Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Prep 30 minutes | Cook 10 minutes | Total 40 minutes
16 servings


  1. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading
  2. 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  3. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/4 cup butter, unsalted, cold (1/2 stick)
  6. 3/4 cup skim or one percent milk
  7. 1/2 cup sweet potatoes, cooked


Preheat oven to 450°
  1. Combine both types of flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Cut the cold butter into small pieces and add to the flour mixture. Using your fingertips, work the butter into the flour until it has the consistency of cornmeal.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the milk, sweet potatoes and add to flour mixture. Mix well using a fork.
  4. Stir the mixture quickly until it forms a ball.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 14 times. Do not overwork.
  6. Pat the dough out until it is 1/2 inch thick. Cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter (2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter).
  7. Repeat until all the dough is used.
  8. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until the bottoms of the biscuits are golden brown.
Overkneading biscuit dough can make the biscuits tough.

"Simply delicious with low calories! Good for not only breakfast, but also lunch and dinner."

Nutrition Information

Calories: 80
Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 260 mg
Carbohydrate: 14 g
Dietary fiber: 1 g
Protein: 3 g