Vegan Lentil Loaf Recipe | vegan, gluten free, christmas dinner

vegan lentil loaf

 

This vegan lentil loaf is a holiday staple, but also makes a delicious quick meal for a weekday. It makes great leftovers and goes well with mashed potatoes and kale salad. It’s vegan, gluten free, and easy!

vegan lentil loaf

Vegan Lentil Loaf (gluten free)

This vegan lentil loaf is a holiday staple, but also makes a delicious quick meal for a weekday. It makes great leftovers and goes well with mashed potatoes and kale salad. It's vegan, gluten free, and easy!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Food processor
  • Silicone Baking Mat

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cooked green or brown lentils
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms, diced crimini or white button
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal, ground
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup gluten free all purpose flour I like bob's redmill
  • 1/2 cup gluten free breadcrumbs regular or panko
  • 1/4 cup ketchup for topping
  • pinch granulated sugar or coconut sugar for topping

Instructions
 

Preparation

  • Preheat Oven to 350° (180°C)
  • Dice mushrooms, red bell pepper, carrots, celery, garlic and onion.
  • Cook lentils according to package instructions

Cook Veggies

  • Saute onions, mushrooms, red bell pepper, carrots, and celery in a large skillet on medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Add garlic to tender veggies for 30 seconds until fragrant.

Make Lentil Loaf Dough

  • Add cooked veggies, cooked lentils, GF flour, GF breadcrumbs, tomato paste, BBQ sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, and flaxseed meal to the food processor.
  • Pulse processor until desired it forms a chunky dough (you want some chunks of veggies for texture)
  • Form the dough into a loaf shape on top of a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat, parchment paper, or tin foil.

Topping & Baking

  • Top loaf with ketchup and bake in the oven for 40 minutes
  • Pull out after 40 minutes and sprinkle sugar on top of loaf
  • Place loaf back in the oven for 10 minutes or until sugar slightly caramelizes
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes
  • Slice and serve immediately.

Video

Notes

This recipe was adapted from Yummy Mummy Kitchen. You should 100% check out her stuff. 
Keyword christmas, gluten free, holidays, lentil load, recipe, vegan, vegan lentil loaf, vegan meatloaf
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