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Sweet Potato Biscuits with Olive Oil and Sage are a beautiful addition to any autumnal breakfast, brunch or dinner. These vegan biscuits, which call for high quality olive oil instead of butter, are a simple baked good that sing of fall flavors. Ready in 30 minutes, this olive oil biscuit recipe is something special for any occasion. Makes 8 biscuits.
I am a Southern girl to heart, and y’all know I love me some biscuits. But it’s not just traditional biscuits I’m into—the more unique the biscuit, the more I salivate over trying it.
But it’s not just traditional biscuits I’m into—the more unique the biscuit, the more I salivate over trying it.
I don’t really know where this urge comes from, but it’s led to a bunch of fun kitchen experiments.
Today’s recipe is one of those experiments … and turned out to be brilliant when I got it right.
Why I love this recipe:
Olive oil and sweet potatoes and sage in a biscuit. These three flavors simply SING when put together in a baked good.
Y’all. This is our ticket to fall flavors and could make a humble breakfast, a dinner, side dish… or even a bread for the Thanksgiving or holiday table.
They’re versatile, flavorful and VEGAN. So everyone can enjoy these beauties, no matter the occasion.
Now, Sage Sweet Potato Olive Oil Biscuits are a bit different than other biscuits I’ve made.
They don’t call for butter, and nothing needs to be chilled. And you knead them for a bit to get the dough to come together before folding and layering them.
Yes, I’m aware that’s getting a little wild for a biscuit… but it works and makes the most amazing end product.
Also, they come together in less than 30 minutes, assuming you have the ingredients on hand.
Sage Sweet Potato Olive Oil Biscuits highlight the crisp simplicity of olive oil, the freshness of sage with the sweet potato adding a bit of sweetness without being overpowering.
They’re seriously amazing and probably my new favorite biscuit because they’re different and a little weird and totally flavor-filled.
Love bite-sized bread? Check out my Biscuit Recipe Index for more ideas!
What you need to make this recipe:
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- Sheet pan
- Nonstick baking mat or parchment paper
- A large mixing bowl
- Biscuit cutter (I like a 2″ one for larger biscuits)
Let’s talk ingredients!
In addition to the tools above, you’re going to need some ingredients to make this recipe, too! Chances are, you might already have some of them in your fridge or pantry. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full measurements and instructions.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- All-purpose flour — also known as AP flour, we keep the unbleached variety in our house. The regular kind works just fine. I have not tried this biscuit recipe with a gluten free flour blend and do not recommend trying it.
- Kosher salt — or another medium-grain salt, like sea salt.
- Baking powder — this is our leavener. Make sure yours is fresh.
- Granulated sugar — also known as white sugar, this adds a little sweetness to our biscuits. I do not recommend a substitute.
- Sweet potato puree — you can purchase canned yams at the store and blend them or roast some sweet potatoes in the oven, let them cool and blend until smooth. You could also use mashed sweet potato. This will be the part of the biscuits that takes the longest, and I recommend doing it in advance.
- Extra virgin olive oil — we’ll need this for the biscuit dough, plus extra to drizzle on top.
- Fresh sage leaves — we need a lot of them, chopped finely, to get awesome sage flavor.
How to make this Sweet Potato Biscuit recipe:
Preheat the oven to 450°F. We want it screaming hot!
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat, and set it aside.
Combine the dry ingredients. Measure the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and finely chopped sage leaves into a large bowl. Whisk until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
Combine the wet ingredients. Measure the sweet potato puree and olive oil into a smaller bowl. Use a fork to mix until combined.
Pour the sweet potato mixture into the flour mixture.
Stir with a rubber spatula, using circular motions until the dough begins to come together. There will still be some visible flour, so don’t fret! We will deal with that in the next step.
Lightly sprinkle a countertop or another flat surface with flour. Turn the dough out onto the floured surface.
Knead the dough with gentle hands until the excess flour has been incorporated. (This should take about 2-5 minutes.)
Pat the dough out into a ½” thick round.
Use a 1-2” biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuits. Start at the outside edge and cut them closer together. Do not twist the biscuit cutter, as this will affect how the biscuits rise in the oven.
If necessary, use the scraps from the first round to pull together another to cut more biscuits.
Transfer the biscuits to the prepared baking sheet, and drizzle with more olive oil.
Bake for 10-14 minutes in the preheated oven.
Remove from the oven, and let cool completely before enjoying!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Once you’ve made these biscuits, you can pop them onto a sheet pan and freeze them. Once frozen solid, transfer into a freezer baggie and keep frozen for 3-6 months. Bake from frozen for 5 or so minutes longer.
Yes. If you have leftover sweet potatoes in your fridge (that aren’t a part of a casserole or mixed with other ingredients), you can definitely use them as the puree here.
You can serve these Sweet Potato Biscuits along with dinner or a holiday meal because they have awesome savory flavor. You could also serve them for breakfast.
Quick tips and tricks for the best biscuits
- Have your ingredients ready before getting started. Your sweet potato puree needs to be ready, as do all the other ingredients. Chop those sage leaves, too.
- Use quality olive oil. It will make these biscuits sing.
- How to store: Store at room temperature for 3-4 days in an airtight container or a plate covered tightly with plastic wrap.
Scroll on down to learn how to make ‘em for yourself.
Sweet Potato Biscuits with Olive Oil and Sage are a beautiful addition to any autumnal breakfast, brunch or dinner. These vegan biscuits, which call for high quality olive oil instead of butter, are a simple baked good that sing of fall flavors. Ready in 30 minutes, this olive oil biscuit recipe is something special for any occasion.
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ¾ cup sweet potato puree
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle on biscuits
- 20 fresh sage leaves, chopped finely
- Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
- In a large glass bowl, measure out, then whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and finely chopped sage leaves together until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
- In another smaller bowl, combine the sweet potato puree with the olive oil. Using a fork, mix until combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir with a rubber spatula, using circular motions until the dough begins to come together. (There will still be some visible flour, so don’t fret! We will deal with that in the next step.)
- Lightly sprinkle a countertop or another flat surface with flour. Turn the dough out onto it.
- Using gentle hands, knead the dough until the excess flour has been incorporated. (This should take about 2-5 minutes.)
- Once the dough is together, pat it out into a ½” thick round.
- Using a 1-2” biscuit cutter, cut out the biscuits, starting at the outside edge and cutting close together. If necessary, use the scraps from the first round to pull together another to cut more biscuits.
- Transfer the biscuits to the prepared baking sheet.
- Drizzle more olive oil on top of the biscuits, then transfer to the preheated oven.
- Bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven.
- Let cool on the baking sheet or a cooling rack, then enjoy!
How to store: Store at room temperature for 3-4 days in an airtight container or a plate covered tightly with plastic wrap.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 269Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.