Gluten-free Nut Roast on a white plate on a white marble background with fresh herbs and leaves around the platter

Gluten-Free Nut Roast

This Gluten-Free Nut Roast recipe is a great alternative to meat loaf and makes for an excellent main dish for the holidays. With mushroom topping and savory vegan gravy, even the meat eaters will enjoy this!

5 from 2 votes
Gluten-free Nut Roast on a white plate on a white marble background with fresh herbs and leaves around the platter
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Nut Roast

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Thicken Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 8
Calories: 414kcal


  • cup (55 g) ground chia seeds (or ground flax seeds)
  • 1 cup (240 mL) water
  • ½ cup (55 g) walnuts
  • ½ cup (60 g) Brazil nuts
  • ½ cup (65 g) cashews
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 8 ounces (227 g) cremini mushrooms, chopped
  • ½ cup (10 g) fresh sage, chopped
  • ¼ cup (15 g) nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) gluten-free soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) tahini
  • 1 tablespoon (1.7 g) chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons (1.6 g) fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon (1 g) dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • 2 cups (400 g) cooked brown rice

Mushroom topping (optional):

  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) vegan butter
  • 4 ounces (113 g) cremini mushrooms, chopped (optional for topping)

Vegan gravy (for serving):

  • ¼ cup (55 g) vegan butter
  • 3 cups (710 mL) vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) white miso
  • 1 teaspoon (3 g) onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) gluten-free soy sauce or tamari
  • ¼ cup (15 g) nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup (30 g) cornstarch


  • In a bowl, combine the ground chia seeds and water to make the chia egg. Mix to combine and let thicken at least 10 minutes.
  • In a food processor, pulse the walnuts, Brazil nuts, and cashews into a nutmeal like substance. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch loaf pan with parchment paper with overhang on both of the long sides.
  • Bring a large deep skillet to medium-high heat, add the olive oil, onion, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the sage, nutritional yeast, tamari, tahini, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Add the mushroom mixture to the food processor with the nuts and pulse a few times until the mixture is well combined, ground, and slightly doughy in texture.
  • Transfer the mixture back to the skillet (with the heat off) and add the chia egg and cooked brown rice. Mix everything to combine. Scoop the nut roast mixture into the prepared loaf pan and press gently to create a smooth, even surface.
  • Bake the nut roast in the oven for 50 minutes, or until lightly golden around the edges and on the top. Let cool slightly in the pan, about 10 minutes, to solidify before serving.
  • To make the mushroom topping (optional): Melt butter in a skillet on medium-high heat and add the cremini mushrooms. Cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms have browned and turned golden in color, about 12 minutes.
  • To make the vegan gravy: In a small saucepan, melt the butter on medium heat, add the vegetable broth, miso, onion powder, tamari, and nutritional yeast. Whisk to combine. Add the cornstarch and whisk again. Simmer on low heat until the gravy has thickened, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Serve the nut roast on a platter topped with the mushroom topping and vegan gravy on the side.


  • Mushroom topping and vegan gravy can be made while the nut roast is cooking in the oven.
  • Gravy can be made up to 4 days in advance. Reheat in a saucepan on medium-low heat. Add splashes of water or vegetable broth as needed to thin.


Nutrition Facts
Nut Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Sodium 1129mg47%
Potassium 546mg16%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 573IU11%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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