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Tasty Sweet Tots

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  • Servings:

    6 (149 g) as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    10 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    25 minutes


Tater tots are beloved by kids...and many grown-ups, let's be honest. This version combines yams with beans and uses baking to produce a more nutritious variation that's more flavorful than the regular potato version.Tip: Yams and sweet potatoes are not quite the same, but if you can't find yams, sweet potatoes are a suitable substitute.
1 1/2 lbs. yams
3/4 cups low-sodium canned garbanzo beans, not drained
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Tasty Sweet Tots


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Pierce yams with a fork and roast until tender (45-50 minutes). Let rest until cool enough to handle (10-15 minutes). Cut in half, push flesh from skins, and shred with a fork.
3. Puree garbanzo beans in their liquid until smooth.
4. Gently combine all ingredients.
5. Spray a sheet pan with non-stick spray. Spoon mixture onto the pans in 1" balls.
6. Bake until golden brown (10-12 minutes).


Nutritional Facts
Servings 6 (149 g)
Base Nutrients
Calories 166 kcal (8%)
Calories from Fat 47 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 5 g (8%)
Saturated Fat 1 g (4%)
Cholesterol 0 mg (0%)
Sodium 340 mg (14%)
Total Carbohydrates 27 g (9%)
Dietary Fiber 5 g (20%)
Protein 3 g (6%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C 3 mg (3%)
Calcium 48 mg (4%)
Iron 1 mg (6%)