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Tofu breakfast burritos are an easy, yet hearty and satisfying breakfast. Made with tofu, spices, and vegetables, these tasty vegan breakfast burritos work great to make ahead of time and to carry along with you to eat on the go! Plus, they’re ready in just 30 minutes.

completed Easy Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burritos on a white surface

Who says tacos and burritos are only lunch and dinner food? Not me! I find a breakfast burrito (and breakfast tacos) a great way to satisfy my hunger in the mornings. They always keep me satiated until lunchtime!

I love the flexibility of making breakfast burritos. It’s easy to change up the ingredients to use what I have on hand and in my fridge to create different combinations. You really can’t go wrong!

A great way to add a burst of flavor is serving these up with easy tomato salsa or green salsa, and even a vegan spicy nacho cheese sauce!

Why This Recipe Works

  • Breakfast burritos, enough said!
  • Easy to make ahead of time.
  • Travels well.
  • Kid-friendly tofu recipe.
  • A great way to sneak some veggies into breakfast.

What Goes Into This Recipe

Vegan breakfast burritos with tofu use simple ingredients you can find in the grocery store. The full list and quantities are in the recipe card but here’s an overview of the main ones.

ingredients for Easy Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burrito measured out against a light surface
  • Extra-firm tofu: Works best for making a tofu scramble mixture that closely resembles eggs. Here’s a guide to tofu if you’d like to learn more!
  • Nutritional yeast: For umami and ‘cheesy’ flavor.
  • Chili powder and garlic powder: Add more complex flavors to the tofu breakfast burritos.
  • Turmeric: This yellow spice adds some flavor but is mainly included to give the tofu a yellow color similar to eggs.
  • Kale: Adds some additional color, flavor, and nutrition to your breakfast burritos. You can swap it with another green such as spinach or swiss chard.
  • Onion: Gives the burrito filling more depth of flavor.
  • Burrito-size tortillas: These larger-sized tortillas are perfect for rolling burritos.
  • Salsa and avocado: Simple toppings that make breakfast burritos taste even better!

How To Make a Tofu Scramble Breakfast Burrito

  • 1) Crumble the tofu into a large bowl using your fingers.
process shot of crumbling tofu
  • 2) Add the nutritional yeast, chili powder, garlic powder, and turmeric to the bowl with tofu and mix it in so that all the tofu is covered.
  • 3) Cook the onions in a nonstick pan for three minutes. Add the tofu and cook for 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
  • 4) Add the chopped kale and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
process shot of adding kale to pan
  • 5) Place tofu mix into burritos. Top with salsa and avocado. Roll them up and enjoy!
process shot of adding ingredients to tortilla

Expert Tips 

  • Use up veggies in your crisper! Skip the kale and swap it for diced zucchini, chopped spinach, grated broccoli or cauliflower, and cherry tomatoes! The possibilities are endless.
  • Make sure the spices are dispersed evenly throughout the tofu mixture.
  • Tofu breakfast burritos are best with extra-firm tofu!

FAQs

What do vegans eat instead of eggs?

Usually a tofu scramble! It’s made by crumbling up tofu and adding spices, especially turmeric to make it yellow and sometimes kala namak, a special salt to give it the sulfur smell and flavor of eggs. Often veggies are added to enhance the flavor and texture of the tofu scramble.

Can I make tacos instead?

Of course! The filling for these tofu breakfast burritos is terrific as tacos with corn or flour tortillas or on its own too! 

completed Easy Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burritos on a white surface

How to Make Ahead and Store

If you’re a fan of meal prep these burritos are easy, healthy and quick to grab! Here’s how to prep up these tofu breakfast burritos.

  • Make the tofu filling as instructed in the recipe. Once heated, allow it to cool.
  • Once it’s cool, wrap up the tofu filling in the flour tortillas but don’t add the salsa and avocado. Wrap each burrito tightly in aluminum foil.
  • Store them in the fridge for up to three days or in the freezer for up to four months.
  • To heat, place the breakfast burrito in the oven at 350° F and heat for 15-20 minutes or until the inside is heated through.
  • Serve them up with avocado and salsa!

Note: The texture of the tofu may firm up and change a bit when frozen. It’s not a bad thing but it will be a bit different.

More Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Photos by Alfonso Revilla

Easy Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burrito

5 from 45 votes
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Tofu breakfast burritos are an easy, yet hearty and satisfying breakfast. Made with tofu, spices, and vegetables, these tasty vegan breakfast burritos work great to make ahead of time and to carry along with you to eat on the go! Plus, they're ready in just 30 minutes.

Ingredients 

  • 1 block of extra-firm tofu water pressed out
  • 2 Tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 cup of chopped kale
  • ½ of a small onion diced
  • 4 burrito-size tortillas
  • Salsa
  • Avocado (optional)

Instructions 

  • Using your fingers, crumble the tofu into a large bowl.
  • Add nutritional yeast, chili powder, garlic powder, and turmeric to the bowl with tofu and mix in.
  • In a nonstick pan or lightly greased pan, heat onions for 3 minutes. Add the tofu and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add chopped kale and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Place tofu mix into burritos. Top with salsa and avocado. Roll them up, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use up veggies in your crisper! Skip the kale and swap it for diced zucchini, chopped spinach, grated broccoli or cauliflower, and cherry tomatoes! The possibilities are endless.
  • Make sure the spices are dispersed evenly throughout the tofu mixture.
  • Tofu breakfast burritos are best with extra-firm tofu!

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 15gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 599mgPotassium: 448mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2305IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 173mgIron: 4mg

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Additional Info

Author: Terrence Paschal
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Method: Stovetop
Diet: Vegan
Keywords: breakfast recipes, brunch, burritos, healthy recipes, plant protein, tofu breakfast burrito, tofu recipes, tofu scramble burrito, vegan breakfast burrito, vegan brunch, vegetarian breakfast
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