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Plate filled with vegan lentil mini meatloaf muffin

Vegan Meatloaf Recipe with Lentils | BLW + Toddler Friendly

This vegan meatloaf recipe is a nutrient-dense, gluten free, and perfect for babies (BLW), toddlers and the whole family! Perfect as a make-ahead meal for your family.
Course Snack, Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 28 minutes
Servings 24 mini muffins
Calories 101kcal


  • 2 sweet potato baked
  • 3 flax eggs 3 tbsp ground flax + 6 tbsp water
  • 3 cups cooked lentils can be canned
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 onion minced
  • 3 cups cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 3 tbsp reduced sodium tamari sauce gluten free, if needed
  • 1 ¼ cups quick oats gluten free, if needed
  • ½ cup oat flour gluten free, if needed
  • ¼ cup hemp hearts
  • ¼ cup homemade or storebought ketchup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • ¼ c homemade or storebought ketchup


  • Preheat oven 375 F.
  • Make your flax egg by mixing ground flax with water and letting it in the fridge for an hour. If you havent already cooked your sweet potato and lentils, you can do that as well. I usually microwave my sweet potatoes and use canned lentils to cut back on prep.
  • In a food processor, pulse the mushrooms until they reach a ground meat like consistency.
  • Heat a medium skillet over medium heat with olive oil and lightly saute the onion, garlic, mushrooms and thyme in olive oil.
  • Put half of the lentils with the sweet potatoes into the food processor and puree until smooth.
  • Then in a bowl, mix together the flax eggs, sauteed mushroom and onion, sweet potato lentil mixture, remaining lentils, tamari, oat flour, oats, hemp hearts and ketchup.
  • Pack into mini muffin tins and glaze with a little extra of the ketchup. Then bake for 18 minutes for mini muffins and and 28 minutes for full muffins. Enjoy!



  • If you don't have oat flour, you can make your own by adding old fashioned rolled oats into a food processor or blender and blend until the oats are a fine texture.
  • When baking this vegan lentil meatloaf in a muffin tin, I strongly suggest using the silicon muffin molds which are sooo easy to clean and pop the little mini meatloaf muffins out.
  • If you're not worried about having to keep this gluten-free, you can use soy sauce instead of tamari. Again, stick with the low sodium option.


Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1575IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg