Meatless Meatloaf Recipe


Meatless Meatloaf

Here's another Christmas recipe for you. Made with chickpeas and veg. Please note this loaf needs time to set once cooked. Best to make in advance and heat up on the day.
Course Main Course
Cuisine christmas
Keyword christmas recipe, meatloaf



  • 2 tins chickpeas drained
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 sticks celery chopped
  • 2 medium carrots sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2.5 cups breadcrumbs I used wholemeal (blend 4-5 slices if bread in your food processor to make your own).
  • 1 tsp pink/sea salt
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 3 tbsp ground chia seeds (or flax) grind in your blender
  • season with black pepper


  • 1/4 cup tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • a little plant milk Helps bring the ingredients together


  • Preheat oven to 190oC/374oF
    Add all the ingredients (apart from the breadcrumbs and glaze mix) into your blender. Do in batches if your blender is smaller than mine.
    Blend until coarsely chopped (don't over blend the ingredients). Add the breadcrumbs and blend briefly until combined. Using a loaf tin (lined with parchment paper) pour in the loaf mix and spread evenly.
    Pop in the oven for 35-40 minutes.
    Carefully remove from the oven and spoon over the glaze. Pop back in the oven for another 20 minutes.
    You can serve immediately but it won't slice. Allow the loaf to sit in the tin for 20-30 minutes to set. Remove from the tin and let it rest for another 30 minutes. Slice and reheat in the oven or microwave. 15 minutes in the oven on the same heat. 2-3 minutes in the microwave.
    Enjoy with lots of veggies and gravy.



Tip: As mentioned above the loaf takes time to set. The longer you leave it after cooking the firmer it will get. I removed mine from the oven and let it rest for 25 minutes then removed from the tin. After another 30 minutes I peeled off the parchment paper and sliced it. You can reheat in the oven or microwave. For a smaller loaf halve the ingredients.
Author: Self taught cook, Blogger, YouTuber, Recipe Maker & Advisor. Living with liver disease & healing through a vegan diet.

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