Maple Sweet Potato Biscuits-Gluten Free!

Sweeten up your mealtime routine with these irresistible homemade biscuits!

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Maple Sweet Potato Biscuits-Gluten Free

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 1 large sweet potato, pierced with fork
  • 1 1/3 cups gluten-free flour, plus additional
  • 2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted, chopped (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Microwave sweet potato until tender, about 6 minutes per side or until soft/done. Halve, and scoop out 1 cup flesh. Cool.
  • Blend flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in processor. Add butter; pulse to a coarse meal. Add potato, buttermilk, and syrup; process to blend. Add nuts; pulse to blend.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and pat or roll into 8 1/2-inch square. Using a biscuit cutter or glass, cut out 8 large or 16 small biscuits. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.
Keyword gluten free dairy free sweet potato biscuits, gluten-free dairy free brunch recipes
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I want to try making these and add 1 Tbsp of chipotle/adobo sauce, thank you for the inspiration


I’ll just use regular flour!


Do you have any recommendations on substitutions to make these vegan?

Susan Higgins

Hi Melissa, while I haven’t tested the recipe with the following substitutions to make them vegan, many vegan cooks use unsweetened almond milk in place of buttermilk, and vegan “butter” such as Earth Balance in biscuits. I’d add a 1/2 tsp of baking soda in addition to the baking powder for fluff, and be sure your butter is ice cold. If you try them this way, please let us know how it turns out!

geraldine colete verallo

Can I used margarine instead of butter?

Susan Higgins

Geraldine Colete, yes!


i was wondering if I could use sugar free syrup or do you have a diabetic friendly recipe?

Susan Higgins

Hi Heidi, I imagine you could, although we haven’t tested the recipe with this substitution.

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