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Baked bean nests

Baked bean nests

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These old-fashioned favourites are so simple to make for breakfast or for after-school munchies, and are ideal for a shared lunch at school.

Of course, you can swap the beans for spaghetti or even try bacon and egg.

  • 12 slices wholegrain sandwich bread
  • Soft butter or margarine
  • 1 can baked beans, lightly drained
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup tasty cheese, grated

1 Preheat the oven to 180oC. Butter the bread slices generously and place a slice (buttered side against the tin) in each muffin hole, pushing down to create a flat bottom and sides like a nest.

2 Combine the baked beans, beaten egg and grated cheese, then spoon mix into the bread cases. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the bread is golden and the beans are set in the centre.

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