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NO OIL STEP-BY-STEP: Rich & Warming Homemade Baked Beans

This time of year I need hot food for breakfast and especially after a workout. I absolutely love these beans, they’re quick to make and are deliciously warming and comforting with some chunky toasted bread. You could even add chopped kale in at the end. I like spinach and hummus and extra cayenne chili powder. I’ve also been known to curl up on the sofa with a cosy blanket, my favourite box set and an entire bowl full!

Lots of people ask me how to cook without oil, so here’s a step-by-step guide that you can apply this to almost all of your one pot meals.

  • Serves 2 with accompaniments or 1 big bowl
  • 20 minutes
  • Use any beans you have to hand. I like butter and cannellini
  • Non-stick pan


  • 400g Tin of Beans
  • 400g Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Small Onion chopped
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic chopped
  • Smoked Paprika Powder x 1 Tsp
  • Cayenne Chili Powder x 1 Tsp
  • Dash of Maple Syrup


Add the onion and some of the juice from the tomatoes to a medium heated pan. Avoid adding the lot otherwise you’ll be boiling the onions rather than sauteing them.

Beans 2

Mix everything up until nicely coated. Leave to soften.

Beans 3

Add the garlic, smoked paprika and cayenne and cook for a few minutes. Add more tomato juice if it looks like it’s drying out.

Beans 4

Add the rest of the tin of tomatoes together with the beans. Leave to simmer for 15 minutes. Add the maple syrup towards the end. Enjoy hot however you fancy x

Beans 5



1 thought on “NO OIL STEP-BY-STEP: Rich & Warming Homemade Baked Beans

  1. Love how exact the recipe is, some blogs have a huge ingredient list, and some just have salt and pepper for seasoning! Keep these coming! 🙌💚

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