Flaky Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe
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Flaky Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe

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Flaky and bursting with flavor from honey and sweet potatoes, these biscuits are wonderful any time, but they’re best right from the oven. —DeLynne Rutledge, Lovelady, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:17 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 17 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 120 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 fat


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the sweet potato, milk and honey just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 5-8 times. Pat out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-in. biscuit cutter.
  2. Place 2 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 14-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm. Yield: 17 biscuits.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Biscuits in Healthy Cooking October/November 2010, p35

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

"Kids loved them even though they don't like sweet potatoes."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"Delicious. I could have eaten the whole batch. First time I've ever made any type of homemade biscuit."

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2015

"I have made these a few times and they are delicious. I often interchange the sweet potatoes for squash or pumpkin with equally good results."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

"Wow! These were very tasty, easy and moist! My teenage daughter loved them! Thanks for sharing!"

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"Is sounds great."

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