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Flaky Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe

Flaky Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Flaky Sweet Potato Biscuits

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Orbs User ID: 7287623 250275
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2016

"I used almond meal instead of corn meal; and used 1 cup regular flour and 1 cup gluten-free flour. Delicious recipe. Thanks, DeLynne, for sharing this recipe."

s_pants User ID: 174050 239014
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

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

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 225119
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

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

knollbrookcook User ID: 4057123 223782
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."

IslandWife User ID: 6007790 217884
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

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

seekere User ID: 5180847 189164
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"Is sounds great."

mamapierce User ID: 1123813 192650
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"These were delicious! My son kept asking for the yellow rolls! :D"

dbburrus19 User ID: 2163379 111694
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! These were so yummy. I served them for a special occasion and everyone wanted the recipe."

kay52178 User ID: 1593546 190500
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"These were very good. I halved the recipe and got 8 buiscuits out of it. There is not an overpowering sweet potato flavor, so if you are looking for one, this is not the recipe to use."

Liivam User ID: 5395599 107750
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"I made this with Roasted chicken that was basted in an orange sauce. I added some orange zest to the biscuits and it complemented the meal perfectly."

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