Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

88 Reviews 10 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
Recipe by  POOTER301

“This recipe makes a wonderfully light and fluffy biscuit. A great way to use up those leftover mashed sweet potatoes. Makes a delicious sandwich with a slice ham, or simply topped with butter.”

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Original recipe yields 8 biscuits



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in the shortening until pieces of shortening are pea-sized or smaller. Mix in the sweet potatoes, and enough of the milk to make a soft dough.
  3. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and roll or pat out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into circles using a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass. Place biscuits 1 inch apart onto a greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

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This was a good recipe. The first time I tried it, the biscuits came out dry. So this time, I doubled the butter (which is what i used instead of shortening), added an extra teaspoon of baking powder, I also eyed my milk as the recipe suggested only adding enough to make it into a ball. I also left my sweet potatoes a little undone so i had little flecks of sweet potatoe pieces cooked nicely in the biscuits and cooked them a little slower on 375 instead of 400. they came out very nice and tender. yummy



I'm giving these biscuits 5 stars because I thought the flavor was great. I also had 3 other approvals. For some reason they didn't rise very much, maybe I didn't bake them quite long enough. I used 2 med. sized yams (or sweet potatoes) and microwaved them until they were soft. Let them cool a bit and then dug out the potato. I added 1 Tbs. of brown sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon to the dry ingredients. I also used real butter in place of the shortening. Next time I'll try with whole wheat flour. Used honey, cinnamon butter on top. Served with beef stew and rice.

NICU Mommy

NICU Mommy

YUM! Make these! I made mine drop biscuits so I didn't have to make a mess on my countertop and they turned out great. Served them with cinnamon honey butter. FYI 3/4c is about two small sweet potatoes.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 118 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs
  • 19.2 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 447 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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