Vegan Loaf

Vegan Loaf

Vegan Loaf

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A hearty, filling, and flavorful holiday vegan loaf

Ingredients:

  • SAUTE
  • olive oil - 1/4 cup (60 mL)
  • yellow onion - 1 medium
  • celery - 2 ribs
  • carrot - 2 medium
  • garlic (minced) - 2 cloves
  • cannellini beans - 15 oz. can (425 g)
  • BLEND
  • sweet potato - 1 medium
  • extra firm tofu - 14 oz package (425 g)
  • soy sauce (gluten-free) - 2 Tbsp. (30 mL)
  • tomato paste - 2 Tbsp. (30 mL)
  • brown mustard - 2 Tbsp. (30 mL)
  • parsley - 1/4 cup (60 mL)
  • thyme - 1 Tbsp. (15 mL)
  • sage - 1/2 Tbsp. (7.5 mL)
  • rosemary - 1/2 Tbsp. (7.5 mL)
  • salt - 1/2 Tbsp. (7.5 mL)
  • pepper - 1/2 tsp. (2.5 mL)
  • smoked paprika - 1 tsp. (5 mL)
  • nutritional yeast - 2 Tbsp. (30 mL)
  • TEXTURE
  • walnuts - 1/2 cup (75 g)
  • quick steel cut oats - 3/4 cup (65 g)

Instructions:

PREP

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C)
  2. Pierce sweet potato with fork, cover with paper towel and microwave for 5 minutes
  3. Chop onion, celery, carrot, garlic, and sauté in olive oil for 8 minutes
  4. Add cannellini beans and sauté for another 5 minutes

BLEND

  1. Add all of the ingredients under the blend category to Vitamix container
  2. Blend on high for 1 minute
  3. Add the sautéd vegetables to the container
  4. Pulse on high 5 times using the tamper to push ingredients into the blade
  5. Add the walnuts and oats
  6. Pulse on high 5 times using the tamper to push ingredients into the blade

BAKE

  1. Place on silpat mat or parchment paper
  2. Shape into loaf with damp hands
  3. Bake for 30 minutes
  4. Cover with tinfoil and bake for another 20-30 minutes
  5. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving

SERVE

  1. Slice and serve hot
  2. Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE
  3. Enjoy!

Useful tips for Vegan Loaf

Combine all of the ingredients in your Vitamix container. We'll use both the blend and the pulse feature so that we can get varied textures.

Vegan loaf ingredients in a Vitamix.

Form the mixture into a loaf shape with damp hands. Bake on a silpat mat or parchment paper. Otherwise use an 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper. You want a lot of surface area so there's a good crust to middle ratio.

This recipe calls for a ton of fresh herbs. If you don't have them on hand, use dried as a substitution.

Forming a vegan loaf by hand.