Southwest Black Bean Egg Muffins - Slender Kitchen

Southwest Black Bean Egg Muffins

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Southwest Black Bean Egg Muffins are a protein and fiber packed, zero Weight Watchers points, breakfast or snack that can be made ahead of time and enjoyed all week long. These healthy egg muffins are packed with veggies, hearty black beans, and the perfect amount of spice.

Breakfast egg muffins are one of my favorite breakfast meals.  You can make endless combinations and they are filling and portable.  To make twelve muffins,  I usually use either 8 whole eggs or a combination of 4 egg whites and 4 whole eggs. Then I add in veggies, lean protein sources, and cheese. For this version I decided on a combination of black beans, peppers, and red onion.  I left out the cheese since I am trying to cut back, but some shredded cheddar or qoat cheese would be delicious mixed in.

Healthy Egg Muffins with black beans, red peppers, onion, and jalapeno.

The other thing I love about this particular egg muffin recipe is that the black beans add fiber and filling power. While some egg muffins may leave you hungry a few hours later, these muffins have more staying power. You can use any bean you like, but I am partial to black beans for Southwestern inspired recipes. Sometimes I also throw in some taco seasoning as well to really kick up the flavor combination.

Ideas for Making these Southwestern Black Bean Egg Muffins

  • Looking for extra protein? Add in some chopped deli ham or turkey.  Cheese is also a great way to add protein. Consider using cheddar, goat cheese, or pepper jack for some extra spice.
  • Kick up the nutrition! These muffins can handle all kinds of veggies. Add spinach, mushrooms, corn, zucchini, or tomatoes.
  • More taco flavor? Consider adding some taco seasoning to the eggs to pack in even more flavor.
  • Too much heat? Leave out the jalapenos or just use a tiny amount.
  • Have kids? Kids love these muffins and its a great way to sneak in some extra veggies. They taste great warm or cold and make a great lunch item or afternoon snack.

Weight Watchers Egg Muffins packed with black beans, veggies, and a touch of heat.

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Here are some tools that helped when I was preparing this recipe:

  • Muffin tin: Although I used a metal muffin tin for the photos, usually I reach for a silicone muffin tin for making egg muffins since they stick the least. It almost guarantees that your muffins will pop right out after cooking. If not, you may want to use paper liners for the muffins.

This recipe originally was posted in 2014 but has been updated with new photos, tips, and ideas for cooking.

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Southwest Black Bean Egg Muffins

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  • 1.5 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 U green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 U jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 8 U large eggs
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2 muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151
Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 248mg
Sodium 326mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add the peppers, onion, and jalapeno if using and cook until tender, about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the peppers, onions, and black beans to the eggs.
  5. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Pour in the egg mixture.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until puffed up and cooked through.
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Southwest Black Bean Egg Muffins packed with eggs, black beans, red pepper, onion, and a touch of jalapeno for a spicy and hearty egg muffin that's only 75 calories! Make them on the weekend and eat them all week for breakfast.
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