Turkey Stuffing Muffins for a Baby Led Weaning Christmas Dinner

I don’t think I have ever been as excited to share a recipe as I am today! I had come up with this recipe last year but I didn’t get it out in time so I have been sitting on it for an entire YEAR! Can you image how hard that has been for me! But, today I finally get to press the magic publish button.

Wholegrain Turkey Stuffing Muffins make a healthy leftover recipe that is easy and freezer friendly. Served with a dollop of cranberry sauce, the little muffins are a healthy finger food the entire family can enjoy. They make healthy appetizers too! #leftovers #holidayrecipes #turkeyrecipes #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #christmasrecipesThe idea of these little muffins just makes me so happy, they are perfectly loaded with the goodness of veggies, turkey and stuffing and they just say Christmas dinner to me in every single way. They are also the perfect finger food for your baby led weaning friendly Christmas dinner and I guarantee you everyone will be eating them from babies to Grandads and Granny’s.

This recipe turned out to be so brilliant that I made these muffins again the following week and again last week and they are all devoured! The best thing about these muffins is the kids LOVED them especially Oscar.

Make ahead and Freeze – Easy Christmas

Because I was recipe testing, I bought some free-range turkey breasts which I cut into cubes, covered with tin foil and roasted for about 30 minutes until it was cooked. This is super handy if you want to make these muffins ahead of time and pack up your freezer with some healthy Christmas baby led weaning recipes. It is always great to be able to reach in and grab something nutritious for those busy days…like Christmas day.

Wholegrain Turkey Stuffing Muffins make a healthy leftover recipe that is easy and freezer friendly. Served with a dollop of cranberry sauce, the little muffins are a healthy finger food the entire family can enjoy. They make healthy appetizers too! #leftovers #holidayrecipes #turkeyrecipes #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #christmasrecipes

Leftover Turkey Recipe (a reason to buy a bigger turkey)

These muffins are the perfect reason to buy a bigger turkey and the nicest leftover turkey recipe you are ever going to try (challenge on!).

This recipe is hefty; it makes 12 regular (24 mini) sized muffins, so gather your whole family ‘round for a savory, delicious holiday meal…again! Obviously, you want to use your leftover turkey and don’t let one morsel go to waste!  The dark turkey meat is also better for your baby as it has more vitamin and mineral content than white meat.

All of the ingredients in this leftover turkey recipe are inexpensive and easily available. No crazy produce that you won’t know where to find, and it’s all available in-store.

Christmas Value

Christmas is a really expensive time! I have three children – 16, 11 and 4 so I know money can start to feel really tight when you have to buy presents for a teenager, tweenie and a toddler. I don’t know how my parents did it with five children! Honestly?

I think food at Christmas should look amazing, taste delicious be super easy to make but most importantly it should be good value. I have partnered with Dunnes Stores this year and I am determined to make your Christmas easy and affordable.

All of the ingredients on your Christmas shopping list can be purchased in your local Dunnes Stores AND you get €10 off every €50 you spend too!

Wholegrain Turkey Stuffing Muffins make a healthy leftover recipe that is easy and freezer friendly. Served with a dollop of cranberry sauce, the little muffins are a healthy finger food the entire family can enjoy. They make healthy appetizers too! #leftovers #holidayrecipes #turkeyrecipes #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #christmasrecipes

Baby Led Weaning Christmas Recipes

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing tonnes of new Christmas inspired recipes. In the meantime, here are some of my favourites that you should definitely check out!

Cauliflower and Garlic Mash, Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Reindeer Lollipops, Christmas Gingerbread Mini Loaves, Christmas After Eights – Wafer Thin Mints.

We are making a huge effort to better ourselves here at Baby Led Feeding, so if you try this recipe, let us know how it goes! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #babyledfeeding on Instagram or Facebook.

Aileen & Oscar xoxox

Wholegrain Turkey Stuffing Muffins make a healthy leftover recipe that is easy and freezer friendly. Served with a dollop of cranberry sauce, the little muffins are a healthy finger food the entire family can enjoy. They make healthy appetizers too! #leftovers #holidayrecipes #turkeyrecipes #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #christmasrecipes

      • PREP TIME
      • 15 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • 25 minutes
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 35 minutes
      • SERVES
      • Makes 12 Large Muffins or 24 Mini Muffins

What goes in...

  • 200g (4 cups) wholegrain breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 4 sage leaves finely chopped
  • 1 large sprig rosemary leaves finely chopped
  • Small bunch parsley finely chopped
  • 80g (1/3 cup) melted butter
  • 300g (2 cups) cooked broccoli (steam until al-dente then chop finely)
  • 320g (2 1/2 cups) cooked turkey breast diced
  • Black pepper to season
  • 5 eggs
  • Cranberry sauce to serve

How to make it...

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Add all of the ingredients (except for the eggs) to a large bowl then mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until light and fluffy, then pour over the bread and veggie mixture.
  4. Stir well, then divide into a lightly oiled muffin tin.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes until the muffins are crispy on the top.
  6. Cool before serving.
  7. Serve with a dollop of cranberry sauce or just on their own.
  • HELPFUL TIP - Make ahead and FREEZE!

    They little muffins are perfect for the freezer! This means you can make them well ahead of time and have them on hand for a super easy and very relaxing Christmas. Just take one out of the freezer and defrost before serving. I like to warm them up in the oven for about 10-15 minutes until warmed through.

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