Simple Homemade Maple Baked Beans

Homemade maple baked beans in beige serving bowl with gold spoon, next to golden-yellow linen, and sourdough on the side

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These homemade maple baked beans come together so easily on the stovetop! They're healthy, cozy, smoky, savory 'n sweet in all the right places. Top toast or hot dogs or serve on as a healthy side dish -- delicious!


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  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced small
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 of a 6-oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 15-oz. cans navy beans
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Sauté aromatics. Heat olive oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Then, reduce heat to medium and add garlic and onions. Sauté for a few minutes until softened, and add a pinch of salt.
  2. Add tomato paste. Add the tomato paste and stir into the onions and garlic. Sauté for another minute or so, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, and simmer. Add the navy beans, water, maple syrup, molasses, dijon mustard, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir everything together in the pot, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer (low heat). Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, stir, & serve. After the 15 minutes is up, remove the beans from the heat. Uncover the pot, stir, taste, and add more salt if needed. Serve & enjoy!


  1. Storage & Freezing: Store the baked beans in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop. Freeze baked beans in an airtight container (with as little empty space as possible) for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge and enjoy!
  2. Recipe: This recipe was adapted from a baked beans recipe in It's All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow.