Vegan Baked Beans
DIY,  Instant pot

Vegan Baked Beans (Instant Pot Friendly)

It’s not always possible to add bacon to homemade baked beans so I came up with a vegan version that tastes just as good! And you can make them in the Instant Pot, crock pot, or oven depending on which method works best for you!

I love bacon as much as the next girl. In fact, I might enjoy it more. But I don’t always have it. I don’t always have “a few slices” available to put in a pot of beans. Or I’ve got guests who don’t eat meat (the irony, is not lost, with the name of my blog.)

So my challenge was to come up with a recipe for baked beans that were reminiscent of the ones that come out of a can, without fancy steps or ingredients, and no bacon.

How did I do? I think I hit it out of the park. You’d better try some Vegan Baked Beans for yourself just to make sure.

Vegan Baked Beans

Vegan Baked Beans
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5 from 8 votes

Vegan Baked Beans

It's not always possible to add bacon to homemade baked beans so I came up with a vegan version that tastes just as good!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 130kcal


  • 1 lb white navy beans can be unsoaked if using the instant pot
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin seeds, sub for half amount ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon chile powder
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion, chopped (sub 1/4 cup dried onion flakes)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 4-6 cup water, This is going to somewhat depend on whether you soaked them, the beans you have, etc


Instant Pot Method

  • Measure all ingredients into the Instant Pot. If unsoaked, use more like 6 cups water, if soaked, more like 4-5 cups.
  • Make sure everything is covered with liquid and stirred well.
  • Set to Manual Pressure for 20 minutes. (30 minutes if unsoaked)

Oven Method

  • Make sure your beans are soaked.
  • Measure all ingredients into an oven safe pot with lid, such as a dutch oven, and stir well.
  • Bake at 350F for 1 1/2 hours, stirring once or twice.

Slow Cooker Method

  • Make sure beans are soaked, measure all ingredients into 4 qt or bigger slow cooker and stir well.
  • Cook 4 hrs on high or 8 hrs on low, stirring once or twice.


Calories: 130kcal

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