Festive and healthy loaf

festive loaf

This festive and healthy nut loaf is a tasty dish with plenty of gut-friendly ingredients, i.e. 6 vegetables, a combination of nuts and seeds and aromatic herbs.

festive loaf

Festive and Healthy nut loaf

Course Main Course
Cuisine Gut-friendly, Plant-based meal, Vegetarian,
Servings 6


  • egg lightly beaten
  • 300 g butternut or pumpkin boiled
  • 150 g carrots boiled
  • 1 brown onion chopped finely
  • 3 sticks celery chopped finely
  • 250 g shiitake mushrooms chopped finely
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 splash white wine
  • 200 g mixed nuts (ie Brazil nuts, almonds, cashews) coarsely ground
  • 180 g cooked chestnuts coarsely ground
  • 175 g wholegrain breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp dried sage or oregano
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce


  • Chop and boil the butternut squash and carrots in water until tender. Then mash and season.
  • In a medium pan add a little olive oil and brown the onion, garlic, celery and mushrooms. After 5min, add the wine, cover and let it cook in a medium heat for 15min or until the mixture is reduced to a half. Then add the tomato puree and season to taste.
  • Ground the nuts and chestnuts
  • Make your own breadcrumbs by chopping coarsely your wholegrain bread
  • Lightly beat the egg


  • The mashed vegetable mix with the mushroom mix, mixed nuts, breadcrumbs, tamari and herbs. Season to taste.
  • Butter a non-stick ring cake tin. Add the ingredients and place in the oven for 1 hour at 180 degrees.


This tasty shiitake, veg and nut loaf is full of nutrition. Easy to make, it will feed a crow and it is best served with some salad. 
Keyword festive, plant-based family meal, plant-based recipe

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