Craving meatloaf? Give this chickpea meatless meatloaf a try! Serve it with a side of mashed potatoes, roasted salt and vinegar potato wedges or some sweet potato fries. This traditional dish is transformed so you can enjoy it on your next meatless Monday. Or try this for your next vegan Thanksgiving or any other holiday meal. This one is sure to satisfy your hunger, and your taste buds!
The maple glaze offers a ton of flavour, with its carefully selected seasonings. The sweetness from the maple syrup perfectly combines with the savoury tamari or soy sauce. And the smoked paprika gives this dish the smoky “meaty” flavour you’re looking for from a traditional meatloaf.
This meatless meatloaf is the perfect entrée to satisfy your vegetarian or vegan friends and family. But don’t let that fool you into believing this dish is anything but DELICIOUS! Even your most carnivorous friends will enjoy this one.
To prepare, quickly sauté your veggies. Then throw all your loaf ingredients into your food processor and give it a whirl.
Then, press the batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake! I use a silicone spatula to press the mixture down, ensuring there are no gaps. Then I smooth out the top. This dish is simple and easy to prepare. You can also prep this one ahead of time and set aside until ready to bake.
Once baked for the first 30 minutes, glaze your loaf using a silicone brush. Use a generous amount of glaze to form a crust for your loaf. I usually use around 1/3 of the prepared glaze and save the remaining for serving. Return the loaf to the oven for another 10 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly before removing from the loaf pan. Use the parchment paper to help lift the loaf from the pan. Carefully transfer to a cutting board and let it cool for a few more minutes. This will help the loaf firm up a little more. If you cut it right from the oven, it may not hold as well. Slice and serve your delicious meatless meatloaf with the extra glaze and a sprinkle or basil or cilantro if desired.
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