Sweet Potato Biscuits

sweet potato biscuits and biscuit cutters

 Diana Rattray

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 15 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
117 Calories
8g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 15
Amount per serving
Calories 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g
Calcium 25mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These classic sweet potato biscuits are made with mashed sweet potatoes, butter, and spices. Make these for the fall or winter holiday meals.

The sweet potato biscuits are lightly sweetened with brown sugar and spiced with some cinnamon and allspice. 


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat the oven to 400 F.

  3. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl.

  4. Cut in 1/4 cup butter and the shortening with a pastry blender or forks until mixture is crumbly.

  5. Add mashed sweet potato and milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

  6. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead just a few times.

  7. Roll dough out to 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch thickness and then cut out with a 2-inch to 3-inch biscuit cutter.

  8. Place biscuits on an ungreased or parchment pepper-lined baking sheet and brush with the melted butter.

  9. Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for 12 minutes, or until nicely browned.


  • This recipe for biscuits is made with self-rising flour, which contains baking powder. If you don't have self-rising flour, add 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to all-purpose flour.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the biscuits just before they go into the oven.
  • For a shortcut, use ready-made mashed sweet potatoes.