Sweet Potato Biscuits

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 biscuits 1x


These Sweet Potato Biscuits are rich, flavourful and are the perfect addition to soups, stews and chilis!



  • 1¾ cup flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 6 tbsp chilled butter (cut into pieces)
  • ¾ cup sweet potato puree
  • ⅓ cup buttermilk


  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  2. Using a pastry cutter, cut in the chilled butter, until it looks like coarse meal, with some pea sized butter pieces remaining.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the sweet potato puree and buttermilk.
  4. Then add the sweet potato/buttermilk mixture to the flour.
  5. Stir with a fork, but don’t over mix.
  6. Then turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and knead into a ball. It is supposed to be lumpy – that’s what makes them so buttery and crumbly!
  7. Then flatten the ball into a disc shape, about 1 inch thick. The disc should be big enough to get 8 biscuits cut out of it.
  8. Using a biscuit cutter or some other circle shape (like a cup), cut out 8 biscuits. Make sure to use all the dough.
  9. In a preheated 425 degree oven, bake for 20-25 minutes, rotating the pan half way through baking.