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Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter Recipe

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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).

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 .

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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!"

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2012

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

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!"

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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