turkey meatloafSometimes I post a recipe just so I can remember how the hell I made something. This pumpkin meatloaf is an example of exactly that. It was inspired by a recipe I saw on The Coconut Diaries last year after a lot of clicking around the interwebs, but I had some issues with the cooking time. I wanted to make sure I didn’t forget again!

A note on the gluten-free-ness of this recipe: In a perfect world, all oats would be guaranteed gluten-free, as they’re supposed to exist in nature, but for this recipe, I used some Chex gluten-free oats. You can use whatever rolled or instant oats you have. Hell, I’m sure you could use steel-cut oats and end up with something interesting, but I can’t say I’ve tried it.


Serves 4


  • 1 lb raw lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup (gluten-free) oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • ½ cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a bread loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. Mix ingredients together in a bowl, and then place inside the loaf pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for ~60 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Cover with foil and bake another 15 minutes if needed to reach 165 degrees.

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