Sweet Potato Biscuits

Daily Inspiration S


A nice surprise to traditional biscuits.

Recipe is from Southern Living.


★★★★★ 1 vote

makes 3 dozen
30 Min
20 Min


  • 5 c
    self-rising flour
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 c
    cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 c
    cold vegetable shortening
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    cooked mashed sweet potatoes
  • ·
    parchment paper
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted

How to Make Sweet Potato Biscuits


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Stir together first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Cut butter cubes and shortening into flour mixture with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse meal. Cover and chill 10 minutes.
  2. Whisk together buttermilk and sweet potato. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  3. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface and knead lightly 3 or 4 times. Pat or roll dough to 3/4 inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch round cutter, reshaping scraps once (do not twist cutter). Place rounds on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 425 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Remove from oven and brush tops of biscuits with melted butter. Serve immediately.

Printable Recipe Card

About Sweet Potato Biscuits

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

15 Coffee Break-worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

15 Coffee Break-Worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Acceptable as a breakfast treat or a light dessert, no one can pass up a piece of coffee cake. Brew an extra pot of coffee today, because we've found 15...

17 Scrumptious French Toast Recipes

17 Scrumptious French Toast Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Take a break from waffles and pancakes by whipping up some of these wonderful french toast recipes. Trust us, your family will thank you!

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents Recipe

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Easiest and best finger food you'll ever eat! Sausage, cream cheese, cheese and croissants - what could go wrong? Perfect for an appetizer or breakfast food, this will be your...