cooked diced potatoes, or any other quick cooking vegetable. This recipe is incredibly customizable so choose your favorites!
Before and after mixing vegan cheese shreds into tofu eggs.
  1. Add in the spices and gently toss your scamble in the spices until completely coated. If using turmeric, this will change the color of your scramble from white to the classic yellow you’d regularly find with an egg scramble.
Spices added into tofu scramble in skillet before mixing.
  1. Serve your silken tofu scramble immediately with a sprinkle of kala namak, chives, Tomatillo Green-Chili Salsa, and any desired sides!
Yellow tofu Scramble in skillet.


What else can I make with silken tofu?

Silken tofu is so versatile! It is often used in recipes to replicate custards, creamy dips, puddings, and soft desserts. I use it in my Spicy Creamy Instant Pot Ramen Crustless Vegan Quiche, and Vegan Chilaquiles recipes.

Can I make this tofu scramble crispy?

Silken tofu is fairly difficult to make crispy as it is the softest tofu and has a high water content. The best way to make this tofu crispy is to first lightly pan fry it in the oil. This will crisp up the edges but still leave the inside of the scramble soft and fluffy.

Where can I buy kala namak?

I have difficulty finding it in grocery stores near me and buy it on Amazon. A little goes a long way so it will last!

What does kala namak taste like?

It’s known to have a very distinct sulphur-like taste and is comparable to the taste of eggs. There’s nothing quite like it!

Can I make this for meal prep and eat it over several days?

I wouldn’t. This scramble is really best fresh but can be reheated if necessary!

Close up of finished egg scramble with fork.

Expert Tips

  • Add quick cooking vegetables to your silken tofu scramble for a heartier breakfast or serve with a side of breakfast potatoes, hashbrowns, vegan sausage, or even toast!
  • This recipe is written for silken tofu, but if you prefer a firmer, “well done” egg scramble, use medium firm tofu.
  • Try the kala namak if you haven’t before. It really does make tofu taste like breakfast eggs and is the perfect finishing touch.

More Easy Vegan Egg Breakfast Ideas

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Silken Tofu Scrambled Eggs

5 from 6 votes

Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
This silken tofu scramble is the best SOFT and FLUFFY vegan egg scramble! All you need is 5 ingredients and less than 10 minutes and you can have a delicious, healthy, protein packed breakfast.


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 (12 ounce) extra firm silken tofu package
  • 1/4 cup vegan cheese shreds optional
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric optional for color
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper adjust to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon kala namak adjust to taste
  • sea salt to taste


  • Heat avocado oil in 12" skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the drained, extra firm silken tofu block to the skillet and allow to very lightly pan fry and crisp up for a few minutes in the oil, 2-3 minutes. Alternatively, for an oil free version, omit the oil and use a non-stick skillet.
  • After a couple of minutes, carefully begin breaking up the tofu block into bite sized pieces, resembling an egg scramble. Careful not to overdo it or your scramble will lose it's texture.
  • If desired, add in your vegan cheese shreds or any other quick cooking vegetable, like spinach, diced mushrooms, kale, diced tomato, etc. Carefully sauté until the cheese is melted or the vegetables are warmed through, 2-3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the nutritional yeast, onion powder, turmeric, and black pepper over the scramble and gently sauté until spices are well incorporated.
  • Serve immediately with desired sides and sprinkle with kala namak (black salt for egg taste), chives and pico de gallo, as desired.


  • If you prefer a more firm, “well done” type scramble, use a medium firm tofu block instead. 
  • If you cannot find extra firm silken tofu, I recommend using soft tofu. Regular silken tofu is very soft and may be too soft for your liking. 
  • The softness between silken tofu blocks varies widely between brands. From my personal experience, Whole Foods brand silken tofu is the softest and not great for this recipe. It is very difficult to prevent it from losing all of it’s texture. My favorite brand of silken tofu for this recipe is Mori-Nu Extra Firm Silken Tofu. I find it at Target and it is shelf stable and shared a photo of the packaging in the post. 
  • This recipe is incredibly customizable! Add in your favorite vegetables, vegan sausage, etc and double or triple the recipe as needed! 


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 140mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

Disclaimer: The Nutritional Information provided for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the facts listed is not and cannot be guaranteed.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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  1. Ingrid Begonia says:

    5 stars
    I was impressed at how tasty this was! I added sautéed onions and tomato’s, so yummy!

  2. 5 stars
    Incredible! Best vegan scramble I’ve eaten. But used sunflower oil and half teaspoon nutellex, went heavy on nooch, also a teaspoon vegan chicken stock powder. Served on rye with garlic oil and nutellex. I also pulled it off with soft silken I had on hand, treated very delicately, dried with paper towel, flipped whole to fry both sides, then separated to long strips, then scrambled. Delish!

  3. 5 stars
    Turned out well. I did not have the tomatillo salsa so I ground some Chiltepin peppers for spice. I served with your vegan mozzarella cheese on top of jicama taco shells with some carrots and radish.

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