Air Fryer Vegan Tofu and Asparagus Scramble

Firm tofu, when crumbled, has a scrambled egg texture. This tofu scramble is nutritionally comparable to scrambled eggs, and is a wonderful healthy choice for breakfast or any other meal! This savory scramble requires a few air fryer steps, and is topped with a sweet soy sauce drizzle and chopped, raw almonds.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup mirin (Japanese sweet wine)

  • 2 tablespoons raw whole almonds

  • 1 (12 ounce) package firm tofu

  • ½ pound fresh asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • olive oil cooking spray

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine 1/2 cup soy sauce, brown sugar, and mirin in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until sauce has reduced by half, 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside to cool and thicken.

  2. Meanwhile, place raw almonds into a small bowl and cover with water. Soak for at least 10 minutes, then drain. Cut each almond into thirds or smaller chunks if desired.

  3. Press tofu block between paper towels. Place your hands on the top and bottom of the block and firmly squeeze out extra water. Set aside on a cutting board until ready to use.

  4. Place asparagus spears in one layer across the crisping tray in the air fryer basket. Lightly spritz with olive oil cooking spray.

  5. Set air fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and cook asparagus for 10 minutes. Pull basket out after 5 minutes to shake vigorously; return basket and continue cooking. Pour cooked asparagus pieces into a large bowl.

  6. Mix olive oil, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, rice vinegar, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Cut tofu block into 1/2- to 1-inch cubes and add to the bowl. Mix carefully to coat tofu cubes on all sides, keeping cubes as intact as possible. Toss cubes with nutritional yeast.

  7. Place seasoned tofu cubes onto the crisping tray in the air fryer basket. Cook at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 minutes, shaking vigorously after 5 minutes.

  8. Mix tofu cubes and asparagus pieces together, pressing some of the cubes apart into a semi-scrambled texture. Drizzle sweet soy sauce over the mixture and top with chopped almonds.

Cook's Note:

You can use apple cider vinegar instead of rice vinegar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

265 Calories
7g Fat
35g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 1930mg 84%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 339mg 26%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 378mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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