Beans are often affiliated with soups, salads and barbecues, but that’s not all they are good for. Navy beans are super versatile. They can be used in various different dishes. They are an excellent alternative protein source in case you don’t eat meat, or prefer to skip the meat. If you are finding yourself stuck in a rut when it comes to your bean recipes try some of these. We found some wonderful recipes that use navy beans in an unexpected way. Grab a jar of Randall’s Navy Beans and start cooking!

Navy Bean Sweet Bread

Did you know you could actually bake bread with beans. Yes, it can be done! Make a delicious loaf of sweet bread for your next bake sale using navy beans. This recipe makes two loaves so there is more than enough to go around. This recipe requires no yeast and only takes 40 minutes to bake. Try serving it with a spread like Nutella for added flavor. Navy bean sweet bread is a wonderful mix of sweet and salty flavors. It will satisfy even the pickiest eater.

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies with Navy Beans

Cookies for breakfast? These aren’t your average cookies. Consider these oatmeal breakfast cookies as more of a granola bar/cookie hybrid. Less chocolate, more dried cranberries and chopped walnuts. This is a great breakfast snack to have for the kids on a busy, weekday morning before school. They are easy for kids to eat in the car on the those days where you’re running a little late. It only takes around 30 minutes to prep and bakes these yummy treats. Plus, unlike regular cookies, there’s no guilt if you eat more than one!

Navy Bean Gravy

Bet gravy wasn’t on your list of bean recipes, but it will be now. This tasty navy bean gravy recipe is perfect for any occasion, not just the holidays. Serve it over biscuits for breakfast, or over turkey for dinner. The options are endless. Even better, this recipe is vegan friendly. The recipe only contains a few ingredients, but still packs a punch when it comes to flavor. Your friends and family will definitely want to know the secret ingredient to your mouthwatering gravy. It’s up to you if you want to share it with them.

Will you be making any of these navy bean recipes? Which one is your favorite?

Are you hungry yet? Head out to the store, and look for Randall’s Great Northern White Beans to make this dish tonight.