Apple Turkey Fingers (For Older Infants & Toddlers)

Total Time
1hr
Prep
30 mins
Cook
30 mins

Inspired by the classic (and kid-friendly) combo of apples & turkey, I concocted these tonight for my 9 month old and liked them so much I might end up eating them myself! Perfect for older babies and toddlers (serve with a fun dipping sauce), these make cute little "fingers" in perfect take-one-out-of-the-freezer-at-a-time portions. I used half an egg (if your child is over 12 mos. you can use more - I limited the egg white for infants) and unprocessed bran (for a nutritional boost) for binding. Enjoy, babies and grown-ups alike!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Place ground turkey in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a food processor or by hand, grate the carrot, apple, garlic & onion, or else mince very finely (I grated the carrots using a microplane, but minced the apple, onion and garlic for texture). Add to bowl with turkey.
  4. Add the 1/2 beaten egg (or whole egg for older kids), bran, thyme and any seasonings you wish. Mix all ingredients together.
  5. Scoop mixture up about 1/4 cup at a time (size of a large meatball) and roll into little sausage shapes, placing on a broiling pan or cookie sheet as you go (you may need to do two pans worth). Wet your hands periodically if it's sticky.
  6. Place in broiler and broil for 10-15 minutes on one side, then turn over and broil 5-10 minutes more.
  7. Remove and let cool. Store together in a freezer bag or individually wrapped in foil.
  8. Enjoy!