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Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Tots

Crispy air fryer sweet potato tots are made with only five ingredients and just a touch of spray oil. They can be made ahead and frozen, then go directly into the air fryer from frozen for an easy, kid-approved snack or side dish. Recipe includes directions for making these sweet potato tots in the oven as well.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 25
Calories: 26kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sweet potato puree
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs or regular breadcrumbs
  • Spray oil

Instructions

  • Heat your air fryer to 390°F/ 200°C.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients.
  • Form into 1 tablespoon tots (a cookie scoop helps) and arrange on 1-2 plates.
  • Spray with spray oil, and move the tots around to coat the bottoms with oil as well.
  • Carefully arrange tots on the air fryer basket so there is space between them. You will need to cook in 2-3 batches.
  • Cook for 6-7 minutes, and carefully flip them over. If the tots feel very soft and mushy when you turn them, leave them for a few more minutes.
  • Cook for 5-7 more minutes, until both sides are crispy but not burned.
  • Serve immediately with guacamole, ketchup or chipotle mayo

To prep ahead and freeze

  • Form tots and arrange on a baking sheet. Freeze for several hours until tots are frozen through, then transfer to a large freezer bag and remove as much air as possible.
  • To cook from frozen: heat air fryer to 390°F/ 200°C. 
  • Spray frozen tots with spray oil, making sure to coat all sides.
  • Carefully arrange tots on the air fryer basket so there is space between them. Cook for 9-10 minutes, and carefully flip them over. If the tots feel very soft and mushy when you turn them, leave them for a few more minutes.
  • Cook for approximately 5 more minutes, until both sides are crispy but not burned.
  • Serve immediately with guacamole, ketchup or chipotle mayo.

To bake in the oven (for frozen or thawed tots)

  • Spray baking pan with oil and arrange tots. Spray tots with oil.
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 425°F.
  • Broil for 3-5 minutes to get them crispy. Make sure not to use parchment paper under the broiler.
  • Allow to cool slightly before removing from baking sheet as they may stick when still hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tot | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 32mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g