Course Breakfasts
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Lentils
Specialty Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Recipe Contributed By Eat Live Run

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Vegan Lentil Walnut Loaf

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes


  • 1 cup lentils, dried
  • 3 cups vegetable broth, or stock
  • 1 large onion, yellow
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 3 tbsp ground flax, mixed with 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt, sea
  • 1/2 tsp pepper, ground
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, pure
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the ground flax and 1/2 cup water. Set aside. Simmer the lentils, broth and a pinch of salt for about 25 minutes or until the lentils are tender and have absorbed all the broth.
  • Meanwhile, prepare your veggies. Chop the onion, grate the carrot and dice the celery. Saute the onion and celery in the olive oil over medium high heat for six minutes, or until tender, not caramelized. Add the garlic and carrot and cook for about another four minutes.
  • Toast the walnuts in the oven for six to seven minutes. Add them to the onion/carrot/garlic mixture on the stove and stir well. Add the oregano, salt and pepper as well and then take the mixture off the stove and transfer to a large bowl. Add the breadcrumbs, flax/water and cooked lentils and toss well. Press mixture into a greased loaf pan and set aside while you make the topping.
  • In another small bowl combine the ketchup, maple syrup and vinegar. Spread on top of loaf. Bake for 40 minutes and serve.