Tasty Tots

Tasty Tots

Courtesy of Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbook for Homes 6 Servings • 30 Min. Prep Time • 35 Min. Cook Time • 40 Min. Chill Time


5 c. fresh sweet potatoes, peeled, coarsely shredded
2 1/3 c. canned low-sodium garbanzo beans (chickpeas), with liquid
1/2 c. fresh green onions, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Place shredded potatoes on a large baking pan sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until slightly tender. Do not overcook.

3. Increase oven temperature to 400°F.

4. In a food processor or blender, purée garbanzo beans, including the liquid, until smooth.

5. In a medium mixing bowl, combine shredded sweet potatoes, puréed garbanzo beans, green onions, vegetable oil, salt, garlic, pepper, onion powder, and cinnamon. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 40-45 minutes to make tots easier to form.

6. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, roll 36 tots. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheet. Lightly flatten the tops of the tots with a spoon or a fork. Bake at 400°F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown. Serve hot.

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Calories: 172; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Total Carbs: 28g; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 4g; Sodium: 377mg;