Ground Turkey Meatballs with Oats (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)
Ground Turkey Meatballs with Oats recipe. A healthy baked meatball recipe made with ground turkey, oats, and spices. They are flavorful and delicious!
Have you ever tried adding oats to your meatballs instead of breadcrumbs? It is delicious. Let me tell you!
These Ground Turkey Meatballs with Oats have quickly become my go-to baked meatball recipe. Not only are they tasty, but they are just so satisfying! I am excited to share the recipe for these baked turkey meatballs without breadcrumbs here.
But seriously, why have I never added oats to my meatballs before? I have been looking for alternatives to bread crumbs for years and I have to say, using rolled oats is the best alternative that I have found.
I usually use ground almonds, and those do work great. BUT I really like the way that oats retain the moisture in meatballs in a similar fashion that bread crumbs do.
This meatball recipe with oatmeal is a winner in my house. And I love the simple ingredients inside.
Ingredients needed to make these Ground Turkey Meatballs with Oats:
- ground turkey
- rolled oats
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- dried parsley
- dried basil
- dried oregano
- coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
How to make these baked ground turkey oat meatballs:
Making these ground turkey meatballs with oats is super simple.
All you have to do is mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and then roll them into balls and bake!
See, so simple!
These healthy ground turkey meatballs bake at 400 degree F for 20 minutes.
However, if you want to make them a bit more golden, you can broil them for a minute or two in the oven. Just make sure to keep an eye on them.
Tips for making these baked ground turkey meatballs:
Type of ground turkey:
I recommend using regular fat ground turkey, which I have found is 93% lean. This ensures juicier and more flavorful meatballs.
I wouldn’t use fat-free ground turkey here.
I have used a mixture of ground turkey and ground chicken in this recipe and it turned out well.
If it is important that this recipe is 100 certified gluten-free, make sure that your oats are certified gluten-free. Oats are naturally gluten-free, but you need to make sure that there is no cross contamination.
I like using the gluten-free oats from Trader Joes.
Doubling the recipe
If you want more than 12 meatballs, then you can easily double this recipe. They reheat well and make great leftovers.
What if you don’t have coconut aminos?
If you don’t have coconut aminos on hand, you can use soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce instead.
Other healthy ground turkey recipes you may enjoy:
Ground Turkey Meatballs with Oats
- 1 pound ground turkey , (93% lean)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp coconut aminos
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Cover a cookie sheet in aluminum foil.
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Roll into tablespoon sized balls and place on cookie sheet.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. If you want to add a golden hue to your meatballs, broil for 1-2 minutes, until golden.
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