Breads & Doughs

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!

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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16 thoughts on “Sweet Potato & Rosemary Biscuits

  1. 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?

    1. Hi Tamara! Thank you so much for trying it out!

      First, this recipe has less 50% cold butter than my other Best-ever Buttermilk Biscuits ( so they puff up less with less water evaporating during the heat, which is normal.
      Second, if your dough was over hydrated, it would happen too. Flour in different places behaves in different ways, depending on how, where, when and the type of wheat grain being milled. They absorb liquid differently. Note to hold back some liquid by using up to 3/4 in one go and adjust it accordingly to get the same consistency with mine.

      The easiest solution here to achieve the fluffiness you like is to add rosemary and mashed sweet potatoes to my Best-ever Buttermilk Biscuits by adjusting buttermilk to get the same consistency with mine.
      Give it a try, do let me know how you get on !

  2. 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. ????????

    1. Hi there,
      Thank you for bringing this to my attention. This recipe was published on The Inspired Home Website, I need to get Kevin to resolve it. The video may help you with the recipe. Here is my basic buttermilk biscuit too ( and the ( and this one too will give you the idea. I will get the link sorted as soon as I can, I do not have access to my archive at this time, if you email me I can get it to you. Find email in contact us below, Gemma 🙂

    1. Sure, take 1/2 oz butter, a finely chopped onion, fresh or dried herbs to taste, microwave ot soften the onion, mix in breadcrumbs, or mashed potato, and there you have it! Gemma 🙂

      1. Good morning Gemma. I am so glad you posted this recipe for stuffing in a mug. I love stuffing, so now I can have it anytime I want. Thank you and have a great day!

    1. well! This depends on what you are using it for. I remember someone using it as a Christmas pudding topping, mixed with a little brandy, for the adults, when we were kids! Commercial ice cream has very little to do with fresh cream. If you can get fresh dairy cream it is the best option of all! Gemma 😉

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