Twist on Meatloaf: Lentil Walnut Loaf with Coach’s Oats!

With all that protein talk yesterday, I want to share one of my very favorite plant based recipes, Lentil Walnut Loaf. I posted it last January and I’ve made it a bunch since then. I only make this when I have some time to cook AND I usually double it so I have leftovers during the week. Since it takes about an hour to make, I figure I might as well get some lunches and another dinner out of it!

I am a big fan of meatloaf, but not the kind that uses ketchup, the kind that is like one big meatball. My mom used to make it every couple of weeks growing up, now when I occasionally make it, I use lean ground turkey or ground chicken. I was thinking of things to make last weekend when Danny suggested making some bean burgers. My husband is suggested meatless meals for me to make? How can I NOT take him up on that?!

When I went to the store I picked up a couple of bags of dried beans and decided on this lentil loaf. It has the perfect meaty texture with a meaty taste. Not quite a bean burger, but similar!


This is perfect to serve with any grain, eaten on a sandwich, over a salad, etc. It’s very versatile. If you like ketchup, it would work with it or just a simple balsamic based salad dressing! Like I said, it is time consuming, but you’ll get PLENTY of leftovers! If my family liked this, so will yours!

I’m off to get my workout on with Koga workout and some weights! What are you doing to workout today?



  1. says

    Dang that looks so good! I love lentil loaf! I was considering having it tonight and I think you just convinced me. I put quinoa in mine, but I need to try walnuts. I never think to add walnuts. Enjoy your workout today! I did two mini bootcamps and it kicked my butt!

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