Veggie Lentil Loaf

A filling & scrumptious spin on the loaf… lentils! Lentils are a cheap, versatile protein source.


For this recipe you will need a cup of dry lentils. Bring about 3 cups of broth or water to a boil and add the lentils. Cook until softened and water is gone. This will take 20 minutes, so start this first before cooking veggies. Add in a 1/2 teaspoon of salt once done.


While your lentils are stewing, preheat your oven to 350 F. Prepare flax-eggs by combining 3 tablespoons of flax meal with 1/3 cup of water; the longer it sets, the better the ‘egg’.


Now let’s prep the veggies! Grate a large carrot.


Chop up an onion, a bell pepper, a celery stalk, and 3 cloves of garlic.


Saute all of these for about 5 minutes, then season with a teaspoon of thyme, and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin. Put all of this in a mixing bowl. Or just put everything in this small teacup, Blossom is certain it will work just fine.


You will need to grind { a blender or food processor will do the trick } 1/2 cup of oats. And you will need 3/4 cup of oats, not ground. Add the oat flour and the oats to the veggie mix.


Spoon out about 3/4 of the lentils. Puree this in your blender or processor, adding water to help puree if needed, but not too much! Add the whole lentils & the lentil puree to your mixing bowl. Stir in the flax-eggs and combine until everything is harmonious. Now spray a loaf pan with non-stick olive oil. Using a spoon or spatula press the mixture into the pan, forming a nice loaf. To make the glaze, mix in a small bowl 2 tablespoons of ketchup, a tablespoon of pure maple syrup, and a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. We splurged a while back on this kind, and regret nothing.


Pour the glaze over the top of the loaf, until fully covered.


Bake for about 45 minutes. Let the loaf set for 10 minutes before slicing.



This is such a ‘homey’ meal. I suggest serving this with mashed potatoes and corn to get the full ‘homey’ effect ;) Make this.. you will enjoy it!



Recipe adapted from The Simple Veganista.


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