Sweet Potato Biscuits

Categories: Breads


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Recipe Information

Serving Size

1 biscuit


Makes 16 servings

Nutrition Information

One serving is 80 calories, 2 g fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 260 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, and 3 g protein


c = cup, T = tablespoon, t = teaspoon, lb = pound, oz = ounce, fl oz = fluid ounce, pkg = package


  • 1 ½ c All purpose flour, plus extra for kneading
  • ½ c Whole wheat flour
  • 1 T Baking powder
  • 1 t Salt
  • 4 T Butter, unsalted, cold (½ stick)
  • ¾ c Milk, skim
  • ½ c Sweet potatoes, cooked, mashed


  1. PREHEAT oven to 450°F.
  2. COMBINE both types of flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. STIR to mix well.
  3. 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.
  4. In a small bowl, COMBINE the milk, sweet potatoes and flour mixture. MIX well using a fork.
  5. STIR mixture quickly until it forms a ball.
  6. TURN the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 14 times. Do not overwork.
  7. Pat the dough out until it is ½ inch thick. CUT into rounds with a biscuit cutter (2 ½ in biscuit cutter).
  8. REPEAT until all the dough is used.
  9. PLACE on a cookie sheet and BAKE for 8–10 minutes until the bottoms of the biscuits are golden brown.

Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services

Get Fresh! is an initiative of the Chickasaw Nation. This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or the FDP Grocery Stores, visit www.GetFreshCooking.com.