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Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe

Looking for an easy sweet potato biscuits recipe? Learn how to make sweet potato biscuits using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by heathaly

Makes 10 servings



adapted from Martha Stewart Living Magazine yield: about 20 small-size biscuits

Recipe Ingredients for sweet potato biscuits

1 pound sweet potatoes or yam (one large one is usually sufficient)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
8 tablespoons unsalted butter (chilled), cut into small pieces
1/4 cup milk

Recipe Directions for sweet potato biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  2. Prick the sweet potato and bake until soft (about one hour?you can also do this more quickly in a microwave). Once the sweet potato has cooled, scoop the flesh from the skin and pass through a food mill, ricer or sieve. You should have about 1 3/4 cups puree.

  3. Stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cayenne. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter (or use your fingers) until it resembles a course meal. Mix milk with sweet potato puree and add it to the other ingredients. Mix dough, just to incorporate (I use my hands). If the dough is really sticky, add a touch more flour. Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead a few times. Pat out to a 1/2 inch thickness. Cut biscuits with a biscuit-cutter or glass. We make ours small, about 2 inches in diameter. Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Place in preheated oven and cook until risen and slightly brown, about 12 minutes (longer for larger biscuits). Serve warm.

Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 99.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
264
Calories from Fat
87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.7g
15%
Saturated Fat
6.0g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
307mg
13%
Potassium
619mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
40.3g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2.8g
11%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
4.2g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 11% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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