Sweet Potato Biscuits (Gluten-Free)

Sweet Potato Biscuits {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree

If you have been following B&B posts for a while than you are fully aware that I am slightly obsessed with biscuits, brownies, and raw bars. I can’t help it, I think about these 3 types of food daily and wish that they each qualified as their own food group so that I could eat them every day. Since I can’t eat them all day, every day I try to make it count when I do. I happened to have a few baked sweet potatoes left over from dinner a few nights ago so the next morning I decided to use them up in a biscuit. I love the flavor that the sweet potatoes infuse into these biscuits and the beautiful orange color is a total bonus. *Random fact about me: Orange is my favorite color! 

Sweet Potato Biscuits
Adapted from Dorie Greenspan
Makes approximately 1 dozen biscuits
2 cups Better Batter G-Free All Purpose Flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 Tbsp. light brown sugar, packed
6 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into 10-12 small cubes
1 1/4 cups baked sweet potatoes, peeled and mashed with a fork

Place a baking rack in the center of the oven, preheat to 425°F, and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.

In a large bowl whisk the Better Batter, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Add the brown sugar and stir well to incorporate ensuring that there are no large clumps left. Drop in the butter and toss with your fingertips to thoroughly coat them in the flour mixture. Quickly, use your fingertips or a pastry blender, to cut and rub the butter into the flour until the mixture  looks like rough sand or pebbles.

Add the mashed sweet potatoes to the bowl and use a fork to toss and gently turn the ingredients together until you have a soft dough. Reach into the bowl and turn the dough 3-4 times with your hands, gently kneading the dough so that everything comes together.

Lightly dust your work surface with Better Batter and turn out the dough. Pat the dough out lightly with your hands until it is about a 1/2 inch high. Don’t worry if the dough isn’t completely even, you would rather have slightly inconsistent height in the biscuits than handling them too much, which could make them tough.

Use a 2-2 1/4-inch-diameter biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuits. Cut the biscuits as close as possible to one another so you can get the most cuts out of the first round as possible. Transfer the biscuits to the baking sheet and gather together the scraps, working the dough as little as possible, pat out again and cut out the remaining biscuits.

Bake the biscuits for 14-18 minutes, or until they are puffed and golden. Transfer then to a cooling rack, allowing about 10 minutes for them to cool. As the biscuit cools the sweet potato flavor will intensify. Serve immediately with desired condiments. I like to have butter, honey, and maple syrup available at the table. I also suggest eating as many of these little beauties as you can possibly hold, because like a lot of g-free baked goods, unfortunately these little gems lose their awesomeness the longer they set out.

13 Comments

  1. Jean February 6, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I am going to try these for us. I would love to make some for my sister but she can’t have corn either. What would you do about the baking powder? I don’t seem to have very good results with my homemade corn free replacement.

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    1. admin February 9, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      Hi Jean, I am sorry it took me a while to get back to you, I have been out of town. Here is a link that I found that has a corn-free substitution for baking powder: http://www.cornallergens.com/food/corn-free-cooking-baking.php
      It says that if you can’t find Featherweight Baking Powder (made with potato starch), use 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda for 1 teaspoon baking powder.
      The writer says that no one can ever tell a difference even in biscuits. I would love to know how these work out for you if you try them!

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  2. Michelle February 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    These are beautiful! I love sweet potatoes!

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    1. admin February 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks Michelle, me too!

      Reply
  3. a farmer in the dell February 7, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    I am a sucker for biscuits, raw bars, and brownies as well. We make a great team! These sound amazing. I love sweet potatoes so naturally these biscuits are right up my alley!

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    1. admin February 9, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      I am telling you, I think that all 3 have a place in my kitchen every week:) I am hopelessly addicted! Thanks for stopping by.

      Reply
  4. Dana February 8, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I’m super grateful that those are your favorite foods! I’m buying a biscuit cutter asap because I don’t think I can live without some of these. Though maybe I’ll wait tip after the blizzard 🙂 Glad to hear you’re all okay after your own natural disaster! Eeks tornados are scary.
    -Dana

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    1. admin February 9, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks!! I love my biscuit cutters! They are really one of the best investments that I have ever made. I have cutters like mine listed in my Amazon Store here: http://astore.amazon.com/bearandbonn-20?node=6&page=2
      I hope that you are staying warm during this scary blizzard and I am so glad that the tornadoes are over here.
      P.S. I have a new raw bar recipe coming this week! Hope you like it.:)

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  5. Laura January 14, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    I made these tonight to go with our soup, and they were amazing! I’ve tried a couple of other sweet potato biscuit recipes, but they have always been really dense. These were so fluffy! And tasty!
    I ended up not rolling out the dough, but just rolled them into balls by hand and flattened them to about the recommended width. I also had Bobs Red Mill All-Purpose flour on hand, so that’s what I used. It worked great!!
    Thank you so much for this awesome recipe! I can’t wait to devour these and make more!

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    1. Meg January 14, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Yay Laura!! I am so happy that you liked them:)

      Reply
  6. Liza September 8, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Hello!
    So I’ve tried to make these a few times and the batter just sticks to my fingers 🙁
    What am I doing wrong?

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  7. thismess September 11, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Hmmm…did you have enough flour sprinkled on your working surface? I sometimes also coat my hands in a bit if flour if the ought is especially sticky.

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  8. thismess September 11, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    That should have read if the “dough” is especially sticky. 🙂

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