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Sweet Potato & Rosemary Biscuits

4.67 from 3 votes
Learn how to make my Sweet Potato Biscuits, which is a perfect quick bread dinner roll recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any time of year!

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Hi Bold Bakers!

During the Fall I probably bake more than ever. It’s simply because the weather cools down, evenings get darker earlier and the Holidays are just around the corner.

On the top of my baking list are breads and doughs. My favorite thing to bake is bread. I love the entire process and the fact that you can make a loaf in just a few hours or something simple like biscuits that you can whip up in no time. It just means you’re never short of options. I think the biggest question is what to bake next and that’s where my Sweet Potato Biscuits come in…

I created this recipe for The Inspired Home website. It’s a place where I go to find out what new products are coming out along with tips and fantastic recipes. The Inspired Home’s mission is to inspire, inform and encourage you to make your house into a home, lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle and to create moments to celebrate and connect with your friends and family.


Biscuits are an American staple. They are known as a “quick bread,” meaning you can whip them up and there is no yeast or proofing time needed. Picture tasting buttery, savory scones and that’s what you’ve got. Now imagine the sweetness from the potato and the savory from the rosemary and you have a biscuit from another dimension.

During Thanksgiving and Christmas they are often found on dinner tables to be served with your big feast. Serve these freshly baked biscuits with softened butter that has been mixed with a little honey and you will be in heaven. Go on, it’s the Holidays…


I made these Sweet Potato Biscuits using new kitchen equipment that came just in time for my baking frenzy. Check out my Typhoon Stainless Steel Digital Food Scale. It converts grams into ounces with ease and it has a big bowl for me to weigh all of my ingredients at the one time. Also, you’ll notice my Mason Cash Mixing Bowl and Pastry Brush. Mason Cash has been a staple in my household for years and these mixing bowls see a lot of action year round.

My gorgeous John Boos Chopping Board gives me a big surface to chop, roll and cut on. In my small kitchen I need all the space I can get.

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Sweet Potato & Rosemary Biscuits

4.67 from 3 votes
Learn how to make my Sweet Potato Biscuits, which is a perfect quick bread dinner roll recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any time of year!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 9 biscuits
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 47 mins
Learn how to make my Sweet Potato Biscuits, which is a perfect quick bread dinner roll recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any time of year!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 9 biscuits


  • 2 cups (10oz/284g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Rosemary
  • ¼ cup (2oz/57g) butter, cold and cubed
  • ½ cup (4oz/115g) cooked sweet potato, mashed
  • 1 cup (8floz/225ml) buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 425oF (210oC)
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, rosemary and salt.
  • Add in the butter and rub in with your finger tips until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  • In a large measuring cup, whisk together the sweet potato and the buttermilk. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Take care not to over mix.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and lightly flour the top of the dough. Cut 8-9 biscuits.
  • Place the biscuits on a baking tray lined with parchment and glaze with egg wash. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until golden on top.
  • Serve your biscuits with some butter mixed with honey and enjoy warm.
  • Cover and store the biscuits at room temperature for 3-4 days. 

You can find the full recipe on The Inspired Home website.

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9 months ago

I’ve noticed with a lot of bread recipes you’ve written that it freezes well, but there is no such comment on this one–does that mean they should not be frozen? Thank you

1 year ago

Hi Gemma,

I made this recipe and the biscuits came out flat. How do I get this fluffy and with layers?

I’ve even made your other biscuits and scone recipes, but every time I do, they are always flat like this and never puff up and fluffy.

What can I do to get them fluffy with layers etc?

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3 years ago

Hello Gemma, I have been trying to open the inspired home website for the recipe but it is still not opening and I am finding it difficult to guess the measurements by just viewing the video. If you can help me with that, I will be grateful to you. ????????

3 years ago

Hey Gemma!! I have been trying to open the website but it did not open how can I get the recipe ??

3 years ago

Why can’t I get the recipe with ingredients for the Sweet Potato Rosemary Biscuits?

5 years ago

Hi I am new!!Can you make stuffing in a mug??????

5 years ago

Dear Gemma can I use vegetable oil instead of butter? It’s ok if the texture changes, just hope it works!

5 years ago

Hey Gemma, i know this is off topic but can you use melted ice cream as a substitute for whipping cream?

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