Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits



1 cup mashed sweet potato

3 tablespoons canola oil

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 to 3 tablespoons cold water


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix together the mashed sweet potato*, oil, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and nutmeg. Stir the flour mixture in with the sweet potato mixture. Mix until crumbly (do not over mix). Add 2 tablespoons of water and lightly kneed the dough 5 or 6 times until the dough holds together, adding the extra water if needed. Don't kneed too much or it will toughen the biscuits.

Drop the dough in golf ball-size pieces onto the prepared baking sheet (about 10 biscuits). Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned and firm to the touch.

*I just wash and stab a few holes in a medium sized sweet potato, wrap it in waxed paper, and microwave until soft (7-8 minutes). Then slice it open, scoop out the flesh, and mash.