Mushroom & Hazelnut Loaf

We all need a good loaf recipe. Especially in the winter when you are starting to get tired of all those soups, stews and pastas, but still feel like making something special. We’ve tried a couple of different ones and this is by far our favorite.

We have filled it with mushroom, hazelnut, leek and brown rice and it works perfect as a main course with salad, on a buffet table, as a starter, or sliced on bread the next day.
We like our loaf crunchy so we are chopping the nuts very roughly which makes it a little bit difficult to slice, but since we slice quite large pieces it’s not a problem. If you like thin slices you should chop everything thoroughly.

Mushroom & Hazelnut Loaf
Serves 4

Olive oil
2 garlic
200 g mushroom (sliced)
200 g hazelnut (chopped)
200 g leek (sliced)
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp rosemary
salt & pepper

4 eggs
1/2 cup soya milk
1/2 cup brown rice (boiled and cold)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
salt & lemon pepper

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Pour olive oil in a frying pan and sauté garlic, mushroom, hazelnuts and leek. Add thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Let it stir for 10 minutes and set aside for a couple of minutes. Mix eggs, soya milk, rice and the spices in a bowl and add the vegetables. Pour everything into a non-stick loaf pan. (If you don’t have a non-stick pan you can use parchment paper or some oil). Bake it for 45 minutes.


  • Pongodhall
    I try to use Phyllis's or flax seed egg in all your eggy recipes. This loaf looks perfect for us so I will give this a go I think!
  • Alex
    I want to make this for a pot luck lunch at the office so want to get it right if I can. Sorry for the stupid question but is it half a cup of boiled rice or half a cup raw which is then boiled? And if it's boiled, how much raw rice in weight do I need to make half a cup of boiled one? Thanks in advance!
  • Maria Runklint
    If my guests are vegan, what do I use instead of eggs?
  • Julie
    Hej! Jeg glæder mig til at prøve at lave den her til juleaften, den ser vildt lækker ud! Men (og det her nok et dumt spørgsmål) jeg tænkte på om man kan bruge mandler i stedet for hasselnødder?
  • Mary
    Could you please confirm whether the herbs used in your recipe are dried or fresh. I just made it using fresh herbs but didn't find the flavour was as herby as I expected. Otherwise a lovely loaf. Thank you from Australia.
  • Hi! I'd like to freeze this... Any feedback from someone who tried?? What is wonderful in this recipe is I think you can substitue many things: sunflower seeds or almonds instead of hazelnuts, spelt or buckwheat instead of rice... Glorious!! (I might use pine nuts and buckwheat myself)
  • Louise
    Hallo, I only have cows milk in the house at the moment - is it possible to use this instead of soya milk?
  • Jen Regan
    If you didn't want to use soy milk could you use ordinary milk instead?
    • Fiona
      I made this yesterday. Used cows milk and half almonds/half hazelnuts. It turned out great and didn’t take long to make. Might sound weird as it’s a brown loaf, but I think it looks really pretty too! I’m planning to freeze most of it, and am looking forward to being able to pull out slices when needed.
  • Katie
    This looks so yummy -- could it be made with an egg substitute?
  • Ola
    Hi. Can you suggest what substitutes I can use for hazelnuts. Almonds? Walnuts? Sunflower seeds? Thank you, can't wait to make this:)
  • Ève
    Hi, I was wondering for how long it's still good in the fridge, and if it's freeze well? Since I am leaving alone, I can't (too bad) eat it all in 2 days! Thank you
  • Anthony Robinson
    Hello This looks amazing and i am very excited to make it, I am planning on making this for my yuletide dinner. Although there is no sauce and as many before me have said it does not need one! I would be ever so disappointed if I didn't have the option of a sauce when eating the loaf. Is there any suggestions as to what one might make to accompany this stunning dish. Best wishes Anthony.
  • Isadora
    Hey! Looks really good,Im planning to make for Christmas. Just have few questions: What mushrooms did you use? How much milk do you need exactly? 2/5 cup is how much? Sorry my silly questions, hope you see this and can answer.
    • Hi Isadora! We use champignon mushroom, you can see how they look like at the top photo. The correct amount of soy milk is 1/2 cup (ca 1 dl) soy milk. Happy cooking /Luise
  • Aurelie
    You are a food genius! I want to make every single recipe of yours! Thank you so much for sharing this...
  • I didn't find this routine AT ALL - it has enough herbs and spice to compliment the ingredients perfectly. No sauce needed for this gem! Enjoyed it with leftover fig & walnut pasta. I will be keeping up to date with all that happens here at Green Kitchen Stories. Keep up the wonderful work!
  • Karsten
    Can I leave out the brown rice in the recipe? mmh..looks so yummy!
  • I made this last night and it was really nice. That being said, I did find that after the third or fourth bite it became... routine? I think a sauce might help with this. Do you have any suggestions for a dipping sauce that might be nice with this loaf?
  • Lydia
    Just wanted to say that we made this for Christmas, and it was so lovely! (I don't even usually like mushrooms or leeks very much). I am making it again tonight with wheatberries instead of rice (what I have at hand). I think this is my new go to loaf recipe!
  • Valeria
    I made this one last year and was requested (by my 11 year old sisters) to make it again! It has such a comforting taste. Do you have any other cool recipes for loafs??
  • Lauren Bower
    oh myyyy, this looks super delicious especially with holidays coming i'd love to make it part of my vegan thanksgiving! if i want to trade the eggs out what do you think would be the best substitute for a loaf like this? flax, or ener-G egg possibly?
  • Another one to try - looks delish!
  • I just prepare and is delicious! Thank you very much for the recipe... Greetings from Spain,
  • I've been searching for a good loaf recipe, and I love mushrooms, rice and hazelnuts!! Delicious!
  • This looks super delicious. And maybe even something my picky husband would like :) I saw this on tastespotting.
  • Thanks guys!! We have had it with different salads with fruits and seeds, oven roasted root vegetables, mashed sweet potatoes and lemon, raw broccoli salad with raisins, sunflower seeds, red onion and yoghurt... :) /Luise
  • This looks fabulous and healthy! I woul like a slice of this for lunch!
  • Your recipes are so inspiring! Chockful of goodness and delicious looking to boot!
  • yum! i love how chunky everything is... I like it that way. Looks wonderful you guys!

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