Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter Recipe
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Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter Recipe

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We often think of sweet potatoes in a supporting role as a side dish—mashed, baked whole, cubed and roasted, and so many restaurants fry them these days. Here's another thought—why not give them a starring role for breakfast when made into biscuits? Served with cinnamon-honey butter, they're downright colorful and festive. —Cathy Bell, Joplin, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 biscuit with 2 teaspoons butter: 277 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine sweet potatoes and cream; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; gently knead 8-10 times.
  2. Pat or roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 1 in. apart on a greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 400° for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the butter, honey and cinnamon until blended. Serve with warm biscuits. Yield: 10 biscuits (about 1/2 cup honey butter).
Originally published as Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter in Taste of Home February/March 2012, p79

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rllewis7 110616
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"The warmth of the spices creates a perfect balance to the sweetness from the sweet potato and honey. These biscuits come out perfectly every time!"

dugntna 149885
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2012

"I will never make another biscuit recipe for a holiday dinner. These are AMAZING!!!"

howeavenue 149884
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"Dangerously delicious! I really felt as though I was eating pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting when I tasted these. The biscuits by themselves are excellent, not very sweet but good. The honey cinnamon butter makes them decadent. Fabulous!"

chascocountry 192434
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"I had just boiled a sweet potato when my husband showed me this I made them tonight with dinner...great biscuits and the cinnamon honey butter is to die for!! I will also use the cinnamon honey butter with my zucchini bread...."

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