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Recipe: Tasty Tots

Tasty Tots

Indulge in this tasty tater tot alternative! In place of fried potatoes, Tasty Tots are made with sweet potatoes and chickpeas, making for a healthy snack or side that you and your kids will love!

Ingredients

5 cups Fresh sweet potatoes, peeled, coarsely shredded
2 1/3 cups canned low-sodium garbanzo beans (chickpeas), with liquid
1/2 cup Fresh green onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

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.