Sweet potato bacon biscuits

sweet potato biscuits

Let’s see…

In the past 8 days or so, I’ve eaten the following:

greasy french fries multiple days in a row, paella, apple crisp, a few too many lemonade & rum drinks, deep fried fish croquettes, mashed potatoes, sugar coated doughnuts, homemade pizza, Rita’s gelati and wonton soup to name a few.

A lot of this was obviously while I was on vacation as I’m not spending my working hours boozing it up. Although, I kinda wish I were lately but that’s another story. And while I have no issue whatsoever eating what I want (or in some cases, what was available to me) on vacation for a definitive period of time, somehow vacation morphed into the remainder of the work week when I got back and then since it was the weekend, I just kept rolling with it. Also, how can you say no when your husband walks into the house with a mango gelati as an afternoon surprise. You just don’t. Unless you’re not human.

So not surprisingly, after a week of this, I felt like crap.

sweet potato biscuits

A bloated, tired, craptastic mess and while I’m sure the germs from the plane were the more likely culprit, rather than a poor diet, I got sick to top it all off.

So this is me getting back on track.

Sweet potatoes, bacon and rosemary.

There’ve obviously been a few vegetables involved too but I think we all prefer things with bacon in them, no?

sweet potato biscuits

And yes, they’re paleo but I’ve decided to stop labeling things as such from here on out. They’re tasty and they’re made with real ingredients that are good for you, that’s what matters. If you’re into paleo, you’ll easily be able to determine that from the ingredient list anyway.

Not gonna say the fresh out of the fryer sugar coated doughnuts on vacation weren’t a delicious breakfast, but these warmed up with some butter and an egg scramble aren’t so bad either.

4.7 from 3 reviews

Sweet potato bacon biscuits
 
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A hearty, healthy biscuit perfect for breakfast.
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic
  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 slice cooked bacon, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wrap garlic cloves and sweet potato in aluminum foil (separately) and roast for 45 minutes for the garlic and about an hour for the potato (or until it’s fork tender). Alternatively, you can microwave the potato to cook it faster, but since you need to roast the garlic, you may as well roast the potato too.
  3. Remove from oven, let cool and then transfer 1 cup of the potato and roasted garlic to a medium bowl.
  4. Fry the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the bacon and let cool and pour 1 tablespoon of the remaining bacon fat into the bowl with the sweet potato.
  5. Add the egg, rosemary, salt & pepper and mix to combine.
  6. Add the coconut flour and baking powder and stir until thoroughly incorporated.
  7. Lastly, add the bacon and fold into the mixture.
  8. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  9. Spoon the batter onto the baking sheet. The biscuits won’t really change shape while cooking.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges start to turn golden brown.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool for a couple of minutes.
  12. Best served warm.

 

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Comments

  1. 1

    Oh my goodness – wonton soup AND Rita’s?! I’m jealous.

    Now, onto these sexy little biscuits! What isn’t there to love?! Bacon + sweet potatoes in biscuit form = winner, winner!!!

  2. 2

    I can completely relate! It sometimes takes me days to feel back to my old self after a day of eating not-so well. It’s great at the time but I hate the bloated, lethargic feeling that follows. :(

    Adding these biscuits to my list! Taking a personal day tomorrow so this should be fun in the kitchen!

  3. 3

    These are awesome. As is Ritas ;) Please tell me the gelati had the cream topping!

  4. 4

    I would have zeeeeeero self control. I mean really, anything with bacon kinda means all caution is thrown to the wind!

  5. 5

    I hear what you mean about feeling like crap after a week long eat everything i see diet… But usually a coupel days of clean eating does the trick for me!

    These savory biscuits looks amazing. I’ll sub in vegan bacon and a flax egg! Hope it turns out as good as your looks.

  6. 6

    You just blew my mind with these. Bacon and sweet potatoes? Two of my favorite things combined together? Oh. My. Gawd!

  7. 7

    I love how you can take something that’s normally so bready (hmm that’s not a word) and change it into something so healthy! “They’re tasty and they’re made with real ingredients that are good for you, that’s what matters.”– I totally agree with you here. Labels always throw people off.. Whenever I name something vegan or paleo I’m worried that half the people will run away just from the title. These look divine, as usual!

  8. 8

    Ugh, I know how you feel. I’m trying to get my eating habits back on track and these sound like an excellent way to do just that.

  9. 9

    yummy!

  10. 10

    Bacon! That is all :)

  11. 11

    Wow these are calling my name! Delicious! :)

  12. 12

    I’m pretty sure this is served in my version of heaven. Can’t wait to try this one out!!!

  13. 13

    holy yum these sound awesome!

  14. 14

    I mean, bacon.

  15. 15

    Yum! These look amazing – bacon and rosemary are 2 favorites!

  16. 16

    You had me at sweet potato… and bacon. But together in a biscuit? OH YES, PLEASE. Definitely trying these!

  17. 17
    Justeen says:

    Love these biscuits! Sadly I didn’t have any bacon or fresh herbs in the house, so I subbed coconut oil and dried rosemary. They were still incredible!! Must try them with bacon!

  18. 18

    next time to avoid feeling like crap i say you send your husband with his gelato my way ;) i’ll help

  19. 19

    these were super tasty! we don’t have any coconut flour so used plain flour. I found that the middle was of a mushy consistency – due to the mashes sweet potato. But it you leave them out they soon firm up a bit. I also really loved that it didn’t make a ton of them. I love leftovers, but sometimes its nice to make the right amount.

  20. 20

    These look awesome! Haven’t tried baking with bacon yet, excited to try!

    -Gabi
    http://www.livehealtheasy.com

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