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Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Biscuits

It took me three times to get this Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Biscuit recipe correct, yes THREE.

Three times to clean the dishes (including the food processor, oy), two times at the grocery store to get sweet potatoes, and lots of taste testing.  However, it was all worth it.  These sweet potato biscuits were SO good.  They were dense, while still being soft, moist and fluffy.

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Mmmmm!  I may or may not be eating a fresh one one as I write this post now…

There’s nothing I love better than freshly baked biscuits.  Re-heated microwave biscuits are just not the same.  The flake, the crisp, and the texture just aren’t there.

However, I have been testing out my Hamilton Beach Easy Reach Toaster Oven and it is so convenient!  I can bake 1 (or 2) of these whole wheat sweet potato biscuits every morning and have fresh biscuits right then and there.Hamilton Beach Easy Reach Toaster Oven Giveaway!

The trick is to freeze the biscuits.  Cut the dough into biscuit shapes, lay them on a baking sheet, and freeze overnight.  Once fully frozen, transfer them into a freezer-safe bag.  As you desire, pull biscuits out and bake for 12 minutes.

You won’t have to settle with leftover soggy biscuits anymore.  C’mon, you’re better than that.

This toaster oven is great because of the modified shape.  The round door prevents my fingers from getting burnt, and it also helps save space on my counter.  Keep reading to find out how YOU CAN WIN one of your own!

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Let’s back up and review what I learned in this three-batch-biscuit day.

  1. Paleo biscuits are not very fluffy.  These were flat as cookies.  Boo.
  2. Baking soda and baking powder are NOT the same thing.

My second recipe called for 4 teaspoons of baking powder.  I had baking soda, which they are the same, right?  They are both leaveners, right?

No, they are NOT the same.  No they are NOT interchangeable.

I have screwed up baking before, but never this bad.  They were totally inedible!  I wondered if my flour had gone bad, the butter was bad, or something??  Then I thought about the baking soda.  I did some research on baking soda vs. baking powder annnnd welp, that explained it all.

Lesson learned.  I went back to the store to get more sweet potatoes and baking powder.  Then I made these.  And I was VERY very, very happy.

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These are fairly simple to make.  You mix whole wheat flour, baking powder, a dash of salt, and butter together.  In a separate bowl, combine your sweet potato mash, milk and honey.  Then mix both of them together, roll the dough onto a flat, floured surface.  Use a biscuit cutter to cut the dough.

I don’t have a biscuit cutter or a cookie cutter.  As I searched my kitchen, I found the perfect substitute… the top to my coconut oil spray!  I was very proud of myself for that.

I made half the batch for Easter brunch and kept the other half frozen.  I’ve been popping them into the toaster oven all week.

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Here is the recipe you’ve all been waiting for.  I used 100% whole wheat flour, honey and almond milk to make it a lighter treat.  I also kept the skin on the sweet potatoes and you couldn’t even tell (thanks to my food processor).  There is still butter, but only 5 tbsp for 24 biscuits.

Nom nom, enjoy!

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Biscuits- pillowy soft and heavenly! | www.thefreshfind.com
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4.91 from 11 votes

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Biscuits

These biscuits are dense, yet pillowy soft, moist and fluffy. Made with 100% whole wheat, honey and almond milk, it's a lighter treat!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time1 hr 12 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Servings: 24
Author: The Fresh Find

Ingredients

  • DRY
  • 2.5 c whole wheat flour
  • 5 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 5 tbsp butter grated
  • WET
  • 2 c sweet potatoes mashed (about 2 medium sweet potatoes)
  • 1 ¼ c almond milk
  • 2 tbsp raw honey

Instructions

  • Cut sweet potatoes in half and roast at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until soft. Mash with a fork or a food processor. I added a tad of milk to my food processor to get them fully mashed. (Do this a day ahead to save time.)
  • Mix 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes, milk and honey.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together.
  • Using a cheese grater, grate 5 tbsp of butter into the flour mixture.
  • Fold the sweet potato mixture into the flour mixture.
  • Place the dough on a flat and floured surface. Pat or roll to 1-1.5 inches tall. Use a biscuit cutter to cut biscuits.
  • Place in oven at 400 degrees and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • (Or freeze on a tray and bake at your convenience)
  • Serve with your favorite jam or honey!

 

Note: I received free a Hamilton Beach Easy Reach Toaster Oven in exchange for this post; however, all opinions are my own.

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48 Comments

  • Reply
    Vera S
    March 31, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    My pick for favorite breakfast treat will always be pancakes. :)

    • Reply
      thefreshfind@gmail.com
      April 1, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Yes, pancakes are such a treat! Thanks for reading Vera!

  • Reply
    Dana Haj
    March 31, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    5 stars
    biscuits and groovy ain’t got nothin’ on these! and that honey, honey! can’t wait to make them in my TOASTER OVEN. :D

    • Reply
      thefreshfind@gmail.com
      April 1, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      Thank you Dana! :) I’m glad you liked them, they need to be made again!

  • Reply
    LaTanya
    April 1, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    buttered toast and jelly

  • Reply
    David
    April 1, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    5 stars
    I like biscuits with egg and cheese.

  • Reply
    Jeffrey
    April 1, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    This may sound strange, but my favorite breakfast treat is oatmeal. I add apple, raisins, candied pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup. I also make one with pear, dates, pecans, cinnamon and honey. The twist on carrot cake is awesome too!

    • Reply
      thefreshfind@gmail.com
      April 1, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      This doesn’t sounds strange at all! It sounds delicious, can I place an order? :) Thanks for stopping by Jeffrey!

  • Reply
    Ali C
    April 1, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    My favorite breakfast treat is a pancake with peanut butter and syrup on it fresh cup of fruit or yogurt to go with it.

    • Reply
      thefreshfind@gmail.com
      April 1, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Oh, pancakes with peanut butter! I’ve never had that before, but that sounds great. Thanks for stopping by Ali!

  • Reply
    carol clark
    April 1, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    mine is yogaurt and berrys

  • Reply
    Nancy Loring
    April 1, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    4 stars
    I love crepes with fresh fruit and whip cream filling. I especially like it when someone else cooks it for me.

    • Reply
      thefreshfind@gmail.com
      April 2, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Haha! I agree, there’s nothing better than fresh crepes without all the work! :)

  • Reply
    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    April 1, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I’ve never tried sweet potato in flaky biscuits before but I do love pumpkin ones & definitely think I could test this recipe out!

    • Reply
      thefreshfind@gmail.com
      April 2, 2016 at 10:10 am

      Yum, those sound delicious! Do you have a recipe for the pumpkin biscuits? I’d love to try them out! Let me know if you try these ones :)

  • Reply
    Julie Wood
    April 2, 2016 at 9:32 am

    5 stars
    The Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Biscuits look so yummy! You did a great job in making these. My favorite breakfast treat is Oatmeal with cinnamon and topped with real whipped cream. You should try it. The real whipped cream on top of oatmeal makes it taste so good!

    • Reply
      thefreshfind@gmail.com
      April 2, 2016 at 10:11 am

      Thank you Julie! That means a lot :) I don’t know if I’ve ever had true whipped cream… now I’m going to look for it! Thanks for stopping by Julie!

  • Reply
    Elena
    April 2, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I love waffles for breakfast

  • Reply
    Natalie
    April 2, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I love fresh apple fritters for breakfast, as an extra special treat!

  • Reply
    Bridgett Wilbur
    April 2, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    I just love bacon egg and cheese on an egg roll.

  • Reply
    Lisa Brown
    April 2, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    5 stars
    I love a good pecan waffle for breakfast

  • Reply
    Samantha
    April 2, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    My favorite treat for breakfast was always apple pancakes that my mom used to make when I was growing up. I loved them so much.

  • Reply
    Tyneisha
    April 2, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    5 stars
    I love fresh mixed fruit as a side during breakfast. You get something sweet and at the same time you’re eating healthy! What beats that?? Thanks for the chance- this looks like an awesome little oven!

    • Reply
      thefreshfind@gmail.com
      April 3, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Tyneisha! I agree, I LOVE fruit, at all times of the day!

  • Reply
    Laurajj
    April 2, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    5 stars
    Oh I really love having toast and oatmeal!

  • Reply
    Barbara Montag
    April 2, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    5 stars
    My favorite breakfast treat is caramel coffee cake.
    thank you

  • Reply
    Leigh Anne Borders
    April 2, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    5 stars
    My favorite breakfast treat is an egg and spinach quiche. My husband makes these and they are terrific!

    • Reply
      thefreshfind@gmail.com
      April 3, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      Yum that sounds good, and what a great husband! Thanks for stopping by Leigh!

  • Reply
    shelly peterson
    April 2, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    I like a ham and cheese omelet for breakfast

  • Reply
    Tina W
    April 3, 2016 at 3:46 am

    I love waffles.

  • Reply
    Cheryl B
    April 3, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I love waffles and strawberries.

  • Reply
    Bethany @ athletic avocado
    April 3, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    YUM! These biscuits look AH-MAZ-ING!

  • Reply
    Sheila K.
    April 3, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    My favorite breakfast treat is a chocolate croissant!

  • Reply
    Tracie Cooper
    April 3, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I love Belgium Waffles with strawberries and whipped cream!

  • Reply
    HS kraftmaking
    April 3, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I love French toast for breakfast.

  • Reply
    Donna L
    April 3, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    I like an BLT sandwich on toast for breakfast.

  • Reply
    Janice Cooper
    April 3, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Belgium waffles is my breakfast treat

  • Reply
    Kristin Goodson
    April 4, 2016 at 10:10 am

    My favorite breakfast treat is a egg, bacon and cheese biscuit! I also love cinnamon rolls.

  • Reply
    Terri Irvin
    April 4, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    5 stars
    My favorite breakfast treat is Swedish Kringler or Almond Puff. It is my mother’s and grandmother’s recipe and I cherish it.

  • Reply
    Lauren
    April 4, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    I like crepes with berries.

  • Reply
    kelly tupick
    April 5, 2016 at 5:46 am

    My favorite breakfast treat is buttermilk pancakes with real maple syrup.

  • Reply
    Birdiebee
    April 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I love chili rellenos for breakfast.

  • Reply
    Thomas Murphy
    April 7, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I like pancakes.

  • Reply
    Elliot
    April 20, 2016 at 11:53 am

    I’m fairly plain and like scrambled eggs with salt and diced habanero for breakfast :) I would love to make these tonight, but I ran out of whole wheat flour last week – do you think subbing white would kill the texture or taste?

    • Reply
      thefreshfind@gmail.com
      April 20, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      Hi Elliot, I don’t think white flour will kill the texture or taste. I prefer whole wheat, just to be healthier, but I’m sure white will be fine!

  • Reply
    Tricia J.
    February 18, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    5 stars
    I’m coming almost three years late to the party, but I wanted to thank you for this recipe. I have made it several times (as directed and with variations). They were all good. This last time, I hit on what made them rise higher for me–substituting whole buttermilk for the almond milk and adding 1/2 tsp of baking soda. (I think souring almond milk with a tablespoon of vinegar would have a similar effect, if you want to keep it vegan.) Also, as a tip, this is very wet dough. I have learned to keep a quarter cup of flour around for my hands, the biscuit cutter, the counter, and the spatula I lift the biscuits with. Thanks again for the great recipe. My family loves them.

    • Reply
      thefreshfind@gmail.com
      February 21, 2019 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you Tricia! I will have to try it with buttermilk, that sounds amazing. Thank you, so happy to hear that your family loves these! :)

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