Vegan-Friendly Baked Beans

You’re weary of not being able to indulge in any of the lovely tastes that come with regular baked beans since you follow a vegan diet.

How to Make Vegan-Friendly Baked Beans

Eating baked beans without the typical toppings and seasonings that give them great flavor can be challenging.

Not to mention the fact that you do not want to be compelled to consume items derived from animals to enjoy a great bowl of beans.

This straightforward recipe for vegan baked beans is precisely what you need to solve your problem.

Not only are these beans flavorful and cozy, but they are also vegan, which means you can enjoy the incredible tastes of a traditional baked bean dish without any of the associated guilt.

Plus, they’re easy to make, so you’ll be able to enjoy them on a casual night with your friends in no time!

Why Try This Recipe?

Baked beans are a time-honored side dish that is beloved by many. They are filling, flavorful, and ideal for consumption at any point in the day.

But did you know that vegan baked beans are just as delicious and satisfying as their meat counterparts?

Cans provide a healthy amount of protein, but consuming them is also an excellent method to increase one’s intake of vegetables.

With the help of this recipe, you’ll learn how to prepare vegan baked beans that are not only delicious but also comforting.

These beans are perfect for a hearty vegan meal or side dish. They’re easy to customize, so you can add any spices or herbs you like – and the result is always delicious!


  • You may substitute dry mustard with 1 tsp of dijon mustard. Smoked Paprika: Chipotle powder is a good choice. You may want to decrease or eliminate the red pepper flakes because it has some heat. Regular paprika will lack the smoky flavor, however.
  • 2-3 teaspoons hoisin sauce, or leave it out entirely, for Vegan Worcestershire. Brown sugar is a fantastic substitute for maple syrup. Tamari: Soy sauce (which contains gluten) is an excellent substitute for Tamari.
  • Tomato paste: 12 cups of ketchup will suffice. The flavor isn’t as complex,
  • Maple Syrup: Add three tablespoons of dark brown sugar to ¼ cup molasses. Cannellini, pinto, kidney beans, or a combination may be used in Great Northern Beans. Use white or red wine vinegar, but you’ll want to cut the quantity in the recipe because Apple Cider Vinegar is stronger.


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius).
  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a 6-quart Dutch oven or large oven-safe pan (*see note). Once the oil is shimmering, add the onion and cook until tender and golden brown. About 4-6 minutes.
  • Reduce heat by one degree and add garlic. Sauté for 30-60 seconds until aromatic.
  • Now, whisk in the tomato paste and heat for 30 seconds to a minute.
  • Add mustard powder, cumin, smoked paprika, and red pepper flakes. Sauté for 30 seconds till aromatic.
  • Add the broth to the pan and bring t to a boil. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes to thicken slightly.
  • Add the maple syrup, Tamari, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine ingredients.
  • Add the beans and mix them thoroughly. If necessary, taste and apply the extra seasoning. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • Remove the lid and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and caramelized on top.

Note: If you do not have oven-safe cookware, transfer the beans to a casserole dish, cover with a lid or aluminum foil, and continue cooking as directed.

How to Make Vegan-Friendly Baked Beans

Frequently Asked Questions

Do These Beans Taste Vegan Or Vegetarian-Friendly?

These beans taste vegan and vegetarian-friendly as they do not contain any animal products. Feel free to add some baked beans or another vegan side dish to your next meal!

What Beans Should I Use For This Recipe?

If you don’t have navy beans, you can substitute them with cannellini or white kidney beans.

This recipe calls for 2 cups of cooked beans so that either bean will work. Navy beans are a good option for this recipe as they have a mild flavor and hold their shape well.

Is There Anything Else I Need To Know Before Making These Beans?

There are a few things that you should keep in mind before making these beans.

  • Make sure you buy organic, gluten-free, and vegan beans.
  • Some helpful ingredients to add while making these beans include kidney beans, olive oil, tomato paste, garlic cloves, salt, and black pepper.
  • For the best results, bake these beans in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 45 minutes or until you reach your desired consistency.


A good diet must include proper nourishment as one of its primary focuses.

Even while beans have a reputation for being low in both the number of calories and the number of carbohydrates they contain, they also offer a wide variety of other health benefits.

Beans, for instance, do not contain any animal products and do not contain gluten; as a result, they are excellent options for people who have dietary requirements or simply want to eat healthier in general.

They can be prepared in as little as 15 minutes (if you have a slow cooker), and the seasoning can be customized according to the individual’s preferred heat level.

You can make this hearty dish in just a few minutes on a weeknight by boiling some beans with either brown rice or quinoa in a pot (You might want to checkout this delicious Vegan Paella Recipe here). It’s the ideal dish for those chilly winter days.

That brings us to the end of our recipe for vegan beans. As you can see, these are flavourful and healthy treats that anyone is sure to enjoy, not just vegans.

With beans being an extremely versatile dish, This allows for endless opportunities. With creativity and thoughtfulness, you will indeed find a perfect partner for this dish. Happy cooking!

Kimberly Kidd
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