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Sweet Potato Bacon Biscuits

These paleo sweet potato bacon biscuits are filled with aromatic rosemary.

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.

Sweet potato bacon biscuits

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

paleo 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 with bacon and rosemary

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.

Sweet Potato Bacon Biscuits

These paleo sweet potato bacon biscuits are filled with aromatic rosemary.
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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic
  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 slice cooked bacon chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • 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 itâ??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.
  • Remove from oven, let cool and then transfer 1 cup of the potato and roasted garlic to a medium bowl.
  • 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.
  • Add the egg, rosemary, salt & pepper and mix to combine.
  • Add the coconut flour and baking powder and stir until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Lastly, add the bacon and fold into the mixture.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  • Spoon the batter onto the baking sheet. The biscuits won't really change shape while cooking.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges start to turn golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Best served warm.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1SERVING | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5394IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Cuisine American
Course Baked Goods
Keyword paleo sweet potato bacon biscuits, sweet potato bacon biscuits


Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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Thursday 4th of October 2018

what are the carbs?

Running to the Kitchen

Monday 8th of October 2018

You can plug the recipe into any online nutritional calculator for the macro nutrient breakdown, I don't provide that on my recipes.

Katie Haydock

Wednesday 21st of September 2016

They sound SO good - may need to give them a go for anti-bloating properties xXx


Sunday 22nd of May 2016

Hi, I am on the AIP restricted diet, can not eat eggs... Please I love the sound of these, what could I use instead??? Xxx

Running to the Kitchen

Sunday 22nd of May 2016

Sorry, haven't tested these with any egg replacements. You can try whatever you normal go-to is though.

Chrissa - Physical Kitchness

Friday 11th of September 2015

Hi there! I featured this recipe in my fall recipe round up post today at Thank you for the inspiration! 

Kelli Bhattacharjee

Tuesday 24th of February 2015

What a delicious and innovative #homemadebiscuit recipe. Yum!