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Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet potatoes give these wholesome biscuits a pretty orange color that is sure to add a fun and festive much to your holiday table. My family gobbles them up!—Lauren McMann, Blairsville, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    10 biscuits


  • 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes (without added butter or milk)
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • In a small bowl, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl, combine the egg, sweet potatoes and milk. Stir into crumb mixture just until moistened.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10-12 times or until smooth. Roll out to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter; place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Serve warm.
Editor's Note
As a substitute for 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour, place 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup. Combine with an additional 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 149 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • cyber_siren
    Dec 18, 2013

    My husband and I both loved them. We put a little honey butter on them and they were perfect. Plus it was a great way to sneak in an extra hidden serving of vegetables.

  • christinekeyes
    Nov 21, 2012

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  • amdowdy
    Nov 11, 2009

    It's a great way to get the kids to eat that weird orange potato. I love them, too, with a little sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar.