Thursday, November 26th, 2015

RECIPE: Vegan Maztoh Brei

Published on March 31, 2010 by   ·   8 Comments Pin It

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Passover just isn’t passover without a large serving of tasty morning Matzoh Brei.   Traditionally most Matzoh Brei’s are laden with eggs, which makes them neither vegan nor healthy.   What to do?   Why, reach out to badass Jewess Chef, Isa Chandra Moskowitz (who can veganize just about anything Jewy) who shared both her sweet and savory Brei recipes with us below!

Vegan Maztoh Brei



  • 6 matzohs, lightly salted whole wheat preferably
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound soft tofu, blended until smooth
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • a handful chopped fresh dill for garnish

Break the matzoh into pieces that are about 1 1/2 to 2 inches. Place them in a bowl and cover with warm tap water. Let them soak for about 5 minutes, until softened, but not falling apart. Check after 3 minutes, they should be flexible but still intact. Then drain into a colander.

In the meantime, preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the onion in the oil for about 7 minutes, until onion is browned and slightly carmelized. Add the matzoh and tofu and use a spatula to coat the matzoh with the tofu. Add salt and pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes, flipping often, until matzoh is nice and browned and most of the tofu has been cooked dry. What I do is let it brown for a few minutes, then use a spatula to cut it into pieces, then flip those pieces. Serve topped with chopped fresh dill.

SWEET BREI: Omit onions, dill, and pepper, use canola oil instead of olive and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.   Use maple syrup, apple butter, or marmalade on top, to taste.

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Readers Comments (8)

  1. matt says:

    awesome recipe. making it now. thank you!!!

  2. Baker says:

    Tofu (and all soy products) is not kosher for Passover according to Askenazi (Eastern European) tradition.

  3. Chloe says:

    Baker: This is debatable according to numerous Rabbi’s. Having grown up Orthodox, I’ve heard different opinions on this.

  4. Donna says:

    Oh yummy!! Many, many years ago (in my pre-vegan days), a good frend of mine used to make this for us afte a late night out. Being able to make this now will bring back such good memories.

  5. samantha says:

    Soybeans and its by products are not Kosher for Passover for Ashkenazi Jews.

  6. Alisha says:

    Unfortunately soy products are most definitely not kosher for Passover in Orthodox communities. Grew up Ortho and family still is and the Rabbis in our community all say no :( Can’t speak for other communities (Reform, Conservative etc.) Perhaps some people get dispensations for specific issues like baby formula but I would imagine that is rare.

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