Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe


Sweet Potato Biscuits are a winner and I know you and your family will like them!

Sweet potatoes add a natural sugar to the biscuits plus give a beautiful golden color.  These sweet potato biscuits are absolutely delicious served warm straight from the oven.  How about serving these biscuits for Thanksgiving dinner?  Your family will be surprised and delighted!


Sweet Potato Biscuits




Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe
Servings: 10 biscuits
  • 1 medium-size sweet potato (approximately 1 pound)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup (firmly-packed) brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 2/3 to 1 cup buttermilk
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Pierce sweet potato in several places.  Bake potato until very tender, approximately 1 hour.  Remove from oven.  Cut potato in half and cool slightly.  Scoop flesh from potato into small bowl and cool completely.

  3. Place 1 cup baked and cooled sweet potato flesh into a large bowl.  Add butter and brown sugar; beat until smooth; set aside.

  4. Sift flour, baking powder, salt,baking soda, and cinnamon into a medium bowl.  Mix dry ingredients into sweet potato mixture, alternately with buttermilk in three (3) additions, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.

  5. Transfer dough to a generously floured surface. Roll to 3/4-inch thickness.  Using a 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter, cut out biscuits; place on an ungreased baking sheet.  Gather scraps into ball; reroll and cut.

  6. NOTE: If you need to hold the uncooked biscuits, the cut dough rounds can be refrigerated for up to 1 hour.

  7. Bake biscuits until golden and puffed, approximately 20 to 25 minutes.  Remove from oven and transfer from baking sheet to cooling rack and cool slightly.

  8. Serve biscuits warm or at room temperature.

  9. Makes 10 to 12 biscuits.


Additional Biscuit Recipes:

Perfect Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
Herb and Cheese Biscuits
Sourdough Biscuits
Maple Bacon Biscuits
Mom’s Biscuits and Gravy


Source:  This recipe is courtesy of Steve Donner of Gail’s Recipe Swap.

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