4 slices bacon, chopped
3 cans (15 to 16-oz each) Great Northern Beans
3/4 cup water
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp molasses
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1/3 cup diced tomatoes
Toss the chopped bacon in a skillet and cook until almost done (do not fry to crispy), stirring occasionally. Drain bacon on paper toweling then place in slow cooker or crockpot.
Add the beans, water, onion, garlic, maple syrup, molasses, salt, dry mustard, pepper, bay leaf, and tomatoes. Place lid on the cooker and cook on low approximately 8 hours.
Be sure to remove bay leaf before serving.