Yuletide nut roast recipe – made vegan-friendly

Vegans new and old have probably had that awkward conversation with family about what they can and cannot eat for Christmas dinner. We all know that turkey and goose are mainstays when it comes to Christmas dinner, but that’s not to say you’re obligated to break your vegan vows for the sake of ‘holiday spirit’.

Nut roast is not only vegan-friendly and delicious, it’s easy to make too. While everyone else is eating the traditional turkey dinner this Christmas, tuck into your own homemade nut roast by following these simple steps:

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Serves 4 people
Ingredients:

600ml soy milk
325g breadcrumbs
100g organic walnuts
100g sunflower seeds, finely ground
60g chopped celery
2 onions, chopped
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
A splash of cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

You’ll also need:

1x medium frying pan
1x large mixing bowl
1x loaf tin

Method
  1. Firstly, preheat your oven to Gas Mark 4/180°C and line your loaf tin with a light amount of oil.
  2. Cook your chopped celery and onion in your frying pan in a few teaspoons of water until both are softened.
  3. Once soft, add these to the mixing bowl and work in the soy milk, ground sunflower seeds, walnuts, breadcrumbs, basil and oregano and give them a good mixing. Season it with salt and pepper as preferred. Add the mixture to your loaf tin.
  4. Bake the mixture for between 60 and 90 minutes until your loaf is fragrant and completely cooked through.

Let us know how yours turned out! Did you change anything about the recipe?

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