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Vegan Breakfast Burrito

Looking for something different for breakfast? These Vegan Breakfast Burritos are easy and very filling! 5-minute cooking demo video included.

Vegan Breakfast Burrito

This easy vegan tofu breakfast scramble makes breakfast on the go easy because the whole thing can be held in your hand as you head out the door.

We love breakfast burritos because they’re…

  • Handheld
  • Easy to make
  • Full of flavor
  • Loaded with protein
  • Insanely delicious

Forget the fast-food greasy breakfast burrito version. This is the ultimate, healthy breakfast powerhouse! Your arteries will thank you!

Tofu breakfast scramble

My Tofu Scramble is where this recipe originated from. The scramble is delicious on its own, so I decided to try it in a burrito. Oh my, they are amazing!

We love to eat the tofu scramble recipe in so many variations. Sometimes it’s served with smoked tempeh bacon, and other times we pile it on toast and eat as an eggless scramble sandwich.

breakfast tofu scramble in cast iron pan on tabletop

Vegan breakfast burrito ingredients

The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.

We make these scramble wraps in Food for Life classes, and they are always a huge hit!

Plant-based vegan sausage makes a great addition when serving this for breakfast. It is one of the many products that I like to order from MamaSezz meal delivery service. It comes ready to heat and eat, and it can also be frozen.

Oil-free tortillas

This is a great recipe to make your own oil-free tortillas.

Watch the cooking demonstration to see how easy preparing this recipe can be! If you are using an ad blocker, it might need to be turned off for a minute to watch this video. YouTube version for sharing available on our channel.

Vegan Breakfast Burrito. tofu
Tofu is a main ingredient in this scramble recipe.

Nutrition in Tofu

Tofu or soybean curd is a food of Asian origin. Production of tofu involves soaking soybeans in water and creating soy milk, then curdling the milk using a substance such as calcium sulfate or lemon juice.

The curds are separated from the whey and usually packaged in block form. Most tofu brands offer a range of soft and firm varieties, which differ mainly in the amount of water retained. Pressing tofu can remove additional water.

tofu breakfast scramble with fork in black pan
Serve tofu scramble in a burrito or with smoked tempeh bacon.

Unlike most plant-based foods, soy is considered a complete protein, possessing all the essential amino acids. Tofu is thus a good protein source, due both to the amount and nature of the protein it contains.

The protein content is higher in firm types of tofu than in softer types. According to the Illinois Center for Soy Foods (ICSF), a 3-oz. piece of firm tofu has about 13 g of protein, compared with about 4 g in soft tofu. The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) puts the content of 4 to 5 oz. of tofu at 11 g.”– LiveStrong

Is tofu healthy?

Some people are not too sure about tofu, because it contains phytoestrogens. Turns out, phytoestrogens are very health promoting and are not at all like our body’s natural estrogen that can cause harm and lead to disease.

This makes so much sense, because the countries that consume the most soy, such as Japan and China, have the lowest rates of cancer and chronic disease. The short video below will explain the benefits of soy.

Other breakfast recipes

For those of you new to the whole food plant-based lifestyle, we’ve created a FREE 7-Day Plant-Based Menu Planner to help you get started!

smoked tempeh bagel with greens on white plate with kiwi and orange slices
Smoked Tempeh Breakfast Sandwich

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tofu scramble

Vegan Breakfast Burrito

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Forget the fast-food greasy breakfast burrito version. This is the ultimate, healthy breakfast powerhouse! Your arteries will thank you!! Checkout the cooking demo showing how to prepare these vegan breakfast burritos.

Ingredients

  • 1 block tofu, pressed & drained, tofu should be firm or extra firm
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 handful fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Bragg's Amino, Worcester sauce that is anchovie free
  • veggie broth, for sauteing
  • Whole grain soft tortillas, (Ezekiel makes a good tortilla)

Instructions

  1. NOTE: If you freeze the tofu ahead of time and allow to thaw, it has a much firmer texture that is great for crumbling or even for skewering with kabobs.
  2. Drain water from tofu and gently squeeze water out over a bowl or sink. Crumble tofu into a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a frying pan, sauté onion and red bell pepper in 3 Tbsp. of veggie broth for about 3 minutes. If you like other veggies such as shredded carrots or mushrooms, they can also be added here.
  4. Add turmeric, nutritional yeast, Bragg's aminos, and tofu. Sauté for about 3 minutes. If additional liquid is needed, use another 1-3 Tbsp. of veggie broth.
  5. Add baby spinach, cover pan with lid, and allow leaves to wilt, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  6. Fill a whole wheat tortilla wrap with few tablespoons of the mixture, fold, and eat.

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 1.2gCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1.4gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g

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Healthy and delicious breakfast burrito!

Liz

Friday 3rd of September 2021

It is just me so... My question is can these Breakfast Burritos be frozen to uses later?

Terri Edwards

Saturday 4th of September 2021

Hi Liz- I think they would do just fine being frozen because the scramble itself freezes well.

Christy

Friday 3rd of March 2017

Hi Terri I love to see your blog posts on my Facebook page when I'm scrolling through. You have inspired me to start my own blog page. Before going plant based I had some great recipes that my kids raved about. I was really inspired to try and replicate those recipes using plants. In my search I was told that it was impossible to do that. I have come up with some great recipes because of the great help from people like you that have already been through the battle. So thank you for that. If I could share my page and maybe a little advice I would appreciate it. Here is my site http//:www.plantbasegoodness.com

Anthea

Wednesday 13th of May 2015

Nice recipe, Terri! I love a low-fat tofu scramble recipe. Definitely going to try this out today for my family :)

Terri

Wednesday 13th of May 2015

I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as mine does! :)

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