This is a gross overstatement of what my weekend really looked like.

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I mean, one would assume that my weekend was TOTALLY AWESOME if I ate a sweet potato biscuit topped with a poached egg topped with bacon topped with cheddar and maybe I’m a little crazy but… also topped with a drizzle of maple cream.

Right right?

Sweet Potato Breakfast Biscuits I

But no. We ate these last week, way before the weekend even started. Not fair at all. Don’t set yourself up for those sorts of expectations.

What this weekend was really like? Well, it consisted of me dripping a drop of fake truffle oil on boxed macaroni and cheese, and eating it with a MUG third-way full of cold pinot grigio. So, uh… I don’t know. You tell me. That barely compares to a sweet potato breakfast biscuit.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Biscuits I

Buuut… it was a little boring in a good way. However, I’m still embarrassed that I just told you what I ate for dinner one night, gourmet box and all. Oh, it had panko on top too! That made it better.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Biscuits I

Even though my expectations were sky high after eating such delicious breakfast biscuits – and let me tell you, they were SO delicious that trying to find a synonym for delicious isn’t even worth it, and they were so delicious that I accidentally left them sit out on a baking sheet all night long (because I: 1. fell asleep, b. was lazy or 3. forgot) and my husband still ate three of them 36 hours later for dinner – just the memory of them alone was enough to get me through my boxed-dinner because I am totally making them again to go along with our meal tonight. And I’m doing that because I’m 1. obsessive, b. out of ideas, or 3. sure that they are 100% one of the OMGbestthingsI’veevermade.

I’m going with d: all of the above.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Biscuits I


Sweet Potato Breakfast Biscuits

Yield: biscuit recipe makes 10-12 biscuits, adjust eggs. bacon + cheese accordingly

Prep Time: 15 minutes (as long as your sweet potato is cooked)

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


3.5 ounces cooked + well-mashed sweet potato
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
1/2 cup milk (whole or 2% works best)
for breakfast biscuits: add poached eggs, bacon, cheese and your jam or spread of choice


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and soda, and whisk until combined. Using a fork, pastry blender or your hands, add butter pieces to the flour and mix until coarse little crumbles remain. Pour in milk and add sweet potato, stirring with a spoon until thoroughly combined, but not overmixing. Use your hands if needed to bring the dough together – I did.

Use a 1/4 cup measure to drop batter onto a nonstick baking sheet, or press dough on a sheet of parchment paper or cutting board, then use a biscuit cutter to shape the dough into rounds. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until biscuits are slightly golden and puffy. While biscuits are baking, prepare your breakfast sandwich ingredients. Eat!

[adapted from blue cheese biscuits]

Sweet Potato Breakfast Biscuits I

Sorry Monday. You can’t even compare.

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129 Responses to “Sweet Potato Breakfast Biscuits.”

  1. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — August 13, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    Haha! I love that you ate that for dinner–although my dinners as of late consist of a sad amount of whatever the heck we make for family meal at my restaurant, eaten out of a plastic pint container with a (guess?!) plastic quart container full of water as my drink. Sad doesn’t even begin to describe it.

    These biscuits look awesome! I haven’t made biscuits in far too long, my favorites are the really Southern ones full of butter and made with White Lily flour–YUM! I love how you added sweet potato to them–so clever, as always!


  2. #
    Ali @ Peaches and Football — August 13, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    Mmm I love biscuits! I tend to make them as a side to soup in the Fall or Winter but it’s a great idea to make them the focal point of the meal. Love sweet potatoes!


  3. #
    Lindsay @ Lindsay's List — August 13, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    umm…i ate brownies and ice cream for dinner on friday night. and just ice cream on saturday night.
    the very definition of health.


    • Katriel — August 13th, 2012 @ 10:44 am

      HA. yup. Right there with you. I swirled some dark chocolate mint syrup in my brownies FROM A BOX and ate them with mint chocolate ice cream for dinner last night.


  4. #
    Simply Life — August 13, 2012 @ 7:04 am

    delicious! one time I made sweet potato and cheddar biscuits. yeah, I’m still dreaming about those…


  5. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — August 13, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    I need my Monday to look like that biscuit sandwich!


  6. #
    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy — August 13, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    Oh yum! Definitely going to be trying this. I love so many of your recipes!


  7. #
    amelia — August 13, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    I love you for this. Seriously salivating. Sweet potato biscuit, perfect egg, and chili pepper?LOVE.


  8. #
    JulieD — August 13, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    Wow, I’m seriously scared to make biscuits & need to psych myself out to try to make them. Your sweet potato ones are gorgeous!! xo


  9. #
    marla — August 13, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    These biscuits are soooooo exciting. Especially with that drippy egg.


  10. #
    Kim in MD — August 13, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    These biscuits look amazing!


  11. #
    Kelly — August 13, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    That breakfast biscuit looks absolutely wonderful. If only my whole family would enjoy it with me. Have you seen the “Hard Boiled Egg with a Soft Center” at The Domestic Mama and the Village Cook? I think it would absolutely beautiful on this breakfast biscuit. I found it on Pinterest, and it’s amazing.


    • Jessica — August 13th, 2012 @ 11:07 am

      I have not. That sounds amazing.


  12. #
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — August 13, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Mmm I love sweet potato anything and these sound great! I’ve never tried making my own biscuits before, unless you count my attempt at cornmeal muffins which certainly did not turn out to be anything earth-shatteringly delicious like I imagine these to be. Sweet potatoes are now on my grocery list!


  13. #
    Maria — August 13, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    Breakfast perfection! Just pinned these bad boys!


    • Jessica — August 13th, 2012 @ 11:07 am

      Thank you! :)


  14. #
    Kelly — August 13, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    YUM!! I love biscuits! They are my favorite breakfast food. They remind me of Saturday mornings growing up. I am going to bookmark these. Keith is actually a REALLY good breakfast maker and I am willling to bet he’d be up for giving these a go. :)


  15. #
    Cookbook Queen — August 13, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    For the love of sweet cheesus, why don’t you live with me so you can make me delicious meals like this??

    Oh yeah. Because we are married and that would be weird.


  16. #
    joelle (on a pink typewriter) — August 13, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    You are speaking my language right here, yessssssssssss. I wish I’d had one of these badboys today instead of the lame protein shake sitting beside me.


  17. #
    Erin — August 13, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    So about how much sweet potato would you say 3.5 oz is?


    • Jessica — August 13th, 2012 @ 11:06 am

      I don’t know the exact measurement in cups, but I used a medium-ish sweet potato. You should be more than safe if you use a large one, then maybe take about half or so… and you can use the extra for dinner or pancakes, etc. But if you don’t have a kitchen scale, I can’t recommend one enough! You can get a cheap one at Target for like $10 and I just toss mine in a drawer. Life saver. Makes all the difference when baking.


    • Cate — August 13th, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

      One cup = eight ounces, so I would say just shy of 1/2 a cup would be 3.5 ounces… I think! :)

      I can’t wait to make these!!! I may have to whip up a maple cinnamon butter to put on them before inhaling the entire batch!


      • Erin — August 13th, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

        Why thank you :)

  18. #
    Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots — August 13, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    ahh I love sweet potatoes, please come make these for me. Better yet please come be my live in cook, I have a cute puppy to keep you company ;)


  19. #
    Stephanie @cookinfanatic — August 13, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    boxed mac is clutch sometimes, just gotta do it haha! andddddddd these biscuits look ridiculous. they remind me of this maple soaked waffle/pork belly/drippy egg dish i had over the weekend at one of my favorite local restaurants. sweet n’ salty is such a fun play on flavors!


  20. #
    Kristin — August 13, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    yum! should we weigh the potato before or after cooking it?


    • Jessica — August 13th, 2012 @ 11:04 am

      After! You want 3.5 ounces cooked.


  21. #
    Lisa — August 13, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    Totally making these biscuits today!
    It is cold and rainy and feels like fall here today. A nice change compared to what has felt like living on the surface of the sun for months.


  22. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 13, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    sweet potatoes mashed up into biscuits…just those alone would be so delish!

    you make the best breakfasts – mine involves hitting a switch on the coffee pot most days :)


  23. #
    Ashley — August 13, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    Okay, the biscuits sound + look great and all but I can just give you a high-five for that poached egg? The times I’ve made them they look, well, unappetizing. Always delicious, but not photograph material. Well done, my friend.


  24. #
    MikeVFMK — August 13, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    I am a breakfast fiend. More particularly I go crazy for breakfast biscuit/sandwiches. So this makes me crazy happy. Not crazy in a demented kind of way, but more like crazy delicious.


  25. #
    Melanie — August 13, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    You. Are. Brilliant.

    Can’t wait to try these!


  26. #
    Amanda @ The Dormestic Goddess — August 13, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    A little cafe where I go to school used to make the best (and I mean BEST) sweet potato breakfast hash with poached eggs on top. I have attempted and failed many a time to recreate it. These biscuits are making me think of my favorite dish in a whole new way! Can’t wait to try them!


  27. #
    jenna — August 13, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    ohhhhh yum!! these look so wonderful.


  28. #
    Erika - The Teenage Taste — August 13, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Oh my goodness. I think I need you to make me breakfast, like, everyday! These look fab! :-D


  29. #
    Pam Fields — August 13, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    This biscuit looks delicious! Pinned for future baking. :)


  30. #
    Sues — August 13, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    This is pretty much my ideal dinner/breakfast/lunch/life. I made sweet potato biscuits years ago, but I’m suddenly getting the urge to make them again!


  31. #
    Jacqueline — August 13, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    I have no words to explain how great I think this recipe is!


  32. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 13, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    i would say that wine out of anything but wine glasses reminds me of college, but I still do this. And i wish wish wish I could wake up and have a lavish breakfast like this one day but alas, I would SO make this after work for dinner one night! I’ve never had a sweet tater biscuit before!


  33. #
    33 — August 13, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    mmm yum! what a great way to use sweet potatoes!


  34. #
    Erin — August 13, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Lately I have been eating eggs over easy like mad. I’ve put them on pretty much everything imaginable, but yum… somehow I forgot biscuits. I’m making these ASAP.


  35. #
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — August 13, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    i’m dying; this is pretty much my dream breakfast.

    plus gravy.



  36. #
    Ashley — August 13, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    There is seriously nothing better than biscuits with poached eggs – my mouth is watering!


  37. #
    Mal @ The Chic Geek — August 13, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    These sound sensational, especially with that perfect runny egg on it, yummm


  38. #
    Jackie @ Daydreamer — August 13, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    These look incredible! My favorite meal of the day is breakfast so I’m sold.


  39. #
    Candice — August 13, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    Mm, poached eggs are to die for. This looks delish.


  40. #
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — August 13, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    Oh, what I wouldn’t do for one (or, three!) of these for my lunch today.


  41. #
    jantell — August 13, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    The photography on this post is absolutely ravishing! By no means am I a photographer- but I do appreciate all things sweet, eggy and bacon-y and of course when it’s beautifully shot, i just die.


    • Jessica — August 13th, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

      Thank you so much!


  42. #
    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — August 13, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    Oh my word these look FANTASTIC!!!


  43. #
    Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana — August 13, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    You just have a gift for making every photo on your blog look so incredibly delicious! That runny poached egg, yummy! I can’t wait to try these sweet potato biscuits :)


  44. #
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — August 13, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    These could not possibly look any more amazing!!


  45. #
    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — August 13, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    The best part about these (besides how good they taste… obviously) could be that they aren’t that bad for you! Biscuit party time. :)


  46. #
    ffeun — August 13, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

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  47. #
    Eileen — August 13, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    Hey, everyone is allowed to have lazy dinners occasionally! No excuses needed! :) These biscuits do look amazing, especially with that river of egg yolk pouring over them. Richest breakfast in the land!


  48. #
    The Healthy Apple — August 13, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    This looks amazing, darling! Hope all is well with you and hope you are having a great summer!


  49. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 13, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    These will be mine!


  50. #
    The Meaning of Me — August 13, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    Just decided this is my new favorite breakfast on sight alone! Let me ask you two things: 1) sub in buttermilk for the regular milk? and 2) if a sweet potato hater had these, would he eat them and be pleasantly surprised?

    This looks really unbelievable. My kid will love them! She loves sweet potatoes in all forms and poached eggs are a favorite, too. Perfect.


    • Jessica — August 13th, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

      I’m not positive buttermilk will work but since there is baking soda… I want to say it probably will? And they don’t taste TOO much like sweet potato – so they would probably like it! You know how potato buns don’t taste like straight up potatoes? Sort of the same thing.



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