10 Ways to Eat Beans For Breakfast – Start your day with these easy recipes that are full of protein and fiber!
*Originally published July 2015. Updated April 2021.*
Let’s talk breakfast beans and breakfast bean recipes! Do you like beans? Only at dinner? I’ve got good news. They’re good all day! Here are 10 ways to eat beans for breakfast! Recently, I introduced you to the wonderful world of pulses in this post: What Are Pulses & 5 Ways To Eat Them. In case you need a refresher, pulses are a term that encompasses dry peas, beans, chickpeas and lentils.
Benefits of Beans for Breakfast
Here are a few good reasons to enjoy beans for breakfast! They’re a gluten-free source of protein and fiber. That means they’ll help fill you up and keep you full! They are rich in important nutrients like iron, potassium and folate. In addition, they are very budget-friendly and also have a low carbon footprint.
In summary, beans can help to help keep you full and focused all morning long. They make a great addition to many traditional breakfast dishes. Check it out:
10 Ways To Eat Beans For Breakfast
Sweet Potato White Bean Bars –
My kids love these! Eat them on the run or pair with some fruit and yogurt for a quick breakfast! Or try these Lentil Banana Muffins! Legumes for breakfast are good too!
Sheet Pan Breakfast Hash
You could also make the hash ahead of time and then reheat throughout the week and top with a quick fried egg!
Make Ahead Breakfast Quesadillas
Make a batch of these to stock your freezer with a quick breakfast option.
High Protein Avocado Toast
Avo toast is all the rage. This version gets an extra nutritional boost from beans!
Huevos Rancheros Tostadas
These would be great for the next brunch you host!
Smoky White Bean Shakshuka
A hearty breakfast perfect for a cold morning!
Vegan Breakfast Tacos
No tofu required for these breakfast tacos. You can even make them ahead of time!
Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwiches
Make one, wrap it up and eat it when you get to work!
Black Bean Breakfast Enchiladas
Enchiladas aren’t just for dinner! Add eggs for a breakfast twist.
Breakfast Burrito Egg Casserole
Make it over the weekend and reheat all week long!
I hope this gives you some inspiration. Remember that a lot of beans are interchangeable. If you don’t like black beans, swap them for white beans or even another member of the pulses family, likechickpeas!
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