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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Maple Sweet Potato Biscuits

It's teatime again!  Today's blue and white setting is the perfect foil for an allergy-free version of Paula Deen's Sweet Potato Biscuits.  As you would expect from the Queen of Butter, Paula's biscuit recipe includes several types of dairy.  I've substituted coconut oil for the butter, sorghum and rice flour for the wheat flour, and added maple sugar instead of refined white sugar.  To make life even easier, I've used jars of baby food sweet potatoes instead going through the trouble of peeling and boiling raw sweet potatoes.

The result is a very sweet, moist biscuit that has undertones of coconut, but you wouldn't be able to place it if someone hadn't mentioned coconut.  The faint maple flavor adds an original touch.  Perfect with a nice lemon herbal tea!

Maple Sweet Potato Biscuits

1 1/2 cups sorghum flour
1/4 cup white rice flour
2 heaping Tablespoons maple sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 jars baby sweet potatoes (organic)
1/4 cup coconut oil

Mix together the dry ingredients, then add the wet and mix lightly until just blended. Add a little more flour if your dough is too moist.  Roll out to 1/4" thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter.  Place on an oiled baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes.  Watch the oven, as the biscuits can burn quickly at this temperature.

Shared with Tuesdays At The Table at All The Small Stuff and Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage and A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life and Tuesday Tea for Two at The Plumed Pen and Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations and Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life and Idea Sharing Wednesday at Women Who Do It All and Whatever You Want Wednesday at Free Pretty Things for You and Good Life at The Beach Cottage and Anything Goes at Type A and Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff and Your Whims Wednesday at My Girlish Whims and Inspiration Friday at At The Picket Fence and Wellness Weekend at Diet Dessert and Dogs and Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home and Whatcha Got Weekend at Lolly Jane Boutique and Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters' Stuff and the Tuesday Talent Show at Chef-n-Training.


  1. My mouth started watering the minute I read Maple Sweet Potato biscuits! Happy Tea Day!

  2. Wow, that sounds really delicious. I love to have different things like that for the Fall Season,
    We eat a lot of pumpkin french toast and pancakes during the Fall, as well as pumpkin pie, and Sweet potato pie, So that looks like a great new addition to our Fall collection.

    Thanks for sharing it,
    Blessings, Nellie

  3. Hello and thank you for sharing your recipe for these yummy biscuits. I am thankful that we don't have any allergies of any serious kind in our house and we can eat what we want. However, I'm always open to new recipes and ideas. I too have raised three guys and was a stay-at-home mom. Loved every minute of it too and wish I could do it all over again, knowing what I know now, of course. Your blue china, the teapot, in particular, is very pretty. Thanks for sharing this with Tea Time today and enjoy your day.


  4. I love the idea! Perfect for the lunch boxes!

  5. Your china is nice and the biscuits sound yummy.

  6. Sounds delicious, LOVE the blue and white~ The gloves are a quaint touch :)
    Happy end to August!

  7. Oh my, a beautiful cobalt blue tea cup and saucer! The gold detailing is beautiful as is the fancy footing.
    You have such a beautiful blog. I am so glad you joined in so I could come and "meet" you! I am your newest follower : )

  8. What a lovely teacup...such a rich dark blue and intricate trim.And what a joyful recipe for those biscuits...interesting tweaks for a biscuit with lots of flavour.A touch of loveliness #20yvette

  9. That sounds like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  10. these sound great! and they look delicious!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training!

  11. Wow, awesome. Never thought about making maple sweet potato biscuits! Thanks a lot! :)

    call Bangladesh

  12. These sound delicious!! I am amazed at the delicious recipes you make even with your children's long list of allergies and with your husband being a vegan. You are AMAZING! Thank you so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you come link up again tomorrow!
    Camille @

  13. YUM! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again with more great projects!