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Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter

We often think of sweet potatoes in a supporting role as a side dish, mashed, baked whole, cubed and roasted. Here's another thought—why not give them a starring role for breakfast when made into biscuits? Served with cinnamon-honey butter, they're all kinds of awesome. —Cathy Bell, Joplin, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    15 biscuits (about 1/2 cup honey butter)

Ingredients

  • 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
  • HONEY BUTTER:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first 6 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.
  • Pat or roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Reroll and repeat once. Place 1 in. apart on a greased baking sheet.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 biscuit with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter: 186 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 312mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • rllewis7
    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
    Apr 12, 2012

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

  • michelletheprincess
    Feb 5, 2012

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  • howeavenue
    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
    Jan 25, 2012

    I had just boiled a sweet potato when my husband showed me this recipe...so 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....