Turkey Blueberry Meatloaf Muffins

If you decided to read this blog after seeing the title, then you must be an adventurous eater! I saw a picture of these "muffins" on a Facebook status, along with about a dozen other Paleo-type recipes. Most of them looked and sounded delicious. But I thought there might be a tiny chance that my daughters would try these turkey muffins.

Wait a sec. Who am I kidding? No way.

These muffins were originally created by Summer Innanen and posted on her webpage. (Check out summerinnanen.com for more info.) They are really more of a miniature meatloaf baked in a muffin tin. But the blueberries add fantastic flavor and sweetness, and also make them look muffinish. I made some changes to the original recipe because that's how I roll. My additions include the walnuts, chia seeds, potato starch, and shredded coconut. I also added a sprinkle of grated cheese on top. If you are following a strict Paleo regimen, you will want to eliminate the cheese and the potato starch. The muffins should come out just fine without those additions.

These little loaves make an awesome quick breakfast treat, an easily-portable lunch option, or an adorable dinner entree alongside green beans and roasted sweet potato.

Turkey Blueberry Meatloaf Muffins
Ingredients (makes 12 muffins):

- 1 and 1/2 lbs. ground turkey (or chicken)- 1 pint of blueberries, fresh or frozen (about 2 Cups)
- 3 sage leaves – finely chopped or 1 tsp dried (I omitted this because I didn't have any.)
- 3 thyme sprigs – leaves finely chopped or 1 tsp dried (Ditto.)
- 1 sweet onion – finely diced (or 1 small bunch of green onions)
- 1/4 Cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tsp sea salt and 1 tsp black pepper- 2 eggs, beaten with 2 TB potato starch- 2 TB chia seeds
- 1 cup chopped walnuts


1.  Preheat oven to 375F.
2.  In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly with your hands. The consistency should be similar to a meatloaf mix.
3.  Distribute the meat-mix (about 1/4 Cup per muffin) into non-stick muffin tins. If they are not non-stick, simply coat them with some coconut oil (put some on a paper towel and rub it around the sides).
4.  Bake in the oven for ~25 minutes or until they are cooked through. Sprinkle on a tiny bit of grated cheese, if desired, and pop back into oven until cheese is melted. Enjoy!