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Scrambled Breakfast Nachos

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breakfast egg nachos 3yNachos for breakfast?  Oh yes.  I went there.

breakfast egg nachos 5ySeveral months ago I shared a recipe with you for sweet breakfast nachos.  Sweet is good.  Sweet and savory is good.  But this time, these are all about the savory.

breakfast egg nachos 4yScrambled Breakfast Nachos

Serves 1

Ingredients

olive oil cooking spray
2 corn tortillas
fine sea salt
1 egg + 2 eggwhites OR 4 eggwhites
hot sauce (I used green jalapeno Tabasco sauce)
black pepper
1/2 cup vegetarian refried beans
half a ripe avocado, chopped
salsa

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray.

2. Cut each tortilla into 6 to 8 “chips,” depending on how big you want them to be.  Place the chips onto the baking sheet.  Spray them generously with the cooking spray and sprinkle with sea salt.  Bake the chips for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.  Watch them carefully to ensure that they do not burn.

3. While the chips are baking, beat the eggs, hot sauce, and pepper together and scramble over medium heat.

4. While the eggs are cooking, heat the refried beans on the stovetop or in the microwave.

5. Once the chips, eggs, and beans are prepared, assemble the nachos in the following order: chips, eggs, refried beans, avocado, salsa, and any additional toppings that you desire.

breakfast egg nachos 7yThere are some foods that I could eat for every single meal.  Breakfast.  Lunch.  Dinner.  Snack.  You name the time and I will eat it.  Pizza is definitely one of those foods.  And now, nachos are too!

breakfast egg nachos 6ySure, you could go really easy and buy store-bought chips.  But in all honesty, once you make your own tortilla chips you will not go back.  They are super simple and easy to make, and you control everything that goes into making them.  You cannot beat that!  Feel free to go wild with the topping choices on these babies, too.  I think avocado is a must, but adding peppers, tomatoes, and/or olives would be great additions too!

breakfast egg nachosAnd a little PicMonkey fun for you 🙂

Which “nontraditional” breakfast foods do you love?

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  • Heather @fitncookies April 17, 2014, 6:21 am
    Um, this looks divine, haha. I want those for breakfast now! Nachos in any form are the way to my heart! Heather @fitncookies recently posted...10 Reasons to Love the TreadmillMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 17, 2014, 7:17 am
      Aren't nachos just the best? And..it turns out, they are great for ANY meal!
  • Jackie April 17, 2014, 7:24 am
    I adore nachos, I can't believe I've never tried his before! Jackie recently posted...Thursday ThoughtsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 17, 2014, 1:01 pm
      When I was eating these I thought that same thing...sometimes the most obvious things take us FOREVER to think of ;)
  • Jessie April 17, 2014, 7:37 am
    you always come up with the most creative nacho recipes.. which trust me, im not complaining one bit :) Jessie recently posted...What Are Macronutrients: ProteinMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 17, 2014, 1:02 pm
      Yeah...I am starting to think that the possibilities for nacho toppings/combinations are pretty much endless, which I am thinking is a REALLY good thing!
  • Ashley April 17, 2014, 8:03 am
    Yessssss. I could definitely eat these all the time! And avocado is absolutely a must! : ) Ashley recently posted...Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Almond Butter CupsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 17, 2014, 1:19 pm
      Oh definitely! I have made nachos without avocado before and I always ask myself, "what was I thinking?"
  • Yasmin April 17, 2014, 8:10 am
    Ahh okay now, this looks fabulous! Will definitely have to try it, thank you so much for the amazing recipe!! Yasmin recently posted...Embrace YOU!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 17, 2014, 1:20 pm
      You are SO welcome! Thank YOU for reading :) Let me know if you try it!
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien April 17, 2014, 8:19 am
    Too perfect! I love the vegetarian refried beans from TJ's. This would be a fab change-up from my usual sweet breakfasts. Believe it or not, I'm getting sick of oatmeal!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 17, 2014, 1:21 pm
      Haha, this is the perfect breakfast for when you want something savory! I tend to go more sweet during the week and more savory or sweet/savory on the weekends.
  • Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie April 17, 2014, 8:58 am
    Yum! I want to make these right now! Too bad I'm at work. ;p
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 17, 2014, 1:21 pm
      Darn work! I'm sure they wouldn't mind if you left if you told them you NEEDED to make these ;)
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate April 17, 2014, 1:10 pm
    Oh yum! I could eat nachos for every meal, these look tasty! Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted...Life Is Either A Daring Adventure…My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 17, 2014, 1:22 pm
      I like the way you think! Nachos for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and as a snack are ALWAYS the perfect way to go.
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl April 17, 2014, 9:00 pm
    I love the looks of this! I need to make my own tortilla chips more often. Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl recently posted...Top Protein Sources for VegetariansMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 18, 2014, 2:04 pm
      Me too! They are SO easy to make but I forget to do it sometimes. I want to find blue corn tortillas and make those into chips next.
  • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes April 18, 2014, 12:17 am
    I've had many many variations of nachos in my day but NEVER breakfast nachos. This needs to happen soon!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 18, 2014, 2:05 pm
      I think it does too!! I am convinced that nachos are the new "pizza" and can be eaten for every meal ;)
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats April 18, 2014, 1:18 am
    Yum these look absolutely delicious! I've just found a place nearby that makes amazing corn tortillas! I need to pick some up so I can try this. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats recently posted...Happy EasterMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 18, 2014, 2:38 pm
      Yes, you absolutely should! It is awesome how easy they are to make :)
  • Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog April 18, 2014, 6:02 am
    I mean, nachos are practically a food group for me, so the fact that you had them for breakfast makes perfect sense :-) I'm toootally with you on homemade tortilla chips. I do it all the time, and now I don't like them any other way. So simple and a great party pleaser. As for this breakfast, as a lover of all things Mexican food-related, I know it's something I would enjoy :-) Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog recently posted...A Return to NYCMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 18, 2014, 2:50 pm
      I bet you WOULD enjoy this, Jamie! And I am glad to hear that you are on board with the homemade chips. I am sad that it took me so long to discover how fantastic they are!
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes April 21, 2014, 12:07 pm
    i LOVE this idea! totally adding it to my to make on the weekend list. :) perfect for Luke's little hands too!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 21, 2014, 1:01 pm
      It is definitely the perfect weekend breakfast and I am sure Luke would enjoy it...might be a bit messy, but that's all part of the fun right? ;)

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