Nutty Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe
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Nutty Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe

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Back in the 1920's and '30's Mom always had something good for us to eat when we got home from school. Her wood range had an apron right by the firebox, and Mom often left a plate of these warm wonderful biscuits waiting for us. What a treat! —Mrs. India Thacker, Clifford, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:18 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 217 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 309 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and nuts. In another bowl, combine sweet potatoes, sugar, butter and vanilla; add to flour mixture and mix well.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead slightly. Roll dough to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter and place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 450° for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 18 servings.
Originally published as Nutty Sweet Potato Biscuits in Taste of Home February/March 1994, p25

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"These rolls are DELICIOUS!!! They have become a staple with just about any soup recipe! If the soup is homemade - and it usually is - then these are the only rolls worthy of all your hard work!! The sweet nutty taste marvelously compliments a salty soup. My kids go crazy for them! Be careful not to roll them out too thin. Allow them to be thick and yummy! I try to take these out of the oven at the last minute so they are at their best!!"

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"These biscuits are moist & delicious. Our favorite! Sometimes I add the nuts sometimes I don't. Wonderful either way. I like to serve them with homemade apple butter. Yum-yum!"

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"It also works with almond chunks. The hubby hates walnuts."

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"My brother-in-law loved these and I like making them. They are really good. To go with supper or for a treat."

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"These were great but i left out the nuts."

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