Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf

Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf

Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
10 min 1 h 55 min 2 h 5 min 6

Ingredients


1 cup Green lentils, raw
1 cup Walnuts (finely chopped, toasted)
3 tbsp Flaxseed meal (ground)
1/2 cup Water
3 clove(s) Garlic
1 1/4 cup chopped Sweet onion
1 cup diced Celery
1 cup grated Carrots
1/3 cup chopped Apple (peeled, finely chopped, or grated)
1/3 cup Raisins, seedless (sultana)
1/2 cup Oat flour
3/4 cup Bread crumbs, plain
2 tsp Thyme, fresh (or 3/4 tsp dried)
1/2 tsp Salt and pepper (to taste)
1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes (to taste)
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (for cooking)
1/4 cup Tomato ketchup (for the glaze)
1 tbsp Maple syrup (for the glaze)
2 tbsp Applesauce, unsweetened (or apple butter, for the glaze)
2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar (for the glaze)

Instructions


1. Preheat oven to 325F.

 

2. Rinse and strain lentils. Place lentils into pot along with 3 cups of water (or veg broth). Bring to a boil and season with salt. Reduce heat to medium/low and simmer, uncovered, for at least 40-45 minutes. Stir frequently and add a touch of water if needed. The goal is to over-cook the lentils slightly. Mash lentils slightly with a spoon when ready.

3. Toast walnuts at 325F for about 8-10 minutes. Set aside. Increase oven temp to 350F.

4, Whisk ground flax with water in a small bowl and set aside.

5. Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté the garlic and onion for about 5 minutes. Season with salt. Then add in the diced celery, shredded carrot and apple, and raisins. Sauté for about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat.

6. In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together. Adjust seasonings to taste.

7. Grease a loaf pan and line with parchment paper. Press mixture firmly into pan. Whisk glaze ingredients and then spread half on top of loaf. Reserve the rest for a dipping sauce.

8. Bake at 350F for 40-50 minutes, uncovered. Edges will be light brown. Cool in pan for at least 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Allow loaf to cool before slicing.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 476
Calories from fat 176
Calories from saturated fat 19.6
Total Fat 19.6 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.4 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 351 mg
Potassium 663 mg
Total Carbohydrate 59 g
Dietary Fiber 9.0 g
Sugars 15.5 g
Protein 16.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.3
Grain 0.9
Meat Alternative 1.7
Vegetables 1.8

Energy sources


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Notes:

Lentils

are a great plant-based protein, they are high in fiber, some B vitamins and iron

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