To Top

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

www.ironmanmagazine.comWhat’s more convenient than a recipe that uses a single mixing bowl? A recipe that uses a single mixing bowl and bakes up in individual serving sizes, like turkey meatloaf muffins.

Not only are they baked in individual compartments for convenient portion control, but the muffin structure traps moisture in what tends to be an otherwise dry and fairly tasteless lean protein.

A single four-ounce serving of extra-lean ground turkey yields about 26 grams of protein with only 1.5 grams of fat and 120 calories. Each turkey muffin, when weighed after cooked, is about two to 2 1/2 ounces, with less than 160 calories and about 26 to 30 grams of protein for two muffins.

These muffins pack a kick with the addition of ground chipotle pepper, but being from Texas, I think a little heat and spice is quite nice. Feel free to dial it back if you have a delicate palette, but a little kick is necessary for a protein like turkey, which tends to repel most spices. The added heat will not only enhance flavor, but it will give a slight boost to your metabolism as well.

These muffins heat easily from a frozen state and taste great cold, which I actually prefer. They also pack well for travel in a ziplock bag. Be sure to keep them refrigerated and they will last a week—that is, unless you eat them first.


Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

2 pounds ground turkey (or chicken)

3 egg whites

1 cup quick-cooking oats

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

2 teaspoons dry yellow mustard

2 teaspoons black pepper

2 teaspoons ground chipotle pepper

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons garlic powder or 2 cloves minced garlic

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 celery stalks, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Spray a muffin pan with canola or olive oil.

Mix all your ingredients together in one large bowl.

Roll the mixture into 12 balls and place them in muffin pan. The muffins should be about the size of a racquetball.

Bake for 40 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.

Each muffin: calories, 80; fat, 2 grams; carbs, 4 grams; protein, 11 grams.

—Jamie Eason 

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Diet & Recipes

  • Man up!

    If your goal is to have ripped abs, a muscular body, and long-lasting sex, then your total testosterone levels should be...

    Iron Man MagazineMay 25, 2016
  • Urban Treasures

    People often look at fruit trees found in dense urban areas and assume its of offerings are nutritionally bankrupt, made up...

    Iron Man MagazineMay 22, 2016
  • Strawberry Skin Smoother

    Nothing chaps my ass more than dried-out winter skin. Just because it’s bulking season doesn’t mean Miss Thang wants to stop...

    Iron Man MagazineApril 13, 2016
  • The muscle carb

    Quinoa has grown popular the last few years as more people are searching for a healthy gluten-free carb source they can...

    Iron Man MagazineApril 12, 2016
  • Lean Turkey Wraps

    Being a competitive bodybuilder and a fitness professional for more than 25 years, I’m always searching for (and asked about) food...

    Iron Man MagazineFebruary 26, 2016
  • Clean Green Protein Machine

      The ingredients in this smoothie work together to flush environmental toxins away and cleanse the liver while providing lubrication for...

    Iron Man MagazineFebruary 17, 2016
  • Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding

    1 heaping scoop chocolate casein protein powder* 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder 1 cup vanilla...

    Iron Man MagazineJanuary 7, 2016
  • Lean Holiday Treat

    The holidays are almost here, and sweets are everywhere. If you’re like me and want to maintain a lean physique through...

    Iron Man MagazineDecember 14, 2015
  • Recipe: Berry Boost Protein Shake

    Heading into fall, it can be tempting to think about heavier foods since you’ll soon be wearing heavier clothing. But if...

    Iron Man MagazineNovember 16, 2015