Smoky Homemade Baked Beans
Recipe type: Brunch, Breakfast, Healthy, Vegan
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Serves: 4
Delicious homemade baked beans can't really be beat. It's such a comfort food that just works perfectly for breakfast or lunch, with the smoky creaminess of the sauce and just the perfect texture from the beans.
  • 2 teaspoons macadamia or olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar or maple syrup
  • 1½ tablespoons smoked paprika
  • ½ tablespoon sweet paprika
  • ½ tablespoon mixed dried herbs (I used Italian)
  • 1 x 400g can navy (haricot) beans
  • ½ tablespoon wholegrain or dijon mustard (optional)
  • Salt + pepper
  1. In a saucepan, heat the macadamia oil and cook garlic until soft, about 3 minutes. Add your tin of chopped tomatoes, coconut sugar, and spices. Bring to a simmer and let cook away for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. After 25-30 minutes, once the tomatoes are nice and softened, gently mash them with the back of your spoon or a fork until the break down, then add your drained beans.
  3. Simmer everything together until thick and hot, about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, mustard (if using), taste, and serve!
TIN - try and find sugar-free tinned tomatoes, with no preservatives, and also BPA-free tins that would also be best.
Recipe by Sprinkle of Green at