Tofu Breakfast Sausage Crumbles are made with extra firm tofu and flavored with a few spices like Italian seasoning, fennel, and paprika. This easy vegan breakfast sausage packs a punch of protein and smoky, salty flavor with just seven ingredients.
Sausage from tofu?! Yep.
And vegan sausage.
While tofu is typically very moist, so the key to making a crumble texture is baking time. A longer baking time allows the liquid in the tofu to evaporate, leaving a crumble texture that's very reminiscent of sausage crumbles.
Then, there's the flavor.
The key spice in this tofu sausage recipe is fennel. Fennel is slightly sweet with a somewhat minty flavor. And many regular sausages have fennel in the seasoning mix.
Then liquid smoke and smoked paprika add a smokiness that is often associated with meat. The result is a very flavorful sausage crumble.
Step 1. Press the tofu using a tofu press or place it under a heavy object. (This is optional, but I highly recommend pressing for at least 10 minutes.) Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2. In a medium bowl, use your hands to crumble tofu into small pieces.
Step 3. Add the soy sauce, Italian seasoning, fennel, smoked paprika, and liquid smoke and toss to combine.
Step 4. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the tofu and toss again.
Step 5. Spread the tofu on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 45-50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. (This seems like a lot of time, but the extended time helps to dry out the tofu, giving it a better sausage texture.) Serve and enjoy!
Thank you God for this nutritious breakfast recipe. Help this food to fuel our bodies for the day. Amen.
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Tofu Breakfast Sausage Crumbles are made with extra firm tofu and flavored with a few spices like Italian seasoning, fennel, and paprika. This easy breakfast sausage packs a punch of protein and smoky, salty flavor with just seven ingredients.
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