Easy Delicious Lentil Loaf

like old fashioned moms meatloaf, but minus the meat. This is meatloaf made out of lentils in a traditional loaf. This loaf is easy to prep and you won’t be disappointed with the flavor and texture.

Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. But this is far from all lentils have to offer. Lentils also provide excellent amounts of seven important minerals, B-vitamins, and protein—all with virtually no fat. You can serve this with whatever vegetable you love, but don’t forget some roasted potatoes of your choice.

Ingredients (serving 4)

  • Canned lentils-3 cans
  • Flax meal1 tbsp
  • Water2 tbsps + 2 tsps
  • Onion- 1 small onion
  • Celery- 2 stalks
  • Carrots-1
  • Mushrooms- 1 cup
  • Paprika- tablespoon
  • Rolled oats-2 cups
  • Onion powder1/4 tsp
  • Ketchup, 3 tablespoons
  • 100% pure maple syrup – 1 teaspoon

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
  2. Open the cans of lentils and drain.
  3. Combine the flax meal and water in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Produce Prep- Peel and dice the onion and garlic. Finley dice the celery, carrot and mushrooms.
  5. In a food processor, blend half the oats into an oat flour.
  6. Next, you’ll want to blend the lentils until soft. You can do this in a food processor, with an immersion blender, or you can do it by hand with a fork.
  7. In a large bowl, combine the lentils, veggies, oats, oat flour, onion powder, and flax egg. Mix until combined.
  8. Mash the mixture into a baking pan that’s been lined with parchment paper. Spread ketchup/maple syrup mix on top & bottom of loaf as well.
  9. Place in the oven and cook for about 55min.

Allow it to cool slightly before slicing.