This has become one of our all time favorite breakfasts. We’ve tried all kinds of egg replacers since removing eggs from our diet – some of them are excellent, but they can be expensive or hard to find. Happily, it turns out the simplest alternative is also the secret to the breakfast sandwich of your dreams: medium firm tofu.
I think part of the appeal of eggs is their ease of use – crack one into a hot pan and you’ve got a meal. It turns out this slightly tender tofu, when sliced, lightly salted, and pan fried until golden, is a dead ringer for an egg in both taste and texture. Just load up some toast or an English muffin with any combination of dijon, mayo, pesto, avocado, tomato, spinach, veggie bacon, and/or vegan cheese, wrap it around your beautiful golden fried tofu, then just sit back and wonder why people even bother with eggs!
These are so easy, you don’t really need a recipe, but I’ve listed the basics below. Tweak it to taste!
Easy Vegan Breakfast Sandwich
- 1 block medium firm tofu (you can get 4 to 6 sandwiches per block) (other kinds work, but medium/firm is the most like a cooked egg)
- English muffins, toasted (or sub toasted bread)
- butter or oil, for frying
- your choice of spreads (mayo, dijon mustard, pesto)
- optional toppings (tomato, avocado, spinach, vegan cheese, veggie bacon)
Slice tofu into roughly 1/2 inch thick slices, once slice per sandwich.
Heat frying pan over medium heat. Add non-dairy butter or oil.
Add tofu to the hot pan. Season lightly with salt. Fry for several minutes per side, until golden.
While tofu is frying, toast your bread. Spread toasted bread with your choice of condiments (we like any combination of dijon mustard, mayonnaise, or pesto).
Place your optional additions on one side of your bread (sliced tomato, avocado, guacamole, veggie bacon, spinach, vegan cheese).
Assemble sandwich. Enjoy!