I have a new breakfast addiction: black beans on toast. They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? As a vegan, I need to start the day with a lot of protein and before I switched to a plant-based diet I used to have eggs for breakfast. Well, let me tell you something interesting about nutritions contents here. One large boiled egg has 6 grams of protein, whereas black beans have 7 grams of protein in a 1/2 cup serving. Add half an avocado to the mix which has around 2 grams of protein and I'm ready to rock the world.
Yes, the cat is out of the bag: I like to eat a lot. Power to the beans, everyone!
I think we can all agree that Mexican food seriously rocks this world. Spicy, wholesome, zingy and tangy, all these taste translate to nirvana in your mouth. So one day, at the local market, I found a bag of black turtle beans and decided to make it all. Problem was, 500 grams of dried beans translates to several meals for two people. In an effort to love my leftovers and not throw away any beans, I decided to try and make like a burrito toast for breakfast (minus the rice).
So I toasted my bread, added some fresh avocado on top and topped it with the said beans. The first bite was ok, maybe a little bland. So I added some chilli powder, salt, pepper and a bit of lemon juice. Yuuuum! Hello, black bean toast?! Where were you all my life?
I dare you to take one of these with your coffee and you'll be running around the house for half a day. I had so much energy, it was unreal. I started looking into the nutrition values of this breakfast and learnt how many goodies this simple toast offered.
Simple, easy, cheap, black beans on toast became our daily breakfast. Sure, we sometimes have some blueberry muffins, vegan spread or some delicious hummus without tahini, but we pretty made it into a thing to eat at least half a cup of beans each, every single day.
How to make black beans on toast for breakfast?
This is so easy, you will blink and your black beans toast will be ready. Toast the bread according to your own preference. Mash your avocado in a small bowl until you get a rough paste. Don't over mash it, there's no need. It can be bitsy, it's nicer.
Add the avocado and cooked black beans over the toast. Sprinkle salt, pepper, some chili powder and a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice if using. Serve immediately and enjoy the quickest, easiest, most nutritious breakfast ever.
This recipe has been developed entirely by Yuzu Bakes. Any resemblance with other recipes is purely coincidental.