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Flaky Sweet Potato Biscuits

Flaky and bursting with flavor from honey and sweet potatoes, these biscuits are wonderful any time, but they’re best right from the oven. —DeLynne Rutledge, Lovelady, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    17 biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the sweet potato, milk and honey just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 5-8 times. Pat out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-in. biscuit cutter.
  • Place 2 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 14-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 120 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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  • misscoffeepot
    Nov 27, 2018

    I also tweaked to fit my gluten free- dairy free needs- my daughter loved them. I used a GF flour, rice milk, and ghee butter- considering all the changes, it is still a keeper. I can only imagine how good the original version is!

  • Orbs
    Jul 10, 2016

    I used almond meal instead of corn meal; and used 1 cup regular flour and 1 cup gluten-free flour. Delicious recipe. Thanks, DeLynne, for sharing this recipe.

  • s_pants
    Dec 8, 2015

    Kids loved them even though they don't like sweet potatoes.

  • rmbarr059
    Apr 19, 2015

    Delicious. I could have eaten the whole batch. First time I've ever made any type of homemade biscuit.

  • knollbrookcook
    Mar 29, 2015

    I have made these a few times and they are delicious. I often interchange the sweet potatoes for squash or pumpkin with equally good results.

  • IslandWife
    Jan 14, 2015

    Wow! These were very tasty, easy and moist! My teenage daughter loved them! Thanks for sharing!

  • seekere
    Nov 18, 2013

    Is sounds great.

  • kafaughn
    Jan 30, 2013

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  • parulgmt
    Jan 14, 2012

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  • mamapierce
    Feb 19, 2011

    These were delicious! My son kept asking for the yellow rolls! :D