Day 18 – Time for A Treat

24 Jan


Song of the Post – Please Don’t Go by Mike Posner

Hey gang!  It’s been a long month.  There are vegetables everywhere I look, whole grains galore, and my cupboard is full of every type of canned bean imaginable.  Seems like what we need is a treat, am I right?

Since I’m going home tomorrow (my brother comes back from South Korea on Thursday!!!) my efforts have been focused on using up all my fresh produce.  The spinach is gone, bell peppers caput, and now the only thing that remains is a small, inviting sweet potato.  It’s basically begging, “make me into something sweet!”

After a few Pinterest searches I came across this lovely Sweet Potato Biscuit recipe.  Substitute milk for coconut milk and butter for vegan butter, and we’ve got ourselves a winner.

Can I tell you a secret?  These are the tastiest biscuits you’ll ever try.  Not too sweet, and perfectly fluffy.  Now what are you waiting for, go make some!  Don’t forget to eat these biscuits warm, with a generous amount of butter on top.  YUM.



Sweet Potato Biscuits

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter (vegan butter), softened
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons milk (coconut milk), depending on the moisture of the potatoes

To cook sweet potatoes, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and mash. Set aside to slightly cool.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate, large bowl, mix the sweet potatoes and butter. Add the flour mixture to the potato mixture and mix to make a soft dough. Add milk, a tablespoon at a time, to mixture and continue to cut in. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead very gently until dough comes together, about five or six times. Shape into a disk, and pat to an even 1-inch thickness. With a floured 3-inch biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits and place on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with melted butter. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown.

(Before the oven)




2 Responses to “Day 18 – Time for A Treat”

  1. flanfox January 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    Looks good, I’ve never had sweet potato biscuits/cookies. They look and sound great! Way to go on your vegan month – impressive!

  2. ebosman12 January 25, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    This post made me so hungry! I need to make these sometime soon. Thanks for always sharing such great recipes 🙂

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