Black Bean Scramble Recipe

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This black bean scramble recipe is a perfect way to start your morning with plenty of protein and healthy fats!

In my quest to get more protein into my diet, I’m finding lots of different ways to prepare my morning eggs.

A white bowl of Clean Eating Black Bean Scramble. You can see the layers of ingredients with eggs on the bottom, then the beans, salsa and finally the avocado on top.

I’ve never been a big fan of eggs in general, so I find that they are much easier to eat if I “dress them up” a bit.

I’ve also found that adding more protein to my diet requires more fiber. ~ehem~ So beans are the perfect addition to any egg scramble.

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Black Bean Scramble Recipe

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Black Bean Scramble

Breakfast just got a healthy makeover with this delicious recipe!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 servings
Calories: 212kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley


  • 4 large egg whites
  • ½ cup black beans (no sugar added if canned)
  • ¼ medium onion (chopped – red onion is the tastiest)
  • medium avocado
  • 2 tbsp. salsa (no sugar added)
  • ½ tsp. olive oil


  • Sauté your onions in the oil in a non-stick pan.
  • Add your eggs and scramble/cook.
  • Once eggs are near cooked, stir in your beans and cook just long enough to heat them up.
  • Transfer to a plate and top with salsa and avocado.


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 428mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.8mg

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  1. Susan Baker says:

    Hi Tiffany,

    Great looking recipe today. I can’t wait to try it! I’m a native Texan, so anything with a southwestern flair looks good to me!
    I continue to enjoy and find new things in your website. Right now I’m looking for lunch idea for myself and my husband. He’s retired and I’m still working as a real estate agent. Clean eating definitely requires more planning than I am used to in the food department. No more grabbing a sandwich from the deli and eating it in the car! I’m now working on some good lunches that I can take to the office and he can have at home. Right now we’re living on salad and more salad with various protein add-ins such as egg, tuna, chicken, etc. If you have any quick thoughts on the subject, I would love to hear them! Thanks again for the great website!

    1. Susan –

      Lunch has always been my most difficult meal. But here are some suggestions:

      ~ Shicken and roasted veggies
      ~ Cottage cheese and fruit
      ~ Taco salad (raw spinach, turkey meat and salsa)
      ~ Pork wrap (whole wheat tortilla, pork and veggies
      ~ Turkey burger (on a whole wheat bun)

      This is by no means a definitive list, but hopefully it will inspire some creativity.

      Welcome to clean eating!

  2. Hey Tiffany 🙂
    On the nutritional content, it lists carbs as being 429 grams. That isn’t correct is it? I only noticed it because I always look at the nutritional content so that I can find a good balance of carbs and protein. Thank you!

    1. Katrina – Oh gracious no! Thanks for letting me know. I fixed it.

  3. As I was cooking this dish this morning, my oldest son came in and said, “Another meatless meal??!”. hahaha (I’ve been relying on other proteins a couple of times a week, thanks to your recipes!) Well he ended up loving it and so did I.
    I’m used to eating oatmeal in the morning, which we both know will keep us full for hours. So I have to be honest and say when I first put my serving onto my plate, I was thinking, “This is NOT going to get me through my 1 1/2 hour cardio/weight workout”. Well I was wrong. I had to make myself drink my protein shake (2nd meal). Anyways, I know I’m just gabbing so I’ll quit. I’m just so genuinely happy that you provide all of the information and recipes that you do.

    1. Katrina – Yay!! Protein is wonderful that way. It will keep you very full for a long period of time. So happy you both enjoyed it!

  4. This is a keeper. Love mexicany breakfasts. Clean eating comes through again. Great post.

    1. Lauren – Thanks! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! 🙂

  5. This is my new favorite breakfast. Thanks!

  6. Trish Burk says:

    I am doing the Fed Up no sugar challenge. This looks wonderful! I do have a question about the black beans. Did you use canned? The ones I have contain corn syrup. YUCK! Day 4 is ending for me, but I love some of new ideas in your meal plan! : )

    1. Trish – They were canned, yes. But if you can’t find clean beans, buy them dry and cook them in a slow cooker. It’s the easiest way to cook dry beans.

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