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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 “bite-sized” ; ).

With only 10 ingredients you might already have, options for air fryer and nut-free, 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!

Whole30 Mini Meatloaves

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 12 mini meatloaves

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine ketchup, date paste, and mustard. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients. Add 1/4 cup of the ketchup mixture to the meat mixture and stir till combined.
  • Shape into mini meat loaves. For us, that looks like giant meatballs we cook on a cooling rack set inside a baking sheet, if cooking in oven (A cooling rack allows the grease to drain as they cook. You can also just bake them in a muffin tin).
    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.
  • 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.
  • Freeze cooked meatballs in a sealed container for up to 3 months.

Notes

DATE PASTE: 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.
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NUT-FREE: Need a nut-free option? Use 3/4 cup dried potato flakes. These Bob's Red Mill ones are Whole30 compatible, though these are the cheap ones I get from Walmart if I am not doing a Whole30 (not Whole30 compatible due to sulfites).

29 Comments

  1. Is there anything I can substitute for the coconut aminos? I am having no luck finding them locally and online they are double the price!

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    • If you are not on a Whole30, you can use the same amount of Worchestershire sauce. If you are on a Whole30, just leave it out – it creates a more full flavor but is still tasty without!

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  2. Hello! I would love to try this recipe! My daughter is allergic to tree nuts….what could you use as a substitute?

    Thanks!

    -Hilary

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    • Hello! Of course, I know nut allergies can be tough. Please see the notes section – I would recommend dry potato flakes instead and share amounts and links. You could also potentially use a smaller amount of tapioca flour (I would guess a 1/4 cup) but I haven’t recipe tested it yet. Enjoy!

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  3. 5 stars
    Regular rotation at our house. These are quick, foolproof, and great for meal prep!

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  4. 5 stars
    A regular in our home. These are quick to make and SO delicious.

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  5. 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.

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

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

    Thank you!

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

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    • 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… 😄

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

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  7. 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.

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    • Hooray for this family win! Thank you!

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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 😊

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  10. 5 stars
    We love having these for dinner, delicious! Great as leftovers the next day too!

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  11. 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.

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

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  12. 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!

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

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  13. 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!

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

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

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

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  14. 5 stars
    So easy and will satisfy the pickiest of eaters! I used 1 tbsp coconut sugar instead and they were great!

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

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  15. 5 stars
    I did not like meatloaf growing up but I love these!!! These are a favorite for my whole family.

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

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