Today’s post is extra special because it’s my first time posting for the Recipe ReDux! Each month, bloggers post recipes based on a specific theme that has been kept secret until the date of posting. This month’s theme is Treasured Kitchen Tool.
I chose the muffin tin that was handed down from my mother’s kitchen. Actually, I kind of stole it from her, but she didn’t mind. It’s just a muffin tin after all. A dirty one, at that. But that’s what I like about it. It’s weathered and full of love. I have a vivid memory of my Nana and I making Funfetti cupcakes with this tin, and it also played a large role each Christmas when my mom made her famous Almond Praline Cookies. And now I have it, and I’m making cupcakes and muffins and all sorts of things in it.
You won’t find any sugar or sweets in todays’ recipe, but you will find healthy, clean ingredients like ground turkey, kale, and oats. (although, I might have to share my mom’s cookie recipe next Christmas). These little nuggets are perfect for dinner, lunch, lunch to go, or maybe even breakfast. Pair them with some brown rice or quinoa, and even try them on your kids with ketchup on the side!
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup oat flour (or just blend 1 cup oats into a powder)
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp ground mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 cup frozen kale (I get mine from Trader Joe's, but you could probably use fresh kale)
- Grease a muffin tin and preheat oven to 375 F.
- Put the kale in a microwave safe bowl and fill with 1/3 cup water. Microwave for one minute and drain water.
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients. Be sure to break up the kale evenly since it might still be partly frozen in chunks. (if using fresh kale, just chop and steam until wilted before mixing everything)
- Form into 12 balls and place in the muffin tin, about 1/3 cup for each one.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
- Serve with brown rice or quinoa and lots of veggies!
Each nugget is only 88 calories, with 7g of carbs and 11g protein. The serving size is 2-4 depending on the size and how full you are!
Be sure to have a look at the other bloggers’ recipes below who participated today!