15 of our Favorite Bean-Based Recipes

Beans were once something that were easy to come by. They weren’t a hot commodity. Most wouldn’t describe them as popular. I could easily stock up on any and all the beans – black beans, chickpeas, great northern beans, pinto beans, kidney beans – you name it! It was NBD to fill my pantry with an abundance of dry and canned beans.

Well.. not anymore!!

Now it’s darn near impossible to find a bag of beans. And the canned bean aisle would suggest that everyone in the county has gone plant-based. WOOHOO!!

Unfortunately, I think don’t that’s the case. My fear is that the beans I can no longer get from the grocery are now stock-piled in pantries, garages and closets. ?

Let’s put those beans to use! If you stocked up on beans due to COVID because you wanted to save some $$, or just out of a desire to get some extra nutrients, we’ve got bean recipes for you. Below are 15 of our favorite bean recipes, including snacks, entrees and even desserts!




Foil Wrapped Burritos with Simple Queso – A plant-based Mexican favorite filled with brown rice, black beans, veggies and cheese-less queso.

Hearty Pumpkin Chili – A simple and filling plant-based pumpkin chili, filled with a variety of good-for-you veggies.

I-Pot, 2-Step, 3 Bean Soup – A filling, flavorful and healthy 2-step soup you can make over the stove, in a crockpot or in an instant pot.

Mexican Lasagna – Easy to throw together, nutritious and satisfying Mexican lasagna. Stacked high with whole-food, plant-based ingredients and topped with a little spice!


Bean-Based Entrees


Pumpkin White Bean Patties – A mix of pure pumpkin, white beans, rolled oats and spices. Top with your favorite fixings or serve over leafy greens!

Spicy Black Bean Patties with Sriracha Aioli – Black beans, corn, onion, oats and spices come together to form a perfect patty. Add our oil-free Sriracha Aioli to complete the experience!

Bomb Beet Burgers – A whole-food, plant-based beet black bean burger for the non-beet lovers. Yes, the patties are purple… No, they don’t taste like beets!

Crock Pot Tacos – Super easy, filling, and delicious crock-pot tacos. Throw the spices, beans, and veggies in a crock-pot and forget about it until dinner.

White Bean Baked Burrito – This burrito recipe is filling, flavorful and you can also feel good about what’s in it. With whole grains, veggies, beans, and spices, it’s the epitome of a well-rounded meal.


Bean-Based Entrees


Snacks & Apps

Bean Salsa with Homemade Tortilla Chips – A super-simple bean, corn, tomato and cilantro-filled salsa with a fresh and tasty flavor. It’s a healthy and filling dish made in less than 10 minutes and full of fresh-flavor!

Herb Roasted Chickpeas – Crispy and flavorful oil-free herb roasted chickpeas, great on their own as a crunchy/salty snack or added to salads.

Beautiful Beet Hummus – A beautiful 2-step beet hummus for non-beet lovers that can me made in less than 10 minutes. Oil-free and flavored with garlic, lemon and tahini. Great for dipping veggies, topping salads and spreading on sandwiches.

Black Bean Basil Hummus – Black bean hummus with basil for that subtle fresh and peppery flavor.


Bean-Based Apps & Snacks



Double Chocolate Mint Bites – Made with chickpeas, dates, oats, sunflower seeds, and chocolate chocolate chocolate! Fiber-rich with no sugar or oil!

Cinnamon Almond Blondies – Garbanzo bean blondies sweetened with dates. No oil, no sugar, no flour; just whole, plant-based ingredients. Great for kids & picky eaters. ?


Bean-Based Desserts



There you have it – 15 whole food, plant-based, delicious bean-based recipes! Make sure to take a photo of your creations and tag us on social media @whollyplantsblog!

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