Vegan Lentil Vegetable Loaf
Ingredients for the loaf: • ¾ cup Anthony’s Goods Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats • ¼ cup Anthony’ Goods Oat Flour • ½ cup walnuts, toasted • ½ cup lentils, cooked • 2 tbsp Anthony’s Goods Flaxseed Meal • 2 tbsp Anthony’s Goods Nutritional Yeast Flakes • 1 tbsp olive oil • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped • 1 stalk celery, chopped • 3 mini peppers, chopped • ½ yellow onion, chopped • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar • 2 tsp maple syrup • 3 tbsp tomato paste • 3 tbsp soy sauce • ¼ tsp salt • ¼ tsp black pepper • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper • ¼ tsp dried thyme • ¼ tsp dried basil Ingredients for the glaze: • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar • 2 tbsp maple syrup • 3 tbsp tomato paste • Pinch of salt
Searching for the perfect vegan loaf? This lentil vegetable loaf is held together with flaxseed meal, oat flour and tomato paste, and slathered in a sweet, tangy maple syrup glaze. When the flavors are combined and all is said and done, no one will be missing meat at all. 1. Toast the walnuts in a pan or toaster oven until browned and fragrant. Set aside. 2. Heat the olive oil in a medium pan and sauté the onions, garlic, celery and carrot until tender. 3. Preheat the oven to 375F and grease a loaf pan with olive oil. 4. Add the sautéed vegetables, cooked lentils, toasted walnuts, and all other loaf ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until well combined but still a little gritty. 5. Press the mixture into the prepared loaf pan. 6. Mix the glaze ingredients in a small bowl. 7. Pour the glaze over the loaf and spread evenly to coat. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. 8. Uncover the loaf and bake for another 5-8 minutes. 9. Let cool before removing from the pan and slicing.