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McVegan Breakfast Sandwich

McVegan Breakfast Sandwich

Prep time Serves 6


  • 8 oz Nasoya Silken Tofu
  • 2 Tbsp olive or unrefined coconut oil, plus more if needed
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 8 oz ground seitan (see Tip)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 (16-oz) package extra-firm tofu, drained and patted dry with paper towels
  • 5 oz greens (kale, baby spinach, or chard)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 vegan English muffins or 12 slices of bread, toasted
  • 1-2 avocados, thinly sliced
  • Sriracha or hot sauce (optional)


1. In a blender or food processor, combine the silken tofu, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, nutritional yeast, salt, turmeric, onion powder, and garlic powder. Blend until smooth. If the mixture is too thick to combine, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water and blend again as needed.

2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. When it shimmers, add the onion, mushrooms, seitan, and tomatoes and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until onions are translucent. Using your hands, crumble the extra-firm tofu into the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until lightly browned, adding more oil if needed. Add the greens and cook until just wilted, about 3 minutes. Add the pureed tofu mixture, then reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring often, for 2 to 3 minutes, until the pureed tofu thickens. Taste and season with pepper.

3. Layer the bottoms of the English muffins with the scramble, sliced avocado, and a very light drizzle of sriracha, if desired. Top them with the muffin tops and serve.


Drive-thru breakfast, begone! This breakfast sandwich takes first prize in flavor, texture, and nutrition. Okay, I just gave that award to myself, but I promise, this recipe really does deserve it. It looks like fast food and tastes like fast food, but gives you all the energy and nourishment you need to start your day.

If you cannot find ground seitan, you can make your own using seitan of any shape or size (strips, cubes, etc.). Drain your seitan well, then pulse in the food processor until finely ground. Do not overpulse; the seitan should still have some texture.