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Instant Pot Red Bean Paste (Vegan)

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Dessert, Red Bean, Red Bean Jam, Red Bean Paste, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 260kcal
Vegan Instant Pot Red Bean Paste. This recipe is easy and simple to make. This Red Bean Paste is versatile. Use it for pastries, desserts, and other treats (like my Red Bean Dessert Bars!).
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  • Instant Pot


  • 1 cup red beans also called adzuki or azuki beans
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar or to taste
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Place 1 1/2 cups of red beans in a large bowl with a strainer. Rinse the beans with water. Discard any floating pieces and drain water.
  • Add the red beans to the Instant Pot. Pour in 5 cups of water.
  • Seal the lid and valve. Select 'Bean/Chili' mode and decrease default time to 25 minutes. Note: the Instant Pot can take up to 15 minutes to reach pressure. From there, it will take 25 minutes to cook.
  • When it's done cooking and the timer goes off, let the Instant Pot sit for about 15 minutes, allowing the pressure to naturally release until the valve drops.
  • Drain the red beans and place them back in the Instant Pot.
  • Press the 'Saute' button and select 'Low.'
  • Add 1/4 cup coconut sugar. Stir until sugar has dissolved, and paste has reached your desired consistency. Note: the paste will thicken as it cools down.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 823mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg