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Close up view of a plate with breakfast burritos

Tempeh Breakfast Burrito

  • Author: Vicky and Ruth
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 burritos 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Loaded with plant-based protein, this breakfast burrito will keep you full and energized all morning. Prepare the tempeh the night before, and you can have a grab-and-go breakfast ready in less than 15 minutes!


  • 8oz tempeh
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Black pepper and red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
  • 3 burrito size whole grain flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup hummus (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into strips


  1. Crumble the tempeh in a large heatproof bowl. Pour boiling water over it (just enough to cover) and let it sit for 10 minutes. Drain well
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet. Add the tempeh, salt, turmeric, onion and garlic powder, back pepper and red pepper flakes (if using) and mix well, so the spices are evenly distributed and coat the tempeh. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, for 4-5 minutes. Set aside
  3. To assemble the burritos, spread 1/3 of the hummus on a tortilla. Add 1/3 of the cooked tempeh, 1/3 of the sliced avocado and 1/3 of the tomatoes horizontally, in 3 rows (see picture above). Fold the outer sides of the tortilla in and carefully start rolling the burrito from the side closest to you (use your fingers to tuck in the filling a little bit)


  1. To reduce the calorie count you may use a smaller burrito tortilla, a lower calorie tortilla, a low carb tortilla, or a cauliflower wrap.  Calories will also depend on which flour tortilla wrap you are using.

This post was originally published in August 1st, 2018 - We have updated images and step-by-step pictures.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes (includes soaking time)
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 burrito
  • Calories: 519
  • Sugar: 1.8
  • Sodium: 1113
  • Fat: 23.4
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5
  • Unsaturated Fat: 16.3
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 57.1
  • Fiber: 11.7
  • Protein: 23.6
  • Cholesterol: 0

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