Bacon Baked Bean Cheddar Toast Cups – crispy toasted bread cups filled with baked beans in tomato sauce, topped with melted cheddar and crispy bacon.
Filled Toast Cups
Beans on toast can sometimes be a little messy for little hands but with these little cheesy toast cups they are perfectly sized and an easy meal for your little ones. Best part of all is the whole family will love these too.
Bacon, baked beans and cheese are usually a hit with most kids. So when I had some bacon to use up and a can of baked beans in the pantry. I knew these little toast cups would be great.
What type of bread for Toast Cups
I like to use whole wheat for a slightly healthier alternative. But really you can use any bread your family prefers – white, seeded, even gluten free will work for these little toast cups.
One thing to bear in mind however is that some breads won’t flatten as easily because they are too dense or firm and the key to getting the toast cups nice and golden and crisp is getting them as thin as you can.
How to make Toast Cups
To make the toast cups, I use 1 slice of bread per toast cup.
Roll: First part is to roll the bread as flat as you can using a rolling pin.
Cookie Cutter: Then using a cookie cutter, cut a round circle out of the bread, I used a 3 7/8 inch cookie cutter, as this results in the least waste of each slice of bread (mainly just crust removal). NOTE: Don’t throw those crusts away there come in perfect for turning into breadcrumbs for these Chicken Fingers
Butter: Next is to butter both sides of the flat bread circle, this will help it go nice and crisp and golden.
Muffin Tray: Push the rounds into the holes of a muffin tray, so you have perfect little cup shapes.
Bake: Lastly comes the baking part, you want to bake these for about 5-7 mins until lightly golden before adding the filling otherwise the toast cups will be soggy and not crispy.
How to serve the Bacon Baked Bean Cheddar Toast Cups
These are pretty filling for your little ones, so I like to serve with some sliced baby cucumber, or even a little bowl of fruit.
If you little ones will eat baked beans cold (mine will) these are also a great snack on the go for picnics etc.
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- 6 slices of wholewheat bread (or use your own preferred bread)
- 2 tbs of butter
- 6 heaped tablespoons of baked beans in tomato sauce (canned)
- 1 cooked slice of streaky bacon, sliced into 6 equal sized pieces
- 50g of cheddar, grated or sliced into thin pieces
- Preheat oven to 200c/fan 180c/400f (gas mark 6)
- Roll the slices of bread as flat as you can with a rolling pin.
- Cut circles out of each slice of bread using a 3 7/8 inch cookie cutter.
- Butter each side of the circle and then push down into a muffin tray to make cup shapes.
- Place the muffin tray in the oven and bake for about 5-7 minutes until lightly golden and firm toasted
- Spoon into each cup a heaped tablespoon of baked beans, top each cup with some cheddar and then a piece of the bacon.
- Place back in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted. (approx 5 minutes)
- Serve and enjoy!!
Vegetarian option: skip the bacon or top with a slice of. vegetarian sausage
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 2 toast cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 4gProtein: 13g
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