Sweet Potato-Honey Buttermilk Biscuits

by Kelli on November 22, 2013

Sweet Potato-Honey Buttermilk Biscuits are best served warm with sweet cream butter and a drizzle of honey.

Pillowy Sweet Potato-Honey Buttermilk Biscuits are so delicious served warm, straight from the oven with a pat of butter & drizzle of honey or jam! | TheCornerKitchenBlog.com

I’m trying to ignore the fact that I’m kind of totally unprepared for Thanksgiving next week, so I’m spending the morning eating Sweet Potato-Honey Buttermilk Biscuits and putting together holiday gift guides.  Because clearly moving on to the next holiday when I don’t have this one nailed down is totally the right move.

So, gift guides!

The other day I took an informal poll on Facebook to see if you’d prefer one ginormous guide or several smaller, more focused gift guides.  Right after I posted, I realized I wasn’t so  into the  idea of one larger-than-life (read, overwhelming-get-lost-in-the-shuffle) gift guide.  Thankfully, neither were you guys!

Get ready!  Staring next weekend I’ll be sharing Holidays Gift Guides every Saturday and Sunday during the month of December!

Pillowy Sweet Potato-Honey Buttermilk Biscuits are so delicious served warm, straight from the oven with a pat of butter & drizzle of honey or jam! | TheCornerKitchenBlog.com

I have one problem with making biscuits.  It get me every. single. time.  I’m sharing this with you because I don’t want you to make my mistakes.  This is a perfect example of do as I say, not as I do.

I make my biscuit dough and work it to the perfect thickness.  This is the point where I should just cut my biscuits and get on with the day.  But no, that would clearly be too easy.  For some reason, I always seem to think it’s a good idea to work the dough (which is already fine as it is) a little more so I can finagle one or two more biscuits out of the batch.

This is fine is you don’t like thick biscuits….but who doesn’t like a good thick biscuit.  I sure do!  I just have a problem making them.

Pillowy Sweet Potato-Honey Buttermilk Biscuits are so delicious served warm, straight from the oven with a pat of butter & drizzle of honey or jam! | TheCornerKitchenBlog.com

I recommend serving these pillowy Sweet Potato-Honey Buttermilk Biscuits straight from the oven, while they’re warm.  I love splitting biscuits in half, watching the steam billow up from the freshly cooked dough.  Top each  biscuit with a pad of salted sweet cream butter and a drizzle of honey.  Fresh jam, like blackberry or red currant, also makes a wonderful topping for these biscuits.

Pillowy Sweet Potato-Honey Buttermilk Biscuits are so delicious served warm, straight from the oven with a pat of butter & drizzle of honey or jam! | TheCornerKitchenBlog.com

While I love eating devouring these biscuits as a sweet breakfast, that’s far from the only way to enjoy them!

I’ve got my eye on these biscuits as an integral part of my day after Thanksgiving turkey sandwich!  Add some stuffing, a little cranberry sauce, maybe some gravy…you’ve already got the sweet potatoes covered….it’s the whole shebang!

Sweet Potato-Honey Buttermilk Biscuits

Yield: Makes 8-10 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sweet potato, mashed (1 small sweet potato)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Pierce the sweet potato several times with a fork. Place the potato on a baking sheet, and bake for about 45, under tender. Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Half the sweet potato and scoop out the flesh. Discard the skin.

Increase the oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and spices. In a small bowl combine the sweet potato, buttermilk and honey, and mix together.

Use a pastry cutter or your hands to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture is sandy and no pieces are larger than a pea. Add all but the last 1/4 cup of the buttermilk mixture and stir until just combine. If mixture seems dry, add the additional 1/4 cup (I usually need to add all of the liquid). The dough should be sticky.

Turn dough out onto a well floured work surface. Lightly flour the top of the dough (it will be sticky), and pat into a rectangle, fold in half, rotate clockwise, pat back out, and fold again. Repeat this once more, and then gently pat the dough out to about 1-inch thick.

Use a floured 2.5-inch biscuit cutter, to cut the biscuits. Place the biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet, touching.

Gently re-roll the scraps of dough as needed until all the biscuits are cut.

Bake for 10 to 13 minutes until puffed and cooked through.

Notes

Adapted from Food52

http://thecornerkitchenblog.com/sweet-potato-honey-buttermilk-biscuits/

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Pillowy Sweet Potato-Honey Buttermilk Biscuits are so delicious served warm, straight from the oven with a pat of butter & drizzle of honey or jam! | TheCornerKitchenBlog.com

Enjoy!

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Tieghan November 22, 2013 at 8:14 AM

These look so good! I love that you added sweet potatoes to the biscuits and the honey butter sound so good!

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Kelli November 22, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Thanks, Tieghan! Honey butter is always irresistible!

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Julia November 22, 2013 at 8:17 AM

At least one of us is preparing for Chrismtas! I could use some serious help in the gift-planning department! Your sweet potato biscuits look amazing! A wonderful treat for Thanksgiving :)

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Kelli November 22, 2013 at 3:08 PM

I’m almost certain that these biscuits are the secret to my early attack on holiday shopping & planning.

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Liz @ The Lemon Bowl November 22, 2013 at 9:07 AM

These look so good!! I love the potatoes and the spices!

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Kelli November 22, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Thanks, Liz! The spices are really subtle, but add just a great touch.

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Natalie @ Tastes Lovely November 22, 2013 at 9:51 AM

I can’t wait to read your gift guides. Already needing inspiration, I’m not very good at gift shopping. And I have the opposite problem and make my biscuits too big! Like, mile high big. Ha! Yours look delicious, I bet the sweet potato gives them a great flavor.

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Kelli November 22, 2013 at 3:05 PM

If only we could bake biscuits together, they’d come out perfect!

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Rachel @the dessert chronicles November 22, 2013 at 10:00 PM

These are perfection! Literally drooling looking at these photos!

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Kelli November 24, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Thank you, Rachel!

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Joanne November 23, 2013 at 7:36 AM

I’m always looking for biscuits to pair with soup each week and I see these definitely making an appearance in my rotation! I love that they have sweet potatoes in them. Totally qualifies them as health food.

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Kelli November 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

I love the way you think….the sweet potatoes totally cancel out the butter :) And, these would be perfect with soup!

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Deb November 23, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Spectacular biscuits! With sweet potato, honey and fall spices these little lovelies are perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday!

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Kelli November 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Thanks, Deb! These biscuits are great for Thanksgiving…breakfast, dinner, turkey sandwiches….the possibilities are endless! Enjoy!

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Amy @ Elephant Eats November 26, 2013 at 10:49 AM

I haven’t made homemade biscuits in so long…and these look so good! Love the sweet potato addition. Yum!

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Kelli November 27, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Biscuits also have a way of falling off my radar. But, then I make them and I remember how much I utterly adore them!

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