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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.


  • 1½ lbs. yams
  • ¾ cups low-sodium canned garbanzo beans, not drained
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. white pepper
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  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. Purée 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 analysis per serving: Calories 165; Total Fat 5g (6% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 295mg (13% DV); Total Carbohydrate 27g (10% DV); Dietary Fiber 5g (18% DV); Total Sugars 6g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 3g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 10% DV; Vitamin A 90% DV; Manganese 25% DV; Vitamin B6 25% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/tasty-sweet-tots/
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