In a world where gluten-free and vegetarian diets are gaining momentum, it's no surprise that people are seeking delectable alternatives that align with their dietary preferences. And my gluten-free sweet potato biscuits are here to steal the spotlight. These little bites of heaven not only adhere to gluten-free guidelines but also showcase the incredible versatility and nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes.
Imagine sinking your teeth into tender, fluffy sweet potato biscuits that boasts a subtle touch of sweetness, courtesy of the magnificent sweet potato. This vibrant root vegetable is a powerhouse of nutrients, packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. But it doesn't stop there—sweet potatoes bring a unique flavor and moisture to the table, making them a match made in heaven for biscuit enthusiasts.
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It's time to grab your mixing bowls and embark on a flavorful journey that will leave you craving more. Get ready to unleash your inner gluten-free baking guru and dive into the realm of sensational sweet potato biscuits. Let's celebrate the joy of healthy eating, one delicious biscuit at a time!Print
The Best Gluten-free Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe You'll Ever Try
These sweet potato biscuits not only adhere to gluten-free guidelines but also showcase the versatility and nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes.
- Yield: 12 biscuits 1x
- 2 cups Better Batter G-Free All Purpose Flour
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp. nutmeg
- 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar, packed
- 6 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into 10-12 small cubes
- 1 ¼ 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 ½ 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 ¼-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.
Adapted from Dorie Greenspan
Hi I’ve made these so many times and the dough also sticks to my hands 🙁
That should have read if the "dough" is especially sticky. 🙂
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.
So I’ve tried to make these a few times and the batter just sticks to my fingers 🙁
What am I doing wrong?
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!
Yay Laura!! I am so happy that you liked them:)
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.
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.:)
a farmer in the dell says
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!
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.
These are beautiful! I love sweet potatoes!
Thanks Michelle, me too!
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.
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!