Quick and Easy Black Turtle Bean Toast
Quick and easy black bean toast recipe for a simple, yet super nutritious breakfast to start the day well
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.
Black Beans on Toast
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Serves 3 people
Categories: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snacks Cusine: Mexican, South American
A quick and easy breakfast black bean toast recipe which is full of protein to help you start the day well. The black bean toast recipe takes just three main ingredients and the spices of your choice.
- 3 slices wholegrain bread
- 9 tbsp black beans
- 1/2 cup avocado
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1 dash salt
- 1 dash peppercorn
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
- Toast the bread slices according to your own preference. In the meantime, add half an avocado in a bowl and mash it with a fork until it becomes a rough paste.
- Once your toast is ready, spread some avocado paste on one side of the bread. Add the cooked black beans on top of the avocado paste. Half a cup of black beans should be enough for three large toasts. You can adjust the amount according to your own preferences.
- Sprinkle chili powder, salt and pepper. If you want your black bean toast a little tangy, you can squeeze a little lemon juice over the beans.
Total Nutrition Facts
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5 g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 1 g||4%|
|Trans Fat 0 g||1%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 213 mg||9%|
|Total Carbs 24 g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 7 g||24%|
|Sugar 2 g||4%|
|Protein 7 g||15%|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice
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