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5 from 4 votes

Old Fashioned Baked Beans

Old Fashioned Baked Beans have a tangy sweetness that develops in the oven while baking.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 526kcal


  • 1 pound dried Great Northern Beans
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar - packed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspooon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water


  • The Night before baking:
  • Look through your dried beans, rinse and drain.
  • Place in a large pot and cover with fresh water to cover by about 3" to 4". Let set overnight.
  • The day of cooking:
  • Drain the beans and set aside.
  • In the large pot heat the oil to medium. Saute the onion until it is translucent. About 10-15 minutes.
  • Turn to low and add the ketchup, dark brown sugar, maple syrup, mustard, dry mustard, garlic powder, chili powder and cayenne, salt and black pepper.
  • Stir and then add the water, vegetable broth and drained beans.
  • Bring to a boil and then turn down to a low and simmer, covered, for one hour. Stirring, occasionally, so that it does not stick.
  • Pour everything into a large covered casserole - up to 4 quarts in size. Be careful.
  • Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 3 hours. Remove lid and bake another hour and until thickened.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 849mg | Potassium: 1386mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 5.1mg