Vegan Poached Eggs Recipe

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Are you craving vegan poached eggs, but having doubts in your cooking skills? No worries, we’ve got you covered, as always. Toast with poached eggs is a favorite breakfast or brunch choice all over the globe. If you have to eat eggs, it’s best to be vegan. A 100% plant-based egg is better!

This egg tastes looks and feels exactly like a poached chicken egg. It’s also very simple to make, and it doesn’t contain a lot of ingredients. It is completely free of cholesterol and contains lots of plant protein, vitamin A calcium, antioxidants, and fiber.

This egg-free dish is a wonderful way to give your breakfast some protein and a different texture. They have less calories and carbs. Put them on bread and top with sauce and vegan sausages!

Vegan Poached Eggs Recipe

You’d think I spent all of my time creating vegan egg and dairy substitutes based on the recipes I’ve shared, like this one Top 10 Best Vegan Egg Substitutes. Although I produce other stuff, I believe that sharing my efforts and these recipes will interest others. In the future, I might offer some more “regular” dishes, but for now, I’ll give you a recipe for vegan poached “egg.”

When cooking Tofu Florentine, I frequently use my recipe for Hollandaise sauce, which is incredibly good and gives plain pan-fried tofu a sort of “runny yolk” flavor. That served as my inspiration for creating a tofu-poached egg.

Black salt, or Kala Namak, is responsible for the genuine “eggy” flavor. You might not have this in your home, but I strongly advise getting some because it truly elevates this recipe and other plant-based egg meals, like tofu scramble! Most health food stores offer black salt, and you may also buy it online.

Vegan Poached Eggs Recipe

You’ll also need an egg poaching cup, which you can purchase online or in most supermarkets or kitchen supply stores, to make this recipe. Instead of using an egg poaching cup, I’ve also made it successfully using a tiny glass set in simmering water.

The texture and flavor of the tofu will depend on the brand you purchase. The tofu must be Silken Firm. It will be too grainy if it isn’t silken, and it won’t stay together very well if it isn’t firm silken.

I suggest Naked Organic Extra Firm Tofu if you’re in the United States. It works nicely because it is really mild and only has a little tofu flavor (& is great for making desserts too). Most supermarkets carry it readily available, and a package only costs about $2.00.

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Vegan Poached Eggs Recipe



  • 1 TBSP of vegetable oil

For the Egg Yolk:

  • ½ cup of soy milk
  • 2 TBSP of corn flour
  • 1 TBSP of nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp of turmeric
  • ¼ tsp of kala namak black salt
  • ½ tsp of mustard

For the Egg White

  • 1 cup of silken tofu
  • 1 TBSP of corn flour
  • 1 tsp of agar agar powder
  • ¼ tsp of kala namak black salt
  • 2 tsp of soy milk


  • After combining all the egg-yolk ingredients, put a saucepan on medium heat with this mixture.
  • Whisk the egg-yolk ingredients constantly for a few minutes, or until the mixture thickens nicely.
  • Remove from the heat, then pour the mixture into a bowl to cool and solidify, and put aside.
  • For reuse, wash and dry the blender.
  • For a few minutes, mix all the egg white components in a blender.
  • To make sure everything is mixed and extremely smooth and creamy, scrape down the sides of the blender or shake it.
  • Each egg poacher should be coated on the inside with vegetable oil.
  • Fill each egg poacher with 2 tbsp of the egg white mixture. In the center of the mixture, make a dent.
  • Pour 1 tbsp of the egg yolk mixture into each egg white mixture inside the egg poachers.
  • Add just enough additional egg white mixture to each egg poacher mixture to cover the yolks.
  • Pour around 2 inches of water into a large saucepan and bring to simmer. The water level should reach halfway up the egg poacher cups when you submerge them in it.
  • With the lid on, submerge the egg poachers in the simmering water for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully spoon the poached eggs onto whatever you decide to serve them on after gently removing the egg poacher cups from the water.
  • It is advised to attempt placing them only once because they are difficult to move around. Enjoy the vegan poached eggs right away!

Last words

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed these vegan poached eggs as much as I did making them. They could be a little tricky to make, but not harder than chicken poached eggs. After a few tries, you’ll make the best vegan poached eggs I promise. If you’re still having issues making this recipe, don’t hesitate to reach out by commenting down in the comments section, and I’ll reply as I always do!

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1 year ago

I’m new to vegan cuisine and excited to try this, but quick question: is the 1/2 tsp mustard dry or prepared?

11 months ago

Your recipe calls for silken tofu but then you recommend and link to an extra firm one. Confused…