Sweet Potato Biscuits

sweet potato biscuitsSubmitted by: Melissa Church, MS, RD, LD
Chickasaw Nation- Get Fresh! Program
Yield: 16 biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup All purpose flour
  • ½ cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 Tbsp vegan margarine, cold
  • ¾ cup almond, soy, or other dairy alternate
  • ½ cup Sweet potatoes, mashed

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Combine both types of flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Stir to mix well.
  3. Cut the cold butter into small pieces and add to the flour mixture. Using your fingertips, work the butter into the
    flour until it has reached the consistency of cornmeal.
  4. In a small bowl combine the milk and sweet potatoes.
  5. Add the sweet potato mixture to the large bowl and mix well, using a fork.
  6. Stir mixture quickly until it forms a ball.
  7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 14 times. Do not overwork.
  8. Pat the dough out until it is ½ in thick. Cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter (2 ½ in. biscuit cutter).
  9. Repeat until all the dough is used.
  10. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until the bottoms of the biscuits are golden brown.

Nutritionals (1 biscuit):

Calories: 94; Total Fat: 3 g; Saturated Fat: 2 g; Cholesterol: 8 mg; Sodium: 260 mg; Carbohydrates: 14 g; Fiber: 1 g; Sugar: 1 g; Protein: 2 g; Vitamin A: 15% DV; Vitamin C: 0% DV; Calcium: 4% DV; Iron: 6% DV

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