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Meatless Loaf (Halloween)

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Dinner
Servings 8 servings
Calories 225 kcal


  • 15 oz can chickpeas, drained
  • 250 g mushrooms,
  • 1/2 c cornmeal
  • 1-1/2 c vital wheat gluten
  • 3 Tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 large white onion, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Vegan worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 c vegetable broth
  • 1/3 c ketchup
  • 1/2 c barbeque sauce


  • Preheat a pan on the stove to medium heat and your oven to 375°F/190°C
  • Saute diced onion with water or vegetable broth until translucent. Set aside to cool.⁠
  • Process chickpeas and mushrooms together until crumbly, but not quite a paste.⁠
  • Transfer chickpea and mushroom mixture to a bowl and add cornmeal, onion, Italian seasoning, sea salt, black pepper, and onions. Mix well.⁠
  • In a separate bowl, mix liquid smoke, vegetable broth, vegan Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup.⁠
  • Mix liquid into dry and mix well.⁠
  • Add vital wheat gluten and mix well for 2-3 minutes.⁠
  • On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, sprayed foil or a Silpat mat, pour your mixture. Using your hands, press into a bone shape or any other “spooky” shape you desire (if making for Halloween)! You could also use a themed cake pan.⁠
  • Coat with a thick layer of BBQ sauce.⁠
  • Bake for 1 hr 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. You can start checking around the 1 hr mark.⁠
  • Let sit for 10-15 minutes before cutting and serving.⁠



Nutrition Facts
Meatless Loaf (Halloween)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.7g1%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Protein 22.5g45%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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