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Nuts & Seeds

Hearty Holiday Nut Loaf

This nut loaf is a delicious homestyle centrepiece that’s easy to make. Serve it with mushroom gravy and roasted veggies. It freezes and reheats well, and makes great sandwiches.


1 cup chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped celery
3/4 cup gluten flour (or bread flour)
2/3 cup chopped Brazil nuts (or walnuts)
2 tablespoons wheat germ
2 cups canned chickpeas, drained
1 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup water
Parsley (optional – for garnish)

  1. Sauté the onion and celery until tender.
  2. Place in mixing bowl with flour, nuts, and wheat germ; blend next five ingredients together until smooth, then add to mixing bowl.
  3. Rinse blender with last ½ cup water and then add to mixture and mix well.
  4. Spoon into lined loaf dish with baking parchment or sprayed with non-stick spray;
  5. Bake for total of 60mins. Bake covered for 45 minutes at 180 C. Uncover and bake 15 minutes more.
  6. When cool, turn out onto platter; garnish with roasted vegetables and parsley (if desired) and serve with mushroom gravy.