plate of sliced meatloaf, mashed potatoes and broccoli
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Chickpea Meatless Meatloaf with Smoked Maple Glaze

This chickpea meatloaf is filling and satisfying. Impress your guests with this delicious main course for your next holiday event.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, German
Servings: 6 (Makes about 12 slices)
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Rosa


For the Meatloaf

For the Smoked Maple Glaze


  • Prepare your flax eggs and set aside.
  • In a small skillet add the carrots and onion with a tablespoon or two of water and sauté for 5 minutes, until softened.
  • Meanwhile, line a loaf pan with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 400 degrees F convection bake.
  • Add the sautéed veggies, flax eggs, and all remaining ingredients to your food processor, and process until very finely chopped and combined, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  • Pour the mixture into your prepared loaf pan and press down using your hands, then smooth the top with a silicone spatula. Bake for 30 minutes and remove from the oven.
  • Meanwhile, prepare your glaze. Combine all the glaze ingredients in a small pot and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes, whisking often.
  • Brush about half of the glaze you just prepared over the meatloaf with a silicone brush and return to the oven for 10 more minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool at least 10-20 minutes (*see notes*) before removing the meatloaf from the pan. Use the parchment paper to help lift the loaf. Slice and serve with the extra glaze.


I enjoy this recipe both with steel cut oats OR oat flour. Both are very tasty.
Using oat flour makes the loaf a little more firm and easier to slice sooner. Let rest 10-15 minutes before removing from the loaf pan and slicing.
Using oats will result in a slightly more moist, crumbly meatloaf, so let rest at least 20-25 minutes before removing from the pan and slicing. This extra time will help the loaf set.
Serve your meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes for a wonderful combo.


Serving: 2Slices | Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1169mg | Potassium: 491mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3980IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 4.6mg