Cauliflower Tater Tots

Cauliflower Tater Tots

This recipe came about pretty unexpectedly, but I honestly think these are some of the best things I have made yet! I made these because we had a cauliflower sitting in our refrigerator and it was right on the edge of going bad so I knew I had to make it soon. I usually just make cauliflower fried rice, which I love but I wanted to add something different to the mix.  Also, sometimes a whole cauliflower makes so much fried rice it never gets eaten!

 

So I was searching on Pinterest looking for inspiration for my recipe and finally came across an idea, cauliflower tater tots, now I just  have to make it my own! Many of the recipes called for cheese, which you can TOTALLY add but I have been trying to cut down on my dairy intake so I decided to eliminate the cheese and go with nutritional yeast.  Nutritional yeast kind of has a cheesy, nutty flavor so often times its used by vegans as a cheese substitute.  It is also high in protein and is usually fortified with B vitamins, which makes it another good option for vegans!

 

Another unique thing about my Cauliflower tater tots is that I did not use breadcrumbs, instead I ground up some oats in the food processor, which worked really well to help hold the whole mixture together!

I really was shocked at how good this recipe came out! I now have a good, healthy substitution for french fries, now I just have to make sure I have these handy at all times!

 

Serves 5 Balls

Cauliflower Tater Tots

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 Cups of Cauliflower (blended in the food processor)
  • 1 1/2 cups of oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast (or cheese if you're looking for more flavor)
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • a couple dashes of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Pulse the cauliflower in the food processor, separate 3 cups and add to a bowl.
  3. Pulse the oats in the food processor, add them to the cauliflower.
  4. Put the remaining ingredients in the cauliflower and oats bowl, mix well.
  5. Roll into about 2 tablespoon size balls and place on the cookie sheet.
  6. Spray cooking spray on top of the balls, put them in the oven and cook until golden brown, about 20 minutes!
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