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Monday, July 31, 2017

Spicy Breakfast Bean Bowl And Other Bean Recipes

           Beans add a wonderful touch of protein and fiber to this spicy Breakfast bowl.

This post is sponsored by Bush’s Best and The Women Bloggers. All opinions are my own.  #MyBestWithBushBeans

 Beans are a staple in my house. I always have several cans in my pantry. I find that beans are the ultimate versatile ingredient in many of my meatless recipes. They are a great source of protein and are loaded with fiber. When I go shopping, I always grab several cans of pinto, black, and garbanzo beans. I am glad there is a Walmart store down the street that stocks my favorite Bush Beans.  I like buying canned beans as they are great to use for easy and quick meals. There are some weeks that I use beans for almost every meal, including dessert. You heard right, I even use beans for dessert in my delicious black bean brownies. Most people shy away from beans as they think they are bland but I am here to show how beans can be flavorful and delicious. One meal that I like using beans for is breakfast. Yes, you heard that right, beans can be delicious and healthy for breakfast.

  So how do I use beans for breakfast? I use them in a spicy breakfast bean bowl. This recipe is so simple to make and I like to keep the ingredients in my fridge so I can quickly assemble this delicious dish in the morning. You can use almost any beans in this breakfast bowl but I like using pinto beans. To make this yummy bean dish, you just simply layer the ingredients in a bowl and warm it up in the microwave.

Spicy Breakfast Bean Bowl
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup Bush canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 eggs, scrambled
1/4-1/2 cup red or green enchilada sauce
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup diced red and yellow peppers
1/2 avocado, sliced

Place the ingredients in order, except the avocado, in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 1-3 minutes or until warm and the cheese is melted. I like a lot of spicy sauce on my food so I use 1/2 cup of the enchilada on my dish but if you like your food less spicy, I recommend starting with 1/4 cup. Once the dish is heated top with the avocado slices and enjoy.

  I love also like using beans in a homemade hummus. My favorite bean to use is garbanzo beans but I also use white beans.  I love dipping raw veggies and crackers into my hummus. This stuff is so addicting, I can eat a whole bowl in one sitting. That is ok as my recipes use less oil than store bought and is loaded with protein.

  Canned beans can also be great for snacking. My kids love when I make roasted garbanzo beans in the oven. I add some seasonings like garlic and salt to make a crunchy snack that is loaded with protein and fiber.

 My favorite way to use beans is for dessert. I find that black beans make brownies a healthy dessert. The beans add protein and fiber to my brownies thus making them a guilt-free treat.

 My kids love when I make black bean brownies. They think that is the best way to cook with beans. Black beans give brownies some great nutrition and since the beans are pureed you can’t even taste them. These brownies are so moist and decadent with lots of chocolate flavor. I have several different recipes for my black bean brownies and some are even gluten free! Here is my favorite recipe.

Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies


1 15oz can Bush black beans, rinsed/drained
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
3 tablespoons coconut oil
3 large eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 + 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, or any other flavor chips like butterscotch


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
1. Add all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips into a food processor.
2. Blend until completely smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
3. Remove the blade from your food processor, and stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
4. Spray an 8 x 10" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, and line with parchment paper. The parchment will help you lift the brownies out later.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared dish and spread it out evenly.
6. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips on top.
7. Place the dish in the center of the oven and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
8. Remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
9. Using the parchment paper, lift the brownies out of the pan and place them on the counter.

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The Pride Of India said...

I love Brownies. I'm definitely going to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing it..

Joanna said...

I'm afraid I don't like beans at all, but for people who do, these sounds like great breakfast ideas.

Kelly Hutchinson said...

I have never thought to include beans in a breakfast dish. They are so filling and tasty. It is a great idea.

Sarah Bailey said...

What an interesting idea for a way to start the day. I wouldn't have thought of using beans, but now I want to try it.

Tiffany said...

I am a fan of black beans and I love getting veg in for breakfast. This is such a win win! Thanks for sharing.

Parenting Patch said...

I am totally not into spicy, but I love beans. We had butter beans today with lunch. I will need to stock up on canned beans again for the fall soon!

Unknown said...

This sounds so yummy! Beans are a staple in our house.

Claudia Krusch said...

Beans are a big staple in my house. I am excited to try this black bean brownie recipe. I am sure they will be a big hit and they are gluten free. I will feel good about the kids eating them. I need to get the ingredients I need to make the Spicy Breakfast Bean Bowl.

anchal said...

I love black beans and loved your post. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I really like red beans and chick peas. I've not tried black bean brownies but it looks so good. I might try to make it.

Unknown said...

I would probably swap out the cheese for something else just to make it more healthy. This still looks delicious!

Echo aka The Mad Mommy said...

Yum! I love adding beans to whatever I can! Bean bowls, chili, tacos and more!

Sarah said...

Top it with a fried egg, and I'd happily eat it for breakfast!

www.alohabottsandtots.com said...

I'm not a huge fan of beans in their original state. But that hummus is something I can definitely get on board with ;) Looks delicious!

Natalie Loves Beauty said...

I used to have a sweet tooth but now prefer savoury meals, including for breakfast. I need to try this!

Unknown said...

I love adding beans to as many dishes as I can so these breakfast ideas are great! I hadn't thought to add them to a scramble before!!

melissa cushing said...

I love beans! I love them in so many delicious meals as well. The breakfast above looks delicious as well as all of the other recipes. Great post and I would love to try that breakfast option with my husband this weekend!

Unknown said...

So many great recipes for using beans! We really love roasted garbanzo beans with different spices as a snack Have to try your Spicy Breakfast Bean Bowl and the hummus too!

Alayna said...

I never knew of all the different recipes you could utilize beans, especially the brownies! They look amazing Thanks for the great tips and for sharing!

Athena said...

OMG - YUM! I have never indulged in beans for breakfast but I absolutely love beans. Now I feel like I will have the freedom to eat them 24/7... YES!

Blair Villanueva said...

Now am literally feeling hungry reading your post. I love eating beans, its a good source of protein and good for the tummy.

Anosa said...

So many ideas! I am starting to love humus and I would love to try that too. Thanks for the ideas, got a little excited to try also the roasted garbanzos beans.

Garf said...

Hmmmm. that breakfast bowl. That looks so tasty and healthy too.

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Simple Mama At Home said...

Beans are also a staple in our home. I have never tried them in brownies before. Yours look quite delicious!

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