Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Biscuits

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Biscuits | chocolateandcarrots.com

Sweet potato biscuits are sweet and savory in every bite. They are the perfect side dish to any meal during the holiday season, but Thanksgiving in particular, they are superb.

I had my first sweet potato biscuit at a local breakfast place in Charleston, South Carolina. One bite and I was in love!

You’ve got to try them!

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Biscuits | chocolateandcarrots.com

I’ve made them with 100% whole wheat flour, but you can’t tell it with how light and fluffy they are.

And I saved one for you with extra sweet potato bits…

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Biscuits | chocolateandcarrots.com

To make things more appropriate for Thanksgiving, I made a quick cranberry jam to go along side the biscuits. The jam literally took me all of 5 minutes to make. It’s more like a cross between a jam and a relish, but it’s still fantastic when spread on a biscuit.

Especially a biscuit like this one that is sweet! The tart jam is the perfect compliment.

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Biscuits and Quick Cranberry Jam | chocolateandcarrots.com

With all of this talk of Thanksgiving, I’m so thankful that my husband has a job that provides for us and allows us not to worry about where our next meal is going to come from. I know I’ve talked about hunger in America before, but Feeding America is the nation’s largest hunger relief charity to fight to end hunger and that’s what we’re here to today for: to raise awareness.

A big thank you to Erin from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts who organized this entire giveaway to raise awareness for hunger this Thanksgiving.

Be sure to keep scrolling down to enter the giveaway, the sweet potato and jam recipes and to check out the other blogger’s Thanksgiving recipes!

They’re all so mouthwatering!

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Biscuits and Quick Cranberry Jam | chocolateandcarrots.com

I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving, filled with biscuits and love.

My fingers are crossed that you win either the Wusthof or Anolon prize! :D

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Biscuits and Quick Cranberry Jam | chocolateandcarrots.com

For an extra special biscuit:

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Biscuits with Marshmallow Topping | chocolateandcarrots.com

More Thanksgiving Potluck Recipes: 

 

Sweet Potato Biscuits

adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Makes 12 to 14 2-inch biscuits

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound)
  • 1/3 cup non fat plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tablepoons milk
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold

How-To

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Poke the potatoes a few times with a fork. Roast them for 50-60 minutes or until they are soft when pierced with a fork. Allow them to cool to room temperature on the baking sheet. Once they are cooled, peel and discard the skin. Mash the potato flesh with a fork until smooth. If you don’t like the bits of sweet potato in your biscuits, purée the potatoes until smooth.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, milk and sweet potatoes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt. With a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until they are the size of peas.
  4. Stir in the milk mixture with a spoon until the dough starts to come together. Then knead in the bowl with your hand until just combined. You don’t want to warm the dough by messing too much.
  5. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and flatten to 1 inch thickness. Using a 2 inch circle biscuit cutter, cut the biscuits by going straight up and down on the dough (don’t twist).
  6. Place the biscuits on a silpat or parchment paper covered baking sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes, or until slightly golden on top.
  7. Cool on a cooling rack or enjoy warm.
  8. (Optional) Cut a biscuit in half, line each half with marshmallows and broil for a few seconds until puffy and browned.

Note: Freeze on a baking sheet and transfer frozen biscuits to a freezer safe container or bag that is labeled.

Quick Cranberry Jam | chocolateandcarrots.com

Quick Cranberry Jam

heavily adapted from The Cupcake Project

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fruit pectin

How-To

  1. In a blender or food processor finely chop the cranberries.
  2. On medium high heat in a medium sauce pan, bring the crushed cranberries, sugar and butter to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, stir in the fruit pectin and boil for 1 1/2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

Now, it’s giveaway time!

This post was sponsored by Wusthof and Anolon. I received no compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure policy for further information.

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24 comments

  1. These are amazing, they look perfect. I can’t believe how fluffy they are. I just want to take a big bite. Pleasure to do the event with you today. Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving. xx

  2. I made a double batch of these. Omitted the cinnamon and half the sugar an used as the biscuits for chicken pot pie…SO GOOD! Added pumpkin pie spice to the other half and enjoyed for breakfast with pumpkin butter. Def keeping this recipe nearby! Thanks for sharing it!

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