High Protein Breakfast: Homemade Baked Beans

Adding some protein to your breakfast is one of the best fat loss and muscle gaining moves you can make.

The problem is, not everyone has a great appetite for breakfast, things like eggs and meat are a little hard to stomach for some people straight out of bed. My super easy homemade baked bean recipe, which is full of protein and fibre takes 10-15 minutes to make and can be done in bulk. If you're in a rush in the morning or if you say you don't have time for breakfast, this can provide a healthy tasty solution.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Cans of beans (I use 2x Kidney, 2x Cannellini but any combination works fine)
  • 2 Boxes of frozen spinach (defrosting in advance optional, fresh is even more optional)
  • 500g of mushrooms, sliced 
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1-2 cans of diced/crushed tomatoes (depending on how soupy you prefer it!)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt, pepper, oregano taste
  • Avocado to serve

Method:

Put a large pan on a high heat and then basically we're just going to chuck everything in. Start with the olive oil and the mushrooms. While that's simmering away, drain off the beans in a colander the sink. Then, dice up two tomatoes and add them to the mushrooms, give them a quick stir before straight away adding the two boxes of spinach. Now, turn the heat down to low and allow the spinach and tomatoes to cook (thaw) for a couple of minutes.

Lastly, add the can of diced/crushed tomatoes and the beans that are draining in the sink. Allow that to simmer for 3-5minutes or to your preference.

There you have it. You can add a bit of salt, pepper maybe some chilli, oregano or mixed herbs to that. Perfect on its own or with eggs, on toast (great over vegemite), in a pita bread, etc. My favourite way is in a bowl with just a bit of avocado and salt and pepper on top.

This recipe should get you about 6 serves, Enjoy!

Breakdown:

  • Energy: 1,250kJ (300cal)
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbs: 40g (Fiber 18g)
  • Fat: 7g