Breakfast doesn’t have to be hard. It can be as easy as reusing leftovers from last night and turn it into a proper, morning meal.
This breakfast dish is filling, without being overly heavy. You can twist things up with this recipe and add additional toppings like salsa, corn, avocado, and tofu.
Nothing’s really off-limits. I just keep it tasty, cheap, and fast – exactly what a lot of us need in the morning.
Also, this toasted English muffin is topped with nutritional yeast, which is a deactivated yeast that often comes fortified with vitamin B12, which is an essential nutrient. It’s especially important for those who are eating primarily a plant-based diet, as it’s a nutrient that’s mostly found in animal products like yogurt, eggs, and beef.
Additionally, nutritional yeast has a distinct flavor that can be described as nutty, umami, and sometimes “cheesy.” It may be an acquired taste for some, but you get used to it.
You can either use previously cooked black beans from scratch, or canned black beans.
For this recipe, I’ll use canned black beans instead. It’s a basic black bean recipe, with a great flavor that’ll compliment your English muffin. However, you’re encouraged to check out my from scratch black bean recipe if you have a couple of hours to spare.
Alright, so let’s get to this English muffin with black beans recipe!
English Muffins With Black Beans (Vegan) Recipe
- 1 English Muffin
- Canned black beans, not drained
- Nutritional yeast
- 1/2 onion
- Tomato paste
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp oil
For The Beans
- Chop the onions. Set aside.
- Add oil to a pot over medium heat.
- Throw in the onions and cook until soft, or for about 5-7 minutes.
- Next, add the tomato paste and stir. Cook for another 2 minutes.
- Add the black beans, garlic powder, salt, and water. Mix well.
- Bring the beans to a boil over medium heat.
- Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer for 10 minutes.
For Everything Else
- Toast the English muffin.
- Next, top the English muffin with a few spoonfuls of black beans.
- Then, Sprinkle nutritional yeast on top of the beans.
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