Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits

You can buy 5 lb bags of sweet potatoes at a store in town for $0.49. Pretty sweet!

Here's a recipe we made with some sweet-potato-goodness last night:

Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits:

1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
3 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (I substituted honey, it was fine)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup whole wheat or whole grain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice (I used cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves)
1/2 teaspoon salt (I thought it was too much!)
2-3 tablespoons cold water as needed

Preheat 400. Mix wet. Mix dry. Mix together (don't overdo it!). Add water if necessary 1 T at a time and gently knead until it holds together (should be pretty wet). Drop in spoonfuls and bake 12-15 min. (I found it took longer to bake).

We had this with VEG HEAD CHILI. Yumm!

3 comments:

  1. Oh! And ya'll know how to properly mash sweet potatoes right? No boiling allowed people!!! BAKE... remove skins... mash.

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  2. Um what store would that be?!?

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  3. In answer to your other question...yes there is a difference between sweet potatoes and yams. Yams are the dark orange kind and sweet potatoes look a lot more like a regular potato but deeper in color and sweeter (obviously) and better for you than plain old potatoes.

    I am definitely going to try this!

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