Add a splash of fall color to your table with this homemade sweet potato biscuits recipe.

homemade sweet potato biscuits

Are Sweet Potato Biscuits Sweet?

You may be wondering what sweet potato biscuits taste like? Well, it doesn’t have that super sweet taste of sweet potatoes. In fact, sweet potato biscuits taste like any other biscuits, so even non sweet potato lovers can eat these. Truthfully, the only real difference from regular biscuits is the beautiful orange hue that sweet potatoes add to the biscuits and a bit more nutrition.

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To make these homemade sweet potato biscuits, I made my own sweet potato puree. I like making my own since sweet potatoes are in season during the fall/winter and I can use the leftover puree in other recipes. Of course, you can purchase canned sweet potato puree for convenience too.

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Homemade Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe

Yield: 16-18
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Beautiful and fluffy orange hued sweet potato biscuits.


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 8 T. unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
  • 15 ounces sweet potato puree
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk*


  1. Chilled cubed unsalted butter for sweet potato biscuits Cut a stick of butter in small cubes, place in fridge to chill. Heat oven to 425°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. sift homemade sweet potato biscuits dry ingredients Sift the first four ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. sweet potato puree and buttermilk mixture In a separate bowl, mix together the sweet potato puree and buttermilk.
  4. butter and dry ingredients for homemade sweet potato biscuits Add chilled butter into the four mixture. Use a pastry cutter to cut butter into the flour, creating small pea sized butter pieces. You can use your hands to work the butter into the flour, making sure to not melt the butter.
  5. homemade sweet potato biscuits dough Use a fork to combine the sweet potato mixture and flour mixture just until the flour is worked in. Do not overmix. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead for 1 minute.
  6. Rolled homemade sweet potato biscuits dough If needed, lightly flour surface again. Roll dough out to 1/2" thickness.
  7. uncooked homemade sweet potato biscuits on baking sheet Use a 2 1/2" round biscuit cutter to cut out 16-18 biscuits. Place cut biscuits onto the baking sheet, about 1 - 1 1/2" apart.
  8. baked homemade sweet potato biscuits Bake 10 -12 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature with butter, maple syrup, or any other biscuit condiments.


*To make buttermilk, add 1 T. of vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of milk.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 381mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

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