Breakfast is the hardest meal of the day for me, because I prefer sleep over a freshly-cooked meal in the morning. That's where these healthy breakfast burritos come in. I make them ahead of time, wrap them in foil, stick them in the fridge for 3-5 days, and just heat one up on my way out the door. God bless microwaves. 

Healthy Breakfast Burrito Recipe

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:25 mins
  • Servings:5
  • Easy


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can seasoned black beans - drained and rinsed
  • 1 bag Trader Joe's fire-roasted corn
  • 5-6 large tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salsa
  • 1 1/2 cups rice - optional
Olivia Clifton
  • Step 1

    To cut down on time, warm up the fire-roasted corn in the microwave instead of on the stovetop. Pop it in a microwave-safe container, cover, and microwave for 5-8 minutes, according to the package instructions.

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  • Step 2

    While your corn is going, heat a skillet and melt your butter (or vegan substitute). Smash the clove of garlic, peel the skins, and sauté until your house smells like savory heaven. Then, crack your eggs and scramble them up in the pan, mixing them with the garlic.

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  • Step 3

    When your eggs are almost done, turn the heat down a bit and add the corn. Lowering the heat is really important here, because too high of heat will make the corn pop out of your skillet and burn you on the foot. You will yell and wake up your roommate. Just trust me on this.

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  • Step 4

    Add your drained and rinsed black beans, and stir those around with the eggs and corn until everything is combined and heated through. If you want rice, or a protein (pre-cooked chicken, tofu bits, steak pieces) add that in here.

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  • Step 5

    Warm up your tortilla, either on your stove-top or in the microwave. Warming up the tortilla will help you in the next step, where you'll be folding your burritos. If you skip it, your tortillas will rip and it'll be sad. Like this:

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  • Step 6

    Place your fillings horizontally across your (warm) tortilla, leaving some space at either end. Fold the bottom up to meet the top, and then pull it back down a little. This will mold your fillings into a lil' roll and make them easier to work with. Fold in the left and right sides tight, and then roll it up! Flip it seam-side down to keep everything secure.

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This recipe makes 5-6 of these healthy breakfast burritos, depending on how big your tortillas are and how full you stuff them. Wrapped in foil, they'll last up to a full week in the freezer and 3-5 days in the fridge. Are healthy breakfast burritos your "thing?" Check out these awesome recipes from Pinterest, and mix up your meal prep!