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Whole30 Mini Meatloaves - This delicious dinner entree is Whole30, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be cooked in the airfryer or oven!

These Whole30, Keto, Paleo, kid-friendly Mini Meatloaves are a great way to get more protein into your little ones. My kids were turned off by a meatloaf but loved these more individual sized ones! Protein can be a hard sell for kids and these make that more approachable. With only 10 ingredients you might already have, options for air fryer, they freeze great, and come together start to finish in 30 minutes, what’s not to love??


Whole30 Mini Meatloaves - This delicious dinner entree is Whole30, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be cooked in the airfryer or oven!
5 from 13 votes

Whole30 Mini Meatloaves

Servings 12 mini meatloaves
Author Autumn @wholefoodfor7


  • 1/2 cup ketchup make sure it's compliant and no sugar added if on Whole30
  • 1 squirt mustard
  • 2 tablespoons date paste*
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespooon coconut aminos
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound ground beef


  1. In a small bowl, combine ketchup, date paste, and mustard. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients. Add 1/4 cup of the ketchup mixture to the meat mixture and stir till combined.
  3. Shape into mini meat loaves. For us, that looks like giant meatballs we cook in muffin tins, if cooking in oven. Size is totally individual and you can do more small meatballs if that works better for you. We do 12 mini meatloaves from this recipe.

  4. Cook in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes or airfryer for 15 minutes, cooking until no longer pink in the middle. For the last 5 minutes, cook topped with remaining ketchup mixture.

  5. This recipe also freezes great!

Recipe Notes

*To make date paste, soak 1 cup pitted dates in 1/2 cup hot water (pressing dates down into the hot water a little so they are all soaking). Let soak for 5 minutes, then blend until smooth. I do all of this in my ninja blender cup for simplicity. Not on Whole30? You can use 1 tablespoon coconut sugar instead.


  1. 5 stars
    Regular rotation at our house. These are quick, foolproof, and great for meal prep!

  2. 5 stars
    A regular in our home. These are quick to make and SO delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    Another family hit! I made 12 in the muffin tin and they were so perfectly cooked, everyone scarfed them down. The ketchup sauce was especially delicious and helped my 3yo devour hers! This is a great Whole30 family recipe for sure.

    • How wonderful this was a family win, thank you!

  4. Can you freeze this meal Looking to do ALOT of meal prep before we start the whole30.

    Thank you!

    • YES! Definitely freezes well – most of my recipes freeze great and we do so on the regular. Good luck with your Whole30!

    • 5 stars
      So easy and so delicious! And it’s a serious win for the whole family! *phew* This is a repeat in our house…I think I’ve even made it for my inlaws… 😄

      • Hooray for an easy and delicious whole-family win, I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    This was so good! I made it in mini loaves for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. My entire family loved it and we don’t even like regular meatloaf. So moist and a great weeknight meal.

    • Hooray for this family win! Thank you!

  6. This meal has become my go to for a quick delicious dinner! My kids loved it as well, which makes dinner time easier and peaceful!

  7. 5 stars
    One of the first Whole30 recipes I made that was so easy!!! My family loved it and didn’t know we were all eating Whole30! It was a win in our house! Love all the recipes I’ve tried on Autumn’s website! I appreciate how easy they are and family friendly! Thank you 😊

  8. 5 stars
    We love having these for dinner, delicious! Great as leftovers the next day too!

  9. 5 stars
    We have tried several Whole30 meatloaf recipes. This one was our favorite! Easy and yummy! Thank you for being a great mentor for making good healthy food for boys.

    • It makes my mama heart happy to hear this has helped your family. Thank you!

  10. 5 stars
    This was one of your first recipes that I made for my family of 6, it was a hit all around. I make sure to always double the batch now. I loved learning about using dates to make date paste, too. Thanks for such great family friendly recipes!

    • THANK YOU for all the supportive reviews Deb, I truly appreciate it!

  11. 5 stars
    These are awesome! My kids loved them, and we had no leftovers. I have a couple kids who can be pretty picky, so I count these as a huge win! I’ve made them a few times, and my kids now only want meatloaf in mini loaf form. Great recipe!

    • Picky eater kid wins are the best, so happy to hear that. Thank you!

      • 5 stars
        These are the most delicious meatballs and my kids LOVE them!
        They get cooked several times a month at our home.

        • I’m so thrilled this is a family favorite your kiddos enjoy, thank you!

  12. 5 stars
    So easy and will satisfy the pickiest of eaters! I used 1 tbsp coconut sugar instead and they were great!

    • I love a picky eater win, wahoo! And thank you for letting me know on the swap!

  13. 5 stars
    I did not like meatloaf growing up but I love these!!! These are a favorite for my whole family.

    • I agree meatloaf can be a tough sell, but thrilled these are a family win!


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