Easy nut roast

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There are many vegan options for Christmas dinner, but you can't go far wrong with the classic nut roast recipe with all the trimmings. This homemade nut roast is particularly easy to make with no need to spend the whole day in the kitchen. 

Serves 4-6

Ingredients Nut roast image

  • 1 medium sized onion or 1 small leek, chopped
  • 1 fl oz (30ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp (10ml) yeast extract in 1/4 pint hot water (optional)
  • 8 oz (225g) mixed chopped nuts
  • 2 tbsp ground almonds
  • 4 oz (100g) wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp sage
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4
  2. Saute the onion or leek in the oil until soft, not browned.
  3. Combine all the ingredients together; the mixture may be slightly slack. Turn into an oiled ovenproof dish or a prepared loaf tin and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown. 

Image kindly provided by Belle Rivas 

Check out our other festive recipes including; warming carrot soup, nut patties with cranberry orange sauce and our delicious mincemeat baklava

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