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Beans and Walnuts Vegan Meatloaf

This Beans and Walnuts Vegan Meatloaf takes a classic comfort recipe and makes it into a meatless dish that everyone will love. Changing the meat for beans and walnuts makes this “meat”loaf vegetarian- and vegan-friendly as well as lower calorie!




Beans and Walnuts Vegan Meatloaf

  • Author: Sophie
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup chickpeas, cooked, rinsed, and drained
  • 1 cup white beans, cooked, rinsed, and drained
  • 1½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  1. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another minute. Remove from heat and place in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix the chickpeas and white beans in a food processor for a few seconds until they achieve a coarse texture. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Coarsely grind the walnuts in the food processor until they achieve a coarse texture. Transfer to the large bowl with bean mixture.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
  5. Place the mixture in a bread pan.
  6. In a small bowl, mix sauce ingredients and then pour evenly over the top of the meatloaf.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes. Let stand for 20 minutes before serving.

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1 Comment

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    Erin Wahl
    September 6, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Just made this. So yummy! Next time I’ll add a little more tamari.

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