Here’s the perfect kid-friendly brunch or breakfast recipe from our Member of the Month, Trina Jaconi Biery from your Your Vegan Mom. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s not just for kids… grown-ups will want to devour these handheld goodies too!
Here’s what Trina had to say about it:
The mundane meets the unexpectedly festive in one perfect brunch dish! I have to thank Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cookbook from 1959 for the inspiration for this recipe. Right there in the Easter spread on page 31 there is a recipe for toast cups (with eggs baked inside) that leaves me wanting to serve everything in a vessel of oven crisped bread. But for now, this scramble will meet your brunch needs. It’s easy and delicious, and I could see this becoming a simple, savory breakfast on the go staple.
Makes: 12 appetizer or 6 light main dish servings
Takes: 30 minutes (20 active)
12 slices soft whole wheat bread, crusts removed
4 tablespoons Earth Balance® Buttery Spread, divided
1 spring onion with the tops, finely chopped (or 3 green onions)
2 smallish carrots, shredded
1 medium zucchini, shredded
1 19-ounce package medium-firm tofu (I mostly use the pink one from Trader Joe’s for scrambling.)
1/4 cup tofu seasoning blend (recipe below)
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
To make the toast cups:
Heat the oven to 325. Lightly spread the Earth Balance® Buttery Spread on your bread squares and gently smoosh into the cups of a muffin tin. (If your bread is too stiff – you’ll know when it doesn’t smoosh nicely – cover a stack of buttered slices and stick them in the microwave for 30 – 60 seconds or until soft, working in 2 or 3 batches) Bake for 20 minutes or until crisp and golden brown – they will crisp up more as they cool.
To make the scramble:
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the Earth Balance® Buttery Spread. Add the white parts of the onion and the carrot. Cook for about 2 minutes, until soft and fragrant. Stir in the zucchini. Season with a pinch of salt and cook for another 2 minutes or until the vegetables are soft and beginning to brown. Add the green parts of the onion and cook just until wilted and smelling delicious. Crumble the tofu into the pan. Add the seasoning mix and a bit of dill. Smash the seasoning into the tofu and vegetables, cooking and stirring. Season with salt and pepper if necessary. If your tofu is very wet, let most of the liquid cook off. Otherwise, you’re done with this part.
To assemble: Place a dollop of scramble in each toast cup and serve.
Toast cups and scramble can both be made a day ahead. Reheat the scramble and proceed.
Basic Tofu Seasoning Blend
Ingredients: (makes about 2 cups)
2 cups nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
Place all ingredients in a jar. Shake. Use as needed.
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