I usually have a vegetable tofu scramble, homemade granola, or even just cereal for breakfast. My boyfriend currently is eating vegetarian like me but sometimes misses his sausage and egg breakfast sandwiches. So I came up with the best vegetarian alternative I could think of and it was a hit! In fact, this sandwich is so good, I personally have not only been eating it for breakfast but adding lettuce and even eating it for lunch as well. It’s very simple to make and can easily be adjusted to include your favorite breakfast or lunch sandwich ingredients!

Tofu & Sausage Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

Breakfast sandwich

Makes 1 breakfast sandwich

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Slice of extra firm tofu
  • 1 vegetable sausage patty (I used Morningstar brand and soon discovered the maple sausage patty which is unbelievable!)
  • 2 slices of fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado or 2 tablespoons of guacamole
  • Whole wheat English muffin (or your choice of bread)

So super easy, here’s what you do…

First, take your package of tofu and cut a half inch wide slice to the halfway point of the block of tofu. So if this is confusing, you know how you usually eat a quarter of the block of tofu in a breakfast scramble or for other meals, in this sandwich you are simply taking a slice of about half of that block you normally eat. The reason why you don’t use that whole block is for two reasons. One is that it wouldn’t fit easily on your sandwich. The second is that since you are supplementing it with your veggie “sausage”, you simply don’t need that extra tofu.

Now pan sear your slice of tofu while in the same pan you also heat up one of your veggie sausage patties. If your patties are frozen, the timing works best to put the veggie sausage patty in the pan first for a couple minutes before you begin pan searing your tofu. While this is cooking up nicely, throw your choice of bread in the toaster, then wash a tomato and cut two 1/4 inch slices, and finally take half of an avocado and mash it up to be used as the spread. If you don’t want to use half an avocado, then two tablespoons of guacamole works well in it’s place. You could also use earth balance vegan butter or hummus if you prefer. I personally think the guacamole gives this a rich taste and goes well with the other ingredients in this breakfast sandwich.

When your veggie sausage patty and your tofu are done warming up in the pan, transfer them to your bread with its spread and top with the two slices of tomatoes. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Breakfast Sandwich Nutrition Facts

Breakfast Sandwich Nutrition Facts 2

In one breakfast sandwich, you are getting 410 calories. You are also getting 40 grams of your daily carbohydrates, 11 of which are coming from your dietary fiber. You are also getting 896 milligrams of your daily potassium as well as 20 grams of your daily protein.

Now moving on to the vitamins and minerals that one serving of this delicious breakfast sandwich has to offer…You are getting 7% of your daily vitamin A, 10% of your daily vitamin E, 19% of your daily vitamin C, 25% of you daily vitamin B-12, as well as 29% of your daily vitamin C. You are also getting 9% of your daily calcium, 28% of your daily iron, as well as 31% of your daily folate and that’s not all this sandwich has to offer…

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.

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