I thought I would take a moment to share some photos of my my cat with you.  This isn’t entirely random; there’s a connection between Sofi and sweet potato biscuits, if you can believe it.  The truth is, I don’t think it’s possible to have more stupid nicknames for a cat than Jeff and I have managed to come up with over the years.  But my favorite nickname for her has always been Sweet Potato (followed closely by Pumpernickel). Good morning, Sweet Potato! Come here my little sweet potato.  It just sounds so endearing, doesn’t it? Taking hilarious photos of Sofi the Sweet Potato is one of my many hobbies when I’m not taking photos of food.

Sofi often looks either annoyed or startled, which I think makes for excellent portrait photography.  I think the top left photo here is hilarious.  Could she possibly look more irritated with me?  MOM, PUT ME DOWN.

I call this collage “Fun with cat and iPad.”

I think she looks kind of like Yoda in the bottom right photo.  Annoyed I am.

I suppose I should talk about the food a bit since that’s why you’re probably here.  I love a good biscuit and these are incredible straight out of the oven.  Soft and tender, perfect sliced in half with some butter or next to a steaming bowl of chili.  These biscuits are the quintessential fall side dish.  Serve them with meat, soup, stews, you name it.

The original recipe calls for all-purpose flour which I was out of.  I decided to try King Arthur’s White Whole Wheat Flour again, which I used successfully in my chocolate pretzel peanut butter blondies.  It worked great!  You can use either flour for these biscuits.

Enjoy!  Love, Jen & Sweet Potato.


Sweet Potato Biscuits
Prep time
Cook time
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Serves: 8 biscuits
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (or white whole wheat flour)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) very cold unsalted butter, cubed (plus more for brushing)
  • ¾ cup whole milk or 2% milk
  • coarse salt
  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Peel and cube the sweet potato, then add to the water and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes. The smaller the cubes, the faster they will cook. Drain and mash. Set 1 cup aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and center a rack in the middle.
  3. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Using a pastry blender or bench scraper, cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until the pieces are very small and well incorporated with the flour.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk the 1 cup of mashed sweet potatoes and milk until well combined.
  6. Add the wet mixture into the dry and toss the ingredients together until a wet dough starts to form.
  7. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and briefly kneed until it has just come together. The dough will not be smooth. Do not over-kneed or your biscuits will be less tender.
  8. Using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out to approximately 1-inch thickness. Use a 3 inch cookie cutter to cut out biscuits. Re-roll the dough until you have 8 biscuits.
  9. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Brush melted butter on top of each biscuit and sprinkle with a bit of coarse salt.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Adapted from CHOW


  • http://tutti-dolci.com Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Your Sofi is so cute! My Sophie would be a huge fan of these biscuits :). Gorgeous, as always!

  • http://justonecookbook.com/blog/ Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I’ve been enjoying seeing Sofi on your IG too. I love her expressions – so cute! We want a cat or doggy but with traveling for several weeks a year (to Asia) it’s nearly impossible. Plus I have two little animals around all the time… Anyway, your sweet potato biscuits look delicious. I always love sweet potatoes (even fries, I prefer sweet potato fries!). YUM!

  • http://chefindisguise.com Sawsan (Chef in disguise)

    Such a cute cat! my daughter have been asking for a cat for months and she will love these pictures. I have been thinking about getting her one.
    Back to the recipe, sweet potato biscuits sound like the perfect fall treat.

  • http://movitabeaucoup.com movita beaucoup

    That photo of Sofi on the scratching post is freakin’ hilarious! And the biscuits? Absolutely gorgeous…

  • http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/ Choc Chip Uru

    Awww isn’t your kittie just a stunner :D
    So gorgeous! In fact it’s competing with the deliciousness of your biscuits :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  • http://acupofmascarpone.com Carol | a cup of mascarpone

    I totally know what is going to be made for the day after Thanksgiving with turkey and cranberry sauce! I use KAF WWW all the time – so happy to see you used it here. Lovely recipe! How adorable Sofi is goes without saying – love the photos!

  • http://vintagekitchennotes.blogspot.com Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    Your biscuits and Sofi, I don´t know which one to choose! Those pic on the first collage are so great, she´s almost posing! The biscuits look fantastic!

  • http://www.downhomesouthjersey.com Jennifer M.

    I just love the faces that cats make! You know they are thinking, “This human is incredibly strange, but she feeds me, so I’ll tolerate her.” Your Sweet Potato is quite a character…

  • http://www.thewickednoodle.com kristy @ the wicked noodle

    YUM, I love a good biscuit! I can already envision a lot of uses for these!

  • http://stowell.wordpress.com Roger Stowell

    I’ve never really been convinced by sweet potato ( the cat’s convincing, it’s the vegetable that I have a problem with) but maybe this will bring about my conversion. I certainly like the look of them but I’m still wondering why there’s sweet potato in them, but then again I would wonder why there was sweet potato in anything.

  • http://www.piesandplots.net Laura Dembowski

    I have to say I don’t really like biscuits, but I’ve never had a sweet potato one. I love the pics of your cat! I used to have a cat and it reminds me of all the love I felt from him :)

  • http://www.unegaminedanslacuisine.com/ Valerie

    Sofi’s iPad photo collage is hysterical! The second photo looks like something from a comic book…Super Sofi to the rescue!

    These sweet potato biscuits are beautiful! They have put me into a Thanksgiving-ish mood.

  • http://www.familyfoodfinds.com Lindsey @ Family Food Finds

    These look delicious and are something I will be trying this fall/winter with my soups and chili for sure! Great photos!

  • http://www.bakeaholicmama.com Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama

    Your cat is too cute!! As for your biscuits. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist

    I think it’s so fun we both did a fall biscuit (I did pumpkin and you did sweet potatoe!) these look fabulous JEn!

  • http://www.anecdotesandapples.com Monet

    Smile. All cat pictures make me very very happy! These are similar to my pumpkin biscuits, so I’m even more eager to try them. Thank you for sharing! I’m eating breakfast…but I’m already hungry for a bowl of soup and one of these biscuits! I hope you have a great Tuesday!

  • http://munchimunch.blogspot.com/ Stephanie

    How adorable.. I call my kitty ‘Pretty Girl’, but that’s the only nickname I have for her, haha!
    These biscuits look great!

  • http://www.justasmidgen.com Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen

    Awwww.. your kitty is adorable!! I did expect him to be orange/gingery though, lol! Love your biscuits!! Yay to fall baking!!

  • http://thedomesticrebel.com Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Mmmm, those biscuits are perfection, Jen! I want to slather mine with pumpkin or apple butter.

  • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    Love the pics of Sofi! But the biscuits – oh my! Freshly baked, still warm biscuits with butter are one of my fav comfort foods. Off to make some!

  • http://simplyfreshcooking.com Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking}

    Biscuits+Soup… Mmmmm! Your cat pics totally made me LOL! Love it! Cute nicknames, too! I’m glad my hubby and I aren’t the only weirdo’s that call our pets literally anything but their real name. HA! :)

  • http://www.crumbblog.com Isabelle @ Crumb

    Funny how cats pick up these random nicknames, no? Ours are rarely called by their proper names – I’m pretty sure they think their names are some combination of Stinky, Spanky, Spazzy and/or Fuzzbutt.
    Also, I find this post extra-hilarious because I posted a recipe for sweet potato biscuits last year that also involved a picture of my cat. Great minds think alike, I guess? :)

    • http://www.savorysimple.net Savory Simple

      That’s hilarious! I’ll have to go find it.

  • http://thebeeroness.com Jackie @ The Beeroness

    I made sweet potato biscuits this weekend too! Going to post them on Thursday, yours looks so good!

  • http://www.gourmetveggiemama.com Lauren @ Gourmet Veggie Mama

    Mmm… those look delicious. I think one of my cats could compete with Sofie on nicknames (Fluffykins, Fluffernutter, Mr. Fluff Fluff… he is quite fluffy, you see). The other one only has one nickname, Monster. It suits her.

  • http://blondexambition.wordpress.com Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    I haven’t always, but these days I love sweet potato! I’ve never tried any non traditional biscuits, these sound delicious!

  • http://www.breathelighter.wordpress.com Debra

    I love sweet potato anything…including your cat. Very cute and nice photos. Thank you for the recipe box option. I saved this one for sure!

  • http://bakeyourday.net Cassie

    I think my cat is permanently scarred from me taking her picture so much. She is so stinking cute though! And I love these biscuits. This is a genius idea!

  • http://agoodtimewithwine.com matt mmWine horbund

    I absolutely have to try these sweet potato biscuits!

  • http://bakerstreet.tv Baker Street

    These biscuits are absolutely gorgeous, Jen! Love the color and the flavors you chose.

  • http://eatbakedrinkcook.com Erin

    This looks delicious. I am getting sweet potatoes in my delivery from From the Farmer this week. Can’t wait to make them!

  • http://aspicyperspective.com Sommer@ASP

    Oh my goodness, those look like heaven!

  • http://www.kitchenriffs.com kitchenriffs

    I’m a sucker for kitty pictures – post more! I’d post pictures of our cat but he hates being photographed for some reason. Weird, because he’s so majestic looking. ;-) I love sweet potatoes and this is a great way to use them. Really nice recipe, and totally fun post – thanks so much.

  • Kathryn

    These look so light and fluffy and gorgeous!

  • http://www.averiecooks.com Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Jen these look so good! Ive been researching some sweet potato muffins, cupcakes, breads, etc and have been on the fence, fearing it’s too close to pumpkin which is so, ahem, well-used this time of year that I was like well maybe I’ll pass. But now, seeing yours, I sooooo am on board. They’re beautiful!

    • http://www.savorysimple.net Savory Simple

      I can’t believe I’m already sick of pumpkin baked goods. That took like 2 seconds. But bring me the butternut squash and sweet potatoes!

  • http://enjoywithjoy.wordpress.com/ Joy (enjoywithjoy)

    I love sweet potatoes and I remember I have a recipe for this quite similar to yours.

  • http://damndelicious.tumblr.com Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Sofi is so cute! And these biscuits are amazing! I think I’ll have to make these for Thanksgiving!

  • http://sallysbakingaddiction.com sally @ sallys baking addiction

    Jen, Sofi is SO cute! I love the idea of a sweet potato biscuit. My friend makes killer sweet potato muffins but your biscuit version looks like a fun and unique twist to one of my favorite sweet potato treats. They look GORGEOUS and so perfect for this chilly fall weather! :)

  • http://amyepelham.wordpress.com Amy E

    Your kitteh is too cute!

  • http://hskillet.blogspot.com Jenn and Seth

    your cat is soooo cute!! and these sweet potato biscuits look super delicious! YUM!

  • http://hiddenponies.com Anna @ hiddenponies

    Sweet potato is a fabulous cat nickname :) My Figaro is “figgy pudding”…we can’t get food off the brain I guess :) The biscuits look fantastic too!

  • The Squishy Monster

    Great minds…I JUST baked sweet potato cupcakes so obviously, I’m adddoooring these!!! =)

  • Patty

    I was just looking for a sweet potato biscuit recipe! Thanks, you read my mind- they look just perfect;-)

  • http://kirantarun.com/food Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    We love our share of biscuits occasionally. THese looks so yum with sweet taters :)

  • http://www.fearlesshomemaker.com amy @ fearless homemaker

    Bahaha, I love the pics, especially the one with her front legs hanging down on the cat tree. So cute! We have all sorts of silly names for our pup, so I totally understand. =) And these biscuits? Look sooo good! Wish I had one for breakfast right now… =)

  • http://savorymomentsblog.blogspot.com/ Amy (Savory Moments)

    Love the fun cat photos! These biscuits look incredible! I love the use of sweet potato here. Yum!

  • http://www.tartineandapronstrings.com/ Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings

    My girls love sweet potato biscuits! They attended a little chef kids’ cooking classes once and this was what they learned to make. We have since lost the recipe handout, so I’m grateful you posted this recipe! We can revisit these lovely biscuits!

  • http://www.inspiredtaste.net Joanne – Inspired Taste

    Those biscuits look wonderful! I love how you call your cat Sweet Potato! We call ours Pumpkin (among other names)

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  • http://www.livliveslife.wordpress.com Olivia @ Liv Lives Life

    I’ve been looking for a sweet potato biscuit recipe for forever! I’ll be making these for Thanksgiving! YUM.