Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

To go along with my 90 Day Challenge, I’ve done a lot of research regarding proper nutrition, trying to find a perfect balance of what to eat and when. Maintaining a proper diet is difficult and frustrating to turn into a regular habit, but being a 27 year old bachelor – I’ll admit that these Turkey Meatloaf Muffins are so easy to make! They’re also absolutely delicious!

Within 10 minutes, I’d mixed all the ingredients into a bowl with my hands – just like making home-made burgers – and thrown them into the oven. 40 minutes later and one episode of Suits (my favourite new TV show) later, I was indulging in a seriously tasty, spicy snack!

Here’s what you’ll need from your kitchen to make these protein packed snacks:

  • 2 lbs ground turkey (or chicken)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dry yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp chipotle pepper spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder (2 cloves minced)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 celery stalks (finely chopped)

(I had to go out and pick up a few dried spices that were missing from my pantry, but it was worth it. Now I’ll have everything I need when I want to make these delicious treats again.)

When you have all the ingredients, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray muffin pan with canola or olive oil.
  3. Mix all your ingredients together in one large bowl.
  4. Roll the mixture into balls and place in muffin pan. (Muffins should be about the size of a racquetball or a little larger than a ping pong ball.)
  5. Bake for 40 minutes.

Here’s a better turkey ball size reference for you

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

This recipe should make about 12 Turkey Meatloaf Muffins. They’re a healthy and flavourful way to eat clean, and they’re perfect for a mid-morning/mid-afternoon on-the-go snack.

Serving Size

  • Women: 2 muffins
  • Men: 4 muffins

Nutritional Value

  • Calories: 80
  • Fats: 2 grams
  • Carbs: 4 grams
  • Protein: 11 grams

While writing this, I can’t help but think about how versatile this recipe is. Use the same ingredients and improvise – make burgers, ground steaks, meatballs and anything else you can think of.


About Chris Tse

I’m a scientist turned owner of Blitz Conditioning, a Fitness Columnist at CBC Radio on Thursdays at 8:20 am, and owner of Tse Social Strategy. Follow me on Twitter or Read my full bio.

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