How many people have kids or even spouses who do not eat as healthy as you would like? Anything that resembles a vegetable gets the “yuck face” before it is even served. At my house, my fiance and our toddler are those people. They will stare at it and poke at it but very little ever makes it into their mouth. This loaf recipe that a friend made up, turned out to be a tasty and sneaky way for me to get a few more vegetables into their diet. When she sent me this recipe she said,  “it is a great substitute for cornbread or stuffing.” Excitement took over me, so for dinner I decided to cook up a turkey meatloaf with a side of my smashed sweet potatoes and carrots (also featured on this blog) and I thought her veggie loaf would be a nice compliment to the meal.

What do you need:

1lb shredded carrots

1 bunch of shredded kale

2 beaten eggs

1 cup olive oil

1/2 cup applesauce

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons nutmeg

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 cup of sugar

1 cup of flour

3 cups oats


Start by pre-heating your oven to 400 and grease an 8 inch square pan. Start by cracking the eggs into a medium/large bowl. Add in the olive oil, applesauce, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and sugar, mix thoroughly.  Next add in the kale and carrots and coat with the egg mixture. Finally add in the flour and oats and make sure everything is mixed very well. Once all items have been combined add the mixture to the loaf pan. and bake for 40 minutes.


This recipe is fairly easy, even for a terrible baker like me. I tend to burn things more often than not, but this recipe to my surprise came out successfully. So thank you Brandi, (my friend that made up this recipe) this veggie loaf turned out to be a hit even for the picky men in my life. Healthy Food never tasted so good!


Fun Extra Recipe: (also from my genius baking buddy) Crumble the left over loaf onto a waffle iron and top with an oats based waffle mix. Once cooked through top with chopped walnuts and a drizzle of Vermont Syrup.