Vegan Bean Loaf

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 7
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 72.6
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 190.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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Number of Servings: 7


    2 TB water or broth for steam-frying
    One onion, diced
    One large garlic clove, minced
    One large carrot, peeled and grated
    2 cups cooked black beans
    1/4 to 1/2 cup vegetable broth, as needed
    1/2 cup cooked oatmeal
    1/4 tsp. dried thyme
    1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
    Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    2 TB soy sauce


Preheat the oven to 350º. Spray a loaf pan or 8x8 square baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside (an 8x8 pan makes a crisper loaf).

Grind the into a coarse meal using a food processor or spice/coffee grinder. Place in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Sauté any vegetables you've chosen in the water or broth for steam-frying until soft. Add to the large mixing bowl along with all the remaining ingredients. Mix and mash together well, adding only as much liquid as needed to create a soft, moist loaf that holds together and is not runny (you may not need to add any liquid if the grains and protein are very moist). Add more binder/carbohydrate as needed if the loaf seems too wet.

Press mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until cooked through.

Let the loaf cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then turn out onto a plate or platter and slice. Serve with potatoes, vegetables, and vegetarian gravy, if desired.

Cold leftover slices of make a great sandwich filling.

Number of Servings: 7

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HEYBEEPBEEP.

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  • Good
    What a "magical loaf" you've created! ;) I love bean loaves. I use the same type of recipe for burgers. If you find this recipe comes out too wet, I think it might be because it's missing the "dry carbohydrate" portion. Such as bread crumbs, dry oats, crushed crackers. - 6/15/09

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  • I made a similar recipe that used Adzuki beans and had potato in it instead of the oatmeal. Mine also did not really firm up but was still quite good. Not being vegan we topped it with some provolone cheese. - 3/9/09

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  • Good
    I modified the recipe slightly by adding celery and using only a tsp of soy sauce. Baked for 1 hour, but it never firmed up - it came out like a warm black bean dip. It was actually very tasty though - we ate it with crackers and it was great. I just wouldn't expect it to be loaf-like. - 3/1/09

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