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Partially Sliced Vegan Meatloaf Topped with Glaze and Fresh Parsley
(Almost) Classic Chickpea Vegan Meatloaf
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
This hearty vegan meatloaf is made from a base of seasoned chickpeas, baked up to perfection and topped with a flavorful maple glaze. It's not quite a classic meatloaf. It's better.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 254 kcal
Author: Alissa
For the Chickpea Meatloaf
  • 2 (14 ounce or 400 gram) cans chickpeas, (or 3 ⅓ cups cooked chickpeas) drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 medium celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup unflavored soy or almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
For the Maple Glaze
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly oil a 9 inch loaf pan and arrange a strip of parchment paper width-wise along the center, with just a bit hanging over the sides.

  2. Working in batches if needed, place all the meatloaf ingredients except for salt into food processor bowl and pulse until chickpeas are broken up and ingredients are well mixed, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Do not overblend. If you're working in batches, transfer each batch to a large mixing bowl when complete and then mix by hand.

  3. Taste-test the mixture and season it with salt to taste.

  4. Press the mixture into prepared loaf pan and bake 30 minutes.

  5. While meatloaf bakes, stir glaze ingredients together in a small bowl.
  6. Remove loaf from oven after 30 minutes and spoon glaze overtop of loaf. Bake another 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool at least 10 minutes before cutting.
Recipe Notes

The longer this sits, the firmer it gets. If it initially feels a bit soft for your liking, let it sit a for a few minutes or prep it a day in advance and reheat the day of serving.

Nutrition Facts
(Almost) Classic Chickpea Vegan Meatloaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.8g9%
Saturated Fat 0.8g4%
Sodium 778mg32%
Potassium 453mg13%
Carbohydrates 46.2g15%
Fiber 7.2g29%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 8.4g17%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.