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Soft Vegan Sweet Potato Dinner Biscuits

Vegan Sweet potato spelt biscuits recipe

These simple Soft Vegan Sweet Potato Dinner Biscuits are so moist and flaky, they practically melt in your mouth. Fantastic to serve with fall meals, especially as an accompaniment to chili or other stews, these are also a welcome addition to your vegan Thanksgiving menu. Recipe contributed by Cathe Olson from The Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook.*

Vegan Sweet potato spelt biscuits recipe

Soft Vegan Sweet Potato Dinner Biscuits

These simple vegan sweet potato biscuits are so moist and flaky, they practically melt in your mouth.
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Course: Savory baked goods
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 to 10
Author: Veg Kitchen


  • 1 1/2 cups spelt flour or whole wheat
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 tbsp cold vegan butter or coconut oil
  • 1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato from about 1 medium
  • 1/4 cup nondairy milk


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and sea salt together. Cut in margarine or coconut oil until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Mix in sweet potato and milk until combined.
  • Scoop out 1/4-cup mounds of dough (an oiled ice cream scoop works well) and flatten to biscuit shape on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until bottoms are golden. Transfer to a fabric-lined platter or basket and serve warm.



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About the Author

Cathe Olson is the author of  Simply Natural Baby FoodThe Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook,* and Lick It! Creamy, Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams Your Mouth Will Love.Visit Cathe at Simply Natural Books 

*This post contains affiliate links. If the product is purchased by linking through this review, VegKitchen receives a modest commission, which helps maintain our site and helps it to continue growing!

This post was originally published on 26 September 2011.

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    September 28, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Oh these sound wonderful, can’t wait to make them – esp with sweet potatoes in season now.

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    February 5, 2012 at 11:41 am

    The only problem I had with these is I ate most of them before the rest of my family got a chance to enjoy them….Note: you do not have to like sweet potatoes to enjoy these. I also used ground flax for 1/2 cup of the spelt flour. Especially tasty with the local made apple butter.

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    February 6, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Karen, I guess you’ll have to make another batch! Glad you enjoyed them so much.

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    January 4, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    These were amazing and sooooo easy to make. Do you know how many calories are in each biscuit?

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    August 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    what can i use instead of milk. i am allergic

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      August 31, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Ben, as you can see in the recipe, this calls for nondairy milk. Hopefully there are some varieties that are OK for you — not sure if you’re allergic to actual milk as well as nut milks or soy milk, but if so, rice milk and hemp milk are allergy-friendly.

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    November 13, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Can I sub all purpose flour for spelt flour?

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      November 13, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      Sure. Or whole wheat pastry flour. Enjoy!

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    Charlene Dumas
    April 9, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I love these biscuits but have recently been advised by my health care practitioner to avoid gluten. What kind of modifications would I need to make in order to substitute a blend of gluten-free flours for the spelt?

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