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Baby Finger Food - Apple Turkey Loaf or Sticks

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“I found this recipe on and I am posting it for safe keeping. It is recommended for babies that are 6 months and older, but they also advise speaking to your pediatrician before starting your baby on solids. Also, remember to follow the RULE OF FOUR (wait 4 days after introducing new foods) and make sure your baby has had no allergic reactions to any of the foods in this recipe before serving it!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 eggs or 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 12 cup carrot, pureed (baby food works well)
  • 14 cup applesauce
  • 14 cup wheat bran (unprocessed and natural) or 14 cup oat bran (unprocessed and natural)
  • 14 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 pinch basil
  • 1 pinch garlic powder


  1. Place ground turkey in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the egg/yolk, carrots, applesauce, spices, bread crumbs and bran.
  3. Mix well - If this mixture appears too dry, add more carrots or applesauce. If this mixture appears too wet, add more bran and/or bread crumbs.
  4. Place mix into a lightly oiled (olive oil) loaf pan and bake at 350F for approximately 45 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  5. **You may wish to cover with foil to prevent the top from burning.
  6. When finished baking and cooled, remove loaf from pan and slice as you would for bread.
  7. Break into small bits for finger feeding or mash or chop gently for younger babies.
  8. This recipe may also be made into "Turkey Sticks" for Toddlers and older babies who are able to handle more textured/chunky finger foods.

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