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Disney Inspired Sweet Potato Biscuits

Disney Inspired Sweet Potato Biscuits

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.


Top 5 Reasons to Love Disney as an Adult

Top 5 Reasons to Love Disney as an Adult


Disney World is an amazing place. But there are some people who will look at you and wonder, “Why bother going to Disney as an adult? Isn’t it just an overpriced place for the kids, with no real thrills?”

Clearly, they’ve never looked at it the right way.

There are lots of reasons a Disney fan can give as to why they love the parks. As this is one of my first blog posts, I thought it would only be appropriate to mention a few of the reasons why I love it so much.

At Disney, it’s okay to release your inner child.

Do you remember the excitement you felt as a kid when the newest Disney movie came out? Or when you got to go to a theme park for the day? Or come home after school and watch cartoons? Of course! Being a kid, you were allowed to geek out over a cartoon character, or play with stuffed animals, and daydream about how the movie would have been if you were the princess (or prince!). At Disney World, you can let go of all the adulating for a while and just let yourself enjoy being a kid again. You can get your picture taken with Mickey, you can laugh at the jokes in the Enchanted Tiki Room, and you can generally let yourself believe in a little magic again. Or just ride Space Mountain for the nth time. There’s plenty of time for the real world. But at least for a little while, you can let it go (pun intended) and just soak up the magic.

There is more to see and do than standing in line for Mickey and buying a stuffed animal.

Spend real time walking through the World Showcase areas. Morocco has some really amazing views and things to look at and enjoy!

Disney World was built as a place for families to be entertained, and kids were the biggest portion of that vision. But don’t let think the adults have been left out! There are lots of opportunities for adults to enjoy themselves. For me, EPCOT is the most “adult” of all the park. I can see where a kid might think the countries of World Showcase boring. But as an adult, they are pretty awesome to wander through, look around, and enjoy the taste of another culture and country. Beyond that, there are lots of things sprinkled in the park that you will appreciate as an adult that may go over the kids heads, and there are many things that only an adult who has seen some of the older movies and Disney shows will appreciate.

The Food.

This blog is food-centered. So it’s no surprise that the food makes an appearance on here. In my experience, most kids are pretty mundane eaters. Don’t get me wrong – some are adventurous, but as a rule, kids just want food so they can get back to the park. Adults, on the other hand, more often can appreciate the joys of a great meal in an awesome setting. No matter what restaurant you pick, the worst meal at Disney is still likely to be miles better than the normal chain restaurants from home. The themes are amazing, and the food is made with great attention and care. It tastes good, looks good, and there are so many restaurants to choose from, you should be able to find something you like!

As an adult, you can appreciate the detail.

Come on, not too many kids would find this as entertaining as I did.

This kind of goes with #2, but adults can appreciate some of the inside jokes in things (Jungle Cruise, anyone?). The Imagineers dropped little things all over the park. Some of the labels on boxes in the Agrabah area of Magic Kingdom, for instance, may seem familiar to an adult. And only someone who isn’t on overload with sugar and Mickey and OMG another ride, will be able to see it. As an adult, you can take your time, breath, and enjoy yourself. No one will mind if you buy a dole whip, take a seat on a bench next to the castle and people watch for awhile. (And you totally should!)

There is always something new.

This one goes for everyone – not just adults. Unless you’re going to Disney World every day (and even then you may argue that it still applies) there is always something new to see. It may not be new to the park, but it may be a feature you missed, a show you haven’t seen, or a new world added since the last time you visited (Anyone else excited to see Pandora?). As adults, sometimes we have a tendency to check off a place we’ve visited on our mental list, crossing it off as being “done.” But I’ve never had a trip to Disney where it became boring because I knew what to expect. There are always hidden secrets, an inside joke, or a new attraction to pique my interest. And on the subject of food, there are so many great restaurants with so many dishes, I’ll never be able to get through them all!


What do you like best as an adult at Disney?