Maple Nut Roast Wreath

Vegan Mains / Christmas / Mains

Maple Nut Roast Wreath Recipe
6-8 portions


  • 2 large onions, roughly chopped

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled and cut into small cubes

  • 100g mushrooms finely chopped

  • 2 big handfuls of kale

  • 300g hazelnuts

  • 4 tbsp pine nuts

  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil

  • 180 g chestnuts, chopped

  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp vegan Worcester sauce

  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • Salt and pepper, to season

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)

  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped

  • Fresh sprigs of herbs and cranberries for decoration


  1. Pre- heat your oven to 180°. Heat the olive oil in a medium pan, add the onion and fry gently on a low heat for around 10 minutes until soft and browning. Add the garlic and fry for a further minute.
  2. Next add the squash and mushrooms and fry for 10 minutes until soft. Stir in the kale and turn off the heat when wilted.
  3. Meanwhile, toast the hazelnuts, sunflower seeds and pine nuts in a dry pan until slightly golden. Add to a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add them to the pan along with the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Transfer the mix to a medium greased Bundt tin, if you have one, a silicone tin will make it easier to remove the nut roast. Press the mix down firmly into the tin.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes until browned. Allow to cool then carefully flip onto a plate.
  6. Top with fresh herbs and cranberries and serve warm.

This vegan maple nut roast wreath is not only delicious but also makes the perfect centrepiece to take your Christmas dinner table to the next level.

Find more Christmas recipes in our free ‘A Very Maple Christmas’ cookbook here.

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