Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

If you have a leftover sweet potato and like biscuits you have to try these! I never, like ever, make biscuits. I think the last time I made them from scratch was when I was a kid and we would make them for dinner sometimes.

You don’t even taste the sweet potato but it adds a beautiful color and moistness to the biscuits!

Sweet Potato Biscuits

  • 3/4 cup mashed sweet potatoes (1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes), baked and chilled in the fridge
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting if needed
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes

Method

  • Preheat oven to 425º F. Mix the sweet potato purée with the buttermilk and honey. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and the salt, stirring to mix. Add the butter. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour until crumbly. Incorporate the sweet potato mixture until a soft dough is formed.
  • Form the dough into balls with your hands using a little flour if sticky. Place in a lightly greased baking pan and press down gently to flatten a little.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until tops are just turning a golden brown along the edges. Remove from oven. Serve warm with extra butter and honey, if desired.
  • Makes 12-14 biscuits.

Recipe Slightly adapted from Food For My Family

 

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2 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Biscuits

  1. These look fab, I’ve never had these type of biscuits before. I’m in the UK and biscuits to us are like cookies but not as soft. I’ve heard about them though and really looking forward to trying them. Great use for left over sweet potato too.

    • ElissaM says:

      I have never tried the type of biscuits that you have in the UK, maybe you can share a recipe with me! Let me know if you try my sweet potato biscuits :)

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