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Breakfast meatballs with lean ground beef and granny smith apples
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5 from 5 votes

Breakfast Meatballs for Baby Led Weaning

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 20 meatballs


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef (93/7)
  • 1 small Granny Smith Apple, peeled and grated (about 1/2 cup)*
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1-2 Tbsp pure maple syrup (would recommend 1 or omit for baby led weaning)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Form into 1 1/2-inch meatballs (about the size of a golf ball) and arrange evenly on the prepared baking sheet. You should have about 20 meatballs.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until the meatballs have cooked through and read 165 on a thermometer.
  • Serve warm! Ideal side dishes could be any of the following: eggs, sweet potatoes, fruit or avocado slices!


*If using a grater with multiple sizes, choose the side with larger holes.