this looks delish, but i'm extra excited about the snack book! so awesome! i hope international delivery is set up in time for christmas, i live in canada and know some people who would love to find this in their stocking :)
adore the illustrations
It looks so easy to cook! I will try! I want the book, so i will wait until the international delivery is set up!!!My english is not so good, as you can see!i hope you understand what i'm trying to say. jua!xxxFrom Argentina,www.julesbronson.blogspot.com
this looks so yummy!
I love the illustrations!
OMG I just got a little moist looking at this, so gonna make it!! xo
I have been thinking all week that it's lentil loaf season. You guys were reading my mind!
Love the illustration but I'm not so sure about the recipe there's a lot of processed/canned stuff in it.Maybe I'll try to do it but starting from scratch!Love and LightMargherita
i also want the book, ship to canada!can't wait to make all these recipes. yum. love that they're cheap.
Gosh, I love the Snack Book. Please make international shipping available soon! :D
Your site is awesome.
That looks so yummy! I also love your illustrations. I gave a link to your blog this morning at my blog.
made it and LOVE it! (minus the applesauce) next time i'm putting steak sauce in it. oh my yum.
Made it last night...so good and so simple...frozen veggies are a nice addition!
Okay, so I made it last night and it was awesome, it if it's in any possible, it was even better today at lunch. Used Garlic lentils made in a rice cooker. I used applesauce but barefootboheme's idea of using steak sauce sounds intriguing... Thanks so much.
Lisa and "the biz",Thanks for showing support for Canada. We just enabled shipping to Canada for the Snack Book.
I love your blog!kisses from your follower! ♡www.welovefur.com
I am your newest biggest fan! I just found your blog and it's instant love. You. Are my hero. Love x's one million...
I'm totally making this for thanksgiving!!!!
I made this but used fresh veggies (instead of frozen ones), tomato sauce (instead of ketchup) and bread crumbs (instead of crackers) and no apple sauce (because I had none).The result was amaaaazing!!!!!Thanks for posting. You guys are rad!PeaceMike @TheIronYou
love it!! a healthy, EASY lentil recipe!!Thank you!andreagratitude-ap.blogspot.com
thank you!! just put my order in!
I don't know where to put my comments about the snack book but I just wanted to let you guys know how awesome it is!! I love it to pieces and can't wait for the real cookbook.
This looks amazing.
This looks so amazing and I'm dying to make it but my roommate is allergic to nuts! Can anyone suggest a substitute? Perhaps just add extra crackers to replace the texture of the walnuts?
Hi rruby100,For something crunchy you might try a fresh veggie like celery. We're not sure if your roommate is allergic to chestnuts, but we think that might be an interesting ingredient to try. Also, your idea of extra crackers could work fine.
Made it for dinner and put "fakin bacon" a.k.a yummy smoked tempeh, in strips on top. Love your recipes.
As the only vegan in my household I opted to make single servings of this delish loaf by separating the mixture into cupcake tins, then freezing them for awesome leftovers. I also used tomato paste instead of ketchup and a made from scratch vegan bbq sauce instead of applesauce. Yum! Vegan stoner rocks!
i made this for the second time tonight, though this time in the spirit of "the vegan stoner" and i totally forgot to add the crackers. it turned out well enough (the first time it was incredible), but i would suggest one add the crackers. anyways, now i get to sit here and enjoy these delicious omitted crackers~-thank you for the recipes
Thanks for sharing such a great recipe! I made the lentil loaf for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was a serious hit! It is so good and easy to add various mix-ins. I don't think you can go wrong. I added wild rice, mushrooms, celery, corn and carrots. I used pine nuts and pumpkin seeds in place of walnuts, bread crumbs in place of crackers, and tomato sauce in place of ketchup. Stellar! This recipe has become a fast favorite and know it has found a home within our menu rotation.
i made this last night and just had it for dinner. incredible. this blog is the shit, thanks so much to those involved.
Hey Vegan Stoner, I just wanted to say that I LOVE your blog! I've made almost all of the recipes including this lentil loaf (which is amazing) and I just ordered your snack book and I got it SO FAST. When it arrived I realized you were based out of Portland, which made me happy, I'm live in Portland and I had my suspicions you guys might live here as well. Anyways I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your blog and I'm looking forward to your "official" cookbook coming out. (:
Hi melvisser,We just moved to Portland and are getting used to the cold. We're glad you enjoyed your book and our blog.Thanks for keeping us motivated as we continue work on our book. Feel free to send us more feedback in the future.
I love your recipes and illustrations! This one especially. It has become a dinner staple for my husband and I!
GREAT RECIPE! i didnt have any walnuts but it still came out great, i just added extra crackers. i will use tomato sauce next time instead of ketchup.
I'm thinking about making this for some vegan friends of mine who are coming over for lunch on the weekend.
Okay, I just made this and messed up by adding way too much tomato sauce (in place of ketchup) to the mix. Even after almost two hours of baking, I knew it wasn't going to toughen up, even after I added more lentils and crackers. BUT, it was an awesome mix-up because I ended up with great sloppy joes! My non-vegan mom is eating it up right now.Also, in place of frozen veggies, I chopped up some mushrooms, baby carrots, and celery and tossed in some curry.
I discovered your blog less than a week ago and I've already made this twice! So simple and tasty. Thank you! Next up is falafel pie or peanut stew!
Well my wife and i have tried two dishes from this site. Unfortunately, the dishes were terrible. We tried....back to proper vegan cookbooks it is. Maybe better receipes and less "greens" while writing them would go a long way.
My housemate made this and i LOVE it!!! But can you please tell me how many calories it contains? I´m on a strict diet and need to know how much i may eat of it.
Hi Anonymous,The amount of calories depends on the brands, amounts, and types of ingredients you use. Therefore, we do not list caloric content. We suggest counting your calories as you cook or add the caloric content of each specific ingredient used. For a healthier version try substituting crackers for quick oats, brown rice, quinoa, or another whole grain. Depending on you dietary needs use more lentils and less vegetables or vice versa. Hope this helps.
I found this recipe on Pinterest and have made it three times this week. And shared it with everyone I can! Even my 8 year old loves it! I'm so happy I found your blog, it has made me very happy. Simple recipes. Just as good cooking and eating should be; happy, healthy, and worth sharing.
Lentil loaf and top it off with mashed potatoes for a great Shepard's Pie...yum!
I'm not a fan of ketchup, so I use tamarind sauce instead.
OMG this lentil loaf was YUMMY! Thanks!
I was skeptical when i made this. i used fresh veggies since all i had frozen was brocolli. i also added nutmeg as that is my secret weapon in nearly everything. but i think even without my modifications it still would have been delicious. it had a unique savory flavor. not exactly like "meatloaf" but uniquly tasty.
I'm gluten free, so I'm going to try this but will sub the crushed crackers with cooked rice :) I can't wait to try it.
I am a new Vegan stoner fan! Yesterday i browsed the whole blog, picked a dozen things to try and went grocery shopping. We made this for dinner tonite and loved it! Tomorrow night, stuffed kale shells! I can't wait to try the avocado pudding! YUM!
Very disappointed. Was not good...mushy, dry and bland. :(Still a fan of your site. :)
Loved this, and it was easy to make, but the only problem was it crumbled instead of staying in nice slices. Tips?
just made this. yummy, but very mushy. What's the secret? The picture looks pretty loafy. What kind of pan did you use?
Hi Anonymous,We used a 9"x5" bread pan and tightly pressed the lentil mixture into the bottom of the pan. Try adding more crushed crackers or a spoonful of flour. The loaf also may need to cook a little longer, ovens tend to vary. Hope this helps!
I made this yesterday and it was deeeelicious! I didn't have an onion, but I did have dried onion and dried chives, so I added a gratuitous amount of those. I was worried it might be a little too sweet with the ketchup and applesauce, so I added some celery salt and pepper as well. It's the first time I've ever made something like this and I'm so pleased with it :) Love how simple it was. Thank you!
god bless you, this blog is wonderful
Amazing! I keep forgetting the crackers, but it's great anyway! Thank you!
Thank you SO much for this recipe!!! Mine did not quite turn out as a "loaf" but it was still delicious. Any advice on how to make the contents stick better? I really appreciate the recipe!
Hi Anonymous, Again, we think adding more crackers and really packing it in to the pan will help to keep it from crumbling. Also, not cooking it for so long might keep it moist and together.Hope this helps.
This recipe quickly became one of my favorites and does get shared A LOT! ;) I find that adding just a lil more ketchup ensures it being moist when coming out of the oven, and for a twist, add BBQ sauce to it for a smoky flavor! Thanks for this recipe!
How many servings does it make? Thanks :)
Hi, Maggie Albert. This makes about 3-4 servings, depending on how hungry you are.
My family enjoyed this last night, thank you!!! I used salsa instead of ketchup and it was super delish! I liked how easy it was to prepare. Thanks for sharing!
Love the addition of walnuts, I wouldn't have thought of that, I was about half way through when I remembered that was the yummy crunchy bites I was getting. I'm just starting to introduce the vegan world into my life, your making it really easy for a newbie like me, thanks!
Yum yum yum. Loved it. I love veggie loaf recipes. I used quinoa instead of lentils, tomato sauce instead of ketchup (and added about half of it to the mixture). My frozen veggies were spinach and peppers. It was fantastic.
I made this last night for dinner, and am proud to say that it was my most successful vegan kitchen experiment to date. This was FABULOUS - more flavorful than any meat loaf I have ever eaten, EVER. My carnivore boyfriend literally licked the plate clean and was upset there wasn't more. This will become a recipe in regular rotation in our kitchen... I am now officially addicted to your blog! You two are truly wonderful :)
You get me!Vegan doesn't mean I want to eat a pretenciously cooked half cauliflower with ingredients worth a month's salary. Just something yummy and healthy like this!
This is so yummy. But for my topping I use brown sugar mustard and ketchup also I put some topping in the middle. Super delicious recipe. Even my non vegan partner, and non vegan family liked it.
I've now made two recipes on this site, this one and the Chilaquiles. This recipe is awesome. So easy to make. I just set some dry lentils to cook in a slow cooker for a couple hours and then mashed everything up and stuck it in the oven! Soooo delicious! Love this site. Again, another recipe added to my favorites list. Thank you!
Hi! I'm from Israel, and I really want the book! the problem is the book costs less than the shipping fees! Any way to change this?
Hi danielolol,We're always looking for ways to reduce shipping, but unfortunately this is the best int'l deal we can get from the US Post Office. The price listed covers the postal cost and envelope, nothing more. Sorry for the inconvenience.Just FYI — our 2nd cookbook, The Vegan Stoner Cookbook can be purchased on Amazon, which will probably have a lower-cost shipping option. Link »
made this this other night and loved it. even my dad who eats meat and hates veggies loved it so much he packed some up and took it to work for lunch. will make this again for sure!
My boyfriend & I became vegetarians 2 years ago and haven't really come across any recipes that we "loved". I have to say, we LOVE this dish! It's amazing. Make it all the time and tell everyone about it. Only thing I did different, I added cayenne pepper for a little heat. :) Thank you for this recipe!
I have noticed that ketchup has lactose in it,is it a particular brand you use?
This was great. The kids (1-1/2 and 3-1/2) loved it too. I didn't have frozen veg or applesauce, but did have cooked carrots and beet greens. I will definitely make this again.
Hi Amber,We went to a few stores and checked all the ketchup brands we could find. None of them had lactose. Any one in particular that you're concerned about?Thanks also to everyone who left positive comments. It really motivates us to create more recipes.
Let's try this again. I wrote a raving review and accidentally erased it. So, I had my doubts about this from the beginning (even before I added the whole bag of lintels and had to improvise...the whole 2 cups dry doesn't equal 2 cups cooked thing....I swear I don't smoke) but my worries were unwarranted. This was definitely one of the best vegan meals I have ever made. It definitely hits the non-vegan spot in me. I made this in muffin tins b/c I don't own a loaf pan. I also used the steak sauce and tomato sauce in place of the apple sauce and ketchup (the fiance hates ketchup) and added a small swirl of sriracha (spelling?) sauce on top to add a little kick. The guy just went back for THIRDS! I served this with homemade mashed potatoes and the two are a perfect pair. Thank you so very much for these amazing and simple recipes.
I have made this several times. For thanksgiving I made it as our meat alternative. I cooked it in muffin tins for easy serving. I made some changes that were really tasty for the season. I have found that slightly overcooking the lentils helps the loaf set. I used rolled oats instead of crackers, used fresh carrots, cranberries, and celery instead of the frozen veggies and added vegan Worcestershire Sauce. I also made a different glaze. I mixed ketchup, balsamic vinegar, vegan Worcestershire Sauce, maple syrup, and dijon mustard. it went over really well!! It wasn't too fancy, was just as easy, and a great fit for the holiday.
SO good! I used a frozen okra, corn and tomato bag I had left in the freezer. The okra was a DELICIOUS addition. Also used crackers AND breadcrumbs, a little bit of dales seasoning, a spoonful of tomato paste, half the amount of apple sauce, the 2 spoonfuls of ketchup, and a small splash of shiracha sauce. Cooked it up in muffin tins with a dab of ketchup on top of each. This was so easy and so yummy! My non-vegan husband gobbled it up and has packed the leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Thank you!
Looks great!!! My gf is vegan so it's good to find things I can cook for her that i'll enjoy too (^_^!) thanks for your post!
If you use fresh veggies you should cook them first before adding them to the mix or else they will come out with a lot of bite and tender is best. Onions as well you should cook them for a bit to soften them up.
Thank you. Just made this for my vegan wife for Valentine's Day dinner. It was a hit.
how long does this take to make, and how many calories does this have
Hi Gary, thanks for the question. Ours took about an hour and a half, but the cooking time varies drastically based on what type of lentils you use. Some people buy them dry, while others buy them pre-cooked (canned/frozen). After the lentils are cooked, however, there is very little preparation involved. Bake time is 40 minutes, and you're done!Since we encourage people to improvise and replace ingredients based on what they have available, we have not previously included calorie listings. We notice people have made this recipe with various vegetable combos and toppings. Some people use BBQ sauce instead of ketchup, and the amount of ketchup on top seems to vary by personal preference. We would recommend typing "Calorie Calculator" in a search engine to find a site that specializes in determining meal calories based on the specific ingredients you choose for your Lentil Loaf.Hope this helped a little. Thanks again!
I just tried this out for the first time and mine came out very tasty but the onions were still crunchy and overall it was still like a mushy blob of lentils. Next time I'll cook the onions ahead of time and try more crackers like the previous comments are suggesting.
What brand breadcrumbs should I look for? All I find have milk in them.
What kind of lentils do you use?
Hi Melissa Hardin,We used brown lentils in this recipe. However, red and French lentils should work just as well. Hope this helps!
I'm very new to veganism (2 weeks) and found many vegan recipes online. Your Lentil Loaf recipe is the first one I've tried. Oh. My. God. This is so good!!!! I'm even more excited to explore vegan recipes and I don't miss my previous eating habits at all! My husband, who is very much a red meat and potatoes at every meal kinda guy, loved it too! Thank you!
This tasted lovely. It did fall apart completely though! But I loved the flavour. I used oats and rice instead of crackers, and almonds in place of walnuts. Loved it, thanks. :)
mmmmmmmm these recipes are just delicious!
I really like it whenever people come together and share ideas.Great blog, keep it up!
I like your post. This post really awesome and very helpful to me. Please keep posting good contents. Thank you.kimera
Great Blog!! That was amazing. your blog is really eye catching and beautiful. thanks for sharing...vegan meal plans
beautiful website. nice eye, great recipe! I put in some beats as well which gave it great flavor, bettloaf for the win!
Hi! Nice blog .You have done a great job. Keep on working.vegan meal plans sanfrancisco
This looks amazing!!!! Thanks for making such a beautiful blog :) Please check out mine (relaxedrabbit.blogspot) all feedback greatly appreciated xxx
Excellent flavor! I overground/mashed mine I think. "A handful" or "a spoonful" leaves me a little flummoxed. A handful of crackers before or after they're smashed? A teaspoon or a tablespoon. I will keep trying though!
Hi helenabucket,The measurements don't need to be exact in this recipe, but generally a spoonful is about a tablespoon. Any soup spoon you have around will do. Grab a handful of the crackers before crushing them. It should come out to at least 1/4 cup.The whole idea is to set exact measurements aside and go with your instincts. If you love ketchup or walnuts, put lots! Just dig in and make something you love.To get to your specific issue, though, is the overall texture too mushy for you? It might be overly ground, like you were thinking, or it might have slightly too much liquid. If the problem is that it's not sticking together as a loaf quite enough, try mashing it down harder in step 4. In any case, feel free to write back so we can help you get to the bottom of this.Happy cooking-T.V.S.
We read every comment (except spam) and try to respond to direct questions within a week. If we take longer, it is probably because you suggested something for the recipe or posed a problem, and we are re-making the recipe to double check its effectiveness. Thanks for the comments, and happy cooking! —The Vegan Stoner