Sweet Potato Biscuits

Tender, slightly sweet homemade biscuits with the addition of mashed sweet potato. Serve warm or room temperature with butter and honey, or a humongous coating of confectioners sugar or cinnamon sugar!

Serve with honey.
Photo by Diane V.
Serve with honey.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Photo by Diane V.
Serve with honey.
Sweet Potato Biscuits

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup cooked, cooled, and mashed red sweet potato (I boiled 1 medium, unpeeled potato whole)

  • 1 1/2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 4

    tablespoons sugar

  • 4

    teaspoons baking powder

  • Scant 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    stick (1/4 c) unsalted butter, softened

  • 3 to 5

    tablespoons whole milk (depends on moisture of potatoes)

  • Melted butter, for brushing biscuits

  • Cinnamon sugar, for topping

  • Confectioners sugar, for topping

  • Honey, for serving

Directions

Prepare a floured work surface. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease with butter or cooking spray. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a small bowl, stir together the mashed sweet potato and the softened butter until well combined. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Gently stir in the sweet potato mixture just until combined, adding 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until the dough comes together (I used 5 tablespoons.) Turn the dough out onto the floured work surface and turn dough over itself 4-5 times, then pat out to a 3/4" thickness, using more flour as needed to keep it from sticking. Cut biscuits out with a 2 1/2" round biscuit cutter. (I had to clean my cutter off with some flour after each biscuit was cut out.) Place biscuits on the paper lined baking sheet. Gently re-roll the scraps and cut out more biscuits. Bake until light golden brown and firm to the touch, 17 to 20 minutes. Lightly butter tops of warm biscuits. Serve warm with butter and honey, or sprinkle tops generously with cinnamon sugar or confectioners powdered sugar.

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