Yes, you can have beautifully creamy, luscious beans for use in lots of different dishes – or to eat all by themselves – WITHOUT SOAKING! We make beans like this all the time in the healthy kitchen. We love them, and so does everyone else.

What’s even better, is that any kind of bean can be used. From kidney beans to garbanzos, they all taste great when cooked like this. Bay Leaves are one of the traditional ingredients for beans. They add a complex tea-like flavor to your beans. Whether fresh or dry, they keep their taste longer when you store them in the freezer!

Bay leaves add zip to the beans and lots of nutrition to the recipe. Studies have been done which concluded that bay leaves improve insulin function for diabetics and also reduce cardiovascular disease. Wow! Baked beans that taste good and have health benefits is a win win!

Baked Beans

An easy and delicious way to cook up a pot of beans!

1 (16 OZ) Package of Beans or Chickpeas

1 Clove Garlic

1 Large Bay Leaf

1 Tsp Sea Salt

Rinse the beans under running water and place them in a oven-proof pan that has a lid.

Cover the beans with 2 inches of water, add the garlic and bay leaf and sprinkle with the salt and close with the lid.

Slide into a 350F oven for 60 minutes. Open the oven and check on the beans. If they are not done, stir and place back in the oven for another 30 minutes. Chickpeas and other hard beans make take up to 2 hours. You may need to add a little more water to chickpeas if they dry out.

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