Vegan Baked Beans

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Vegan BBQ Baked Beans

Jill Dalton
Summer is arriving in style, and you can’t have summer without baked beans, so we have cooked up a Nutritarian version that brings all the sweet delicious flavor and wholesome goodness of real baked beans with none of the junk found in a can (we are looking at you Heinz). This recipe is SOS Free (Salt, Oil, Sugar Free), Vegan, Gluten Free, and Whole Food Plant Based Awesome.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people
Calories 232 kcal



  • Soak beans overnight or for at least 6 – 8 hours.
  • Drain.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, dates and water into a blender and blend until all is blended to make the sauce.
  • Add to the beans along with the remaining ingredients.
  • Stir and bake at 350 for at least 2- 3 hours or until the beans are soft.


Calories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 13gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 238mgPotassium: 1195mgFiber: 12gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 7002IUVitamin C: 75mgCalcium: 252mgIron: 4mg

14 thoughts on “Vegan Baked Beans”

      1. Hello
        Looking forward to using this recipe but it states onion twice.. do I add 2 onions, 1 quartered and the other chopped?

      2. The first quartered onion is for blending in the sauce and the diced onion you stir in to the beans.

  1. These were delicious thank you! However my pinto beans took over 4 hours to finish. One reason could be that I used a stainless steel pot instead of cast iron.

      1. They will last for about a week in the fridge and you can freeze it for a couple months.

  2. Does the kale serve a purpose other than taste? I don’t care for the flavor of kale (or spinach) in things, so I’m wondering what I could substitute? Lentils?

    1. jeffrey.dalton

      Hi Hildy, the kale is for nutrition, texture, flavor, but you can use something else or leave it out as needed.

  3. Just a few quick questions about soaking the beans please. I have always used canned beans when making baked beans.

    How much water do you use to soak a pound of dry beans?

    Do you soak them in the refrigerator overnight or just on the counter?

    If on the counter, what temperature of water do you use? Hot, warm, or cold water?

    Do you rinse the beans in a colander after they have soaked before using in the recipe.

    Thank you!


    1. When soaking beans, I use tap water at room temperature and I cover the beans past the top about 2 inches or so. I leave them on the countertop overnight. Before cooking, I just pour off the water.

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