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yam biscuits

★★★★★ 10
a recipe by
Jan W
Apollo, PA

This is another mystery-recipe, don't know where it came from. I save them from newspapers, magazines, friends... Made this once, they were good, a nice "something different" than regular biscuits! Freshly baked sweet potatoes can be used rather than canned. Butternut squash can be used for this recipe, too. Just measure about 2 cups (when mashed).

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We were truly amazed at how wonderful these biscuits are. They are fluffy, delicate, and tender. Perfect for fall, there's a faint hint of cinnamon in them. We tried them with butter and cinnamon butter and loved both. Great for breakfast or alongside sliced pork.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 10
serves 18 @ 1 per person
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For yam biscuits

  • 3 c
    all-purpose baking mix (Bisquick, Jiffy mix, Pioneer brand or Trader Joes brand)
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 can
    sweet potatoes/yams, drain & mash (15 oz)
  • 3/4 c
    fat-free milk

How To Make yam biscuits

Test Kitchen Tips
When we mixed everything together, the batter was a little wet. We kneaded in a little extra baking mix and the dough was perfect.
  • Baking mix and cinnamon in a bowl.
    Preheat oven to 450 F. In a medium bowl, combine mix & cinnamon.
  • Sweet potato and milk added to the bowl.
    Add sweet potatoes and milk.
  • Ingredients mixed together.
    Mix until combined and dough forms.
  • Dough poured onto a floured surface.
    Turn out dough onto a floured surface and knead a few times. Roll dough out to 3/4 to 1" thickness.
  • Circles cut in dough with a biscuit cutter.
    Cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter or glass.
  • Yam biscuits on a baking sheet.
    Place on a non-stick baking sheet.
  • Yam biscuits baking in the oven.
    Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Yam Biscuit with cinnamon butter.
    Note: The leavening agents are already in the baking mix. No need to add baking powder, baking soda, or salt.