Mom’s Scrambled Tofu is a delicious vegan recipe that replicates the look and feel of scrambled eggs. This is a low carb recipe that your family can enjoy for breakfast or dinner.

Scrambled Tofu on a plate with salad and cheesy garlic bread

Some people may not understand this. I. Crave. Tofu. I don’t know why. Maybe my body needs something in tofu. Maybe its because when my mom would make it – it would taste good. I didn’t eat it a lot growing up, but after I moved away from home my mom started to cook more foods with tofu. One dish she makes that I crave on a regular basis is Scrambled Tofu. I have even requested she make this for me for dinner when I visit. Mind you, I have been eating this stuff now for close to 20 years. Yeah, I’m that old.

We already know Grumpy won’t eat tofu. He tried my Greek Salad with Marinated Tofu and refuses to eat it again. I wish he were more like my co-worker Sue. He wouldn’t even try the Scrambled Tofu. Sue tried it AND she actually liked it!


This is my submission for the Family Recipes Event hosted this month by Laura of The Spiced Life. I have never made for myself until this week. It always was something I thought mom could only make. However, since I don’t eat at my mom’s as much as I would like to anymore, the night I had Grumpy eat leftover manicotti is the night I decided to make myself the scrambled tofu. I was worried it wouldn’t come out as good as moms but it did and I was really pleased!

This is very flavorful! The McKay’s Chicken Seasoning is a vegetarian chicken broth that my family has used for as long as I can remember. You can find it in most health food stores – or order it online. Mom didn’t give measurements for the carrots or onions so I just told you what I guessed my measurements to be. My carrots were tiny ones from mom’s garden so I am guessing 1 or 2 smaller carrots.

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Mom's Scrambled Tofu

Mom’s Scrambled Tofu

Crumbled and seasoned tofu made to replicate eggs and are so delicious your family may be fooled!
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Course: Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: scrambled tofu
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 186kcal


  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1-2 shredded carrots
  • 1 lb. firm tofu crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons bouillon concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric


  • Sauté onion and carrot in oil until just soft. Add tofu, chicken seasoning, turmeric, onion and garlic powder. Stir to combine.
  • Turn the heat up some to cook some of the water out of the tofu. Stirred and fried for about 2 minutes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 25mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Cristine August 27, 2009 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I have never had tofu before but you sure sell it well! 🙂

  2. Leslie August 27, 2009 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    I also have never had tofu.
    Doesnt it basically take on the flavor of whatever you cook it with?

  3. Fast Recipes August 27, 2009 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Tofu always tastes great, and your recipe looks delicious. I invite you to take a look at my this huge variety of tofu recipes, they're all worth trying (no pictures as yours though).

  4. Creative One August 27, 2009 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I still have yet to try tofu. This looks like a great recipe and your photo is awesome!

  5. averagebetty August 27, 2009 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    I love tofu… and crave it too. I feel your pain, Honey B… I have a "Grumpy" on my hands too when it comes to tofu!

    Good lookin' scramble!

  6. Maria August 27, 2009 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    I love scrambled tofu! I usually do a Mexican twist-I add in cumin, chili powder, cilantro, red peppers, tomatoes, etc. It is so good! I will try this recipe next time!

  7. Fallon August 27, 2009 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Why not just make the scrambled eggs and don't tell him there is tofu in them?

    When I make dishes that call for a load of mayonnaise, usually dips, I sub that with greek yogurt. I don't say anything until they are all happy and keep saying how delicious it is, is when I get them my secret and they can't believe it!

  8. Susie August 27, 2009 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    awww… McKay's – reminds me of my grandma's house!

  9. pigpigscorner August 27, 2009 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    They look a lot like scrambled eggs =) great use of tofu!

  10. Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" August 27, 2009 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    I like tofu! In stir frys, or a tofu melt I used to get at an olf job/Cafe. Yum! I don't cook with it very often because no one else cares for it.

  11. Mags August 27, 2009 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Tofu is one of those things that in order for me to eat it, I can't know it's in there. I just can't get past how it looks in the package!

  12. teresa August 28, 2009 at 3:11 am - Reply

    i like it all scrambley like this, i'll have to try it!

  13. haleysuzanne August 28, 2009 at 3:30 am - Reply

    Tofu: LOVE IT. Seriously. I rarely prepare it at home, though, because it's one of the few things that I find to usually be better prepared in restaurants.

    This weekend my husband and I went to a Thai restaurant, and we had these amazing fried tofu wedges with some sort of fruity, spicy sauce. So good. (I am lucky to have married a tofu-eater!)

    But I digress- this looks really good! I'd love to see more recipes from you for it.

  14. Jacey August 28, 2009 at 7:57 am - Reply

    I am an Asian, so I love tofu. I can eat it right from the package as snack, etc… Anything with tofu is good, but i never had scrambled tofu before. Wow! Now, that's something new to me =) thanks for sharing!

  15. Katy ~ August 28, 2009 at 8:35 am - Reply

    LOL. Grumpy and I totally agree on tofu. But, in a more daring moment, I'd like to sample a bite of this. Looks good!

  16. JMom August 31, 2009 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    I love tofu and that looks just delicious to me!

  17. Selene September 4, 2009 at 4:33 am - Reply

    I crave it too!! Left to my own devices, I will (and I have) eat a whole brick of tofu, scrambled, in a day, by myself, in a not very long period of time, and nothing else…excited to try out a new recipe for scrambled tofu!

  18. Curry St John June 19, 2010 at 2:58 am - Reply

    Hi, I crave tofu too!! In fact, I'm looking for good tofu recipes – that's how I found this page. 🙂

  19. scarlettmjr June 10, 2011 at 3:06 am - Reply

    If you use chicken seasoning then it is not really vegan?

  20. Shelby June 10, 2011 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Scarlet, McKays Chicken (Flavored)Seasoning – it is a vegan seasoning. No meat of any type in it. In my post I have a link to where the chicken flavored seasoning can be purchased and I mention that it is chicken flavored.

  21. Anonymous September 29, 2014 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    I followed your recipe Saturday, mixed in red potatoes, onion and peppers, served for Sundays morning breakfast along with biscuits and gravy while on our camping trip, and it was AWESOME. Everyone thought it to be real eggs, and loved the carrots mixed in. Thank you for sharing. Def going to add this to my recipe box, if you do not mind?

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