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Sweet Potato Biscuits

With a hint of sweetness and bits of sweet potato flavor it is a perfect biscuit to serve up with chili or soup. These biscuits are also wonderful slathered with honey butter.

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 level tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, chilled and cut into cubes
  • 1 cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed with fork
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  1. Combine dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Using a pastry blender cut in butter until pea size pieces.
  3. Combine mashed sweet potato and buttermilk. Add to flour mixture stirring just until combined. It will still be crumbly at this point.
  4. Turn mixture out on counter and knead lightly just until it all comes together in a ball.
  5. Pat out dough to desired thickness, approximately 3/4" thick.
  6. Cut into biscuits, I used a 3" round cookie cutter.
  7. Place biscuits on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Bake in a 400ยบ oven for 15 minutes. Best served warm.
  9. Yield: 10 biscuits


  1. I would love to make these! I can eat bicuits for dessert and these would be sweet! YUM!

  2. I have made a similar biscuit, but with yeast. Also added coriander as a bit of spice. We used these as breakfast biscuits with a slice of ham in the middle!

    Jo in MN

  3. These sound wonderful as I love sweet potato and usually have one or two around. They're good for you too! Thank you.

  4. Are you refering to a Yam or a sweet potatoe

    They look yommy

  5. Yes, my question as well, are you referring to Yam or sweet potato?

    1. Wendy and Teraze..I am referring to a sweet potato.

  6. I'll try this when I have leftover sweet potato. Biscuits are so good and this would add even more goodness.

  7. Mmmmm, perfect for fall too, and with a turkey burger , mmmm! Have a wonderful week!

  8. mmm these tasted fantastic with the soup you made!

  9. I had sweet potato biscuits years ago at a plantation outside of Baton Rouge, LA. I've been trying to find a recipe ever since. I can't wait to try these. Thanks.


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