I will admit I was very skeptical about trying this recipe for Turkey Loaf I found on wholesomebabyfood.com but as it turns out it was a HIT. When reviewing this recipe, I thought it would be a great food because it has everything in it: meat, veggie AND fruit. I am also always looking for good finger food options!
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 whole egg or 2 egg yolks, beaten
- 1/2 cup pureed carrots (you can use baby food here instead)
- 1/4 cup applesauce (you can use baby food here instead)
- 1/4 cup oat bran
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs (I used Italian bread crumbs)
- pinch of basil
- pinch of garlic powder
- Preheat over to 350 degrees
- Place ground turkey in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the egg/yolk, carrots, applesauce, spices, bread crumbs and bran and mix well.
- If mixture appears too dry, add more carrots or applesauce. If mixture appears too wet, add more bran and/or bread crumbs
- Place mix into a lightly oiled (olive oil) loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes covered (to prevent burning) or until an inserted knife comes out clean and turkey is cooked.
- Allow to cool, remove loaf from pan and slice as you would for bread. Break into small bits for finger feeding or Mash or chop gently.
Miscellaneous: Cook the ground turkey separately, add the other ingredients and puree if desired. This can also be turkey sticks for toddlers. I cut mine into large pieces and Little Joy loves to eat it. I also HALVED this receipe and still cooked it the same way and it turned out great.
Timing: 9-10 months
Storage: This is not scientific but I stored some in the fridge for two days and froze the rest in 2 serving sized portions in zip lock bags. I plan to use within 1-2 months.
Epicutie Rating: Yummy in the Tummy-see right side of page for descriptions
I was shocked by how much Little Joy loved this; other meats have not been as successful! I find that she is picky about when she is in the mood for finger foods so sometimes she scarfed it down...sometimes she does not.
The final product. Looks yucky huh? HA!
"Hmm...what is this?"