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Lentil Loaf Vegan/WFPB

I have been wanting to try my hand at making a Lentil Loaf to replace the meatloaf I would make occasionally. It turned out better than I had hoped for. This is a fairly simple recipe that can be assembled ahead of time and popped in the oven later.


The flavor is amazing. You can use the sauce in this recipe to top the loaf or use my Best Mushroom Gravy. Serve the Lentil Loaf with Light and Creamy Mashed Potatoes and some Roasted Green Beans. This is a comfort meal to the max.


  • 2 1/2 c french lentil, soaked (1 1/4 c dry)
  • 3/4 c onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 c carrots, diced
  • 3/4 c celery stalks, diced
  • 2 c baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp All-purpose Seasoning, divided, 1/2tbsp – 1/2 tbsp
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp bbq sauce (your favorite)
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 1/2 c rolled oats
  • 1/2 c GF Bread Crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large skillet over medium heat sauté, onion, carrots, celery, mushrooms, and 1/2 tbsp All-Purpose Seasoning. Sauté veggies until they are softened. Add garlic and cook until garlic is fragrant.

In a food processor add lentils, cooked vegetables, remaining All-Purpose Seasoning, tomato paste, bbq sauce, flax meal, rolled oats and Gluten-free bread crumbs. Pulse until it is a chunky dough.

Form the dough into a loaf on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and top with sauce.


  • 2/3 c ketchup
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Mix the ingredients together and spoon the sauce on top of loaf. Return to oven and bake for 10 additional minutes.

Remove from oven and let loaf rest for at least 10 minutes. The rest time is important so the loaf firms up.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy.



10 thoughts on “Lentil Loaf Vegan/WFPB

  1. so all you have to do is soak the lentils? not cook them?

    1. That is all I did. I made sure they plumped up to double the size and were slightly soft.

  2. How many servings would the recipe yield? How many slices? Thanks.

    1. This loaf makes 6 generous servings. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Did you drain the lentils before adding to the recipe?

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I did drain the lentils.

      1. Thanks so much Cathryn! Of course I had already started making the loaf when I posted my comment. I should have asked how long to soak! Lol! I did drain but then it seems a little crumbly so I added some veggie broth until it seemed the right texture. Loved it! I love French lentils so I immediately wanted to make it! Thank you 😊

      2. Thanks for stopping by and trying the Lentil Loaf. I am really happy that you enjoyed it. Sorry for the delayed response.

  4. looking forward to trying this; what is all purpose seasoning? I have never heard of it. Can any combo of herbs or Mrs. Dash be used? Thank you so much, and happy I discovered your site!

    1. Hi Anne. The All-Purpose Seasoning is a herb blend that I made up. I use it quite often. There should be a link to take you right to the recipe if you like. You can use any combination of herbs that suits your tastes. Thanks for stopping by. Let me know how it turns out.

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