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Southern Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

In the south biscuits are a way of life. Few southern cooks didn’t start their cooking life with a basic biscuit recipe. This recipe steps up the biscuit making process a little with fresh cooked sweet potatoes.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed roasted sweet potato room temperature after cooking
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold
  • 1/4 cup Whole Milk or buttermilk


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Cut in cold butter, use grater or hand mixer until dough is in crumbles
  • In a separate bowl combine mashed sweet potatoes and milk, mix thoroughly
  • Stir in the milk and sweet potato until the dough gathers itself into a ball.
  • Roll out or press out dough until about a half inch thick and fold over on itself.
  • Press dough to about 3/4 inch thick and cut out biscuits. Combine leftover dough, fold and cut again.
  • Place on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until done and slighly brown on edges.
  • Cool for a few minutes, if you can wait to slather with butter!


You can use butter milk for a different flavor, but whole or 2% milk works fine.
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