Sweet Potato Biscuits

These biscuits are AMAZING and are made every year at Thanksgiving. It has been a Lumsden family tradition for many years. A must try recipe, they are wonderful!

Heat oven to 450°

Mix together in small bowl

  • 3/4 c mashed sweet potato
  • 2/3 c milk
  • 4 tbsp melted butter (1/2 stick)

 In separate larger bowl 

  • 1.5 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Add liquids to dry ingredients and stir. Blend to a soft dough. Lay out on floured surface and pat to about 1″ thick. Use floured  cookie cutter or glass to  cut into 2″ circles. Put on greased cookie sheet. Cook in 450° oven for 15 minutes. Top with melted butter, if desired.

You could use potato flour, or other flour instead of wheat flour if you would like a gluten-free variety. In the past I often wanted to use much more sweet potato than called for. I found it made a really heavy biscuit when I did. Also, biscuits are best when not overly mixed- so don’t spend a lot of time kneading it. The little pockets of butter not totally incorporated into the flour are what give it a lighter touch.


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