Sweet Potato Biscuits

sweet-potatoes-knife-transRecipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys

1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato (see Cook’s note)
6 tablespoons melted butter, divided
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
Pinch salt
1/4 cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  • In a large bowl, mix mashed sweet potato with 4 tablespoons of melted butter. In another bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Pour the dry ingredients over the sweet potatoes and with a spoon or spatula, mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Add milk to the sweet potato mixture and mix until a soft dough forms.
  • Roll dough out into a 3/4-inch thick rectangle.
  • Using a 2 1/2-inch round biscuit cutter, cut out 10 biscuits.
  • Brush biscuits with remaining melted butter and place on lightly oiled baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven until biscuits begin to brown, about 20 minutes.

Makes 10 biscuits. Prep time, 10 minutes; cook time, 20 minutes.

Cook’s note: To mash sweet potatoes for this recipe, scrub and peel sweet potatoes and cut into large, evenly sized chunks. Either steam or boil until fork-tender (15–25 minutes depending on size of chunks and cooking method). Puree in a food processor or hand-mash using a potato-ricer.

Share this post

Magazine Search

Sign up for our monthly newsletter


Recent Recipes articles:

August 11, 2015
July 13, 2015
Adapted from allrecipes.com
June 24, 2015
April 27, 2015
March 24, 2015
February 24, 2015
January 27, 2015

More recent articles:

Flu prevention starts with three simple words: Wash your hands.
October 6, 2015
How to turn out a gourmet meal without leaving your desk
September 23, 2015
Delicious figs bring summer’s sweetness to fall
September 20, 2015
How farming became a second career for the owners of Bear Track Farm
September 18, 2015
Grantee farms progress on solar, soil, and pleasing pollinators
September 9, 2015
Grantee farms progress on solar, soil, and pleasing pollinators
September 9, 2015
Why your workplace needs a professional organizer
August 31, 2015
Getting ready for the marathon should be half the fun
August 25, 2015
Simple lunch solutions for office kitchens
August 25, 2015

About Us

The FruitGuys Magazine is your source for workplace culture, trends, and healthy living. Previously known as The FruitGuys Almanac, the Magazine began in 2007. Editors and contributors include nationally known journalists and food writers. Submissions and suggestions can be sent to the editor.