Best Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe

Lucy Schaeffer

When it comes to biscuits and other bread products, potatoes are a magical. Adding them to dough results yields softer and fluffier results. This recipe from minimal handling and is just as easy as preparing traditional buttermilk biscuits.

My two biggest tips:

  1. Use your hands versus instead of a rolling pin. You’ll be able to control the height of the biscuits better with minimal handling. Overworked biscuits = tough biscuits.
  2. You can use leftover baked sweet potatoes or canned sweet potato puree here. If you choose to use a puree, it’s important to note that different brands of puree can vary in consistency. While kneading, be prepared to work in more flour to prevent the biscuits from sticking to the counter.

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2 3/4 c.

all-purpose flour

1 tbsp.

packed brown sugar

1/2 c.

(1 stick) butter, cold, cut into 1/2″ cubes

1 c.

mashed sweet potato puree (from about 2 medium sweet potatoes)

Melted butter, for brushing

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  1. Preheat oven to 425° and grease a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine flour baking powder, sugar and salt. Add butter and use your hands to cut butter into flour until about pea-sized. Add mashed sweet potato and buttermilk and stir until a rough dough starts to come together. Use your hands to help knead flour into biscuits until it just holds together.
  2. Dump dough onto a clean surface and bring dough together, using your hands to help incorporate any dry flour bits.
  3. Pat dough into a ½” thick square. Fold dough in half from left to right, then fold in half again from top to bottom. Pat dough back out into a ¾” thick square.
  4. Use a 2 ½” round cutter to cut biscuits out and place on prepared baking sheet. Gather scraps together and pat back down into ¾” thick square one more time to cut a few biscuits out.
  5. Brush tops of biscuits with melted butter and bake until tops and bottoms are golden, about 20 minutes.

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