Baked cinnamon sugar sweet potato tots

Crispy, tender, and loaded with a sweet cinnamon flavour, these baked sweet potato tots make a perfect gluten-free and vegan snack!

I’m pretty sure I didn’t have my first taste of sweet potatoes until I started reading blogs back in 2010. Easy moist banana bread I grew up eating plenty of regular potatoes since my family is European and they were one of the few veggies I would actually eat as a child, but sweet potatoes were an oddity to me back in those days. 4 banana bread recipe Along with avocado, coconut, almond butter, quinoa, hummus, and 90% of the other things I now eat.

In fact, my diet underwent such a dramatic shift over the years that the old me wouldn’t even recognize the new me… and she’d probably turn her nose up at my current food choices as well.

Easy quick banana bread But that’s probably a good thing considering I went through a pretty long phase where my idea of a quality meal involved blue boxes and golden arches. How to make banana bread from scratch Mmm hmm. Banana bread best recipe You know of what I speak. Banana bread recipe 2 bananas But I digress!

I honestly couldn’t tell you what my first experience with them was like ( meaning I didn’t exactly have a Herbal Essences moment), but it must have been a good one considering I’ve kept them around to this very day.

The only thing is that I usually eat my sweet potatoes sweet. How to make banana bread moist Like with maple syrup. Best banana nut bread And cinnamon. Classic banana bread recipe Usually a little bit almond butter thrown in there as well. Healthy banana nut bread I’ve never had the opportunity to try one of those sweet potato casseroles that are topped with toasted marshmallows, but I have a feeling I’d enjoy those as well. Yummy banana bread recipe I mean, I may have walked away from the blue boxes and golden arches, but the sweet tooth in me will never die. Simple banana nut bread Ever. Which is why it’s no surprise that I’d toss cinnamon and sugar into some tater tots…

I don’t really want to talk about this recipe and the huge headache that it gave me, but we’re going to anyways. Oatmeal banana bread Just for you.

The texture was the problem. Bread banana I couldn’t get them to come out the way I wanted them to, and all my batches turned out either too crumbly or too wet. Banana bread recipe simple Sorry for the mental image — I had to go there.

The secret was a few spoonfuls of coconut flour — a magic little ingredient that solves all of life’s problems. Banana bread moist recipe Okay, not really. Simply recipes banana bread But it solved this one. Banana bread best Not only did it soak up the extra moisture and help these tots firm up, but it also added a subtle coconut flavour that pairs beautifully with the sweet potato and cinnamon.

I was originally going to use breadcrumbs in the coating, but decided to swap it out with almond meal for no other reason than the fact that I like to experiment and I wanted to see what I would end up with.

The result is a gluten-free sweet potato tot that’s tender on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. The more dominant cinnamon flavour is accented perfectly by the subtler flavours of coconut and almond, with a slight touch of caramel from the coconut sugar. Blueberry banana bread Can you tell I spent a lot of time with these tots? Mmm hmm. But basically, they’re sweet and cinnamony pillows of sweet potato goodness, and they may just be my newest obsession. Hope you love them too!

• Bring a medium-sized pot of water to a boil. Easy recipe banana bread Add cubed sweet potatoes and boil for 15 minutes, until soft. Best easy banana bread recipe Drain well and shake off any excess water.

• Use a fork or potato masher to mash the sweet potatoes until no chunks remain. Quick easy banana bread Add coconut flour and cinnamon, mixing well to ensure it is fully incorporated. Chocolate chip banana bread recipe Set aside.*

• In a small bowl, prepare coating by combining almond meal, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Banana bread healthy Set aside.

• Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

• Use a tablespoon to scoop out sweet potato mash and roll it between your hands to create a small cylindrical shape.** Transfer to the bowl that contains the coating, and roll it around to ensure that it’s evenly coated, pressing gently. Sugarless banana bread Transfer to baking sheet and repeat with remaining mash.

• Bake for 30-40 minutes, rotating at the halfway mark, until coating begins to turn golden brown and desired level of crispness is reached.

* This can be done ahead of time and stored in the fridge until needed. Banana bread simple Mine came out to a little less than 1 1/2 cups mashed.

** You can really make them any shape you want, just make sure they’re all uniform in size to ensure that they cook evenly.

I usually prefer my sweet potatoes sweet too but, then again, I hadn’t had them in tot form -like these! In fact, I am thinking I would love these way more than the savory sweet potato pancakes I make occasionally. Super moist banana bread Genius to add almond meal instead of bread crumbs – and you sure are right – coconut flour has magical extra-liquid-sopping-up-properties indeed!

What would happen if I put green food dye in the boiling water? If I’m lucky, the sweet pot’s would turn green and I would have a fun St. Recipe of banana bread Patty’s Day treat!

Do you think I can sub the almond meal with oat flour or more coconut flour? I think my son would love these, as would I! I know I pinned sweet potato tot recipes before but never made them yet they look super easy and I love the sweet aspect to this! As a kid, I was crazy picky (but liked sweet potatoes), I wouldn’t touch avocado until was like 30, and it’s one of my favorite foods that I eat daily.

Ok, I couldn’t live without sweet potatoes (I prefer them savory now), but as a child (even a child from the South), I wouldn’t touch them. I need a recipe for banana bread Sweet potato casserole was my first taste of them…and that was only after my mom convinced me it was dessert (with all the sugar and butter, it practically was!). 3 banana bread recipe After that, my grandma’s sweet potato casserole became my favorite part of Thanksgiving. Low fat banana bread recipe My mom makes the recipe every year, but it’s just not the same. Banana bread loaf recipe I still <3 it, though!

I can always count on you to make my mouth water and my tummy growl! These look to die for! Who wouldn’t love these babies!?

I switch between savory and sweet when making sweet potatoes. Low calorie banana bread recipe I kind of like a combo of both! I heart them so much!

When I was a kid I wouldn’t eat cheese. Banana blueberry bread I can’t seem to get enough of it now. Yummy banana bread I also hated Oreos and I have no idea why…because If I have 1 oreo now, you can kiss the entire package goodbye!

dude, you are a genius. Simple banana nut bread recipe These look so good! I’ll take my sweet potatoes sweet or savoury – it’s all good to me.

And I’ve tried the marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole before and honestly, I wasn’t a fan. Small banana bread recipe Maybe if I actually ate it for dessert I’d like it, but it felt too weird to eat next to turkey, stuffing and green beans.

I never had sweet potatoes until more recently either. Easy recipe for banana nut bread Even when sweet potato fries became super popular I didn’t think I liked them. Banana nut bread easy recipe Boy was I wrong. How to make banana bread recipe Now I can’t get enough and this recipe looks just ridiculously delicious.

I keep going back and forth on sweet potato fries… probably because I have such an addiction to the regular ones! Then again, I’ve only ever made my own and have yet to experience the awesomeness that apparently is restaurant fries.

In 100% seriousness, if I could only eat one food again for the rest of my life, it would be sweet potatoes, hands down. Banana bread simply recipes And I would be happy about it. Bake banana bread I’ve never thought to actually add sweetness since I find them so freaking delicious already, but this looks like absolute magic!

Definitely going to make these when I am back home for spring break in a few weeks and can cook in my own kitchen! I hopped on the sweet potato train a few years ago, after being weary to give them a try, and am now obsessed! I like ’em both sweet and savory, but my favorite is probably just with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Easy banana bread recipes moist Although I did just buy a new jar of Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter, so that may have to happen soon. Extra moist banana bread As a child I used to turn up my nose at cottage cheese, but now I always have two tubs of the good stuff in my fridge and eat it everyday.

What an inspiration. Healthy banana nut bread recipe I love sweet potatoes but never thought of doing them like this.

Nice one Amanda. Easy banana bread recipe 2 bananas Kind of a little like potato croquettes but healthier by being baked in the oven and with a lovely cinnamon tasting crust.

I think you may have answered my food prayers with this one, Amanda….OH MY GOODNES, I can’t even….! I have one question, I suppose I could swap out the almond meal for whole wheat flour?…Just wanted your personal opinion. Tasty banana bread recipe I do think the coconut flour was a brilliant addition and I’m sure it only adds to the taste and texture!

Holy SMOKES, these tots are calling my name. Baking banana bread I can just imagine how tender, sweet, and fluffy these are! As much as this contradicts everything my taste buds live for, I actually like my sweet potatoes in savory dishes better. Easy way to make banana bread Roasted and put in a salad or burrito bowl. The best banana nut bread Or just straight up. 5 banana bread recipe But I do love them sweet too, and these tots would be the perfect way to have them so!

Oh my gosh, I love this post because I love sweet taters. Traditional banana bread recipe You absolutely must try Pioneer Woman’s Mashed Sweet Potato recipe – no marshmallows, but plenty of goodness. Light banana bread recipe Fancy-looking enough to take to a pitch in but super easy to make! (I cheat if I’m in a hurry and use microwavable sweet potatoes which also work well if necessary.) Enjoy!

I am typically a savory sweet potato girl, and yet for some reason, I love the entire idea behind these. Super easy banana bread I suspect it’s because the cinnamon sugar, one of my favorite sweet combos. All recipes banana bread I still occasionally use it on buttered toast. How to make banana bread easy It reminds me of my childhood.

Also, you’re giving me ideas for my acorn squash in the basement.

I LOVE sweet potatoes, but I didn’t discover that fact until last year!! I guess I used to think they looked disgusting, and so avoided them. Best banana bread ever recipe So sad….These tots sound amazing! I’ve got to try these next time I have sweet potatoes on hand!

I’m Amanda – health coach, recipe developer, food photographer, makeup junkie, oatmeal addict, and the author of Running with Spoons – a blog dedicated to healthy recipes and a lighthearted approach to life. Two banana bread recipe So sit back, grab a snack, and enjoy your stay! More About Amanda >

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