Recipe By POOTER301
Published Jun 19th
Prep 5m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 8 biscuits Calories 117.8

This recipe makes a wonderfully light and fluffy biscuit. A great way to use up those leftover mashed sweet potatoes. Makes a delicious sandwich with a slice ham, or simply topped with butter.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • ¾ cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • ¼ cup milk

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. 2 In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in the shortening until pieces of shortening are pea-sized or smaller. Mix in the sweet potatoes, and enough of the milk to make a soft dough.
  3. 3 Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and roll or pat out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into circles using a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass. Place biscuits 1 inch apart onto a greased baking sheet.
  4. 4 Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 117.8
  • Carbohydrate 19.2 g
  • Cholesterol 0.6 mg
  • Fat 3.6 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Protein 2.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.9 g
  • Sodium 446.9 mg
  • Sugar 2.7 g

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Chef's Notes

Either canned mashed sweet potatoes, or leftover sweet potatoes can be used in this recipe. I make my mashed sweet potatoes using a little brown sugar and cinnamon, which lends a little spice to the biscuits.


  1. These were average at best. Maybe even a little below average. I could taste nothing but the salt in these biscuits. Did not taste the sweet potato in the biscuits at all. make sure you reduce the salt if you attempt to make these and make sure they are atleast 1/2 in.or more thick before - Read more ...
  2. YUM! Make these! I made mine drop biscuits so I didn't have to make a mess on my countertop and they turned out great. Served them with cinnamon honey butter. FYI 3/4c is about two small sweet potatoes.
  3. These are sooo delicious!!! I make em pretty often. I use butter not shortening - after cutting in small pieces with a knife you just have to use your hands for several minutes and keep squeezing the dough to get the butter mixed in completely. Just keep going until the dough mixture crumbles are pea-sized - Read more ...
  4. This was a good recipe. The first time I tried it the biscuits came out dry. So this time I doubled the butter (which is what i used instead of shortening) added an extra teaspoon of baking powder I also eyed my milk as the recipe suggested only adding enough to make it into a - Read more ...
  5. mmm i'm eating it right now. i used margerine instead of shortening and added a little extra baking powder (to help it rise after reading the reviews) about a half tablespoon of brown sugar some cinnimon allspice and nutmeg. i microwaved the sweet potato for 10 minutes after poking holes in it and wrapping it - Read more ...
  6. I have made these biscuits again and again. Even my husband who hates sweet potatoes loves them. I use half whole wheat flour and they always turn out tall and fluffy.
  7. Amazing! So light and fluffy-- just the perfect texture. The flavor (per recipe without modifications) is well-suited to either serve as a sweet (with a glaze topping, cream cheese, or powdered sugar) or a savory dish (on the side with soup or chili). I doubled the batch and made one pan of thinly rolled dough - Read more ...
  8. I'm giving these biscuits 5 stars because I thought the flavor was great. I also had 3 other approvals. For some reason they didn't rise very much maybe I didn't bake them quite long enough. I used 2 med. sized yams (or sweet potatoes) and microwaved them until they were soft. Let them cool a - Read more ...
  9. Delicious recipe and easy to follow. I used whole wheat flour and it made the biscuits a little heavy but still perfect for a dinner compliment!
  10. We liked them extremely well. They'd be great with a chicken salad for a luncheon. They're just super hot from the oven. I bet kiddies would love to munch on these sweet and tender morsels!