Paleo Honey Sesame Turkey Meatloaf (GF)
A lightened up ground turkey based meatloaf loaded with coconut aminos, honey, and sesame seed flavors.
I have been all about the honey sesame flavor lately. Honey sesame chicken, honey sesame meatballs, and… surprise surprise… honey sesame meatloaf.
I LOVE this Paleo Honey Sesame Turkey meatloaf recipe. It’s a lightened up ground turkey meatloaf flavored with coconut aminos, honey, and sesame seeds.
I never actually meant to make this Paleo Honey Sesame Turkey Meatloaf recipe.
I was recipe testing some Paleo honey sesame meatballs. And every time that I made them, I kept thinking that the texture was better for a meatloaf.
So the recipe testing continued and I was right, the texture of this Paleo Honey Sesame Meatloaf is on point.
It’s moist and juicy while being incredibly flavorful.
So how is it possible to get that awesome honey sesame flavor in Paleo Soy-free form?!
For starters, using Coconut Aminos! Coconut aminos is a great soy sauce alternative. It has a sweeter, less harsh tasting flavor than soy sauce. And it is just delicious!
Also, using toasted sesame seed oil is key. It adds the most delicious toasted sesame flavor to your cooking. A little of it goes a long way!
And lastly, honey! Any honey will do, but I find the more liquidy ones to work better in honey sesame recipes.
How to make this Paleo Honey Sesame Turkey Meatloaf
This is a one bowl recipe! You basically add the following ingredients to a bowl:
- ground turkey
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- salt and pepper
- almond flour
- sesame seeds
- toasted sesame oil
- coconut aminos
- dried parsley
Then you mix everything together in the bowl, put it into a loaf tin and bake it for one hour at 375 degrees F.
Ground turkey tips:
To get the best moist texture here, I recommend using 93% lean ground turkey.
I get asked often if 99% fat free ground turkey can be used in my recipes, and while they can, it often results in a drier texture.
You don’t want dry meatloaf.
So, if you want to keep the fat content a little down, I recommend using 1 pound of 93 % ground turkey and 1 pound of 99% fat free ground turkey.
More unique Paleo Meatloaf recipes:
Apple And Sage Turkey Meatloaf (Paleo, Whole30)
Healthy Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf (Paleo, Whole30)
Grain-Free Turkey & Beef Fall Spiced Meatloaf (Paleo, GF)
Paleo Baked Honey Sesame Meatloaf
- 2 lb ground turkey (one 99 % fat free and one 93 % lean)
- 3 eggs
- 1.5 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- 3 tsp sesame seeds
- 2.5 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 3 Tbs coconut aminos
- 4 Tbs honey
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- Preheat oven 375 F, mix all ingredients together in bowl.
- Line a 9 in x 5 in loaf pan with parchment paper and grease, leaving overhang on two opposite sides so you can easily lift the meatloaf out of the pan when it has cooled.
- Put the meatloaf mixture into the parchment lined loaf tin and evenly pat it down. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top to make it pretty.
- Bake at 375 degrees, for 1 hour.
- Remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes before removing from the pan and slicing.
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