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plate of vegan meatballs

Vegan Lentil Meatballs (Gluten Free)

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 55
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian


The ultimate vegan lentil meatballs that are completely gluten free, protein packed, and full of Italian flavor! Made with only 7 simple ingredients!


  • 2 cups cooked lentils (about 3/4 cup uncooked if cooking from scratch)
  • 1 cup oat flour (homemade or store bought)
  • 5 prunes
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 3 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 cup marinara sauce, for cooking


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with tin foil. Lightly spray or coat the tin foil with coconut or olive oil to prevent sticking. 
  2. In a large food processor, pulse all of the ingredients together until it’s a consistent batter. It should not be very clumpy, but rather smooth.
  3. Roll the lentil batter into 2 inch sized meatballs and place the meatballs onto the baking sheet.
  4. Bake the lentil meatballs for 25 minutes in the oven.
  5. When done, remove from the oven and let cool while you add 1 cup marinara sauce to a medium sized sauce pan.
  6. Add the meatballs to the pan, toss them in the sauce, then cover and set the heat to low/simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Serve with fresh pasta, cauliflower mash, or however you prefer!


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 312
  • Sugar: 8.5 g
  • Sodium: 1097.6 mg
  • Fat: 4.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.8 g
  • Protein: 14.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 2 mg

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