Miso & Molasses Baked Beans


Miso & Molasses Baked Beans

Molasses baked beans with the distinct additions of miso, ginger, and tamari. Great for batch cooking, meal preparation, or serving at summer season barbecues. Just 10 active ingredients, basic to prepare, and excellent for your plant-based meal preparation!

n overhead shot of some saucy and brown baked beans piled onto a grilled piece of ciabatta, all on top of a blue enamelware plate.

An overhead shot of the Modern Potluck cookbook by Kristin Donnelly

As I pointed out recently, we invested the weekend with a few of Mark’s buddies from high school, and I was entrusted with bringing a side for supper the one night. I brought a corn salad with sweet corn, great deals of basil, scallions, roasted bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, juicy pieces of nectarine, spiced and candied pumpkin seeds, and a roasted jalapeño dressing.

When I need to go in for a meal circumstance, and there’s a possibility of particular eaters/a wide variety of tastes at the table, I constantly intend to do something familiar (summer season corn yaaay) paired with an unusual-but-likeable-treatment (jalapeño dressing/lots of add-ins). I likewise finesse it in the appearances department since all of us consume with our eyes initially.

Mark’s good friends appeared stunned that I went to the problem of roasting a jalapeño for dressing, however additional touches like this make a meal brand-new, and possibly a touch more amazing. Likewise, individuals returned for seconds and the huge bowl-full that I brought was scraped tidy. Hear me out: make it quite, make it familiar, however likewise a little fresh and brand-new once again = ensured meal success.

I believe Kristin Donnelly understands this formula in a huge method. Her publisher sent me her brand-new book, Modern Dinner, recently and I have actually been skimming it and getting motivation. There is a whole chapter committed to the 9 × 13 pan, which is so excellent to me. Casseroles, gratins, and bakes permanently. The book is consisted of dishes with extremely enticing active ingredient mixes, smart execution, and little weaves to make whatever irresistibly, well … contemporary. There’s an awareness that particular meal meals can favor retro, however why not commemorate that and work towards it in a brand-new method?

This book isn’t vegan, however it has a great deal of possible plant-based opportunities of expedition. I picked this dish since baked beans are really among my preferred foods, and I’m constantly down for attempting a brand-new variation. Likewise, obviously I enjoy the difficulty of photographing brown foods? These are excellent! The miso and tamari provide the beans a deep, well-rounded flavour, and the lift from the ginger and vinegar can be found in ideal.

I likewise enjoyed how relaxed these were. Boil the beans, blend in the flavour add-ins, bake, consume. Oh, and share them with your peeps! I served mine on grilled ciabatta, and intend on re-heating leftovers with whatever we take place to be consuming today possibly some rubbed kale one night, grilled veggies and rice another night, you understand;-RRB-

Image shows a white pot on an electric stove with botlles of oil and little bowls of spices nearb y on the counter.

An overhead shot of miso and molasses baked beans in a dutch oven with a ladle inside the pot as well

Image shows a hand ladling some brown and saucy baked beans onto a piece of grilled bread.

n overhead shot of some saucy and brown baked beans piled onto a grilled piece of ciabatta, all on top of a blue enamelware plate.

Miso & Molasses Baked Beans

Molasses baked beans with the distinct additions of miso, ginger & tamari. Great for batch cooking, meal preparation, or serving at summer season barbecues

PREPARATION TIME 20 minutes COOK TIME 1 hr 30 minutes OVERALL TIME 1 hr 50 minutes

Course Main Dish, Side Meal Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 8

Author: Laura Wright

Active Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried navy or cannellini beans, drenched over night
  • 8 cups veggie stock or water ( I went compromise!)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, plus additional
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons miso, I utilized a mellow/light one
  • 2 tablespoons low salt gluten-free tamari soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 1 big garlic clove, carefully grated with a microplane
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons carefully grated ginger, from a peeled, 3-inch piece


  • Drain pipes the beans. In a big, heavy, ovenproof pot, integrate the beans and stock/water. Location the pot over medium-high heat and give a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook up until the skin of the beans crinkle/curl up when you blow on them.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Change the racks in your oven to include the pot.
  • In a medium bowl, blend together the molasses, apple cider vinegar, miso, tamari, mustard, garlic, paprika, and ginger. Include this mix to the beans, and bring the pot back up to a boil.
  • Cover the beans and put the pot in the oven. Prepare the beans up until extremely tender and the liquid has actually thickened somewhat (it will continue to thicken). It is necessary to stir and examine the beans every thirty minutes. They must take about 1 1/2 hours amount to. Season the beans with salt and more vinegar if you want, and serve hot.


  • From Kristin Donnelly’s Modern Dinner
  • Kristin states that if you’re making these ahead of time after they have actually been cooled, to simply carefully reheat them with an additional splash of water if they appear dry.

Program Conceal 31 remarks

  • Anya

    Laura, I enjoy your pointers on making effective meals for a meal. I too discover that, even if I’m handling particular eaters, if I make a killer & gorgeous veggie meal, it will frequently be the very first bowl licked tidy. I have actually been liking the book also and intending to make something from it next weekend. And you are truly proficient at photographing brown foods, these appearance SO appealing:-RRB- Reply

  • Amanda


    This sounds truly excellent. Is it possible to make this in a crockery pot instead of baking them in an oven? Simply curious … Reply

    • Laura

      I believe it would absolutely work! As soon as you have the beans at the very first boiled phase, move all of the liquid and beans to the crockpot. Toss the miso, molasses and so on in also, and after that I would put it to the “high” setting. Then simply keep examining it/stirring it up every thirty minutes approximately.
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  • Tori// Gringalicious

    Delish! Baked beans are a summertime favorite in my household so I truly require to attempt this! Reply

  • Abby @ Heart of a Baker

    lady how you make these beans/brown foods so quite?! This is my summer jam right here (additional corn on the cob, please and thank you). xoxo Reply

  • Michelle

    Ok I require this book in my life. Getting on it, stat.+ Likewise these beans. I enjoy the concept of making a huge pot of these on the weekend and consuming them in various applications. Reply

  • Lee

    Hey Laura! Beautiful post as constantly ☺ I’m questioning what you prepare on … Is that an induction range I spy in the pictures above? I’m thinking about changing to induction and wonder if you’re a fan. Likewise, champing at the bit for that cookbook to come out! -Lee Reply

    • Laura

      Hey Lee! My range is simply a standard electrical one with a smooth cooktop. Induction varieties are incredible however you can boil a pot of water with those things so quickly! I have actually utilized them at some cooking classes and demonstrations and things and they truly do carry out with the speed of gas. I believe the only disadvantage is that you need to guarantee that all of your pots/pans/skillets work.
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      • Lee

        Thanks for your reply Laura! ☺

  • valentina|sweet kabocha

    Her book appears truly fascinating, even if I never ever have the event to prepare for dinners:D And these beans look simply tasty * ___ * Reply

  • Dawn

    Beanilicious!! Reply

  • Alexandra

    I completely enjoy this! I’m constantly searching for brand-new enjoyable methods to make weeknight bean meals:-RRB-

    These pictures are spectacular too! Did you utilize VSCO on them? Reply

  • Libby

    Some good friends and I began hosting twice-monthly meal suppers where everybody is welcomed. The only guideline is that all of us sit at the very same table. The table … is getting truly, truly long! We’re balancing 30-40 individuals for every single meal!
    That being stated this is precisely the type of book that I require!:D Reply

  • Kristin

    These look incredible a lot so that I do not believe I can wait over night to soak them. Any suggestions for preparing the beans initially in a pressure cooker? Should I under cook them? Should I still put in the suggested quantity of broth/water to the pot with the sauce?

    Thanks for the aid! Reply

    • Laura

      Hello There Kristin,
      I have actually never ever utilized a pressure cooker so I’m reluctant to provide guidance here. Ideally some readers with experience will see this and be much better able to assist you out!
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  • Cassie

    I do not typically have baked beans however this looks tasty! This appears like such an excellent dish! Reply

  • Lynn long

    Maybe the miso in your dish is just for taste, however miso has a lot more to provide. By including it at the end of the cooking time, you’ll likewise get the probiotic advantages of the miso. Long cooking, particularly at heats, will eliminate all the helpful things miso has. In macrobiotic cooking we constantly include miso at the end and simmer for just a few minutes prior to serving. Reply

  • Daria

    I am living and operating in UK and we are serving daily baked beans with brakfast however … there is absolutely nothing much better than homemade baked beans I enjoy them a lot, this is method I do not like to purchase the all set ones. I truly require to attempt your dish! With miso it needs to be extremely intresting flavour:-RRB-
    An incredible pictures, as constantly!

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