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Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans (And Other Vegetarian Baked Bean Recipes)!

Updated on September 30, 2014

Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans

Baked beans have long been a favorite for chilly winter dinners, summer picnics, and potluck dishes year round. This version, Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans, adds the sweetness of honey and apples, along with the spiciness of cinnamon! It can be made in the crockpot or in your oven. On occasion, I've even made them in a skillet on the stovetop. Most of the time, I make them in the oven.

You'll also find the recipes for many more baked beans recipes on this page! If you are in the market for a beautiful bean pot, crock pot, or apple peeler, we have those for sale. I've also included information about cooking dried beans, and the nutritional benefits of beans, for those who are interested. You might find yourself being surprised at just how good beans are for you!

Hope you enjoy the site!


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Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans Recipe - For The Oven

Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans cooked in the oven
Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans cooked in the oven | Source

Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans - Oven Version

Ingredients:

2 to 3 medium apples

3 tablespoons water

2 cans navy beans

1 can pinto beans

1 can kidney beans

½ cup of ketchup

1 teaspoon of salt

3/4 cup of honey

2 tablespoons of cinnamon (or to taste)

Directions

1. Cut apples into thin slices (about 1 mm or 1/16 in thick)

2. Place water and sliced apple bits into a saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium high, then turn down the heat to medium-low. Cook under the apples are tender - about 4 or 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.

3. While apples are cooking, drain beans in a strainer and rinse well with water.

4. Add beans, ketchup, salt, honey, and cinnamon to a 9" circular, a 8" square casserole dish, or a clay bean pot if you have one. Mix well.

5. Add apples (and any remaining water) to dish, stirring in gently, being careful not the break the apples.

6. Cook at 350° for 30 to 45 minutes. About ten minutes before the time is up, I usually do a taste test and add more honey or cinnamon, if needed.


Bean Pots! - A wonderful way to prepare your baked bean recipes!

These can also be used for cooking stews, casseroles, chili, rice and beans, and many other dishes!

The bean pot shown here:

  • Is dishwasher safe!
  • Is freezer safe.
  • Can be used in the oven or the microwave.
  • It's a great size! 3.3 liters.
  • Has a wider opening than many other brands, which makes getting your food out easier!
  • The large opening also means it's easier to clean!
  • It has nice handles to make it easy to remove from the oven.
  • The knob on the lid is easy to grasp, unlike many other brands.

Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans Recipe - For the Crockpot.

Crockpot version of Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans
Crockpot version of Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans | Source

Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans - Crockpot Version

Ingredients:

2 to 3 medium apples

3 tablespoons water

2 cans Great Northern beans

1 can pinto beans

1 can kidney beans

½ cup of ketchup

1 teaspoon of salt

3/4 cup of honey

2 tablespoons of cinnamon (or to taste)

Directions

1. Cut apples into thin slices (about 1 mm or 1/16 in thick)

2. Place water and sliced apple bits into a saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium high, then turn down the heat to medium-low. Cook under the apples are tender - about 4 or 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.

3. While apples are cooking, drain beans in a strainer and rinse well with water.

4. Add beans, ketchup, salt, honey, and cinnamon to your crockpot. Mix well.

5. Add apples (and any remaining water) to the crockpot, stirring in gently, being careful not the break the apples.

6. Cook on high for 2 to 4 hours, or on low for 6 to 8 hours.

7. Shortly before serving, taste the beans to see if more honey or cinnamon is needed.

If your crockpot holds more, feel free to add more cans of rinsed beans, along with more cinnamon and honey.


Are you looking for a crockpot?

I really like this one! It has some great features.

  • The lid locks in place, which means if you want to take your crockpot full of food to a potluck dinner, you won't have a mess in your car from food spilling out in route.
  • It has a removable stoneware that you can bring to the table.
  • Both the stoneware and the lid are dishwasher save!
  • There is a digital timer that counts down the amount of time until your food is ready.
  • If you're not ready to eat once the food is ready, the crockpot automatically switches over to a warming mode, to keep your food warm.
  • It has a 6 quart capacity.

Apples

Pre-cooking the apples.
Pre-cooking the apples. | Source

Pre-cooking the apples

Precooking the apples allows for a shorter overall cooking time for the dish, whether you're cooking in a crockpot or in your oven.

Although they take a while to cook if you put them raw into the oven with the rest of the ingredients, small pieces of apple cook in only a few minutes on top of the stove.



R & M Industries 5920 Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer, Red
R & M Industries 5920 Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer, Red

This apple peeler also cores and slices apples and potatoes. Like most apple peelers, you can keep it still by using the suction device that holds it to the counter top. The apple slices come out an even thickness, which means they cook at about the same rate in the oven. And oh, what a time saver!

 

Apple Peelers

Apple peelers aren't a necessity, but they do make the job of preparing apples easier, especially when you have several apples to do! Most types either clamp or suction onto the counter or table and then not only peel the apples, but core and slice them too! These are great for cooking things such as Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans, Apple Pie, Apple Cobbler, and many other recipes with apples in them.

Speedy Vegetarian Baked Beans - These can be made on the stovetop in a flash!

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Speedy Vegetarian Baked Beans

Ingredients:

1 28 oz can vegetarian baked beans (or 2 14.5 oz cans)

Mustard to taste (I use about a tsp and a half.)

Ketchup to taste (I use about 1/4 cup).

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a skillet and heat on a burner on medium on your stove until warm. Stir occasionally to keep the beans from sticking. What could be faster than that? Yet they are quite delicious! When your child is starving NOW, you can whip these up in no time!

Not-Quite-As-Speedy Baked Beans

These are still fast though! Yummy too!

Ingredients:

1 28 oz can vegetarian baked beans (or 2 14.5 oz cans)

Mustard to taste (I use about a tsp and a half.)

Ketchup to taste (I use about 1/4 cup).

1/2 small onion, chopped

1 TBSP of brown sugar (or maple syrup or honey)

oil for sauteing onion

Directions:

Sauté onions in oil in skillet until lightly brown. Add beans, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar. Heat on a burner on medium on your stove until warm. Stir occasionally to keep the beans from sticking.


Mom's Baked Beans

These use a little instant coffee, and can be cooked on the stovetop.

Ingredients:

1 28 oz can vegetarian baked beans

2 tsp Mustard

1/4 cup Ketchup

1/2 small onion, chopped

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 tsp instant coffee (dry)

oil for sauteing onion

Directions:

Sauté onions in oil in skillet until lightly brown. Add beans, mustard, ketchup, instant coffee and brown sugar. Heat on a burner on medium on your stove until warm. Stir occasionally to keep the beans from sticking.


Barbeque Baked Beans - Prepared on the stovetop.

Nutrition Info and How To Cook Dry Beans

I've written another article on the nutrition of beans, as well as how to cook them from a dry state, rather than canned.

Curry Baked Beans

Source

More Recipes For The Crockpot

Boston Baked Beans - Vegan

Recipe includes: Tamari, bay leaves, garlic, Bakon yeast (available at health food stores), and cayenne.

Vegetarian Crock Pot Baked Beans - Vegan

Recipe includes: Dry pinto or kidney beans, onion, vinegar, brown sugar, tomato paste, ketchup, margarine, salt.

Crockpot Yellow Eye Beans - Vegetarian

Recipe includes: Dry Yellow Eye Beans, onion, brown sugar, ginger,thyme, dry mustard, butter, etc.

Several Crockpot Bean Recipes

Slow Cooker Baked Beans - Vegan

Recipe includes: Dry navy beans, smoked paprika, dry mustard, ketchup, brown sugar, etc

Sweet Pineapple Baked Beans - Vegan

Recipe includes: Canned pinto beans, pineapple, onion, garlic, barbecue sauce, maple syrup, and soy sauce.

Trish's Dinner - Vegan

Recipe includes: Canned kidney beans, butter beans, & baked beans, ketchup, brown sugar, onion, vinegar, etc.


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      RuthieDenise 3 years ago

      Hi, I think I am going to try the cinnamon apple beans. I have some apples on hand. Thanks for the recipes.

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      Nnadi bonaventure Chima 3 years ago from Johanesburg

      NIce yummy lens ,thanks for sharing

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      banapple 4 years ago

      My kids would love the cinnamon apple baked beans. Never thought to make them this way. I will definitely be adding this to one of our dinners soon!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 4 years ago

      Oh, these recipes look so good. I have added your link to my lens Picking The Right Crockpot.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      I would have never thought to add apples and cinnamon to my baked beans. Fabulous ingredient idea. Thanks for all of these great recipes. Baked beans are a favorite dish of mine.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Gosh, I am seriously thinking that cinnamon apple boston baked beans have got to be out of this world, and a little bit of heaven. Especially pair that with a good roast pork with some roasted garlic potatoes ... Heaven, I say!

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      Your Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans recipe sounds scrumptious and I will be making this dish. I just hope the pre-cooked apples make it into the pot of beans rather than being eaten up. (I love cooked apples!)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't know how I've gone all day without eating, just too busy at work, now that I take a minute on myself and see this food article, it's making me real hungry indeed.

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      Nice lens! Those cinnamon apple baked beans sound (and look) really good!

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      Auntiekatkat 5 years ago

      As an author and a vegetarian I salute you

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      will try the baked beans for dinner... :)

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      Countryluthier 6 years ago

      It's official, I'm a hungry squidooer after reading this lens. Great job of making me want several types of beans with fruit flavoring. Keep it up!

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      sheilamarie78 6 years ago

      Sure sounds yummy!

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      Asinka Fields 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Too good, makes me feel hungry ...

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      June Parker 6 years ago from New York

      Well done lens and the next time I make beans I am trying this recipe. I like that you included both an oven and crock pot version.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh my gosh, I have book marked this one. Cinnamon apple beans, come on, to die for!!!

      Can't wait to make this.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hmmm...I can smell it.

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      KokoTravel 6 years ago

      Ok, I may have to stop for a while... your recipes and photos are making me really hungry... wonderful recipe lens!

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      jgall34 lm 6 years ago

      This looks like a great recipe, I will definitely try it. thanks for the great idea and lens.

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      Sensitive Fern 6 years ago

      I have made baked beans with apples and golden raisins in them from a K. C. Masterpiece recipe, but I hadn't thought about cinnamon. Or curry! Yum!! Lots of great recipes here.

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      WriterBuzz 6 years ago

      I just found your lens. I like it a lot. Thanks for building it. Gave you a thumbs up.

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      Cheryl Kohan 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Wow! The cinnamon apple baked bean recipe looks awesome and I am definitely going to be making it. Soon. Thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This baked bean recipe is very unusual but it looks delicious.

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      Another yummy lens by you. Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      khael 6 years ago

      Ok, I have to try the Cinnammon Apple recipe! It sounds intriguing. The sweetened beans we have are usually used with ice cream or ice shavings.

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      MartinPrestovic 7 years ago

      I have never had baked beans with apple and cinnamon but will try it some time. My baked beans have olive oil, pepper flakes and jalapeno and I love them on toast. Baked beans on toast and a tall glass of pimms any day!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Just dropping by again to check out your recipes. I have to make Baked Beans for a cook out tonight. I love your recipes.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      I can't wait to try the Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans! I will be adding all the ingredients to my next grocery shop. Great lens. I am lensrolling it to my recipe lenses.

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      Cynthia Davis 7 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I'll be bookmarking these baked bean recipes. They all sound delicious. Five stars for sure.

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      great recipes! i love baked beans

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      Jessica Tobey 7 years ago

      this is one of the yummiest baked beans recipes ever!!! i read your recipe and just felt i had to try it;)

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Sounds so good! yummy!

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      I've never heard of Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans, but they sound wonderful! I'll be trying them for sure! What a great lens! 5 stars!

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      AppalachianCoun 7 years ago

      Wow. What a great recipe. We want to give this a try. Thank-you for putting it in a lens.

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      Auntiekatkat 8 years ago

      Welcome to the the very best of Squidoo food lens. Great lens cinnamon apple baked beans sounds great ot me and very healthy.

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      dahlia369 8 years ago

      An amazing lens, Janiece, congratulations and 5*****!! :)

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      JanieceTobey 8 years ago

      [in reply to SparkleChi] You could try simply omitting the ketchup. The main flavor comes from the cinnamon, apple, and honey.

      Did you presoak your beans when you tried before? Also, do you live in a higher elevation? That can make it harder to soften the beans.

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      SparkleChi LM 8 years ago

      Fantastic resource! I will have to spend some time looking through all of this. The cinnamon Apple Baked Beans sound wonderful... I just need to replace the ketchup with something that doesn't contain tomatoes!

      I think you have inspired me to try using dried beans again... I have never gotten them to soften.

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Your recipe does sound unusual and delicious!

      Brenda

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      tandemonimom lm 8 years ago

      The cinnamon-apple recipe sounds almost like a dessert, but yummy! 5* for a very thorough lens.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Welcome to the South Carolina Group

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I love Baked Beans and love this lens. Beautiful. I can't wait to try the Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans. That is a new one for me.

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      ArtSiren LM 8 years ago

      Look like good recipes! I've never liked baked beans from a tin, but making them from scratch means I can be in control of the ingredients! So maybe I'll give em a chance. lol.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great looking lens. Yummy, too.

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      Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

      Welcome to the Hungry Squidz Choice Group. Please stop by the group and grab the blue ribbon for your lens!

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      allymay 8 years ago

      Hi Janiece,

      Found your lens through the "We love all squids" group and was drawn to the name of your lens- how delicious! I really love the way you presented your home recipes, love the photos!

      5 stars and a favorite =)

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      tdove 8 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

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      BeautifulGreenB 8 years ago

      Beans, beans the magical fruit...I had tasted baked beans at a pot luck a Looooong time ago with bacon and brown sugar and all kinds of goodies, would you know of a recipe like that? Great lens!

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      Sniff It Out 8 years ago

      Lovely lens, I generally get as far as opening a can but I will have to try the cinnamon apple baked beans! I have put a link to your lens on my Baked Potato lens.

      Welcome to The Cooks Cafe Group.

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      Squidoo-Pat 8 years ago

      Sounds Delicioso! I like cinnamon apple anything. Some people tolerate beans better than others-there's always Beano! :-) Seriously, beans are a good source of zinc, protein and fiber. Will have to try the recipes.

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      KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

      We love to make beans, so I'll have to try your recipe. Very nice job on your lens. Welcome to Squidoo, and especially to Culinary Favorites From A to Z.

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      Cheryl Paton 8 years ago from West Virginia

      Welcome to the Vegetarian Recipes Group. It's a great addition.

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