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Garlic Pinto Bean Toast

This garlic pinto bean toast is a plant-based and calcium rich alternative to your avocado or simple buttered toast. It’s packed full of flavor with a balance of crispy and soft textures that are sure to rock your world!

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Why Garlic Pinto Bean Toast?

Not only is this Bean Toast delicious but it’s nutritious.

The beans on this toast add flavor, creaminess, and a plant-source of calcium and iron. Not to mention the vitamin c from the lemon juice in this recipe will help you absorb the iron! Both calcium and iron are nutrients of concern when it comes to celiac disease so I thought it fitting to share this recipe with you!

Wondering where beans on toast came from?

Where did Beans on Toast Come From?

We’ve had avocado toast, buttered toast, peanut butter toast and now beans on toast?

Where did this idea come from? Britain! The Heinz company claims that invented the dish as marketing ploy in 1927 and it stuck!

Beans are a cheap source of protein so it was offered as a breakfast alternative during World War II. Today, many people still enjoy it.

And now Americans are starting to explore the world of beans on toast too! This recipe calls for pinto beans, but you can realistically use any kind of bean in this recipe.

So let’s try it!

Garlic Pinto Bean Toast

Prep Time8 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan / Plantbased
Keyword: Garlic Pinto Bean Toast
Servings: 4


  • 4 slices gluten-free and vegan bread
  • 1 can pinto beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh cilantro for garnish


  • Toast your bread on a tray in the oven until crispy or in a dedicated gluten-free toaster
  • While your bread is toasting, mash together the pinto beans, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper
  • Once your gluten-free bread is toasted spread the mashed bean mixture on top and garnish with fresh cilantro
  • Enjoy!

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