Sweet Potato Biscuits

Before this recipe I had never made biscuits before.  Can you believe that?
Why not I wonder?!  They’re sooooo yummy!
This is a really nice recipe with really buttery and rich flavours!
And I love the addition of sweet potato, adding a little sweetness and extra nutrition!
These were so easy to make, and after I made them, I realized how much I love biscuits!
I see more of them, with lots of flavours, in my future!

Sweet Potato Biscuits
 
Serves: Makes 8 biscuits.
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 6 tbsp chilled butter, cut into pieces
  • ¾ cup sweet potato puree
  • ⅓ cup buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  2. Using a pastry cutter, cut in the chilled butter, until it looks like coarse meal, with some pea sized butter pieces remaining.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the sweet potato puree and buttermilk.
  4. Then add the sweet potato/buttermilk mixture to the flour.
  5. Stir with a fork, but don't over mix.
  6. Then turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and knead into a ball. It is supposed to be lumpy - that's what makes them so buttery and crumbly!
  7. Then flatten the ball into a disc shape, about 1 inch thick. The disc should be big enough to get 8 biscuits cut out of it.
  8. Using a biscuit cutter or some other circle shape (like a cup), cut out 8 biscuits. Make sure to use all the dough.
  9. In a preheated 425 degree oven, bake for 20-25 minutes, rotating the pan half way through baking.

Recipe from Rhubarb & Honey

Tips!
  • I bet you could use pumpkin or butternut squash puree with this recipe too.

Serve them up with some hearty soups!

Enjoy!
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16 Comments

  • Reply Tara April 30, 2012 at 2:45 PM I love pumpkin. This is a definite must try!
  • Reply Lyndsay Wells April 30, 2012 at 4:55 PM Johanna, I love sweet potato biscuits :-) You should try these as a topper on chili sometime. I do a turkey chili with a sweet potato cornbread crust that is to die for! Gorgeous photo as always.
  • Reply Anonymous May 1, 2012 at 12:37 AM These sound great - I see them in our near future as I have a couple of sweet potatoes kicking around.
    If you like, I'll send you my apple scones recipe (actually my friend Jeanette's recipe) Like these, they're not too sweet, and have that bit of extra nutrition courtesy of the apples.

    Just reading your last post, and like you I love pansies - thank goodness for panises in this unforgiving Zone 3 part of the world!!
    Caroline, Calgary
    • Reply A Pretty Life in the Suburbs May 1, 2012 at 2:41 AM Yum! I'd love an apple scones recipe - thank you so much! Anything with apple is loved in our house!
      And aren't pansies the best! The best flower - they are hardy, gorgeous and smell so pretty!
      P.S. I love to know that Calgarians read my blog!!
      Jo-Anna
  • Reply Ali Richardson May 1, 2012 at 3:05 AM YUM!! I love me some carbs so this is right up my alley :)
  • Reply acca May 1, 2012 at 4:10 AM I love sweet potato but never have them in biscuit. I love making biscuit but they come in savory taste because I like savory than sweet one. So, how is the taste of sweet potato biscuit? As you mentioned they come in slightly sweet I drop this biscuit to the sweets. Have you ever tried to make them savory? Just need your opinion this case :)
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    • Reply A Pretty Life in the Suburbs May 9, 2012 at 3:13 AM Hi! I wouldn't call these a sweet biscuit like one you would eat as a dessert or with tea. It pairs well with flavourful dinners like stews and soups! It's not really savoury, or sweet.
      Jo-Anna
  • Reply Carrie Burrill May 1, 2012 at 7:55 PM I made Sweet potato biscuits at Thanksgiving and my husband has requested them several times since. I can't find where I found the recipe I used... guess I have a new one to try now!
  • Reply Stephanie @ henry happened May 2, 2012 at 1:30 AM Oh yum - love this "hidden" veggie - homemade biscuits are the bomb!
  • Reply hardydanielle May 3, 2012 at 12:48 AM Okay those look delicious! mm they just scream moist and buttery :) I love biscuits and this is officially added to my must bake list!
  • Reply bibbitybob May 4, 2012 at 12:15 PM Wow, those sound fab!
  • Reply Maureen | Orgasmic Chef October 25, 2012 at 1:22 AM I love these biscuits. I've had pumpkin biscuits but never sweet potato. These look yummy.
  • Reply Fabulous Food Ideas for Thanksgiving August 14, 2013 at 5:05 PM […] like for your holidays! 1.  Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, 2.  Wild Rice Apple Stuffing, 3.  Sweet Potato Biscuits, 4.  Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal, 5.  Caramel Apple Cake, 6.  Pumpkin Spice Loaf 7.  Turkey […]
  • Reply Angie Roos October 13, 2013 at 8:19 PM Hi Jo-Anna! I made these last night using pumpkin puree and they were excellent served with black bean chili. They were a total hit with my kids too, I am always happy to get a little extra veg into them. Thanks!
  • Reply Deborah October 13, 2016 at 1:38 PM Are you sure the oven temp and time is right? I made these but after 12 minutes at 425 I noticed the oven smoking and the bottoms were burned. I was still able to salvage them and cut the burned bottoms off of the 8 biscuits and they tasted very good.
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