DIY baked beans

recipe  10th March 2017 by

Snazzy beans are the perfect addition to a boiled or poached egg breakfast with a serving of greens or as a Sunday night sat in front of the telly with your feet up feast!

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You can make snazzy beans as snazzy and as spicy as you like but the recipe here gets it just right.

In all my days of snazzy bean making I’ve also added olives, sundried tomatoes, fresh coriander and parsley and so many other in the fridge ingredients but this is the basic recipe for you and you can add to it as you please!


  • 12 finely chopped onion
  • 400 ml tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 12 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 12 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 14 tsp turmeric
  • chilli flakes
  • 2 shredded spring onions
  • 400 g cannellini beans
  • 1 handful frozen peas


Chop the red onion and spring onion.

Add the coconut oil to a pan and add your chopped onion for 5 minutes until softened.

Add the beans, spring onion and spices and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.

Once combined, add the chopped tomatoes and leave to simmer for 10 minutes to allow the spices to diffuse into the tomatoes.

Finally, add the peas and cook for a further few minutes to allow the peas to deforst but remain slightly crunchy.

Taste and add salt, pepper and any additional herbs as per your preference.

Share and enjoy!

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By Jess, graze nutritionist.

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