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stack of turkey muffins with apple slices and thyme on top
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Turkey Apple Mini Meatloaf Recipe

By: Elysia
Servings 24 mini muffins
These mini turkey meatloaf muffins with apple make the perfect protein and iron-rich snack for both little ones and adults. Great for school lunches, snacks and as a finger food for babies! Can also be prepped ahead of time and stored in the freezer for a quick and easy snack on the go! {Paleo & Gluten-free}
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey (can also use ground chicken)
  • 1 small apple peeled and shredded (about half a cup shredded apple)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup shredded onion (or about half a small onion shredded)
  • 1/3 cup almond flour can also sub in quick oats or quinoa flakes
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme

Optional toppings

  • Top each muffin with a couple pieces thinly sliced apple if desired


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the turkey, apple, garlic, onion, almond flour, flaxseed, egg, tomato paste, Dijon mustard, salt and thyme.
  • Divide mixture evenly among approximately 24 cups, filling to the top.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted inside registers an internal temperature of 175 degrees F.


  • Allow the meatloaf muffins to cool in the pan. Remove them by running a knife around the edges to help nudge them out.
  • Place them on a paper towel and lightly dab the bottom. Flaxseed tends to gelatinize due to its soluble fibre content so the paper towel can help absorb the excess moisture from the bottom of the muffins.
  • You can also bake this recipe in a loaf pan for 45-60 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • Nutritional facts are based on one mini turkey meatloaf muffin.


Calories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 53mgPotassium: 78mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 38IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
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