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Lucia’s Baked Beans

What’s a summer picnic without baked beans?! A dud, right? Well here is a great recipe for those take-along-beans and it avoids the sugar and other processed ingredients found in commercial beans and even many homemade recipes.

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Lucia’s Baked Beans

Tasty, no-sugar version of the popular boston baked beans
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, GF, Vegan, vegetarian
Keyword baked beans, boston baked beans, great northern beans, navy beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Seasoning and Baking 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 127kcal
Author Lucia Tiffany MPH


  • Instant Pot
  • 9×13 Casserole dish


  • 2 ½ cups dry Navy beans cooked (may crockpot overnight and also use great northerns, or cannelloni beans), 1 pound of dry beans or 9 cups of cooked beans
  • 1 med Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed
  • 1 ½ c. tomato puree
  • ½ c. date sugar or pitted dates blended with tomato puree
  • c. date syrup (or molasses)
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs. vegetable salt
  • 2 tsp. Bakon yeast
  • ½ tsp. salt or to taste
  • 2 Tbs. Braggs Aminos


  • Cook beans until tender.
  • Add all other ingredients and bake in a 9” x 13” casserole dish at 350° for 1 hour until golden brown and bubbly.
  • Tastes even better the next day.


Serving Suggestions:
• Try them over toast for a great entrée.
• You can pack them in a thermos for a wonderful hot lunch in the winter.
Inspired by Guiltfree Gourmet, by Vicki Griffin


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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    1. Hi Anita, Wow! good catch :). Yes, the software that does the calculations had attributed several hundred thousand calories to the lemon juice🤣🤣. It’s all fixed now though – thanks for your comment!

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