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Paleo Meatloaf Muffins {grain-free; dairy-free}

Recipe Macros

Tracking your macros is important while trying to remain in Ketosis. Here they are for one serving of this recipe.

Fat

Fat: 9g

Protein

Protein: 8g

Carb

Carbs: 2g (net)

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I can’t even begin to count how many times I have stood in front of the open fridge, staring at the meat drawer, thinking “What am I going to make for dinner?”. It’s not like the contents of the drawer will magically change, I could just close the fridge and figure it out, but I think “If I stare hard enough, dinner will magically just appear, right?”.

Family Ready Paleo Meatloaf

Our family loves this recipe, our kids can’t get enough. This Paleo Meatloaf doesn’t include the traditional ingredients that end up adding in unnecessary grains. It’s also the perfect food to add in to the regular dinner and leftover routine. And the best part? It’s quick and easy.

Classic Mini Meatloaf Muffins {grain-free; dairy-free} by Our Paleo Life

Meatloaf Muffins

The other night, I just caved and said “Fine! Meatloaf it is!”. We’re not really big fans of a huge loaf of meat, so I don’t make it often. But I was tired of thinking. I grew up with ketchup smothered meatloaf and I really like it, so I decided to go that route. And since the clock was speeding towards 6 o-clock and I knew the dreaded “mooooommmmm, when are we eating?” was coming, I decided on muffins instead of an entire loaf.

Classic Mini Meatloaf Muffins {grain-free; dairy-free} by Our Paleo Life

Paleo Ketchup

I quickly made some Paleo Balsamic Ketchup, threw some ingredients in a bowl (cassava flour is necessary to keep this grain-free), and 20 minutes later, dinner was on the table. I’m pretty sure that by making meat-muffins instead of a whole loaf had 2 effects:

  1. It didn’t dry out, since the muffin cups kept most of the juices in the meat and not drained in the bottom of a large loaf pan.
  2. The kids really liked them and wanted more (tiny food tastes better, it’s a scientific fact).
Classic Mini Meatloaf Muffins {grain-free; dairy-free} by Our Paleo Life

Also, if you pipe mashed potatoes from an open-star frosting tip, even the potato-haters (ie: my youngest) will gobble them up. Just so you know.

Classic Mini Meatloaf Muffins {grain-free; dairy-free} by Our Paleo Life

Classic Mini Meatloaf Muffins {grain-free; dairy-free}

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20 minis
Calories: 135 kcal
Author: Kendra Benson
Meatloaf is a great easy dinner to throw together, but it takes SO long to cook. These little muffins cook faster and anything mini is better by default.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until evenly combined. Just get in there with your freshly washed hands, gross as it might feel. It's the most effective method.
  3. Scoop out 1/3 cup of the meat mixture and roll it into a ball, then place it in a cup of a regular muffin pan. Repeat until all muffin cups are filled.
  4. Pour a teaspoon or two of ketchup onto each meatloaf, spreading it to cover the entire top surface.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until no longer pink inside. Use a large spoon to scoop the meatloaves out and onto a serving plate. Serve with extra ketchup, if desired.
  6. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week. They are best cut in half and reheated in the oven/toaster oven at 350°F until heated through (just a few minutes, not too long).

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe makes approximately 18-20 mini meatloaves, so unless you have 2 muffin tins, you will need to split this into 2 batches. You can place the second batch directly into the grease from the previous batch, but do clean out any grease leftover in cups that will be unused in the second batch.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Mini Meatloaf Muffins {grain-free; dairy-free}
Amount Per Serving (1 mini meatloaf)
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Potassium 156mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 Comments on “Paleo Meatloaf Muffins {grain-free; dairy-free}

  1. Victoria C.

    I am not familiar with cassava flour and would have to order online in order to get it. Could you use some other whole 30 compliant flour like almond meal or coconut flour?

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  2. Victoria C.

    I am not familiar with cassava flour and would have to order online in order to get it. Could you use some other whole 30 compliant flour like almond meal or coconut flour?

    Reply
    1. Kendra Benson

      I have not tried this with any other flour, so I can’t say for sure how they would turn out with anything else. If you try coconut flour, only use 1/4 to 1/3 of what is called for in the recipe, since it absorbs much more liquid. Almond flour may be a similar quantity, but have more on hand just in case you need it to hold everything together.

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  3. Kendra Benson

    @Victoria, I have not tried this with any other flour, so I can’t say for sure how they would turn out with anything else. If you try coconut flour, only use 1/4 to 1/3 of what is called for in the recipe, since it absorbs much more liquid. Almond flour may be a similar quantity, but have more on hand just in case you need it to hold everything together.

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