Sweet Potato Biscuits

Disney Inspired Sweet Potato Biscuits

March 11, 2018cookwcharacter

While I have not been to Disneyland yet, I’ve been seeing a lot of recipes from Disneyland that I’d like to try. One of these was the Sweet Potato Biscuits from the Blue Bayou Restaurant. So as I was going through the freezer and realizing just how much sweet potato I had frozen after our MASSIVE sweet potato harvest at the end of the summer (seriously – who knew two plants would make SO MUCH SWEET POTATO), I thought now would be a good time to try it!

These are really good with a nice beef stew, especially with the rosemary. I think the only thing I might do different next time is to up the amount of cheese in these.

Now, I’ve never eaten the original version, so I can’t say how close it is to being right, but I can say they are quite tasty! If you’ve had them, and then make these, I’d love to know what you think!

The Recipe

You can use sweet potato from a can, or boil off a sweet potato, or use frozen that’s been thawed. I don’t really think it matters too much in this case. For me, I used some that had been boiled off and then frozen. The important part was that it was smooth and easy to incorporate.

I measured out my sweet potato, cheese, and rosemary in a bowl and stir them together. Then I measured the rest of my dry ingredients into a larger bowl, going through it with a whisk to help mix them together before I added any liquid.

After that, I added the buttermilk (or you can use the same amount of milk with a little less than a teaspoon of viengar mixed in) and mixed it until just together. You don’t want to overmix! Once that was together, I added in the sweet potato mixture and mixed again. At this point, I did find it easier to use my hands.

Turn it out onto a floured surface and knead it 2-3 times (unless you’re like me and did it in the bowl), then roll it out to about 1″ thick. Cut 2″ circles and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

Enjoy! Next time, I’ll probably make some honey butter to go with them, because I think that would pair really well.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

Inspired by the biscuits at the Blue Bayou Restaurant in Disneyland!

Course: Bread
Servings: 1 dozen
Author: cookwcharacter
  • 2/3 cup cooked & mashed sweet potato
  • 2 1/8 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (feel free to add more!)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp dried chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Mix the sweet potato, cheese, and rosemary in a small bowl and set aside.

  3. In a larger bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Once incorporated, add in the buttermilk and mix until just combined.

  4. Add in the sweet potato mixture and incorporate. Don't overmix!

  5. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 2-3 times. Roll out to 1" thick and cut into 2" circles. Place onto baking sheet, leaving at least 2" between each biscuit.

  6. Brush top of each biscuit with a little milk, and sprinkle freshly ground black pepper over tops. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.


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