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Sweet Potato Biscuits

Why go with the typical biscuit recipe when you can go with these delicious sweet potato biscuits. The texture and crumb of these sweet potato biscuits are perfect and they are awesome both plain or slathered with butter.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword biscuits, sweet potato, sweet potato biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 9 biscuits
Calories 237kcal


  • 2.25 cups spelt flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • .50 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter (cold and cut into pats)
  • .33 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup sweet potato (canned)
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper
  • Place flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Use the pastry cutter to mix the ingredients together
  • Add the cut cold butter in flour mixture and use the pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour until the butter becomes pea sized balls
  • Add the sweet potato, milk and maple syrup and use a rubber spatula to mix it until just combined. Give the batter 5 more stirs but be careful NOT to overmix
  • Take a large spoon and scoop up the batter and transfer it on the jelly roll pan. Shape the dough with your fingers into the shape you want
  • Bake for 15 - 20 minutes. All ovens are different so check after 15 minutes. The biscuits should be slightly browned and if you touch them, they should have a slight give
  • Serve
  • Eat
  • Enjoy


Helpful Tips
  • As with all biscuits, mix sparingly as you don't want them to be tough. I mix until just combined and then give it 5 more gentle stirs.
  • The dough will be on the wet side. That is okay.
  • I use a big serving spoon to scoop the dough onto the pan. I wet my fingers and shape the biscuits however I want them to look. I like a roundish looking biscuit.


Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2410IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg