This low fat baked bean recipe is the perfect base for a hearty breakfast. Containing beans and tomatoes this recipe provides protein and vitamins to keep you going through the day. Suitable for those following vegan, cholesterol-free and gluten-free diets.


Serves 2

  • 1 can of butter beans (no added fat)
  • 1 medium onion – chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves – crushed
  • 170g can tomato paste (no added salt)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Drain and rinse butter beans.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and cook onion and garlic until soft.
  3. Add tomato paste, maple syrup and beans and stir gently.
  4. Simmer for 5 minutes

Preparation time: 
5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Difficulty rating: Easy


  • Bacon or soy-bacon substitute can be fried with the onion and garlic for a different variation.
  • Fresh or dried chili can be added for healthy beans that pack a punch!
  • When shopping for butter beans, tomato paste (and other canned products) check the package labels and a brand with no added salt and no added fat. Reducing salt and fat content is an important part of improving your diet. Low fat options are a good way to cut calories from you diet and avoid health problems associated with poor nutrition such as obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Serve with crusty sourdough and spinach or whole grain bread for extra fibre. Fibre is a micronutrient which helps the gastrointestinal system to digest food. Whole grain breads and cereals are particularly good sources of fibre.
  • A nutrition meal for young babies- just whiz the beans in the blender for the right consistency.

Chloe cooked up this delicious breakfast treat in Merrimac, QLD.

Nutritional content

Nutritional analysis per serve:

Energy 742.09 kJ
177 cal
Protein 8.42 g
Total fat 3.15 g
Saturated fat 0.56 g
Carbohydrates 24.03 g
Total sugars 20.62 g
Fibre 10.38 g
Sodium 565.45 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Potassium 1235 mg


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