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breakfast hash bowl

The breakfast hash bowl is a lighter, vegan-friendly version of a greasy spoon diner style breakfast made with mashed potato hash and savory tofu scramble. It might just be the perfect hang-over brunch!

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breakfast hash bowl

We’ve got the perfect vegan-friendly brunch idea! Check out this recipe for an easy breakfast hash bowl now.

Course Breakfast
Keyword breakfast bowl, brunch, potatoes, tofu
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Author Lauren Toyota


mashed potato hash

  • 2 C peeled, cubed and cooked potatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp  grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • sea salt & ground pepper to taste

tofu scramble

  • 1/2 brick medium firm tofu
  • 1/2 C chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • sea salt & ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 C finely chopped spinach
  • 2 tbsp salsa


  1. If you aren’t starting with leftover cooked potatoes, peel and cube 2 small potatoes and boil for 10 minutes. Drain from water (do not rinse).

  2. In a large pan heated to medium, add 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil and the cooked potatoes. Using a fork or a potato masher, mash up the potatoes so they are chunky and sort of half mashed. Spread them out in an even layer in the pan and allow them to cook on one side for approximately 7-8 minutes or until the underside is golden and crispy. Flip the potato mash and add another tablespoon of grapeseed oil to the bottom of the pan, if necessary, and cook the other side for another 7-8 minutes or until golden and crispy. Watch the heat and lower to medium-low to prevent burning. Once the potatoes are done crisping, transfer them to your serving bowl and cover with foil to keep warm.

  3. You can use the same pan for the tofu scramble since there will be residual oil in the pan you can use. Heat the pan over medium heat again, crumble the tofu in the pan and add chopped mushrooms. Cook for 2 minutes.

  4. Add turmeric, nutritional yeast, non-dairy milk, and sea salt and ground pepper to taste. Stir to combine well and cook for 3-4 minutes or until mushrooms are nearly done. Add spinach in during the last minute of cooking, allowing it to wilt and soften.
  5. Put tofu scramble on top of potato hash and add a dollop of your favourite salsa on top. Serve immediately.


  • Laura 3 years ago

    I’m amazed there is no comment here.
    This is so perfect – the photos and the recipe! You’re great, keep going 🙂

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      thanks so much Laura!

  • kendall 3 years ago

    I want to be just like u!!!!!!!!!!!!! U INSPIRE ME TO BE A VEGAN #veganlove

  • daniel 2 years ago

    mmmm scrambles mmmm

    • Jessica R. 2 years ago

      You are a smart man daniel, a smart man.

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