Food & Drink

These Simple Biscuits Will Change the Way You Think About Sweet Potatoes

Published On 11/18/2016 Published On 11/18/2016
Trader Joes Thanksgiving
Cole Saladino/Thrillist


  • For the Biscuits:
  • 1 package (11.5 ounces) TJ's roasted sweet potato wedges
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil  
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ½ cups TJ's Buttermilk Pancake & All-Purpose Baking Mix
  • ½ cup milk
  • For the Maple Butter:
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter


  • Mash defrosted sweet potatoes in a large bowl until blended and soft. Add nutmeg, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper (you can taste the mixture and adjust seasoning to your liking).
  • Add baking mix and blend well. Next, add oil and milk to the mixture, stirring until soft dough forms. If dough is too sticky, add more baking mix a little at a time until it's still soft, but no longer sticky.
(If any of the following sounds complicated, rest assured that you can just roll these suckers into little biscuit balls with your hands. But if you want to go for shape consistency, sprinkle counter with baking mix or plain flour and roll out dough into ¾-inch-thick rectangle. Dust again with baking mix, fold the dough over onto itself, and roll again into a ¾-inch-thick rectangle, fold and repeat three times (like you're summoning Beetlejuice!). Dust under and on top of the dough if needed, and roll the dough into a
½-inch-thick rectangle. Using a round biscuit or cookie cutter, cut out circles of dough, placing on lined baking sheet about ½ inch apart.)
  • Bake on center rack of oven at 425°F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 3 minutes before serving.
  • For that maple butter, take about 1 ½ sticks of unsalted, room-temperature butter and mix it thoroughly with 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup (use a stand mixer if you have it, though a hand mixer or vigorous stirring with a wooden spoon will do the trick too). If you want it sweeter, add more syrup and repeat.