Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots

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Healthy baked sweet potato tater tots that are soft, crispy, and super easy to make! This nutritious and savory side dish is the perfect lighter version of classic tots and great as an appetizer. Pair with some ketchup or serve as a brunch, breakfast, or dinner addition!

The Best Ever Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Tots

Oh boy, the recipe for the best ever healthier tater tots is here! Air-fried or bake, not fried, and made with sweet potatos not white potatos, these tots are not only nutritious but super tasty. I simply cannot get enough of them. Think savory, soft pillows with the perfect outer crisp.

One of the best things about this easy recipe, besides the flavor, of course, is the fact that these tots only require six ingredients! Forget about buying endless things at the store, or caving to pre-made frozen tots with endless, unrecognizable ingredients. I’m telling you, make these best ever homemade tater tots and you’ll be sure to impress your family!

I know I’ll be enjoying these all year long; plus they are just perfect for as an appetizer, side dish, and game-day snack! These soft and crisp tots are fun, delicious, and baked to perfection.

How I Made These Sweet Potato Tots Healthier:

These savory and healthy tater tots are light, crisp, and sure to be your go to side dish. Here are three ways that I made these vegan sweet potato tots more nutritious and health-friendly without taking away from the taste!

  1. Used sweet potato rather than white potatoes for more fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients
  2. Baked these tots, not fried in oil
  3. Used coconut flour, not all-purpose flour, making this recipe paleo and gluten-free!

Ingredients in Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots

You’ll only need a few, simple ingredients to get this easy recipe going! I am all about simplicity and ease, so don’t worry, you won’t need to go to the supermarket and buy a lot of expensive ingredients and spices. You probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry already. For this easy paleo side dish recipe, you’ll need salt, garlic powder, coconut flour, and of course, sweet potatoes!

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Coconut Flour
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

Easy Ingredient Substitutions for Healthy Tater Tots

You guys probably know by now that I love simple and easy recipes! If you don’t love every ingredient in this one, I am here to help you out with a list of the very best substitutions!

Coconut Flour: I recommend substituting with almond flour or gluten-free flour in a 1:3 ratio (meaning 3 TBS of almond flour or all-purpose for 1 TBS of coconut flour).

Sweet Potato: I used classic Jewel Sweet Potato, but any type from Japanese to Garnet should work!

crispy sweet potato tater tots

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What You’ll Need to Make Paleo Sweet Potato Tots

For this easy gluten-free recipe, you’ll only need a couple of kitchen tools making the clean up super easy! You’ll need a pot to cook the potatoes and a box grater.

  • Peeler
  • Baking tray
  • One-pot
  • Box grater
  • Oven or Air-Frier
  • Measuring cups: 1/2 tsp and 1 tsp.

How to Make the Best Ever Healthy Sweet Potato Tater Tots

My favorite thing about this simple and easy tater tots recipe (besides the taste of course) is how easy they are to make! This recipe is the absolute perfect addition to any meal; plus, these tots are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and paleo!

First, preheat your oven to 400F and line and grease a baking sheet with parchment paper and non-stick spray.

Next, bring water to a boil in a medium-size pot and carefully peel your sweet potatoes. Once water is boiling, cook them for 12-14 mins. They should be fork-tender but slightly firm (do not overcook)! Once ready, drain and cool.

Next, once potatoes are cool to touch, grate on a box grater. Make sure to season with salt and then let sit for 5 minutes to draw out any extra moisture. Now, firmly press the sweet potato mixture between two layers of paper towel to remove the extra moisture.

Now, add it to a large mixing bowl with the coconut flour, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Mix until fully combined and form it into “tots” about 1 inch in size.

To Bake: Evenly space across lined baking sheet. Drizzle (or spray) tots with olive oil. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes. If you want them extra crispy, leave them in longer.

To Air-Fry: Evenly space the tots in the basket. Drizzle (or spray) tots with olive oil. Air-fry at 400F for 8-10 minutes.

Serve your tots warm with ketchup for dipping (optional) and enjoy!

How to Store Extra Gluten-Free Tater Tots

Make extra? No worries, save extras in a sealed airtight container in the fridge. You can save any extras for up to 5 days and reheat in the Air-Frier, toaster oven, or microwave!

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Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots


  • Author: Tati Chermayeff
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 30 tots 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Healthy baked sweet potato tater tots that are soft, crispy, and super easy to make! This nutritious and savory side dish is the perfect lighter version of classic tots and great as an appetizer. Pair with some ketchup or serve as a brunch, breakfast, or dinner addition!


Ingredients

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  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt, more to taste
  • 1 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, more to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line and grease baking sheet with parchment paper and olive oil spray.
  2. Bring water to boil in medium-size pot. Peel sweet potatoes and cook for 12-14 mins. Should be fork-tender but slightly firm (do not overcook). Drain and cool.
  3. Once potatoes are cool to touch, grate on a box grater. Season with salt and let sit for 5 minutes to draw out moisture.
  4. IMPORTANT: Once ready, firmly press sweet potato mixture between two layers of paper towel to remove extra moisture.
  5. Add to large mixing bowl with coconut flour, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper.
  6. Form 25 – 30 “tots” about 1 inch in size.
  7. To Bake: Evenly space across lined baking sheet. Drizzle (or spray) tots with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. To Air-Fry: Evenly space in the basket. Drizzle (or spray) tots with olive oil. Air-fry at 400F for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Serve warm with ketchup for dipping (optional) and enjoy!

Notes

If using small sweet potatoes, use 4 and only boil for 8-10 minutes.

Coconut flour can be substituted for 2 – 3 Tablespoons of almond flour or all-purpose flour.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: healthy side dish, healthy appetizer, appetizer, gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free, grain-free, vegan, plant-based, tater tots, sweet potato, sweet potato tater tots, baked tater tots, coconut flour, healthy tater tots, gluten free appetizer, vegan appetizer, game day snack

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8 Comments
  • Kelsy
    Posted at 18:50h, 07 January Reply

    Can u use butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes?

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 19:11h, 07 January Reply

      Hi Kelsy! I have not tried it with butternut squash, but it should work the same!

  • Jill C
    Posted at 21:01h, 02 February Reply

    so yummy!!!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 14:22h, 03 February Reply

      YAY! This makes me so happy! So glad that you liked them!!

  • Halls Weller
    Posted at 08:57h, 06 February Reply

    I am OBSESSED!!! so fun and so tasty.

  • Hannah Key
    Posted at 12:41h, 07 February Reply

    Such a fun recipe! Made them yesterday for dinner side dish and will be making again for the Super Bowl.

  • saskia Chermayeff
    Posted at 10:17h, 15 June Reply

    made as a perfect add-on to my salad!!! delicious!

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