Oct 6, 2020 (Last updated Sep 21, 2021) by Hannah Sunderani
Holy moly you are going to love these vegan baked beans! They are the perfect blend of savoury and sweet, smoky spiced and comforting! Truly, you will never buy baked beans from a can again. Once you try the baked beans from scratch there is no going back.
And, it’s so easy to this recipe! Trust me, it couldn’t be simpler – anyone can do it, even newbie cooks.
So, let me tell you exactly how to make this recipe, so that you can enjoy it pronto!
As I mentioned, this recipe is very easy and straight forward to make. It requires a few pantry staples, which you likely already have in your kitchen. And if not, they’re easy to find at your local grocery store.
For this recipe you will need:
Yes! Baked beans ARE vegan. After all, they’re beans!
Baked beans are a recipe that I like to call “accidentally vegan,” because even non-vegans often don’t realize they’re eating a vegan dish. Certainly, you don’t feel like you’re missing out on the meat. Which is why I have given this recipe my skeptic stamp of approval. Because it pleases all eaters, vegan or not.
Of course, all the recipes on my blog are vegan/plant-based. And there are many baked beans recipes online that are not vegan – by adding meat such as ham or bacon to the dish.
But traditionally, baked beans are vegan. And of course, this recipe is too.
Now, as I mentioned. These baked beans are a cinch to make! Truly anyone can do it. Which is why I have given it my newbie cook stamp of approval. All you need to do is cook up the onion, add the sauce and spices, toss in the navy beans and cook in the oven, covered for one hour.
For the navy beans, you can choose to buy canned and pre-cooked. Or, buy them dry and boil to cook as per the packet instructions. Both work just the same in this recipe. But we want to make sure that the beans are cooked before starting.
If you ask me, baked beans taste best with toast! It’s a classic combo that’s so comforting.
And it reminds me so much of my childhood! Having British parents, beans on toast was certainly a “thing” growing up. If your family is British, you’ll get a laugh over these odd pairings of baked beans, which British people seem to think is totally normal! hehe.
The baked beans are also delicious stuffed into potatoes or served with hash browns. Give it a try for a comforting brunch!
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So there we have it. A gorgeous recipe for baked beans that you’re going to love! It’s cozy and comforting and the perfect mix of savoury, sweet, smokey and spiced. I know that you’re going to love these baked beans as much as we do.
And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.
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Could this be made in an instant pot?
Hi Hilary! Thanks so much for reaching out! I actually don’t have an Instant pot, so I’m not a true expert on how they work. But I do presume that this recipe would work better baked in the oven as we are already using pre-cooked navy beans. I hope this helps!
Krystal I love this story! Especially because I also served it to my dad and husband and they felt the exact same way!! I have vivid memories of my dad opening up canned beans as kid and he was very happy to receive this homemade version. Thrilled that you all enjoyed the recipe and thanks for the sweet comment.
I made this for dinner tonight because it’s my dads birthday and beans are one of his favourite meals. He’s a vegan skeptic, but he LOVED this recipe SO much! Both him, and my husband absolutely love the flavour of this ingredient combo! I’m going to add this to my regular recipe rotation throughout this winter. Thanks so much for this recipe!