Vegetarian Molasses Baked Beans

Makes 8 cups.

Vegetarian Molasses Baked Beans

Cooking homemade beans is easy, especially if you own a slow cooker. Not only do these tasty beans improve with the long slow cook, but using a slow cooker (Crock-Pot) will save you money on electrical bills.

At first glance there appears to be a lot of carbohydrates per serving, but bear in mind that beans are a source of complex carbohydrates. There are only 2 tsp (10 mL) added sugar per serving; the rest of the carbohydrates are coming from the beans and the naturally occurring sugars found in the onions, apricots, and tomatoes.

The addition of dried apricots adds some natural sweetness plus a small dose of beta carotene.

 

Did you know?

Beans are packed full of vitamins, minerals, fibre, protein, and antioxidants, plus they have a low glycemic index, which makes them one of the most perfect foods for people living with diabetes.

Tips

  • This version is family friendly; if you need more kick, double the cracked pepper and add some hot sauce when serving.
  • If you love the flavour of molasses, use blackstrap molasses.

Each 1 cup (250 mL) serving contains: 275 calories; 12 g protein; 2 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 52 g carbohydrates; 11 g fibre; 27 mg sodium

Source: Homemade and Man-Made

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