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Vegan Breakfast Sandwich

Start your morning off right with this Vegan Breakfast Sandwich. It's hearty, savory & oh-so satisfying!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 304kcal

Ingredients

Tofu Eggs

To Assemble

  • 4 slices vegan cheese (one that melts)
  • 4 English muffins (sub with bread of choice)
  • Vegan butter , to taste
  • 1 large tomato , sliced
  • 4 slices vegan ham or vegan turkey
  • 1-2 dashes tabasco sauce (see note for alternatives)

Instructions

  • Place the tofu on its side and cut into four ¼ - ½-inch slices. Cut each slice into a circle using a glass or cookie cutter (you can save the scraps for tofu crumbles). You can also cut the tofu into squares instead - just make sure it fits the muffins or bread you've chosen.
  • In a small shallow bowl (that will fit one tofu circle), add the nutritional yeast, garlic, onion, paprika, turmeric, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine well.
  • Place a piece of tofu into the dry mixture and gently move around to coat well. Flip and repeat on the other side. Repeat with the remaining tofu.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat for a few minutes. Add the oil and wait until it shimmers. Now add the tofu pieces and cook until it's lightly golden and crispy on one side for about 2-3 minutes. Flip the tofu and add a slice of cheese on top of each piece. Cover the pan with a lid to melt the cheese and brown the other side of the tofu for about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Toast the English muffins and butter each slice. If preferred, you can lightly pan-fry the vegan ham or just leave it as is. Top a slice of tomato on a muffin half, then the tofu, then ham, and add hot sauce if preferred. Close together with the other muffin half and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

* Pressing Tofu: wrap a block of tofu in a dish towel and place it on a rimmed plate. Add a cast iron skillet on top (or something equally heavy) and let it drain for 20-30 minutes. 
You can also use a Tofu Press to make it even easier or you can use Pre-Pressed Tofu or High-Protein Tofu
* Prep time doesn't include pressing the tofu. 
Instead of tabasco sauce, you can use ketchup, mayonnaise, salsa or your favorite condiment. 
Add-on ideas: sandwich pickles, jalapeños, avocado, leafy greens, vegan sausage patties.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 630mg | Sugar: 1g