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Whole Grain Sweet Potato Biscuits


Whole Grain Sweet Potato Biscuits recipe













Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


2 medium sweet potatoes, or yams
sweet potatoes, (yams) peeled and diced
4 cups whole-wheat flour
or white whole wheat flour, or half whole wheat and half white flour
½ cup brown sugar
light, packed
5 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons butter
or margarine
cup milk


  1. In a 3 quart saucepan over high heat, heat the diced sweet-potato and enough water to cover to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes until potatoes are fork tender. Drain the potatoes; mash and set aside to cool.

  2. Preheat oven to 425 degress F. In large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. With pastry blender cut in margarine until mixture resembles couarse crumbs. Stir in milk and cooled mashed sweet potatoes; mix until just combined.

  3. On lightly floured surface, pat dough into an 8½-inch square. Cut dough in half. Cut each half into 10 equal pieces. Place biscuits, 2 inches apart, on 2 large ungreased cookie sheets.

  4. Place cookie sheets on 2 oven racks; bake biscuits 12 to 15 minutes until golden, rotating cookie sheets between upper and lower racks halfway thruogh baking time to ensure even cooking.

Serve biscuits warm. Or cool on wire rack, store in tightly covered container to use within 1 day or wrap in foil and freeze to use within 2 weeks.

Makes 2 dozen.

NOTES: Per serving: One biscuit; 200 calories. 6g fat, 33g carb. Chopped walnuts or pecans, dried cranberries or raisins can be added to batter.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 40g (1.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 76935% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 825mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 36%
Dietary Fiber 5g 21%
Sugars g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A 237% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 18% Iron 36%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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