Apple & Lentil Vegan Stuffing Balls For Christmas

My favorite part of Christmas dinner is the stuffing! Traditionally that includes meat of course, but here is a vegan twist to this delicious Christmas delight! These are not simply delicious, they will have the ultimate ‘WOW’ effect on your guests!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds, blended + 3 tbsp warm water
  • 1 tin green lentils
  • ½ clove garlic
  • ½ tsp ground sage
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground ginger
  • Salt & pepper
  • 60g/8 tbsps oats, blended
  • ½ onion
  • ½ eating apple, I used a braeburn
  • Sage & onion stuffing mix/finely chopped nuts
  • about 1 tbsp margarine

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 Place the blended chia seeds in a little dish with the warm water, mix together and set aside.
Drain and rinse the lentils and place in a food processor with the garlic, sage, nutmeg and ginger, season well with salt and pepper and blend until it forms a smooth paste. Add in the blended oats and chia mix to the food processor and blend again until everything is incorporated.
While the mixture is blending cut the onion and apple into small bite sized pieces.
Put the blended lentil mixture into a bowl with the diced onion and apple and mix together.
Pour the stuffing mix or chopped nuts onto a plate.
Roll the mixture into balls then roll in the stuffing mix/nuts until fully covered then place on a baking tray. Put a small knob of maragine on top of each stuffing ball then cook in a peheated oven for 25-30 minutes.

Eat cold or hot.

Makes 10-12 balls.

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