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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Creamy Vegan Sunflower Seed Pate

This pate is vegan and plant-based

I have this wonderful recipe for a pate that is meatless and it tastes like the real thing. Good Cook sent me their Sweet Creation 4 cup loaf pan and some Holiday parchment paper. Most people think of quick bread when they see this pan. I had different ideas. I thought this would be a great pan to make mini pate in. This Sweet Creation pan is nonstick very lightweight. The rounded edges make it easy to oil also. All the ingredients in this recipe are plant-based. This recipe is a meatless Monday favorite. 

A great holiday recipe

Vegetarian Pate'
1 cup sunflower seeds, toasted (see below)
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1/3 cup olive oil
1 medium onion chopped and caramelized (Instructions Here)
1 medium potato, cooked
1/4 cup water

Oven 350F
To toast the sunflower seeds, heat a skillet over medium heat until warm. Add seeds and toast, stirring constantly for 4 minutes until they are darker in color.

Toasting sunflower seeds are so easy

Toast the sunflower seeds until brown

Place all ingredients, including the sunflower seeds in a food processor. 

Combine until well blended and looks like this. Make sure to put the top on the food processor.

Spoon the mixture into the mini loaf pan press it down with a spatula.

Cover the pan with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Take the foil off and bake an additional 15 minutes. Let the Pate' cool for an hour before removing from the pan.

This Pate' is delicious on its own or great for a spread on crackers. I like spreading my pate on wheat crackers.

This also makes a great hostess gift! Wrap it up and place in a container with some crackers.


Pynk said...

My house is full of meat eaters so it is refreshing to see such a yummy looking veggie recipe. I like that the pan has four loaf spaces right in it so you can make large batches of food in a snap! The hostess gift idea looks fabulous I know I would love to receive it. :)

GiGi Eats Celebrities said...

I recently just got a muffin tin, much like the tin you are using here, I AM OBSESSED WITH IT!!!! It makes me feel like a LEGIT CHEF! lol!!!

Unknown said...

Interesting!! Does it have a nutty flavour because of the sesame seeds?

Erin S said...

What an adorable idea for gifts. I love taking over ripened fruit for breads!

??? said...

This looks very good. I'm not sure if anyone would eat it but me. :)

Buzz4Mommies said...

This sounds really unique and something I would like to try! Thanks for sharing!

Patrice said...

The combo of Sunflower seeds and garlic must give it a really rich, nutty flavor....sounds delicious and perfect for colder weather indulging...

laughwithusblog said...

I've never made or had this before! I'm always in for food adventure though!

Anonymous said...

Yummy! Now I'm drooling for it! ♥♥♥

Jamie said...

Looks yummy!!I love how these could be single portions and you wouldn't even have to slice up a whole loaf!! Love it!

Beth said...

Loved your step-by-step instructions. Makes it look simple :)

Melissa said...

I'm really intrigues by this recipe! I just might have to try it out soon. Thanks for sharing & I love that pan!

Jessica said...

That pate sounds so good and healthy too!

Glamamama said...

They look delicious...what an adorable pan! glamamamasgoodies.blogspot.com

Holly said...

Hi Tara - What a great alternative for "traditional" holiday fare, and extra healthy and perfect for not just the vegetarians but everyone in the crowd. Thank you for joining our Home for the Holidays party. Hugs, Holly

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