Ground Turkey Meatballs with Oats recipe. A healthy baked turkey meatballs recipe made with ground turkey, oats, and spices. They are flavorful and delicious! Naturally Gluten-free and Dairy-free.

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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 this healthy turkey meatballs recipe today!

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.

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Ingredients needed to make these Ground Turkey Meatballs with Oats:

  • ground turkey
  • rolled oats
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • dried parsley
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • salt
  • pepper
  • egg
  • coconut aminos (or balsamic vinegar or soy sauce)

I like using coconut aminos or balsamic vinegar in this recipe. They are an easy way to add flavor to these dairy-free turkey meatballs.

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How to make baked turkey meatballs with oats:

Making these oatmeal meatballs is 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.

FAQs

What type of ground turkey should I use?

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.

Are these meatballs gluten-free?

Oats are naturally gluten-free, but you need to make sure that there is no cross contamination.

If it is important that this recipe is 100 certified gluten-free, make sure that your oats are certified gluten-free.

I like using the gluten-free oats from Trader Joes.

Is it easy to double the recipe?

If you want more than 12 meatballs, then you can easily double this recipe. They reheat well and make great leftovers.

What can I use if I don’t have coconut aminos?

You can use soy sauce or balsamic vinegar instead of coconut aminos.

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Other healthy ground turkey recipes you may enjoy:

Apple Sage Turkey Chili (GF)

One Pot Ground Turkey, Rice and Beans (GF)

Healthy Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Spinach Meatballs

A healthy baked meatball recipe made with ground turkey, oats, and spices. They are flavorful and delicious!
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Ground Turkey Meatballs with Oats

Servings: 12 meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut aminos, (or balsamic vinegar)

Instructions

  • 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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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground turkey meatballs with oats