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Home Made Baked Beans

Baked beans are one of those super nourishing recipes that is high in fibre, protein and nutrients like thiamine, zinc, iron, and selenium. These nutrients support energy production, immune health, and thyroid function in the body.

The only major drawback is that tinned versions can contain added sugar, salt, and food additives. This can all be minimised by making baked beans from scratch, which is a quick and easy recipe and the carrot and capsicum can be swapped for seasonal vegetables for some extra antioxidants and nutrients.

This recipe is great for those who are on the go but still want to enjoy a nutritious and energising breakfast. It can be meal prepped and cooked the night before and consumed for lunch with a green salad on the side.

Therefore, I wanted to share this recipe with you all so you can reap the benefits of this super tasty and nourishing meal.

Home Made Baked Beans Recipe


  • One brown onion

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 2cm piece of ginger

  • 2 carrots

  • 1 red and 1 green capsicum

  • 2 red chillies

  • 30g olive oil

  • 50g tomato paste

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp cumin powder

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • 2 tomatoes or tin of tomatoes (no added salt)

  • 1 tin of cannellini beans


  1. Heat olive oil in saucepan on medium heat.

  2. Dice onion, mince garlic and ginger and add to saucepan with spices and tomato paste and cook for 5 minutes.

  3. Add grated carrots and diced capsicum and cook for a further 5 minutes.

  4. Add tomatoes or tinned tomatoes and bring to the boil. Simmer for 20 minutes.

  5. Add beans and cook for 3 minutes.

  6. Serve warm or cold with seasonal salad or sourdough.

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