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Tofu Benedict Meets Tofu Florentine [Vegan]

My all-time favorite breakfast used to be Eggs Benedict. Unfortunately, a vegan Eggs Benedict is almost impossible to come by. This is precisely why I decided to come up with my own recipe! This is sort of like an Eggs Benedict meets Eggs Florentine...sort of. But it's yummy regardless of what you call it. To keep it light and healthy, I replaced the bread with a tomato slice, but that's up to you!

Tofu Benedict Meets Tofu Florentine [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeVegan


  • extra firm tofu
  • 2 tbl maple syrup
  • 1 tbl soy sauce
  • few squirts liquid smoke
  • 1/4 c water
  • 3 tbl vegan butter
  • 2 tbl flour
  • unsweetened almond milk
  • pinch of: salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, paprika, chili powder
  • nutritional yeast
  • kale
  • tomato


  1. Start by pan-searing your tofu. I only used about 3/4 of the package. Cut the tofu into thin slices and then place them in an oiled pan over medium-high heat to brown both sides.
  2. Combine maple syrup, liquid smoke, water, and soy sauce. Spoon this over the seared tofu and let the sauce thicken and thoroughly coat the tofu. Once that’s done, set it aside.
  3. Then throw some washed and torn kale into the pan. Season with some salt & pepper. Once the kale is steamed and softened, it’s done.
  4. To make your hollandaise sauce, melt some butter in a sauce pot over low-medium heat. Then whisk in your flour. Gradually whisk in your milk until it thickens up to the desired saucy consistency.
  5. Add as much nutritional yeast as you want to the sauce (I usually do about 2 tabelspoons). Add a pinch of salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, paprika, and chili powder.
  6. Now that all the components are done, it’s time to assemble! Take a slice of tomato, then top with the kale, then tofu, then drizzle the sauce over top.
  7. Now dig in!






Sammi McLean started her blog, VeganPandamonium, in hopes of providing a space where vegan cooks of all skill levels could come and find recipes that don’t involve any stress, expensive ingredients, or a tower of dishes to clean up afterward. Also an artist, she is currently working to obtain a BFA from the University of South Florida, specializing in Printmaking. When she’s not cooking, she’s cuddling with her vegan dog, Oliver, and drawing doodles of pandas.



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11 comments on “Tofu Benedict Meets Tofu Florentine [Vegan]”

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Shanna Vivanco
1 Years Ago


Kimberley Watkins
1 Years Ago

Why do vegans consider milk as murder? That makes absolutely no sense at all.

Catherine Hofstad
06 Jun 2014

Dairy cows are continuously impregnated so they will continue to lactate. The female offspring are raised to become dairy cows themselves. The males are either killed immediately or raised as veal. Either way the males are murdered. I hope this answers your question, Kimberley. http://www.yourdailyvegan.com/2011/03/23/lifespan-of-flies-is-longer-than-calves/

06 Jun 2014

Simply put Kimberly...
The calfs once born are stolen from their mothers and used for veal within the first couple months of their lives.
And as for the mother cow who\'s milk you are enjoying... the babies don\'t get any of that milk... it\'s given to you instead.
Not only that, mom cow spends her life hooked up to a milking machine to produce said milk in a small enclosure, with no room to lay down or rest. Mean while, the way to get milk is to be pregnant...
So when mom cow is no longer lactating, a man with a big rubber glove shoves his hand up her vagina and inseminates her... basically she is being raped, over and over again through out her life so people can drink milk.

so while she might not be "murdered", thats not to say she doesn\'t live a horrible life, and her babies arent murdered...

Vegans, care and are compassionate ... we do not want to see something in poor living conditions or being raped. its not just about murder...

Pat Strothman
22 Dec 2014

The males are not killed. They are raised as steers for meat. You can call it murder but God put animals here for us to eat.

Rimina Norng
1 Years Ago


Lucy Rossina
1 Years Ago

Vani Brydon

Vani Brydon
06 Jun 2014

omg gimme!!!

Paula Dolla
1 Years Ago

Haylie AtHome

Krystal Moore
1 Years Ago


Ashley O'Malley
1 Years Ago

Krystal Moore here's an option!

4 Years Ago

Do you throw the maple/smoke/soy mixture into the hot pan along with the tofu or do you remove the tofu from the pan and mix it all together separately?


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