Home Cooking: Special K Loaf minus the animal products

September 29, 2010|By FAITH CRUMBLY / Special to The Herald-Mail
  • Home Cooking

Special K Loaf has long been a favorite in my family. Even now, cooking for an empty nest of myself and my husband, Ed, I make the loaf to serve eight. I use leftovers as a dinner entre, sandwich filling or breakfast protein.

For the past 16 years, I've adapted the ovo-lacto version of this recipe passed down from my sister to suit the taste for total vegetarian/vegan cuisine that Ed and I have developed.

I prepare the loaf from memory and suggest home cooks adjust ingredient amounts to suit their taste and texture preferences. I prefer sliced loaf for meals and spooned loaf for sandwiches.

Seventh-day Adventists believe that eating and drinking affect spiritual health as well as physical health, and vegetarianism is recommended for church members.

- Faith Crumbly is communication director for the New Joy Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hagerstown. For a copy of the New Joy Fellowship food-tasting schedule, e-mail"> For more about the church, go to .


Vegan Special K Loaf

6 cups Special K cereal (see cook's note)
4 tubs extra firm tofu
1/2 cup Vegenaise (see cook's note)
1/3 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons McCormick Salt-free Garlic and Herb seasoning
4 packs brown George Washington Broth (see cook's note)
1 1/2 cup chopped English walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup diced or grated onion
1/2 cup diced sweet peppers - red, green or yellow or a combination

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all ingredients well and pour into a baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes with an aluminum foil tent and then 15 minutes uncovered or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve with brown gravy or cranberry sauce.

Cook's note: Crush Special K cereal if you prefer a firmer loaf texture. Vegenaise can be purchased at Martin's Food Store off Pennsylvania Avenue, north of Hagerstown; the Review and Herald book center at 55 W. Oak Ridge Drive, south of Hagerstown; and at area health food stores. George Washington Broth is available at the Review and Herald book store.

Serves 8.

- Faith Crumbly

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