Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bacon Biscuits w/ Honey Butter


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Hi, these have bacon in them! Okay, good talk. See you later.

Wait! Wait! Stay for a second, I actually could say more.

These are flaky and tender whole wheat sweet potato biscuits with bacon! And since they were made with whole wheat flour, we can call them healthy. Hooray! Also, the bacon was low sodium. More health food.

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Seriously though, these contain a lot of sweet potato, whole grains, and center cut bacon. They’re not so bad. They do get their flakiness from a lot of butter though, so there’s that. They’re a tiny bit sweet from the natural sugar of the potatoes, but the saltiness of the bacon tempers that beautifully. They’re the perfect bread-y side dish for Thanksgiving dinner. I made a honey butter to slather on these warm from the oven, but they’d also be delicious covered in gravy and turkey, or maybe some cranberry sauce? So many options.

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Needless to say, with these biscuits around over the weekend, I really overdid it on carbs. Big time. That’s what weekends are for though, no? Whenever I do this, I like to say I’m ‘carb-loading’ for a week of really good workouts. (Ahem, sure). From the time I made these biscuits around 9:30am on Saturday morning, until the early afternoon, I ate five of them and NOTHING else. Nothing. It was… carbtastic.

Around 4pm, I popped out to the corner grocery store for chocolate chips (that’s normal) and was sucked in by a box of Little Debbie brownies shaped like pumpkins, and a bag of…. Riesens?? I don’t think I’ve had a Riesen in at least a decade and I don’t know what possessed me to buy them. I ate a brownie on the way home, and two Riesens. Sadly, the store is less than a mile’s drive. I was on a carb rampage, apparently.

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It wasn’t until dinner that I finally consumed protein. The whole day was pretty awesome, if I do say so. I blissfully ignored any semblance of the food pyramid or balanced nutrition. Maybe not the kind of diet one should maintain daily, but for a rare treat, it was quite nice. And now I’m carb-loaded for a week of intense workouts. Yessss. That was my plan all along. Really, it was. 😉

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Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bacon Biscuits w/ Honey Butter
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A flaky and tender whole wheat sweet potato biscuit with bacon and honey butter!
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 1 dozen biscuits
  • 1¾ c. white whole wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • 8 tbsp. cold butter
  • 1 c. sweet potato puree, cold (about 1 medium sweet potato, mashed)
  • ⅓ c. buttermilk or sour milk (I always use sour milk because I rarely have buttermilk on hand).
  • 8 slices bacon, fried or baked, and diced
  • 1 tbsp. butter, melted
Honey butter:
  • 4 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
For biscuits:
  1. First and foremost, make sure to cook and mash the sweet potato, and cook the bacon, if not already done so.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Blend well.
  3. Using a grater, grate the cold butter into the flour mixture.
  4. Mix until coarse and crumbly.
  5. In a small bowl, combine sweet potato, and buttermilk or sour milk, and stir it into flour mixture, along with the diced bacon, until just combined. Do not overmix or biscuits will be tough.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, shape dough into a large ball, and flatten into a round and even disk, about 1-inch thick.
  7. Using a floured 2-inch biscuit cutter, cut out as many biscuits as possible. Reshape remaining dough gently to cut more biscuits until no dough remains.
  8. Butter a 9x13 pan, and arrange biscuits in pan about 1 inch apart. Brush with melted butter.
  9. Bake at 425 degrees for 18-22 minutes, or until golden brown on the edges.
For honey butter:
  1. In a small bowl, combine butter, honey, and cinnamon. Mix until well-blended.
  2. Serve with warm biscuits. Enjoy!
-I prefer white whole wheat flour to regular whole wheat flour. It's still a whole grain but has a less gritty texture, and more mild flavor.
-We love center cut, thick cut, low-sodium bacon, but any bacon will work. I like to make it in the oven for the easiest clean-up and most even cooking. Use a jelly roll pan or baking pan with edges, cover with foil, and bake the bacon at 400 degrees for about 15-18 minutes, flipping halfway. Drain on paper towels, and just throw away the foil.
-For sour milk, add a splash of vinegar to regular milk. Roughly a teaspoon for each half cup.

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The recipe doesn’t call for a full package of bacon but obviously you should just make it all because you’re going to want to snack on it as you’re making these. Don’t deny it. You know it to be true.


  1. says

    These look awesome, bacon and sweet potatoes in a biscuit sounds perfect! I totally understand the carb loading – I have days like that sometimes too, where I’ll look back at what I ate and go whoa, that needs to change tomorrow! Oh well, every once in a while, who cares, and like you say, ready for awesome workouts now!

    • says

      Omgosh, it was soooo bad this weekend! Lol. I also attempted some soft pretzels that were totally not presentable and basically a failure, but we still ate them all anyway!! SO MANY CARBOHYDRATES. It was bad! Haha. These biscuits… I heart them way too much! :)

    • says

      Haha! Thanks, Blair! Clearly I *needed* them too because I housed these biscuits! It was absurd! They’re sooooo good a little bit warmed up, and with the butter! :)

  2. says

    These biscuits sound amazing, Sarah! I wish I had this for breakfast right about now! I love your creativity of using sweet potatoes and bacon in a biscuit. Such a great flavor! And yours turned out gorgeous, too! I tried to make my own biscuits a few months ago and it was a big recipe fail. I’m definitely testing these cuties out! Pinned!

    • says

      Hi Gayle! I’m so glad you like them! I like them waaaaay too much because I pounded too many of these bad boys. Oh well… what’s done is done! Haha! I don’t find biscuits all that tricky, but yeast-based breads get me EVERY time. I just don’t get them. #sadface. I will persist though!! Have a great day!

  3. says

    Well, that’s like all of my favourite things rolled into one yummy thing! Biscuits aren’t really a thing in the UK (well they are, but they’re cookies) but I’m going to have to try these!

    • says

      You should single-handedly make biscuits a thing in the UK! I think you could make it happen! :) These are worth trying – I couldn’t stop eating them! Although, biscuits being cookies is pretty smart too! Thanks, Michelle!

  4. says

    Oh man, my family would love these! I think I will try to make these for Thanksgiving when everyone is in town! They look delicious!!! Thank you so much for joining J and myself {www.2catsandchloe.com} for our Celebrate Southern Linkup! I’m pinning your post to our official Celebrate Southern Pin Board now! :) xxoo

  5. says

    Oh Lord have mercy! These look amazing! I am a sucker for anything with sweet potato….and I will be making these for thanksgiving. Have you ever been to a “Flying Biscuit” restaurant? They have this amazing cranberry apple butter that would be delicious with these biscuits–haha, can you guess what I will be serving with them?!? 😉

    • says

      Hi Abbie! WOW – a cranberry apple butter?? Omgosh, that does sound AMAZING! I never would’ve thought of that! What a great idea. Never been to a “Flying Biscuit” but now I will go if I see one! Let me know if you try these biscuits! Happy Halloween! :)

  6. says

    The comment section seems to sum it up well – lots of us have a love of biscuits, sweet potato and of course bacon. You’ve wrapped it all up into a wonderful gift and brough sunshine to this grey November day. Thanks!!


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