Sweet Potato Biscuits

These Sweet Potato biscuits are the best!  They are really good slathered with butter and honey and served with coffee. If you are not a sweet potato lover, I bet you will still like these biscuits. They are just plain good! We love them for breakfast, but they are good anytime.

Ingredients Needed for Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled, and mashed

All-purpose flour

Honey or sugar

Baking powder




Butter, softened


Recipe Notes: We love these biscuits slathered in butter and honey. They are also great with jelly, jam, or sorghum.

If you like this recipe, you may love our southern high rise biscuits.

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Sweet Potato Biscuits
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Sweet Potato Biscuits

The Southern Lady Cooks
These Sweet Potato Biscuits are the perfect way to start the day!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 12 muffins


  • 3/4 cup sweet potato boiled, peeled and mashed (1 medium sweet potato will do it)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoons honey or sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk


  • Whisk together the flour, sugar or honey, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl.  Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Add the mashed sweet potatoes and buttermilk. Stir to combine all ingredients and turn out onto a floured surface.  
  • Cut out with a biscuit cutter. (I use a 14- ounce size tin can to cut out these biscuits). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and bake in preheated 450- degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Can brush the tops with melted butter. It makes 10 to 12 biscuits depending on how large you make them.
Keyword easy biscuits, southern biscuits, sweet potato, sweet potato biscuits
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