Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burrito (vegan, gf) + COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

September 11. I just can’t write a post without acknowledging the gravity of this date in American history. It’s hard to believe it was twelve years ago already. Like so many of you, I remember that day so clearly (which is saying a lot because my memory isn’t so great). I still get choked up when I think about watching the horror and the aftermath unfold on TV. I can only imagine what those who were in the planes, in the Pentagon, in the towers and the surrounding areas went through that day. Growing up in America, there was a sense of security, a sense that something like this could never happen to us. All of that changed on 9-11-2001. I’m still grateful to live in this country and for all the freedoms and opportunities we so easily take for granted. But I’ll certainly never forget that day and the way it changed so many things, so many lives in this country and around the world.


I am so excited to share this recipe with you because I LOVED IT!!!! Don’t ask me why I haven’t tried tofu scramble before. I guess I doubted it–maybe rightly so. Maybe all others pale in comparison to this flavorful slow cooker version, which comes from Kathy Hester’s latest cookbook, Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You. Since it’s just Hubs and me, I can definitely appreciate a cookbook with smaller sized recipes. Often we don’t make it through all the leftovers and food ends up wasted. If you have a small family or maybe there’s only one or two vegans in your family, this book will be such a valuable resource for you. Heck, even if you’re not vegan, I think you will love many of Kathy’s healthy creations.

Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You by KATHY HESTER

One of my favorite recipes is Kathy’s Carrot Cake & Zucchini Bread Oatmeal, so naturally I am so excited to try her new breakfast creations in this book. The Pumpkin Caramel Breakfast Barley looks sooooo good. And what could be bad about Chocolate Pumpkin Brownie Breakfast Quinoa?! How about Vanilla Fig Oatmeal with Baklava Topping? Winter-Spiced Butternut Squash Pecan French Toast? Bananas Foster for Breakfast? And that’s only part of the Morning Delights section. You’ll also find easy DIY staples, delicious dips, hearty soups, international recipes, sandwich/taco fillers, family favorites, clever desserts and even a section called Vegan Squares which features full meals layered in the slow cooker (I never knew you could use parchment pouches in the slow cooker!).

Scrambled Tofu Burrito (tastes like the real thing!) #vegan #glutenfree #breakfast #crockpot #slowcookerrecipe #kathyhester

Had I known what a challenge it would be to photograph breakfast burritos, I wouldn’t have chosen this recipe to share with you. But I’m so glad I didn’t know–the photos turned out fine and the recipe turned out AMAZING. Not only does it look like scrambled eggs, it somehow tastes like it too. And it was so easy. Throw it all in the slow cooker the night before, wake up and dig in! For a gluten-free option, simply use gluten-free tortillas or skip the tortillas and just enjoy the filling on its own! Adding extras like salsa, vegan sour cream, avocado and shredded vegan cheese take it to the next level. Kathy even included recipes for two different vegan sour creams in the book. I’ll bet these Butternut Squash Frijoles would be great in this burrito, too!


This post is part of a blog tour, where various bloggers will be sharing recipes from Vegan Slow Cooking in September and October. To follow the tour and get access to several recipes from this cookbook, go to Kathy’s website.

Scrambled Tofu Burrito (tastes like the real thing!) #vegan #glutenfree #breakfast #crockpot #slowcookerrecipe #kathyhester

There’s a lot to be said for getting children off to a great start with a hot breakfast, especially during the school year. I was fortunate to have a mother who made us a hot breakfast every morning–nothing super elaborate, just simple things like oatmeal or eggs and toast or CoCo Wheats. My sister and I both always did well in school and I think a decent morning meal certainly helped. My guess is kids would love this breakfast burrito and there would be no need to get up early to make it!

A little side note–unless you plan on doubling the recipes in this book, you’ll want to use a small 1.5- to 2-quart slow cooker. I used a 3-quart and it worked just fine for this recipe.

All of Kathy’s cookbooks, including this one, are available for purchase here. Or you can enter below to WIN a free copy of Vegan Slow Cooking, courtesy of Fair Winds Press. On September 18, 2013, a winner will be selected randomly and notified.

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  1. April says

    After over 15 years being a vegetarian I still have yet to try a tofu scramble! I think it’s about time! This cookbook interests me because I have a crock pot and never use it! I just don’t know what to make

  2. Becky Egeland says

    Leaning more about vegan cooking AND more ways to cook with my slow cooker makes this cookbook a perfect fit for me. Thanks for all the great recipes you blog about. I enjoy reading recipes the same way I enjoy reading a good book. Bliss.

  3. Emily R. says

    I haven’t done much vegan cooking – period – and I think using the slow cooker would be a simple way to get started!

  4. Maria says

    I rely on my slow cooker all the time – it makes things so much easier when I get home after a long day! This would be a perfect addition to my vegan cookbooks :)

  5. says

    Fall is always a time for revved up schedules and way-too-busy-to-cook dilemmas. Slow cooker recipes come to the rescue! I’d love to learn new recipes that I can just set and forget and enjoy immensely after hours of simmering deliciousness.
    Plus how can I pass up Vanilla Fig Oatmeal with Baklava Topping? Yumza!

  6. Nezumi says

    Indeed cooking for two applies to my situation since it’s only my boyfriend and me at home. Furthermore, I really enjoyed Kathy’s Great Vegan Bean Book. Thank you for the giveaway!

  7. says

    I really love the idea that this is slow cooker ideas for just two people. I feel like everytime I make something in the slow cooker, we are eating it for weeks.

  8. Megan McD says

    I love using my slow cooker…coming home in the evening and dinner be ready to eat! So convenient, I would love to have this cookbook.

  9. Jessica says

    I bought my slow cooker about a year ago and I think I’ve only used it twice. I really need some inspiration to make better use of it. This cookbook would be perfect, since I am only cooking for two.

  10. Ginny says

    LOVE, LOVE crockpot meals! Being a working mother of 2, AND plant-based, makes it sorta challenging to prepare meals; the crockpot is my best friend sometimes, ha! :) I’d love a copy of your cookbook for sure! Thank you for this awesome give-away!

  11. Laurie says

    What interests me most? The fact that I eat about twice as much as a normal person, so cooking for TWO is always ideal.

    I also only use my slow cooker for applesauce since I live alone and hate leftovers (I’ll eat them, but I mean, I like to cook!)

    This would be fantastic.

  12. Aimee says

    I am super excited about this cookbook! I love to cook and am trying to find more interesting slow cooker recipes for me and my husband (we have the kids 1/2 the time and they wouldn’t touch a vegan slow cooker recipe with a 10foot pole!). And the tofu scramble mentioned in this post sounds amazing!!

  13. Kara Williams says

    Would love this book! I am so in need of an actual cookbook for vegan recipes… sometimes Pinterest just doesn’t cut it. I am going to try this tofu scramble next week for breakfast.

  14. Jessica Harber says

    I cannot get enough vegan recipes, especially for the crock-pot and make ahead freezer type things! Love this scrambled tofu recipe.

  15. cate says

    It’s just my husband and I, so I can relate to not getting through all the leftovers! This sounds like a great book and would make a great addition to our cookbook library. If I don’t win it, I just might have to buy it! Love your site :)

  16. eliza says

    My crock pot is still in its box. It was a Christmas gift 2 years ago! I need to find a way to use it. This book would be fab!

  17. nicole says

    The small sizes is huge as in our family of 4 I am the ONLY vegan (and primary cook) but the larger size recipes cause a huge problem with left over that don;t always freeze so well.

  18. says

    I have yet to make a tofu scramble I really love, and I love to use my slow cooker! A slow cooker is the perfect tool for a full time employee and part time student. The rest of my time I try to fill with something active, so making dinner and lunches for the next day can get put on the back burner. A vegan cookbook for my slow cooker would certainly save me tons of time!

  19. jill payne says

    This book interests me the most because it is vegan. Almost all slow cooker recipes I see are definitely not vegan. It is nice to see a book full of vegan slow cooker recipes!

  20. says

    I have been on the hunt for a vegan crockpot cookbook since last winter! I love my slow cooker and miss making stews in it – now that I’m
    Vegan all I’ve used it for is stock & chili :( I never knew which one to choose – thanks for pointing me in the right direction! Fingers crossed :)

  21. says

    I work long hours and spend my mornings and evenings walking my dogs before getting to feeding myself. The idea of coming home or waking up to a home-cooked meal is so appealing.

  22. charj says

    I have been looking forward to this cookbook. I love recipes for 1 or 2 servings. I would rather cook a recipe again if I really want more of it instead of having several days worth of leftovers.

  23. Cecilia says

    My slow cooker just died, so my next one will be a bit smallee. I would love to have some great small portion slow cooker recipes.

  24. Cecilia says

    My trusty slow cooker just died, so my next one will be a bit smallee. I would love to have some great small portion slow cooker recipes.

  25. says

    I fail to see the need of a slow cooker if you’ve already cooked the beans, ans you suggest sauteeing the onions, should just go ahead and finish out in the skillet

  26. April says

    I am still learning as I have a child who has food allergies…I would love to learn the art of vegan breakfast burritos and other recipes!

  27. says

    This would be so helpful to me as it is just my husband and I, and we both work, I’m in school, and it would be so nice to have a healthy vegan meal ready in the crockpot when we get home!

  28. Kristin says

    What interests me most is the cooking for just one or two people. I love Kathy’s Vegan Slow Cooker book and having new dishes with smaller portions will be great.

  29. lyn says

    i’ve never had luck with sour “cream”. maybe i can finally figure out how to make it work for me with the help of this book :)

  30. Becky says

    This looks delicious! I’m always looking for an alternative to eggs or cereal for breakfast, this looks like a perfect idea.

  31. Ashley says

    It’s just me and the boyfriend at home so I often get wary making too much food (what if we don’t like it?)! This would be absolutely perfect for us! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

  32. Eileen T says

    Usually slower cooker recipes makes food with lots of serving… 6, 8 or even 10. Since there are only husband and I in the house, I would love to cook meal for 2 only.

  33. Lori says

    I work as an ER veterinarian and my hours tend to be really long so batch cooking is a must for me! Going into winter, I would love to be able to slow cook some meals to take to work with me!

  34. Tonya says

    I LOVE the idea of slow cooker recipes for two. I rarely use my slow cooker because who needs that much food? I don’t have that much room in my freezer. And all of the recipes in this book look so tasty!

  35. Abigail says

    I love the simplicity of slow cooking. If you know it’s going to be a long day, it’s nice to have dinner waiting for you when you get home, already warm, the house smells good- it’s a winner in my book. I am so, so glad there are vegan options to make that happen!

  36. says

    I’m single and live alone so I love to cook in big batches and freeze! The slow cooker is especially perfect for this so I’m excited to try these new recipes.

  37. Tressa says

    We just bought a slow cooker for brewing chaga tea but have recently learned how to do a vegan pot roast in there! Wondering what other slow cooking magic awaits us for our upcoming vegan fast. This cookbook looks very promising.

  38. says

    With the cold weather coming up, I’m dying to break out my crockpot more often! The only vegan recipe I know so far, though, is to make chili… I’d love to have some new recipes to try out & branch out into more yummy comfort meals for fall & winter. This cookbook looks perfect!!

  39. Victoria says

    Love this! I’m most interested in making vegan meals for just me and my boyfriend for once — every one else has too large portions!

  40. Raquel says

    I am in the midst of finding the perfect slow cooker as my life has gotten busier with the addition of a new business! And this is the perfect cookbook for me to experiment with! I’m excited to see the delicious vegan options that are inside!

  41. Becca F says

    I love the fact that you can make easy meals in the slow cooker because although I love to cook I’m a busy college student so I don’t have a lot of time to cook

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