These sweet potato biscuits are quick and easy to make, and are sure to be a hit with the whole family.
These quick and easy sweet potato biscuits are a long-time family favorite. They are simple to make, have veggies hiding in them, are a gorgeous light orange, and are always a big hit with the whole family. You are going to love them too, I just know it!
In the winter months I’m making all kinds of soups, stews, and chilis for my family. Sometimes they aren’t nearly as excited about having soup again for dinner as their mom. I could eat it every other day for months on end and be a happy woman. When I’m in the mood for soup but my family is getting tired of it, I normally plan to make some kind of bread/biscuit/roll/pretzel to go along with the meal, and that seems to keep the critics at bay. I don’t know about you, but my kids will finish a bowl of veggie-filled soup if there are warm biscuits with butter and honey on the side.
Here are a few thoughts for you on the type of flour that you can use for these. You can use all-purpose flour, a mixture of half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat, or all whole wheat flour. If you are going to use 100% whole wheat flour, I highly recommend buying whole wheat pastry flour. This flour is very finely ground from soft white wheat berries, unlike traditional whole wheat flour, which is ground from hard red wheat berries. The whole wheat pastry flour yields a much softer and fluffier biscuit. You can use traditional whole wheat flour, but your biscuits may turn out dense and thick (not typically the goal for a delicious biscuit…).
When it comes to the sweet potato, this is a great way to use leftovers. If you baked a few earlier in the week, this would be a great use for some of the extras. If you don’t have any sweet potatoes already cooked in the fridge, then you can peel and dice one up, cover it in a small saucepan with water, and then boil until fork tender. Drain the extra cooking water before mashing or running it through your blender, food mill, or food processor.
These sweet potato biscuits are an excellent dinner side (that go perfectly with a little vanilla bean honey butter on top).