|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||2%|
|Total Carbohydrate 94g||34%|
|Dietary Fiber 21g||76%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Homemade vegetarian baked beans are a great and traditional addition to a picnic, outdoor vegetarian or vegan barbecue, or to bring to any summer potluck. Plus, this recipe is easy to make in large quantities and just about everybody will love these sweet baked beans, even kids! If you're British, baked beans on toast are an essential ingredient in a full English breakfast.
Sure, you could pick up a can of vegetarian baked beans from the store, but these homemade Boston-style baked beans with molasses are much better and fresher. To make this recipe even better, use home-cooked navy or pinto beans instead of canned beans. You might find that this recipe isn't quite as sweet as some other recipes, especially since it calls for molasses instead of sugar and no other extra added sweeteners.
Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
In a large casserole or baking dish, combine the beans, onion, vegetable broth, tomato paste, molasses, soy sauce, mustard powder, and garlic powder and gently mix.
Cover and bake for 1 hour. If baked beans are too saucy, bake uncovered for an additional 15 minutes.
Let cool for a few minutes before serving. Taste for seasoning, adding salt and pepper as needed.
To make this recipe extra homemade, cook your navy or pinto beans from dried:
- Soak the beans in water overnight or do a quick soak: Place the dried beans in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and cover. Let sit for 1 hour. Drain the soaked or quick-soaked beans.
- Add the beans to a pot and cover with water or broth. If desired, add a bay leaf and/or a quartered onion. Add salt to taste. Bring to a boil over medium heat and then reduce the heat to a low simmer and cover. Cook for about 1 hour, or until the beans are tender.
- This vegetarian Boston baked beans recipe is made with beans, molasses, onion, tomato paste, and seasonings, making it completely vegan as well as vegetarian.
- If you need it to be gluten-free as well, swap out the soy sauce for a gluten-free substitute, such as tamari or liquid aminos, and use either a gluten-free vegetable broth or water (read the label if you're using a store-bought vegetable broth, as some contain gluten and some do not).
- If you're not eating vegetarian, you can add cooked, chopped bacon to this recipe.