This sweet potato biscuits recipe was given to me by a friend a few years ago. It wasn't vegan, but was easily adapted. These biscuits are perfect as part of a holiday meal, and incorporate sweet potatoes in a different way than usual.
Vegan Christmas recipes for sweet potatoes are often my favorites since I love the flavor, and I am eternally grateful to the friend who gave me her amazing recipe.
Prep time: 60 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Time from start to eating: 1:10
Makes 12 biscuits.
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Hello and welcome to freshly served healthy vegan recipes. I’m Heather and a week after Christmas I put together a whole bunch of Christmas recipes for you. You could find all of them including today’s at healthyveganrecipes.net/Christmas.
Today what were gonna make is something pretty special. It’s a recipe that I got from a very good friend that I worked with for sweet potato biscuits! Sweet potatoes are one of my all time favorite foods. Probably my all time favorite vegetable. You can’t get any better than sweet potatoes really. And making them into biscuits – fantastic!
I have really nothing better to say about them than they are fantastic. So to start with, what you have to do is to bake a sweet potato. You can boil it if you like but boiling does not bring out the same kind of flavor as baking does. So if you have the time pop it in the oven, poke some holes into the sweet potato, turn up to 350F and give it a bake. It takes about half hour depending on how big your sweet potato.
I’ve got mine baked right here and you can see the sugars oozing out of that potato and then if you break it open you can see that it is nice and soft inside, that’s what you’re looking for. And you only need 1 cup of sweet potato for this recipe so if you have a big sweet potato like me you can either make a double batch or use it for something else.
So put that sweet potato into a bowl with all that goodness near the skin and then you are going to mashed it up. Use a four-four potato masher. Alright, once you get that nicely mashed up you’re gonna add some melted coconut oil.
And what I do to melt mine is I put this in a bowl on top of the toaster oven where I am baking the sweet potato and it melts really really nicely.
Ok! So there are three tablespoons in here and what you wanna do is put half of that into the butter. The other half you use to brush the tops of the biscuits so they get nicely glazed.
Ok! So stir that oil in and then you’re gonna use some maple syrup or you can use brown rice syrup. You can also use a granular sugar but keep in mind the liquid ratio will be off so you wanna add a little bit of water to that sugar to make it liquid. Otherwise the texture of the biscuits will be off. Ok.
So stir the maple syrup in there, to just add little bit of extra sweetness to your potato biscuits. You could also use a little bit of juice if you prefer, apple juice would be nice. Or even apple sauce.
Ok! Then the next thing we are going to add is some baking powder and you want two teaspoons so stir that in. Alright! Make sure you get that baking powder mix in really nicely. You can also stiff it with the flour if you prefer and then you’re gonna add 1 cup of flour, whole grain flour. I’m using Spelt today but you can use whatever type you like.
You’re also going to add a pinch of salt and stir that through without over mixing. Ok? You wanna stir it in just so that it mixes together and not go any further than that. If you mixed too much it will make your dough hard and a really good way to mix the flour in is to use your hands.
I find the fork works really well as well and what you’re looking to do is to really press this together once you get to this kind of consistency. Just press the flour into the dough rather than stirring. Ok? And this should be the consistency that you’d wind up with in the end.
Now what we are going to do is form this into biscuits, put it on the baking tray and put it in the oven at 375F. It will only take about ten minutes but you’re waiting till it browns on the top.
Put it on a parchment paper or coconut oil rubbed on the cookie sheet, never hurts and you can formed them into biscuits either by rolling them out and cutting them or what I like to do is take them and place them and then the tops are more textured so they get brown differently. You have little crispy bits and softer bits and that is how I like to do it.
You can also take your left over melted coconut oil, brush that on top and that would give them just a nice glazed on top, a little bit crispy and very flavorful.
So you just take a, a little brush here and dab some melted coconut oil on top to make them beautiful, golden brown on top. So once your oven preheats at 375F pop it in for ten minutes or so just until they are golden brown.
So here they are after the oven, you should be able to press them and they should feel a little bit firm, they smell wonderful. I usually have a hard time sharing these with other people but I do my best.
A big thank you to Aiko my friend for this recipe, you can find it online with all of my other Christmas recipe at healthyveganrecipe.net/Christmas.
I am Heather and this is freshly served.