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Hearty Bean and Nut Loaf

“Where do you get your protein?” A common question I used to get as a vegetarian. But that before vegetarian eating was considered somewhat mainstream. I used to list off a memorized verse of plant-based proteins, and everyone got stuck on “I HATE TOFU”, or “isn’t it bland?” My new answer? This hearty Bean and Nut Loaf.


Vegan Bean & Nut Loaf

Plant-based proteins don’t have to be bland. It’s not all tofu in the world of vegetarian protein. Foods like beans and nuts are great ways to get protein in a plant-based diet. I’ve combined the two into a hearty bean and nut loaf perfect for anything from weeknights to holiday meals.


In the world of processed vegan burgers, you can eat enough plant-based proteins without relying on heavily processed foods- as long as you have the time to plan. Yes, veggie burgers can be tasty, but there are a TON of ingredients that make me say: HUH?! Let’s get back to the basics of legumes, nuts, seeds, tofu (yes – still a basic!), and tempeh. And let’s start it off with a hearty, filling loaf that will convince your meat-loving friends.


A nut and bean loaf hearty enough to satisfy BIG appetites. This protein-rich main dish is perfect for a Sunday Roast - and even better as leftovers! If you’re looking for a way to up your plant protein game, or trying to add more beans into your diet, try this bean and nut loaf recipe!


Still searching for the perfect bean recipe? My White Bean + Jackfruit Buffalo Burger is a family fave


Hearty Bean and Nut Loaf

Prep Time:20 mins

Cook Time:30 mins

Total Time: 50 mins

Servings: 8 servings


Ingredients

  • 1, 400g tin cannelini beans, drained

  • 1/4 cup oats

  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts, chopped

  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

  • 1/4 cup flaxseeds (linseeds)

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1/4 tsp coriander

  • 1/4 tsp vegetable bouillon

  • 2 Tbsp ketchup

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2 cup white onion, chopped

  • 1/4 cup carrots, grated

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Line a loaf pan with baking paper

  2. In a food processor or blender, pulse white beans until softened. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add quick oats, nuts, seeds, paprika, coriander, bouillon and ketchup. Mix to combine.

  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Cook onion, carrots and garlic until softened. Add to bean and nut mixture.

  4. Press into loaf pan. Bake for 30 minutes.

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