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Fluffy Sweet Potato Biscuits with Salted Cranberry Maple Butter

These Fluffy Sweet Potato Biscuits with Salted Cranberry Maple Butter are the ultimate carby addition to your Thanksgiving menu! The sweet potato biscuits are super fluffy and buttery, and the salty-sweet maple butter send them over-the-top!

Course Appetizer, Bread, Side, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword best homemade biscuits, biscuits recipe, buttermilk biscuits, cranberry butter, easy buttermilk biscuits, fluffy biscuits, maple butter, sweet potato biscuits
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 biscuits
Author Molly | Spices in My DNA

Ingredients

For the sweet potato biscuits

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup mashed sweet potato*
  • 3/4 cup cold buttermilk
  • melted butter for brushing the tops
  • flaky sea salt for sprinkling on tops

For the salted cranberry maple butter

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons canned whole berry cranberry sauce*

Instructions

For the sweet potato biscuits

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Add the butter. Using a pastry cutter or a fork, cut the butter into the flour mixture, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (It's sometimes easier to just use your hands and squeeze the butter and flour together utnil it resembles pea-sized crumbs!)

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mashed sweet potato and buttermilk. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture and fold together with a rubber spatula until just combined. (Don't be afraid to get in there with your hands too!) Dough will be sticky.

  3. Genrously flour your countertop with flour and turn the dough out onto the countertop. Add 2 tablespoons of flour onto the dough and knead it several times to combine. If dough still seems sticky, add another spoonful of flour or two. Pat dough into a 1'' thick disk. Roughly fold it in half, and then in quarters, and repeat this a few times (this helps to create those biscuit layers!). Form dough again into a 1'' thick, even disk. Using a floured 3-inch biscuit cutter, cut your biscuits, then gather scraps and repeat as necessary until you have 6 biscuits. Place biscuits on a parchment lined baking sheet and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 425℉. Once biscuits have chilled, brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle each biscuit top with a few good pinches of flaky salt. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until biscuits are fluffy and golden brown on the edges. Let cool for a few minutes, then serve warm with salted cranberry maple butter.

For the salted cranberry maple butter

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the softened butter, flaky salt, maple syrup, and cranberry sauce together with a spoon or rubber spatula until combined.

Recipe Notes

*1 medium baked sweet potato fields about 3/4 cup of mashed sweet potato! I do this ahead of time so that the biscuits come together quickly!
*I like the texture of whole berry cranberry sauce, but you can use plain jellied, or homemade if you'd like!