This recipe is a great replacement for a meatloaf or similar type of recipe. It goes great with gravy and mashed potatoes or sliced on a sandwich. We recommend you serve it with a side of our basic gravy.


  • 1 cup tofu
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups pecans
  • 2 cups onions, diced
  • 2 cups Special K (optional)
  • 3 cups bread crumbs


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add tofu, sage, salt, onion powder, and garlic to your food processor and purée.
  • Pour the blended mixture into a mixing bowl. Then, add the onions and pecans to the food processor and blend very well.
  • Add the nut and onion mixture to the mixing bowl. Then add the bread crumbs and Special K and mix everything well.
  • Put the mixture into a baking pan and spread so it is 1 to 1½ inches thick. Cover with foil and put into the oven.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Then, remove the foil from the pan and bake for 30 more minutes. This will give the loaf a crunchy texture.
  • The loaf should bake to a dry, meatloaf-like consistancy.
  • Remove the loaf from the oven, cut into pieces, and serve with a side of gravy.

Ready in about 2 hours

About the Author

Randy Bivens, MD

Dr. Randy Bivens graduated from Loma Linda School of Medicine, completing first an internal medicine internship, then a diagnostic radiology residency. In addition to serving as president of Life and Health Network, Dr. Bivens is also president of Bivens Medical Corporation, an imaging consulting service.

7 comments on “Holiday Nut Loaf

  1. I appreciate the fact that you are posting recipes but how about adding a link to a printer friendly version so we can save them???

  2. I am sure you meant that the loaf should be put into the oven for baking, not into the onion. Might want to make this correction for those who might be scratching their heads.

  3. Very similar to the popular “cottage cheese roast” also called “Special K roast.” The cottage cheese is replaced by tofu. I’ve made this many times with tofu. It’s also good with cranberry sauce instead of gravy. You might want to consider leaving out the photo, since it looks like a pumpkin bar with sugar sprinkles in runny frosting.

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