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broccoli tots on a sheet pan

Broccoli Tots

A healthy vegan side or main dish that kids and adults will love. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 155 kcal


  • 1 medium head broccoli, florets and about 1 inch of stem, chopped (about 2 or 2 1/4 cups)
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 tbsp egg replacer (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Neutral-flavored cooking spray (I used a canola oil spray)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 

  2. Put the broccoli in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse until completely and evenly chopped into fine pieces. 

  3. Add the chickpeas, and pulse again until evenly chopped. 

  4. In a small bowl, combine the egg replacer and water. Stir well. Add to the food processor, along with the salt, and pulse until the mixture forms a wet dough. 

  5. Spray a baking sheet (I used a half sheet) with cooking spray. Using a 1-1/2 tablespoon scoop, scoop out a level 1-1/2 tablespoons of the mixture into your hands. Form into a rectangle, almost like the shape of a chicken nugget. Place on the baking sheet, and repeat with the remaining broccoli mixture. This should make 16-18 tots. 

  6. Lightly spray the tops of the tots with cooking spray, and place in the oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, flip each tot, and place back in the oven for another 10 minutes until golden brown on each side. Remove and set aside to cool. Note, the tots will feel soft when they are very hot, but firm up as they cool. 

  7. Serve alone, or with the condiment of your choice. 

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes 4 side dish servings, or 2 main dish servings. 

As a side dish, each serving has 6.3 g fiber, and 7.5 g protein. 

If you prefer to use an egg rather than egg replacer, substitute 1 large or extra-large egg for the egg replacer and water.