Holiday Recipes Traditions: Sweet Potato Biscuits
Baked Sweet Potatoes. Sweet Potato Pie. Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Sweet Potato Casserole (with Marshmallows). The list is endless when it comes to ways to prepare sweet potatoes for the holidays. Here is a holiday favorite in my family. I even have my “no vegetables-no way” nieces and nephews requesting these every year. Also, it’s a perfect way to use up leftover sweet potatoes for the day after Thanksgiving leftover feast. In my book, that alone makes this a year-round recipe for busy families.
Amy’s Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe
- 1 large sweet potato
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- ¼ cup milk (more or less for consistency)
1. In a microwave or in a 450 degree oven, bake the sweet potato until tender. Allow to cool until you can safely handle it. Peel, mash and set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
3. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
4. Cut the butter into smaller chunks. Add and cut into the flour mixture to form a coarse, crumbly mix.
5. Mix in the sweet potato and honey.
6. Slowly stir in the milk until dough is soft but not sticky.
7. Knead the dough for a minute on a lightly floured surface.
8. Divide the dough into 10-12 lumps. Flatten and shape each into 1” thick rounds. Place on baking sheet.
9. Bake 15-18 minutes until golden and puffed up.