Maple Baked Beans

This delicious side combines the hearty nutrition of beans with sweet, seasonal maple flavor.

Serves 6

What You Need:

  • 2 cups dried anasazi beans (or small white Navy or pinto beans)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame meal (toasted sesame seeds pulverized in blender)
  • 1 small onion, peeled
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup (grade B is the best for this recipe)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

What You Do:

  1. Soak the beans in enough water to cover them for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Drain the soaking water and coverbeans with 6 cups fresh water in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain the beans and reserve the cooking water.
  3. Place the beans in a casserole or bean pot and mix with the sesame meal. Insert the onion in the center.
  4. Mix the maple syrup with 3/4 cup of the reserved bean liquid, salt, and dry mustard. Pour over the beans. Add just enough bean liquid to cover the beans. Cover the pot and bake for 2 hours.
  5. Add the remaining bean liquid, stir well, and bake for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, or until the beans are very soft and the liquid is absorbed (uncover for the last half hour or so). Adjust sweetness to taste. Serve hot.


More Recipes

Pumpkin Patch Hummus

The official hummus of Halloween, this fall dip brings together pumpkin, garlic, and cinnamon.
Read More »

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Rehydrate after all those active adventures with this bright and juicy summer salad.
Read More »

Blueberry Lavender Popsicles

This incredible fusion of flavor makes for a refreshing treat on a hot afternoon.
Read More »

Mango Slushie

Add extra ice and a splash of sparkling water to turn that smoothie into a sweet glass of icy goodness.
Read More »

Three Cool-Down Treats for Hot Summer Days

As the warm weather comes to an end, enjoy these refreshing treats without ever turning on the oven.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »