Cranberry & Maple Glazed Lentil Loaf

Serves 6

60 Minute Prep Time

By Morgan Shupe on December 17, 2014 , categorized in Dinner

Behold, a triumphant and hearty main dish for your plant-based feasts! This lentil loaf will be the star of your next dinner party and is so easy to make. Dress it up with some cranberry glaze and serve it with your favorite veggies.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • ½ tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup red lentils, soaked and rinsed
  • ½ cup green lentils, soaked and rinsed
  • 2½ cups water
  • ½ cup ground oats
  • ¾ cup oats
  • Cranberry Glaze :
  • 2 cups cranberries, frozen or fresh
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup maple syrup

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a medium saucepan, heat oil and sauté onion and celery. Add in carrots, sage, thyme, red lentils, green lentils and water. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 35 minutes or until lentils are soft.

  3. While the lentils are cooking, combine cranberries, orange juice, balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until thick.

  4. Once lentils are cooked mix in ground oats and oats. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

  5. Press into a loaf pan and pour cranberry sauce on top.

  6. Bake for 45 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes before cutting into.

Morgan Shupe

Morgan Shupe is a Vancouver chef, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her amazingly delicious plant-based recipes for meals and smoothies are well-renowned at the Vega HQ kitchen—where she was formerly Vega’s Chef.

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