Savory Breakfast Bake | Melanie daPonte

I woke this morning dreaming of the perfect breakfast combination in one dish: Tasty tofu scramble, smoky tempeh bacon, sautéed mushrooms, spinach and melted cheez on top of a fresh layer of sweet, moist cornbread.

I think I nailed it with this recipe. Delicious and filling–this is a great dish for a lazy Sunday brunch and the leftovers freeze well for reheating on a busy weekday.

Savory Breakfast Bake


Tofu Scramble:

(recipe courtesy

14 ounce pkg. extra-firm tofu, drained and crumbled

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp. Olive oil

2 tsp. Cumin

1 tsp. Dried thyme

1/2 tsp. Turmeric

1 tsp. Salt

3 tbsp. water

1/4 cup Nutritional yeast

Freshly ground black pepper


Cornbread Layer

¾ cup Soy milk 1 cup Whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup Corn meal 2 tbsp. Masa Harina ½ cup Apple sauce 1/4 cup Maple Syrup ½ cup Earth Balance margarine, softened ¼ tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Baking powder dash Baking soda

2 tbsp. Nutritional yeast