Cilantro Scramble with Spiced Black Beans | Naturally Ella

I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest and Instagram. It’s a wonderful space to find ideas and be inspired but at the same time, it can feel overwhelming. It can feel easy to think that all those beautiful photos of food are out of reach. This cilantro scramble is two-fold. For starters, it uses my black bean component (which is such a great building block for recipes like this!) Secondly, it was suppose to be an omelette but it stuck and turned into a scramble. Instead of trying for the perfect omelette, I wanted to share this scramble instead. Because guess what? It’s just as delicious.

Cilantro Scramble with Spiced Black Beans | Naturally Ella

Cilantro Scramble with Spiced Black Beans

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Category: Breakfast


One of my favorite power breakfast, this scramble relies on precooked spiced black beans to accompany the easy cilantro scrambled eggs. 


  • 2 teaspoon butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ ounce cotija or feta cheese
  • ⅓ cup spiced black beans
  • Cilantro (for serving)
  • Avocado (for serving)
  • Salsa/hot sauce (for serving)


  1. Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the butter and melt. Whisk together the eggs, milk, cilantro, and salt. Pour into the pan and cook/stir until eggs are just set. Remove from heat and stir in the cotija cheese.
  2. Place the beans on the plate followed by scrambled eggs. Add your favorite toppings such as more cilantro, avocado, and salsa.


Tips & Tricks: Find the recipe for spiced black beans here.

Scrambled egg purist? Check out Bon Appetit’s musts when making scrambled eggs.

Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: black beans, eggs, avocado

Nutrition: see the information.


  • Calories: 343
  • Sugar: 2.5
  • Sodium: 581
  • Fat: 21.6
  • Carbohydrates: 16.7
  • Fiber: 5.2
  • Protein: 20.9
  • Cholesterol: 408

Cilantro Scramble


Grain Bowl/Burrito: Make up a big bowl of your favorite grains like brown rice or millet and use the eggs/beans to top. Or wrap the eggs and beans in a large wrap for an on-the-go breakfast.

Omelette: As mentioned above, you could easily turn this into an omelette instead of a scramble.

Vegan: This might feel like it defeats the purpose but you could easily drop the eggs/cheese and do a cilantro tofu scramble instead.

Cilantro Scramble with Spiced Black Beans and Avocado | Naturally Ella