Maple Baked Beans on Toasted Baguette

Simple navy beans are given a flavour upgrade when slowly simmered in a pot of pure maple syrup and a few other popular pantry staples. Serve over pieces of toasted baguette for a warm and nourishing meal the whole family, toddlers included, are sure to enjoy.

Serves 4

You’ll Need

  • 2 cans (19 oz. each) navy beans or ½ lb. dried navy beans
  • ½ cup diced sweet onion
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 Tbsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • Salt
  • Baguette, sliced, buttered and toasted

Prep and Cook

  • Rinse and drain the navy beans or soak and cook the dried beans according to package directions.
  • Preheat the oven to 300°F. Combine all of the ingredients in an oven-safe pot or Dutch oven, cover, and bake for 2 hours. Remove the lid and bake for an additional 45–60 minutes to thicken the sauce.
  • When sauce is reduced and beans have take on the colour of the sauce they are done. Serve over slices of toasted baguette with fresh fruit or veggie sticks.
  • Feel free to tuck 2–4 slices of chopped uncooked bacon into the pot with the remainder of the ingredients to add an additional layer of flavour to the beans.
  • Leftover tomato paste can be measured into blobs with a tablespoon. Place onto parchment paper and freeze until solid. Store in a zip top plastic bag or lidded container for up to two months.
  • Beans are a healthy source of fibre, protein and iron.


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