Easy Sweet Potato Biscuits

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A soft, old fashioned biscuit that’s slightly sweet and full of that warm, fall sweet potato flavor.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Old Fashioned Southern Biscuits By Mama

Mama made homemade biscuits in our Alabama house every Saturday morning (at least that’s how I remember it). Just as sure as we went to Southern Baptist Church on Sunday, Mama made delicious homemade biscuit on Saturday morning.

No, Hungry Jack or Dough Boy were not welcome at our breakfast table on Saturday’s. It was her homemade biscuits we all yearned for. Served fresh from the oven, her biscuit were soft and tender with perfectly browned tops. What delicious flavor they had and that flavor was even better when the biscuits were lathered in butter, honey or syrup.

Homemade Sweet Potato Biscuits

Now as an adult, and proper southerner, I still love a good, old fashioned biscuit, but I have now added sweet potato biscuits to my biscuit palate.

Yes, these sweet potato biscuits are soft and tender, just like Mama’s traditional old fashioned biscuits. However, infused with mashed sweet taters, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger they have a yummy, slightly sweet, rich fall spiced flavor that you will love.

Easy, Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Biscuits

They are also so easy to make and use simple ingredients. Sweet potato biscuits are also great for dinner or just snack’n.

Whether you’re from the southern U.S. or the south of France, you’ll love these biscuits and will want to add this recipe to your collection.

Fluffy Sweet Potato Biscuit Ingredients

  • all purpose flour
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • ginger
  • salt
  • shortening
  • mashed sweet potatos
  • milk
The Best Sweet Potato Biscuits

How to make sweet potato biscuits

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
  • Cut in the shortening.
  • Mix in the sweet potatoes and milk.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface.
  • Roll out or pat to 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Cut into circles.
  • Place biscuits on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Biscuits

How do you make biscuits light and fluffy

Have you ever had your biscuit turn out hard or like a Ritz Cracker? I have and the biscuit connoisseur in me cringes to think of that. I want a soft, tender, light and fluffy biscuit every time, but how do I get that?

According to this post from the Today Show, you can get light and fluffy biscuits by simply mixing the dry and liquid ingredients just enough until the dough resembles cottage cheese, This causes to much gluten, in the flour, from activating and causing a tough biscuit that doesn’t rise as high.

Southern Sweet Potato Biscuits

Final Thoughts On These Sweet Potato Biscuits

These biscuits are a southern delicacy. A traditional old fashioned biscuit that’s slightly sweet and flavored with sweet potato, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. You just can’t beat this fall flavored biscuit for breakfast, dinner or snack’n.

In case you have any queries regarding the recipe feel free to reach out via the comment section or the contact page. Also, if you have tried this recipe, I would love to hear about your experiences.

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Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Biscuits (Easy Recipe)

Tender, soft old fashioned biscuits with warm, fall sweet potato flavor.
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword old fashioned, easy, sweet potato, fall, breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 biscuits
Calories 100kcal
Cost $1.50


  • Pastry Mat – on which to roll dough
  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking sheet


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 to 2 tsp cinnamon how much cinnamon do you like?
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp shortening
  • ¾ cup mashed sweet potatos
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Grease a baking sheet
  • In medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
  • Cut in the shortening until pieces are peanut sized or smaller.
  • Mix in the sweet potatoes and enough milk (I used 1 to 2 tablespoons) to make the dough soft.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface.
  • Roll out or pat to 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Cut into circles using a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass.
  • Place biscuits 1 inch apart onto a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.


Calories: 100kcal


  1. How much baking powder?

    1. 3 teaspoons. Thanks so much for letting me know. That’s what I get for blogging and watching TV together. I hope you enjoy these. They are so good.

  2. I am wondering if there is perhaps a mistake. 3/4 teaspoon of sweet potato doesn’t seem right.

    1. Wow, thank you so much. I’d never noticed that error. That needs to say cup. Thanks again.

  3. joyce johnson says:

    5 stars
    I like the Sweet potato biscuit recipe I want to make them.

    1. Oh they are so good. I served them at a fall breakfast and they were a big hit. Let me know what you think when you make them. Thanks for the nice comment.

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