We had big plans this weekend. We were going to go to a corn maze and go out to dinner. Then it was rainy and cold. I hate being cold, so we decided to stay in. The biggest problem with staying in is deciding what to have for dinner. I had been thinking about making sweet potato biscuits for a while, so I knew I wanted them. We still had the pesky details of making something else, too. I wasn’t as worried about that because, let’s face it, I would be full from the biscuit.
This recipe is a great way to use left over mashed sweet potatoes. It also can be made with freshly cooked sweet potato. I just microwaved a sweet potato and smashed the insides until they were smooth. I used a medium sweet potato and only needed about half of it. These biscuits are moist, flakey, buttery, and just slightly sweet. If you prefer less sweetness, add less syrup.
These biscuits are made using the same method as the my Biscuits for Two recipe. Put the flours, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and butter in the food processor and pulse until it reaches a sand texture. Pour the flour mixture into a medium-sized bowl. Add the maple syrup, milk, and mashed sweet potato.
Stir to combine. I like to make these as drop biscuits. That way there are more crevasses for melted butter to settle. If you prefer, they can easily be made into cut biscuits like the Biscuits for Two recipe.
Divide the batter into 4 smaller biscuits or two very large biscuits and drop onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms are browned.
Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter. Serve immediately.
Sweet Potato Biscuits for 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
Keywords: bake bread sweet potato whole wheat flour fall winter
Ingredients (2-4 biscuits)
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- pinch baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1/4 cup mashed sweet potatoes
- 1 teaspoon of butter for the top if desired
Heat oven to 450 degrees.
In a food processor, combine butter, flours, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Pulse until the mixture is the consistency of sand.
Pour the flour mixture into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients except the 1 teaspoon of butter.
For drop biscuits: Divide the mixture into 4 equal amounts and drop the dough in piles on an ungreased baking sheet.
For formed biscuits: Turn dough onto a floured surface. Cut dough using a biscuit cutter or glass. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until brown on the bottom.
Melt 1 teaspoon of butter and brush the butter on the top of the cooked biscuits. Serve immediately.