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Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits

A light and satisfying biscuit, perfect for pairing with homemade Honey Butter.


  • 310 g (2 cups) plain flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt, optional
  • 55 g (¼ cup) light brown sugar, packed
  • 160 ml (⅔ cup) skimmed milk
  • 45 g (3 Tablespoons) butter, cut into pieces
  • 165 g (½ cup) sweet potatoes, cooked, mashed
  • 85 g (⅓ cup) reduced fat sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 190ºC (375ºF).
  2. Line a baking tray with silpat or parchment paper.
  3. Place flour, baking powder, salt, and 3 Tablespoons (40 g) brown sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl and stir by hand to combine.
  4. Place milk, butter, sweet potato, and sour cream into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  5. Select Variable 1.
  6. Turn machine on and slowly increase to the highest speed.
  7. Blend for 20 seconds until well blended.
  8. Pour into bowl containing dry ingredients and gently stir mixture by hand just until combined.
  9. Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto a baking tray, making 12-14 biscuits.
  10. Bake 15-25 minutes or until golden and done.


Note: If using the bottom rack of the oven, insulate your baking tray so the bottom of the biscuits won't burn by using two baking trays, one on the top of the other and only lining the top one with silpat or parchment paper.

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