Vegan Smoky Rosemary White Beans (Zoes Kitchen copycat)

Vegan Smoky Rosemary White Beans (Zoes Kitchen copycat)

These Vegan Rosemary Smoky White Beans are so creamy and thick and the perfect side to a main meal or can be eaten as the meal. They are very hearty and filling, yet dairy-free and oil-free and come together in 30 minutes!

If you are aware of the super popular "Braised White Beans" over at Zoes Kitchen, then this post may have you all excited. If you've never heard of them, still be excited, because these are the creamiest, dreamiest rosemary white beans ever, but totally oil-free. I first discovered Zoes Kitchen a few years ago, as I had heard about these famous white beans through some friends and since I love rosemary, I was dying to try them. Oh boy, they lived up to every expectation. They are creamy, full of flavor, filling and simple. Just one big problem, FULL of oil. I could taste the oil in them, I could see the oil in them. Yuck. Well, that didn't stop me from eating there sometimes. I don't stress about eating so perfectly 100% of the time when eating out is concerned, because I don't eat out but maybe once a month.

I have always had it on my to-do list to recreate those beans at home. So, when one of my most loyal readers, Estee, asked me to recreate them too, that was the bump I needed to get it done sooner.

Well, I'm here to tell you, not only did I nail the flavor and the texture......dare I say, they are even better?? My hubby and daughter were just flabbergasted at how amazing they are. My 4 year old even exclaimed "Mommy, these taste just the same as Zoes!" I was so happy because that is her favorite item to eat there and just loves them. But I hate consuming all that oil, so now we will never have to. I can hear my arteries rejoicing!

So, whether you know of this item or not, I'm here to tell you that this is not a soup type of bean dish, it's much thicker, which should be evidenced in the photos. It's not a soup, or meant to be a soup, but rather, a side dish. However, I would never hesitate to eat a large bowl of it as my meal, as if it were a soup.

I still have no idea what the exact ingredient list is for their beans, but I was still able to pull off the flavor. I have always smelled and tasted a slight smokiness to the beans and even though they are vegan, they have that smoky ham flavor to them. I was able to recreate that by adding liquid smoke. It couldn't be easier too, it's only 8 ingredients (+ S&P), 1 pot and ready in about 30 minutes!

Now, the restaurant doesn't add hot sauce to their beans, but hey, I always like to add a touch of hot sauce to the beans for that slight spicy kick. SO good. Hubby and daughter don't like it, but it's just an optional touch if you like it. Sure is pretty too.

I really hope you all love these Vegan Smoky Rosemary White Beans!

5 from 2 votes

Vegan Smoky Rosemary White Beans

These Vegan Rosemary Smoky White Beans are so creamy and thick and the perfect side to a main meal or can be eaten as the meal. They are very hearty and filling, yet dairy-free and oil-free and come together in 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 -4 servings
Author Brandi Doming


  • 1/2 packed cup 80 g white or yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt for cooking the onions + another 1/2 teaspoon to add later
  • 3 large garlic cloves finely minced (11 g, I used big ones because I love garlic)
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium veggie broth for cooking onions/garlic and 3/4 cup more to add later
  • 1/2 cup plant milk 126 g, a creamy milk is best here, I used cashew milk, but "lite" canned coconut milk or soy work
  • 1 scant tablespoon roughly chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke I used Colgin "Natural Hickory", if you use Wright's brand, start with a tsp and add more to taste if needed, as it is stronger
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice flour 24 g
  • 2 15 oz cans low-sodium Great Northern or Cannellini Beans drained and rinsed
  • Optional: drizzle hot sauce for a spicy kick
  • Note: I make my own homemade cashew milk every single week. I prefer it over storebought as it is much healthier and fresher. Simply add 1 cup whole raw cashews to a vitamix no need to soak them and 3 cups filtered water and blend until smooth. That's it! No need to strain it. Store in a sealed container in the fridge. One batch is good for a week. Stir it gently each time before use. This is a perfect milk consistency and sub for anywhere that calls for standard milk.
  • Note: Tip for chopping the fresh rosemary. If you've never chopped fresh rosemary it is very simple. Do not just chop the whole thing with the stem, or it's too fibrous. Simply take your fingers and slide off the rosemary leaves pulling them off the stem in the opposite direction that they point. They will slide right off. A tip I learned from Giada.


  1. Note that you will be adding salt and liquids at separate times. This is so the end result is the right texture and flavor. You will be adding the beans at the very last step.
  2. Add your onion and a 1/2 cup only of the veggie broth and only a 1/4 tsp of the salt to a small pot. Turn the heat to medium. Stir and once it comes to a boil, let it cook at medium for about 8 minutes until the onions are very tender/translucent. We really want them soft so they don't stand out in texture at the end. Check and stir them a couple of times to make sure they don't run out of broth. After the 8 minutes, add the garlic and let it cook just a couple of minutes more. All the broth should basically be gone by now. Remove from the heat so you can add your other ingredients.
  3. Add the remaining 3/4 cup broth, plant milk (I used cashew milk), rosemary, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, black pepper, liquid smoke and rice flour. Whisk really well to make sure all the flour is smooth. Once it is smooth, add the beans. You don't want to add the beans before whisking in the flour because you don't want to break up the beans too much.
  4. Place the pot back over the heat and turn to medium heat. Once it just begins to bubble around the edges, cover with a lid and immediately turn to simmer for about 10 minutes. You will need to keep an eye on it and stir a couple of times so the bottom doesn't stick. It will begin to thicken nicely. The longer it cooks, the thicker it will get. I found 10 minutes to be just enough and the exact texture and thickness as the restaurant version. If you want it more soup-like, cook it less time or add a touch more broth. Taste and add any more salt if necessary, I did not. Depending on your broth, you may or may not need to. Serve immediately. I love to give mine a spicy kick with a drizzle of hot sauce, but this is totally optional. If you have any leftovers, it will thicken up a ton in the fridge overnight, so add more broth to loosen up if necessary and reheat on low. Depending on whether you serve this as a side dish or a main dish, the servings would vary from 2-4 people. They are VERY filling!

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  1. I just love how creamy white beans naturally are! This sounds super yum! Love that comforting rosemary <3
      Thank you so much Rebecca!
  2. These look amazing and will be making them tonight :) just curious, what hot sauce you use....looks yummy!
      Thank you Susan! I buy Sky Valley brand from Whole's my favorite. They have several different types, but it's just the one that says "hot sauce" nothing extra or fancy. I can't wait to hear what you think!
      • thanks for the quick reply! I will be near a Whole Foods today and will pick some up! so happy I found you and your simple and delicious recipes :)
      • Hi Brandi....unfortunately , I couldn't find the hot sauce at my Whole Foods. I looked on Amazon and I see Sky Valley but they all say Siracha Sauce. Is that correct? I usually buy Franks, but looking for something new :) thanks!!!! making these beans tomorrow :)
          Yes, I've never found just the plain on Amazon either. It's not necessary for the beans, it's just optional...but Franks would totally work! I guess different Whole Foods carry it and some don't. You are correct though, the Sriracha is not the same thing..different flavor. Awesome, can't wait to hear!
  3. Comfort food perfection, Brandi! I love white beans and rosemary so I know this is a winner!
  4. This recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing, Brandi! I can feel and taste the creaminess now. Definitely will have to go on my rotation list.
  5. Oh my goodness, this does look like a total dream. I am so happy to see you using rosemary. I am really into it and have masses (and I mean masses) of the stuff in my garden - far more than I could ever use. What a beautiful recipe!
      Thank you so much Trinity!
  6. This is comfort food perfection! It looks so delicious and inviting. I have to admit I've never heard about of Zoes Kitchen so this is new to me. But just looking at your recipe I can see why it's your favorite. I really know I would love this and could eat the whole bach. So glad to see you find a way to create a oil free version of your favorite dish. The hot sauce on top looks superb. The middle picture and the last close are just gorgeous, Brandi! I'm so hungry and craving this right now! :)
      You are so sweet, thank you so much Florian for the photo compliments! This was totally comforting and delicious, I think I could eat it everyday!
  7. I love white beans! I always like to use them mashed instead of mashed potatoes to serve with veggies. One of my favourite dinners! This is calling my name... I bet it's delicious with the rosemary :-)
  8. These look great, Brandi! I love white beans!
  9. Oh, my gosh! I am totally pinning these. I love how white beans are a blank canvas for flavors, so creamy, and can just pick up whatever they're seasoned with. As a big rosemary fan, I know I would be all over these. Thanks for the awesome recipe!
      Thank you so much Cadry!
  10. I can't wait to try this! I'm making this tomorrow. Thanks for posting such awesome, healthy recipes!
      You are so welcome Valerie! I can't wait to hear what you think! :)
  11. It's on the stove right now simmering away filling the kitchen with delicious smells! I can't wait to try it! Thanks again Brandi ?
      Thank you so much Beverley! I hope you love it!!
  12. So I have never heard of Zoe's Kitchen but I now have no desire to go there because these sound and look insane. I LOVE white beans and I LOVE rosemary. This dish reminds me a lot of my baked lima bean and veggie dish I have on my site, just the creamy bean consistency and the fact that you can eat it as your main dish or have it as a side. It's one of my favorite recipes and I know this one is going in on the rotation with that one because I know I'll love it. Seriously making this next week!!! And I'm definitely doing the hot sauce. Hot sauce on bean dishes like these is AMAZING.
      Thank you so much lady!! I will have to check out that recipe of yours! I can honestly say I've rarely eaten lima beans in my life but I love ALL beans so I'm sure I would love it too. I love beans in dishes because it makes them super creamy. Yes to the hot sauce, LOL! It kind of just goes on everything, right?!
  13. Rosemary is the perfect compliment to white beans, but I love how you kicked it up a notch with liquid smoke and that generous hot sauce drizzle - oh my!
      Thank you so much Alisa!
  14. Ok, I've never heard of Zoe's, but I'm pretty sure this would be my favorite dish! I love that you were able to recreate it without the oil - this seriously looks incredible. I absolutely love white beans because they're so creamy on their own, but goodness, this is taking creamy to another level! I want to dive in face first!!! And that hot sauce swirl is so perfect! I love that you added in Giada's tip about the rosemary - she's so clever and back when we were staying with my parents, I really enjoyed watching her on the Food Network! I'm pretty sure this dish will find its way onto our menu for next week :)
      Haha, gotta love Giada!! Thank you so much Mandy! These are so darn good and comforting, yet so easy! I hope you all love them!
  15. I made this today, and we all (husband, teenage son, and I) absolutely loved it! We used cannellini beans and lite coconut milk. So smoky and creamy, it tasted completely decadent (but wasn't!). Thank you so much for the recipe.
      That's so awesome to hear Sabrina, I'm so happy they were such a hit with everybody, thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback and rate the recipe, truly appreciate it!
  16. made this on Friday night and loved them! So yummy , comfort food!
      Thank you so much Yvonne! I'm so happy you loved them, thank you for the feedback!
  17. Made this last night for my nephews who were having a sleepover at my house and it was a HUGE HIT with all of us. We were too busy wolfing it down to take a pic but oh my! SO GOOD!! I will be making it often! Thank you Brandi! <3
      Yay! So very happy to hear it was such a hit with everybody Dana, thank you so much for the feedback!!
  18. Brandy - question: would you change any ratios if you were doubling this recipe? My family loves Zoe's beans so I doubled and I'm finding the smoke flavor a more than a titch strong - I taste it more than the fresh rosemary. Maybe it is the brand of Liquid Smoke (Wrights)? I can't rule out "operator error" but I'm fairly confident I did 3 tsp.Any ideas?Sandy
      Hi Sandy! Yeah, typically if I double a recipe, I will scale back a bit on the flavorings/spices as even though you are doubling everything, it still tends to cook about the same time so the flavorings don't always need doubling or they taste a bit too strong. I would have just started with probably 2 tsps liquid smoke. Whenever I double my chili recipe, I never double the chili powder/cumin for example and just add to taste.
      Oh and yes, the Colgin liquid smoke and Wrights do taste slightly different. I thought I had used Wright's but I just looked in my fridge and I actually used the Colgin "Natural Hickory" for this. I just updated the exact one I used above in the recipe.
  19. I've never heard of these but I'm excited alright! They look so rich and creamy <3 I love your tip on homemade cashew milk, it's so unbelievably simple, no nut milk bag needed :) you're right, homemade one is so much better than store bought! I bet it makes the beans extra creamy
  20. I made these tonight and they were seriously delicious (like all of the other recipes I've made off of your blog!) So creamy, perfectly seasoned...the perfect comfort food. This didn't detract from the amazing was of the recipe, but the smokiness was a little pronounced for me, so I'm curious about what brand of liquid smoke you use? I have found it slightly overpowering in pretty much all the recipes I've made that call for it. Maybe I am just more sensitive to it and should just use less than called for going forward. I use Wright's (hickory) but it's a bottle that's probably been in my cupboard going on 5 years now and I'm wondering if it maybe gets more concentrated over time or something. I just ran out tonight but wanted to ask your opinion before I buy a new bottle. Thanks! I can't wait to keep trying more of your recipes.
      Hi Emma! So so happy you loved it! Ok, you are the 2nd person who said they used the Wright's brand and said the smokiness was a tad too strong, so I believe that it is just stronger. I actually used the Colgin "Natural Hickory" brand in this recipe and found it just perfect, so I'd recommend that brand, OR just use 1 tsp of the Wright's brand going forward and you can always add more later on if necessary. I updated the recipe to reflect that as well. I also think that something like liquid smoke tolerant levels varies as well because some people just don't like it at all. Thank you so much for making it!
  21. I made this tonight and it exceeded my expectations! So delicious! I was a little concerned that Mr Pickypants (my 6 year old) wouldn't like it because he said yuck when I let him sniff the fresh rosemary, but he gobbled it up too! :-) Next time, I'm making a double batch!
      SO awesome to hear this Eva, thank you so much for the awesome feedback and big win for the little guy loving it too, yay!
  22. Oh my goodness! I just made these beans and took a taste and they are AMAZING!!!! Thank you, for sharing!
      Wonderful Tina! I'm so happy to hear that, thank you so much for making them and leaving feedback!
  23. I'll never understand why people use a ton of oil to make beans creamy. They're creamy on their own! This looks like a totally dreamy way to make white beans, Brandi. And I love that your daughter compared them to Zoe's. Too sweet.
      Thank you Linda! I agree, and the Zoes, while tasty, I could always taste and feel the not necessary. Now I can eat these instead and they taste the same!
  24. We have been huge fans of Zoe's kitchen but as everyone knows their food is pretty much all full of oil. In come their beans, which are totally addictive and also full of oil. I am so glad you created these. They are lovely and yummy and creamy and smoky - totally addictive. I'm so glad I made a double batch to begin with. I cant wait for a great bread recipe to pair these with and I feel so much better eating bowls of these since there is no guilt and no oil.
      Thank you so much Estee! I'm so happy you loved them so much! Thank you very much for leaving feedback!!
  25. I just made these today and they are amazing !! i wasn't sure if I would like them because I have never been a fan of rosemary BUT I also have only ever cooked with dried rosemary not fresh. Anyway I bought some fresh rosemary and these were delicious - I cut back a bit on the rosemary because I wasn't sure I would like it but next time I will use the full recommended amount. I make baked beans (with molasses etc) regularly and the consistency of these is the same but the flavor of course is totally different. A winner!! I'm going to bring some of these to a Good Friday meal we are invited to this Friday. There is going to be lots of meat there but this is something my husband and I can eat :)
      I'm so happy you loved these so much Heather! Thank you so much for the fabulous feedback, thrilled you and your hubby love them! Yes, fresh rosemary is really strong, but it cooks down wonderfully and is so mild and mellow then :)
  26. Brandi, these have my name written all over them. I really need to try them. I even happen to have liquid smoke around [not regularly sold over here]. What I do not have and can't get in stores, though, is brown rice flour. Do you think I could sub whole wheat flour?
      Yes, you can use regular flour, that's fine! :)
  27. Oh my word. These beans sound and look to die for. I can't wait to try these. Hopefully I will be able to make them this weekend. I have most the ingredients I just need fresh rosemary and veggie broth. Seriously I am forever impressed with your pictures and your recipes, you blow my mind. And the hot sauce idea sounds good to me. Yummy. I will try it on one bite first cause sometimes I can be a little sensitive to heat. haha :) The liquid smoke brand that I have is wrights so I will start light with the liquid smoke thanks for pointing that out.
      You are so sweet Christina! I love your comments. Thank you so much for the compliments on my recipes and photos...I'm so grateful that you make so many of my recipes and love seeing your pics on Instagram! Thank you as always!!
  28. I love Zoe's Kitchen, but oddly, I've never noticed these on the menu! I'm glad you made your own version - they look absolutely amazing, and rosemary is my favorite herb ;) Can't wait to try these! Pinning!
  29. I made my own white beans from dried in the crockpot this weekend and then made your dish tonight with them. The only thing I didn't have was the fresh rosemary. I did have dried rosemary, though. I followed your explicit directions exactly and boy, I was not disappointed; These are these fantastic beans! Thank you so much for all the care that went in to this successful recipe. Fantastic!!!!!
      Awesome Carrie! I'm so very happy you loved these beans so much, thank you very much for making them and leaving feedback!
  30. Made these tonight WOW really good. My husband loved them and is packing up the rest for his lunch.
      Yay! So happy to hear that Gracie, thank you so much!
  31. I love the flavours you have going on here and I am a sucker for hot sauce. They sound like the perfect combo and it adds such a pop of colour to those photograph too!
  32. Yum! These beans looks so hearty and filling. I think I'd eat it as a main course ;) Love the idea of drizzling hot sauce over them. Looks delicious, Brandi!
  33. This looks so good! I would definitively add hot spicy sauce, or maybe sriracha sauce! Beautiful photos as always Brandi xx
      Aww thanks so much Hedi!!
  34. Creamy and dreamy is right. I love white beans but we don't get them here.. they are so versatile in terms of absorbing flavor. Rosemary is perfect here too.
  35. These sound so good. I've never heard of Zoe's either. But they look like they would be good scooped up in some soft naan. Wonderful side!
      Ooooh, wonderful idea!
  36. Never heard and tried. After looking at your recipe and picture I got so tempted. I am going try this soon.:) Looks wonderful!
  37. i have never eaten at Zoes before but i do surely want these beans. l need some crusty bread to smear it over :)
      Ahhh yes, bread would be perfect for these, just posted this bread too and it's delicious toasted along with beans or soup!
  38. this totally does look creamy and dreamy! and it looks really comforting too! I love the addition of rosemary also I like the flavor added to soup like dishes like this! YUM ;-)
      Thank you so much Michele! I love, love rosemary!
  39. This really is dreamy and creamy, Brandi! I love that you added rosemary. What a great combo. :-)
      Thank you Sina!
  40. These look divine, Brandi! I've never heard of Zoe's Kitchen, but that doesn't matter because now I have these! :) LOVE the hot sauce addition and rosemary is one of my favorite herbs! Can't wait for it to be growing like a week in my garden this summer! Side dish or not, I would make a meal out of these for sure!!
      You are so sweet, thank you Jenn! I love rosemary too, one of my favorite herbs for sure! Oh and these are so darn filling, they are definitely a meal to me too!
  41. These white beans look awesome!! Deffo a recipe for Dave as well. Lovely photos again, Brandi. A new setting, I like :-)
      Thank you so much Hauke! I love how attentive you are, it really means a lot to me!
  42. Wow these beans look sooooo creamy and delicious! I've never tried white beans like this before, they sound incredible. I can't wait to make this Brandi!
      Thank you so much friend! They are so darn creamy, like "this must be bad for me" creamy, haha, but they are so healthy! You definitely should try it, super fast to make too!
  43. Brandi, wow what a surprise this dish was to both my newly ecposedtaste budsfrom zoes and to my guys first exposure!First off, great oil free translation- delicious and healthy... We had a thyme arugalu salad as a starter and the beans as an entree! Great work and great balance! We shared this recipe for 4 for actually about 2.5 ppl and felt vegetarien/vegan clean...Second, in our former lives we ate meat and it felt like this would be agreat compliment to a summer bbq for something more savory... Even agood complement to a kosher hot dogPs i made this with dry beans and WOW! Just spent 15-20 mins at the end melding the flavor pot with the beans over simmer and viola!
      Wonderful, so happy to hear you and your husband both loved these Allison, thank you so much for the feedback! I really appreciate it! That thyme arugula salad sounds delish too, I love arugula and thyme so much!
  44. We LOOOOOOOOVED this recipe!!! Insanely creamy, subtle rosemary flavor and perfect smokiness! We did a swirl of habanero hot sauce in the grown up bowls and it was just amazing. After taking a few bites on its own, I then added some sauteed kale into it and oh, man. SO good! I love the simplicity of this recipe and as always, incredibly flavorful. We'll definitely make this again and again...we even got Willow to take a bite and she enjoyed them, too. Wonderful recipe and perfect comfort food!
      Thank you so much Mandy! I'm so happy you all loved it so much and adding kale sounds so darn delicious! Thank you so much for the feedback!
      • Where did you purchase your white bowls? Or are those ramekins...
          Hi Mykaila! Those aren't traditional mini ramekins, but rather large ones. They are kind of more like small bowls, about 4 inch wide. I am not positive where I got them, but I think from Homegoods. I buy a lot of my kitchen products from there.
      • Where did you purchase your white bowls? Or are those ramekins...Second, if I want to create this with raw beans would I need to do anything differently?
          I would just cook your raw beans first like you normally would and then drain them and proceed with the written recipe.
  45. These beans are simply amazing. Indescribably good. They have a savory, slightly smoky flavor and a seriously amazing texture. They feel so comforting to eat. I can't decide if it is the texture or the flavor that is the best part of this recipe. I think its both. I seriously could eat these beans erryday. I absolutely love love love this recipe. Simple perfection Brandi. I never work with rosemary so I wasn't sure if I would like the flavor of these beans but they were just perfect and amazing. You are a genius. :DP.S. I reviewed these beans before and I saw it post but the review is gone. I don't know what happened. Perhaps the website is having a bit of issues? I noticed that your post for your bread doesn't show the pictures anymore. I tried going to your website on three different browsers and on my phone and I see the same issue so I really don't think it is just me that doesn't see the pictures.I am hoping my review posts this time.
      Yes, thank you so much Christina! I just transferred hosting companies for my site and some of the comments that came through during the transfer got lost, so thank you so much for leaving another! I see it now and the photos have been fixed on the bread post as well! I'm so happy you loved these beans so much, I really appreciate the feedback!!
  46. These are so good and they taste just like the ones at Zoe's Kitchen. I made them for the second time tonight. Next time I am doubling the recipe so we can have leftovers. Thanks for a delicious recipe.
      Thank you so much for the feedback Lindsey! I'm so happy to hear you love them!
  47. These were delicious! I used regular all-purpose flour and the recipe still turned out great! I think next time I might add some potatoes! I've never had the white beans at Zoe's Kitchen, but these were a hit for sure! My husband gobbled them up and I was just disappointed that I did not double the recipe!
      I'm so happy to hear that Reagan, thank you very much for the amazing review, I really appreciate it so much!
  48. Thank you for the wonderful, healthy recipes! I especially like your notes and explanations. I made your creamy white wine sauce a few days ago (whole family loved it), and would like to use my remaining cashew milk in this (or another) recipe. Can you please explain the use of the brown rice flour? I live in the tropics and don't keep flour on hand (I don't bake), because it's inconvenient to keep in the fridge/freezer/bug-free. If I'm going to use it a lot, I can buy some, but for this particular recipe, is there something else I might try? If it's for thickening, can I use arrowroot powder? I'm new to vegan, oil-free cooking, and I'm buying necessary ingredients as I go along, usually only about once a week or via mail order (vitacost). Thanks so much!
      Hi there! I'm so happy to hear you loved that white wine recipe, if you get a chance, I'd love your star rating on it! As for the brown rice flour here, it is for thickening. I choose that as opposed to fats to keep them healthier and it helps to give the same thick, creamy effect without using oil. I have never tried arrowroot powder before to thicken in a sauce but if you try it, use only half the amount of the flour since starches tend to have twice the thickening power of flour. I tend to always use brown rice flour to thicken sauces or soups in my recipes and no other flours typically. From what I've read, with arrowroot you are supposed to add it at the end of cooking and mix it separately in water, like a slurry, otherwise it'll clump if you add it to the whole pot as is and since I add the flour before adding the beans here, it may break up the beans if you add it afterwards. But I would just try mixing 1 tablespoon arrowroot with 1 1/2 tablespoons water until smooth and then stir it into the beans at the end and cook just until it thickens.
      • Wow - I love this recipe! I sort of followed your recommendation regarding the arrowroot, but mixed the 1TB arrowroot with 1 1/2 TB broth (instead of water). It dissolved immediately, without any clumping. I then added it to the rest of the liquids, then to the pot. I forgot I was supposed to wait until the end to add it. Anyway, it came out great! I was a little worried about what I thought was a lot of liquid smoke, but it was perfect. I served it with steamed asparagus and a tomato salad. I will definitely be making this again! Thanks so much!
          Yay!! So happy to hear it all worked out and you loved the recipe, thank you so much for leaving feedback!
  49. Thank you for letting me know about the cashew milk. How easy, I will start doing it that way as well from now on and thank you for the Rosemary beans. Live in Florida and have my rosemary going year around. Love it, I will make these beans this week as it is hot here and the meal can be made fast, thank you
  50. I've made this recipe 5 times now. FIVE! Two of them being within the last week, and I'm making them again tonight! They're so rich and delicious and feel like junk food but they're not! I was trying to figure out why I love them so much, and then I realized... gravy. Yes. Gravy. Makes everything better. Thank you for yet another awesome "go-to"!
      Haha, awesome Liz! I'm so happy you love these so much, they are a favorite of mine as well, thank you so much for the awesome feedback Liz!
  51. These beans turned out really delicious! I accidentally only put 15 oz of beans, but the consistency turned out really well. It seems like it would be a great topping to mashed potatoes, as it tastes like gravy. This dish will become a staple in our kitchen!
  52. These look amazing! I'm wondering how the recipe could be modified to sit in the slow cooker all day using dried beans? Thanks so much for taking the oil out!!
      Hi Sarah! Thank you! I have no idea since I've only tried it the above way, since I created it to be a really fast dinner. I'm just not sure how much liquid or adjustments that would be needed in a slow cooker. Sorry! I really don't use one of those.
  53. I made these and thought they were even better than Zoe's Kitchen's beans! Thank you for this recipe! It'a keeper.
      Oh wow, thank you so much Lori! So glad to hear that!
  54. Holy goodness these are amazing. Probably went to the top of my favorite side dish list.
      Yay! That is awesome Jim. So happy you enjoyed them so much,thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback!
  55. These were A M A Z I N G!!! The rosemary and the liquid smoke takes this to a whole new level! I'm so glad found your website.
      Wonderful Tanya! So very happy to hear you loved these so much. Thank you for the feedback!
  56. These beans are OH_EM_GEE creamy and delicious! Best I have ever had. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. Like you, I have eaten beans at Zoe's and lamented all the oil. This is now my go to recipe for white beans. I used great northern beans soaked and cooked in my Instant Pot, a tad more garlic because I love it, and homemade cashew milk in my Vitamix as you suggested. (I omitted the liquid smoke because I don't like it.) I ate a double portion for lunch! Yum!
      Oh yay!! So very happy you loved them so much Susan! Thank you for the kind words and great feedback, I really appreciate it!
  57. Thanks so much for this tasty recipe. I have shared it (the link) with my FB group "Super Quick Plant-Based Recipes" where I like to feature PB websites that have recipes that can be prepared in 20 min. or less and with as few ingredients as possible! I think my group will love it AND your site!
  58. I love this- so many great comfort foods on here! The thing that's so amazing is that it's oil free... i'm guessing almost fat free... but anyway, the ability to chow down, go for seconds. Zero guilt. Right now, I'm just not worrying about portion control but I know the scale has gone down a little anyway.Once I get myself more organized, I can't wait to make this and then do that zucchini recipe that I saw of yours... so I get some veggies in too. thing- I think I messed up on the rosemary. Do you know what it might be? they seemed like they didn't get cooked or something... like they weren't really part of the dish or not softened, I guess. Is it that I didn't mince them enough maybe?(It's probably an impossible question though to answer, lol.)
    • (actually, now I'm betting that I didn't cook it on high enough temp. I'll try to get a better fast boil/simmer going next time.) :D
      Thank you so much Allie! Fresh rosemary is very potent and should have somewhat of a bite, but shouldn't be hard. If you prefer them really soft, I would chop them very fine and add them to the cooking at step 2, as opposed to the 3rd and that will make a difference! I'm so happy you loved them!
  59. The hot sauce s pretty! Your photography is beautiful Brandi. I only have my Galaxy 7 phone for now. I have been reading about the settings in pro mode to help take better food photography.
      Thank you so much Nicole! The great thing about photography is the more you practice the better you get, no matter what camera you use!
  60. Very nice dish, again! My husband was super into it, and the kids ate it, too. I'm constantly surprised at how many dishes where I thought oil would be absolutely essential, can actually be recreated beautifully (maybe even better) without it. We do like olive oil around here, but it's great to have more cooked dishes that aren't so oil-based. Our family randomly happened upon Zoe's kitchen during a US road trip, and it felt amazing to have something that actually felt like real, healthy food on the road. I don't think we had the beans -- I think I remember having lentil dishes and lots of veggies and hummus -- but this is still a fun reminder of those times.

      Hi Thera, thank you so much for always taking the time to leave your wonderful reviews! I can't tell you how much I appreciate it! So happy this was such a hit! The restaurant version is good, but definitely has lots of oil and sodium and we love this one equally and it's healthy to boot! Thank you for the feedback!
  61. Just found this recipe. What a flavorful recipe and so easy and I get to trim my fresh rosemary plant! Thank you so much....definitely a keeper!
  62. Love, love, love this recipe. Made it for the first time today and can’t stop raving about it. Shared with my sister and niece who are strict vegans. Fantastic and easy to make. Thank you!

      I'm so happy to hear that Pat, thank you so much for the wonderful review!
  63. hello i was curious if we could use any different flour? im trying to reduce my waste by buying in bulk and bringing my own containers but the market by me doesn’t carry brown rice flour in bulk:(dying to try this because i go to zoes nearly everyday and i love these beans but theyre like 90% oil;(
      Hi, yes regular white flour should work fine!

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