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quick easy chickpea meatloaf recipe

Quick, Easy, Chickpea Meatloaf

Prep: 5 min
Cook: 55 min
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 4

This chickpea meatloaf recipe is quick, easy to make, and just happens to be plantbased. A total crowd pleaser, this recipe uses simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen or can easily substitute.

Author Taste Treat Tempt
by Taste Treat Tempt
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: 1 Loaf (4 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: Food processor, parchment paper, baking dish or loaf pan
  • 1 cup chickpeas from can/box, drained
  • ½ medium onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp oat milk
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Sauce Topping
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chili pepper
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • ½ handful of chopped parsley, cilantro, or thyme
Recipe Directions


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Chop the ingredients for the loaf smaller and add them to a food processor. Pulse until thoroughly combined but small clumps are okay. It should be thick, add more breadcrumbs if it falls off a spoon if held upside down.
  • Put enough parchment paper to cover your baking dish or loaf pan, and place the mixture evenly inside of the paper. Place into the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • In the food processor, add the 2 tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, chili pepper powder, and maple syrup. Blend until smooth.
  • Once the time has passed for the loaf, carefully remove from oven and place the sauce topping on the loaf evenly. Place back into the oven for an additional 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven when done and top with your chosen ½ handful of chopped herbs and allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing and slicing. Enjoy!

If you choose to use dried chickpeas, soak the chickpeas in water over night.

You can certainly substitute the chickpeas for a different bean or lentil.

You can use a gluten-free breadcrumb substitute, the breadcrumbs create texture but the gluten is not necessary.

Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: 1 Loaf
Servings: 4
Information per serving:
Energy: 232.8 kcal
Carbohydrate: 42.5 g
Protein: 9.7 g
Fiber: 9.7 g
Sugar: 10.2 g
Fat: 3.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.6 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 1.7 g
Omega-3: 0.8 g
Omega-6: 0.6 g
Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 37.5 mg 8% DV
Folate: 82 µg 20% DV
A: 5755.8 IU 246% DV
B1: 0.2 mg 17% DV
B2: 0.1 mg 31% DV
B3: 2 mg 14% DV
B5: 0.5 mg 9% DV
B6: 0.3 mg 26% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 48 mg 63% DV
D: 3.1 IU 0% DV
E: 1.5 mg 9% DV
K: 266.4 µg 296% DV
Calcium: 108.2 mg 10% DV
Copper: 0.3 mg 36% DV
Iron: 3.6 mg 20% DV
Magnesium: 69.6 mg 21% DV
Manganese: 1.2 mg 64% DV
Phosphorus: 148.1 mg 21% DV
Potassium: 873.4 mg 18% DV
Selenium: 3.2 µg 5% DV
Sodium: 1264.1 mg 84% DV
Zinc: 1.3 mg 16% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

Tips, Suggestions, Photos, & More Information

We know it, you're looking for a meatloaf recipe that is quick and easy to do, and this is your recipe. While we're using chickpeas here, any bean or lentil will work and most of the ingredients can be substituted to work with the ingredients you already have in your kitchen.

Need breadcrumbs? Toast some fresh bread, leave out fresh bread to get a little stale, or use stale bread.

What beans work for a vegan meatloaf? Pinto beans, lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, and even black beans!

All this recipe needs is to chuck all the ingredients into a food processor and bake. This doesn't get any easier! Enjoy!

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