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Sunday Morning Smoked Tofu Benedict

A breakfast classic that can be enjoyed in a more healthful way using sweet and smokey marinated tofu.

  • Author: Dr. Rosane Oliveira
  • Prep Time: 180 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 4 1x
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Hollandaise Sauce

  • 1/4 cup white wine, dry
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 1/2 cup Homemade Nut Milk or store-bought plant-based milk
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Sautéed Spinach

  • 2 tsp garlic, fresh, minced
  • 4 cups baby spinach, tightly packed
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine

To Serve

  • 4 English muffins, whole wheat
  • Baked Tofu
  • Avocado, sliced (optional)
  • Tomato, sliced (optional)


Hollandaise Sauce

  1. Mix white wine (or water), brown rice flour, and turmeric together (use a small blender to prevent ‘lumps’).Pour into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat for 1-3 minutes.
  2. Add lemon juice and cook until sauce has thickened.
  3. Add nut milk and stir until smooth.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes, stirring continuously.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in nutritional yeast and Dijon mustard.
  6. Pass sauce through a strainer (only if lumps form in the sauce).
  7. Keep warm until plating.

Sautéed Spinach

  1. Place skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until lightly browned about 2 minutes.
  2. Add spinach and toss to wilt.
  3. Add wine and cook until it evaporates.

To Serve

  1. Toast English muffin until golden brown.
  2. Place on a plate then top with Baked Tofu, avocado (optional), tomato (optional), and spinach.
  3. Pour Hollandaise Sauce over top or serve on the side.

Notes: The long prep time comes from the fact that the tofu should marinate 2 hours before baking. To simplify, the tofu can e marinated overnight, then baked in the morning as you prep and cook the other ingredients, or it can even be prepped days in advance to be used later in the week. Water can be used in place of wine.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.