These low-sugar healthy baked beans use a handful of pantry ingredients and are ready in under 10 minutes! Homemade baked beans taste just like store bought but contain less sugar and are cheaper. There is every reason why you should make your own.
In a skillet combine all the ingredients, including the beans along with the bean water.
Stir and bring the mixture to the boil then lower the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes until the sauce thickens a little, stirring often. The sauce will thicken further as it stands.
Remove from the heat, adjust the seasoning if needed and serve immediately.
Beans: Baked beans are usually made using haricot beans, which is also the variety I used in this recipe, but you can use another white bean variety. I recommend using canned beans rather than soaked and cooked as you will also need to use the bean water from the can. This water tends to have a thicker consistency than water from cooking your own beans.
If your canned beans did not contain any salt season to taste towards the end of cooking.
The proportions used are recommendations only so adjust the amount of maple syrup etc to your liking. You can also add a touch of chilli powder or dried thyme into the sauce.
Storing: You can keep leftovers in the fridge and reheat the next day. (You may have to add a drop of water as the sauce will thicken).