Shrimp and Jalapeno Sweet Potato Biscuits

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It’s freezing here. Just freezing cold. And I’m completely ready for this snow season to be over. Spring is the best time of year in Colorado. Truly. It’s absolutely gorgeous. And when you’re close to the greatest park in Denver like I am, you appreciate and adore the spring time even more. But while Colorado is deciding if it wants to be warm and sunny again, I’m going to travel to Austin, TX where it is 75-80 degrees out. Beautiful.

What dress am I going to pack? Oh gosh.

As you’re reading this, I’m probably on my way out there. I’ve never been to Austin so I’m pretty excited what the town has available…meaning what kind of food I can try. All I hear about Austin is how amazing the food is out there, so I’m ready. I’ve expanded my stomach, bought aprons to wear, and colored my hair. But I colored my hair about a week ago so it’s already time to dye my roots. Damnit. Stupid blonde hair. I HATE YOU.

I watched the show ‘The Following’ the other night. That sh*t is kind of addicting. I thought it was way scarier than it actually is. And I don’t really like scary. Who likes being scared? Weirdos. The last time I went in a haunted house, I wet myself. I was in high school at the time. Anywho, I already want to watch that show again. And have you ever watched the show ‘Shameless’. Obsessed with that too. Not sure how I became obsessed with these weird shows. They don’t hold a coin to ‘New Girl’. That’s totally not how the saying goes, is it? Damnit.

I am really over this whole basketball thing. I watched way more basketball than I would ever like to in my entire life, the other day. At least 45 minutes. It’s so boring. I don’t know how people get into it. I went to a hockey game about a week ago and I can see why people like that. It goes by fast, it’s over before you know it, and people get in fights. I get it. But basketball, come on. So boring.

Remember when I made Thanksgiving Bacon and Chive Sweet Potato Biscuits? And how some of you thought they were delicious. Well, I made the same ones but with shrimp and jalapeño. Why? Because it seemed like the right thing to do with biscuits and gravy. Yes, there is a gravy coming to you for these biscuits by the end of the week. Just you wait.


Shrimp and Jalapeno Sweet Potato Biscuits

  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 1 large sweet potato or yam (equivalent to 2 cups mashed)
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Flour
  • 45 shrimp, cooked, diced small
  • 3 tablespoons bacon fat, melted (or butter if you do dairy)
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly diced
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees.
  2. Pork holes in your sweet potato with a fork.
  3. Place in oven and bake for 30-40 or until soft.
  4. Once the sweet potato is done baking, turn oven down to 375 degrees.
  5. When your sweet potato is done, peel and place in a bowl and mash with a fork.
  6. Then add in your eggs and mix well with your sweet potato. Then add in your bacon fat and mix well.
  7. Then your dry ingredients: coconut flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
  8. Finally add your diced cooked and diced shrimp and jalapeños. Mix thoroughly
  9. Now line a baking sheet with parchment paper and use an ice cream scoop to drop your biscuits on the sheet, for the perfect shape. Try to make them all equal in size so they cook the same.
  10. Place in oven and bake for 22-27 minutes.
  11. Let rest.
  12. Top with some melted grass fed butter. You don’t have to, since it’s not paleo, but I did it, and it was delicious.
  13. Eat with gravy. What gravy? Wait until later this week!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


116 thoughts on “Shrimp and Jalapeno Sweet Potato Biscuits”

    1. I made these tonight! they were Amaaaazzziiinngg! I didn’t have a jalepeno but I had jalepeno sausage so I chopped that up and added it. They were more then awesome! They taste like the cheddar bay biscuits from Red Lobster only better because they have shrimp and mine had sausage too!

  1. Going to have to make these, jalepeno addict.

    Oh and I completely agree with you on basketball, most assuredly the boringest sport ever. I have said for years I would rather watch golf. or ping pong.

    Have fun in Austin, so jealous of everyone going to PaleoFX!

    1. Maryallene Otis

      I would think coconut oil would be a perfect substitute for butter or bacon fat. These sound yummy!

  2. omg this makes me cry that I can’t have sweet potatoes. I told myself after a one year of no symptoms of my AI disease, I would try starches again. it’s been 8 months on paleo and still have symptoms so I think I will just have to drool over sweet potato recipes/pictures for now. damn AI conditions!!! they ruin everything.

    hope you have a lot of fun in Austin, tx. is that the town that’s known for being unusual and weird? I think I’ve heard a saying but I would be lying if I said I knew it. i’m sure you’ll do really great and pig out on some awesome bbg!

  3. I’m obsessed with The Following too! I’m also sucked into Justified, both of which my boyfriend wanted to watch and I tried to resist, but I couldn’t help but get into them haha.

    Those are my exact sentiments about basketball. It’s so boring!

    These look yummy. Enjoy your trip 🙂

  4. alright, since you’re going to austin, there’s one place you have to go–halcyon lounge. it’s downtown, and at night it’s a bar, and in the morning, it’s a fantastic coffeehouse! how convenient for those hung over!

    get a cappuccino–you’ll thank me, i promise. don’t know if they have almond milk, but, being that it’s austin and that’s synonymous with progressive, my guess is they do. if not, at least there’s soy milk. oh, swoon. it’s so wonderful!

    have a great time in austin!

    did NOT know you are a blonde! you certainly aren’t “dumb” … 😉

    i’ll be trying this recipe this weekend.

  5. I hope you like mexican because Austin is VERY good at that!

    ahhh i wish you had calorie counts on your recipes! You know myfitnesspal will spit it out to you when you input your recipe?

  6. Safe travels Juli! Have fun and I can’t wait to get back to my kitchen to whip up a dozen of these suckers. In the meantime I’m just going to stuff my face out here in San Fran

  7. I’m only an hour out from Austin, but I must suggest that you check the Whole Foods mothership on 6th and Lamar.

    It is the holiest of Whole Foods!

  8. Austin is the best and I hope to be living there soon! You absolutely have to make it to Rainey Street. EAT: Bangers. Downright the best for Paleo and very delish. DRINKS: Strawberry Moonshine Lemonade at Lustre Pearl. I will die a happy woman having drank a few or more of these. Ici tout est Bon!

  9. These look soooo good! Have fun basking in the warmth (sick to death of winter here too, near Chicago). I am a total Shameless junkie too. My husband can’t understand what I see in it, but it’s kind of like watching a train wreck. lol. You can’t look away!

  10. Oh, giiirl. Austin! Food! Austin Food! I am excited for you just thinking about it…

    When you’re there, find a day to get up early and go to Franklin BBQ. They don’t open til 11, but you still want to get there an hour or two beforehand. Trust me, it’s worth it.

    At Franklin’s, order the brisket and the turkey (and whatever else looks good) in LARGE quantities. Turkey? That’s boring. I know, right? But not at Franklin’s. Legit. Get a lot of it, and shove it in your face. You will thank me later, for reals.

  11. Go to Juan Pelota Cafe downtown, they carry the Blackbird Bakery gluten free cookies, brownies, etc that are AMAZING!

    1. Ooh, with paleo chili! That would be the best.

      Juli, your bacon chive version of these are crazy good, I made them for the second time with some corned beef brisket and brussels sprouts for St. Patrick’s Day and they were perfect (I added some kerrygold cheddar to mine). Can’t wait to try these.

      Have fun in Austin! (Didn’t know you were blonde… brunette suits you!)

  12. Hooray! Austin welcomes you! It’s somewhat cold here this week, but probably not anything compared to CO. My favorite GF places are Wildwood Cafe (completely GF food +bakery) and Thai Fresh (also has a bakery). On a side note, please bring me some of those biscuits when you come. And everything else in your fridge. Kthnx. 🙂

  13. I love The Following! And you will love Austin! If you’re craving mexican, go to Juan In A Million. 🙂 Looking forward to the gravy recipe!

  14. The Following is do addicting! Best new show this season:) I can’t wait for the cookbook to come out:) have fun in Austin!

  15. I love how you tell us to “pork” holes in our sweet potato. Maybe because we’re all kind of obsessed with bacon? I know I am since I started eating Paleo…

    I am SO going to make this. They don’t eat biscuits in New Zealand; they have something called savory scones which are pretty close – but of course I wouldn’t eat them now anyway. Stoked to make these for my Kiwi friends, espesh with the gravy!

  16. I am also tired of the cold weather in Colorado! I’m originally from MT so the weather in Denver isn’t too bad. I recently found your blog and I made your burgers with chipotle seasoning, pineapple and the avocado cream…I loved them! I’m glad I found your website!

  17. I love Shameless too. I’m not one for raunchy dramas, but this show is so addicting. The twists are pretty cool and, of course, the characters are completely shameless. Sad thing is that it’s not too far from reality for some people….

    On a side note, your dark hair looks beautiful, but have you ever wondered if the hair dye is causing your acne? I know some people can develop acne in response to allergies so maybe you could be allergic to the chemicals in the hair dye? Just thinking out loud. Maybe you could try henna or switch the brands up? It just seems like you eat healthy, exercise (which helps detox), and have tried all the natural skincare methods. There has to be something in your environment causing it, right? And it can’t be your food or skincare regimen. I just don’t buy the hormone imbalance argument because then what is causing the hormone imbalance? Anyways, just some thoughts. You look beautiful as it is 🙂

  18. These sound amazing. I think I’ll make them tomorrow, since I have the day off for Good Friday. 🙂

    OMG, I LOVE Shameless!! I’ve been addicted since the first episode that I watched. And it just keeps getting better.
    Doesn’t hold a candle to New Girl, you say? As much as you’ve mentioned this show, I think I will have to seek it out and give it a try.

    Hockey is the only sport I really enjoy watching. The fast pace, the fights – what could be better?! It’s even better in person, especially with a few beers. 🙂

    Have fun at PaleoFX and enjoy Austin! I am setting my sights on going next year, depending on if I can find someone to drag with me, and maybe even if I can’t!

  19. YUM! I think I’m going to make a hybrid of the 2 for jalapeno bacon! Great for breakfast with eggs. I don’t care for coconut and I’m not familiar with baking much, do you think almond flour would work? Thanks Juli!

  20. i love the following! i just got addicted to bates motel too, they’re kind of the same weird messed up vibe. yuo put up with basketball waaaay longer than i would have lol!

  21. I do believe you are turning me into a baker… I’m that guy that walks around the grocery store with his phone out on your blog muttering cause I don’t know where half the stuff is.

    I especially like these recipes I can throw into my lunch box and go seeing how I work deep nights, and nothing is open. Thanks!

  22. Thank you! These are divine! I made a batch this morning to share later with my best friend. They may not make it until later.

  23. Cannot wait to try these! I am so excited that I found your page thru Pinterest. I have been doing paleo for the last two weeks and feel totally fantastic. Was afraid I would get bored, but am thrilled with all your recipes! Can’t get to the grocery store soon enough!
    I Also wanted u to know that I have a product that may help u with your skin concerns. I am not going to use your site to promote the product but if u would like information about the product just get in touch with me. Thanks again for all these wonderful recipes!

  24. Ok, so I made these Friday night. I must have used every dish in the kitchen, trying to make sure the hot sweet potato cooled before I added the eggs, and so I could mix the dry ingredients with the wet ones. I also subbed sweet mini peppers since I was fresh out of jalapeños.

    I cooked them 25 mins, and they were a bit on the moist side, but they were still a big hit. Had them the next day with some eggs and bacon…fantastico!

    I’ve been lurking at your recipes for months; glad I finally tried one. I eat paleo, but prefer the quick and dirty 3-4 ingredient type of meals. Looking forward to trying some of your other baked treats soon.

  25. An other fantastic recipe. I love it so much.:P

    I didnt have shrimps, so I added tuna. Thank you very much.:)

  26. Made these today with ham instead of shrimp- delish! But I had the spongy, too moist problem, too. I added a little extra flour to try to dry them out, but no dice. 🙁 Still yummy!

    1. I use rice flour pretty often since I can’t find a place with coconut around here. Usually I use 4x as much rice flour as it calls for coconut and it turns out pretty good.

  27. Mine also came out spongy and don’t look anything like biscuits. Your picture looks like biscuits 🙁 I had a bunch of sweet potatoes already cooked and mashed so I just measured out two cups. Next time what should I try different?

    They taste amazing BTW, just need to work on the texture and firmness.


  28. I am new to paleo and this was my first time using coconut flour. They are amazing! I already added the ingredients on I will be experimenting with this recipe with other proteins and spices…can’t wait! I will be toasting one up tomorrow for a breakfast sandwich!

  29. These shrimp jalapeno sweet potato biscuits were a HUGE hit at a paleo pot luck I had a few nights ago. I love how versatile the recipe can be as well! Want to try with bacon soon! Thank you so much for all the amazing recipes:)

  30. How do you think these would be without the shrimp and jalapenos? Gross or would it be like a regular, plain biscuit? I can’t eat jalapenos (they do baaaaad things to me). These seem fun to experiment with.

  31. Just made these for a party. They taste amazing! I didn’t have sweet potatoes so I substituted pumpkin. Yum!

  32. Had a most disappointing fail with these last night, which I attribute to me, not your recipe. First, it took two big sweet potatoes to get two cups. Then I decided to use bacon instead of shrimp, then wasn’t sure how much to use. Then I decided to use shrimp too. Then I think I made them too big; I don’t have a standard ice cream scoop so I used a one third cup measure. They turned out mushy instead of crunchy. Help, please?

  33. Hi Juli! I LOVE the idea, but not sure I want to add Shrimp. Should I sub anything? I am in Texas, jalapeno anything is right up my alley!!


  34. Just made these, and they are awesome!! I only had 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of bacon fat, so melted a bit of coconut oil. AWESOME. I only started eating Paleo in February, and, seriously, used to only use my oven to store pots and pans, which were also never used. Your blog is awesome and such a great help in planning fun meals that I’m excited to cook. THANK YOU!

  35. Love the recipe! How funny in that my daughter just moved to Castel Rock and we are in Austin. Yes other than last THursday, our weather is awesome right now!

  36. Can’t remember the last time I properly used my oven, but this seems simple enough even for me!

    Should be perfect for the post-Murph BBQ tomorrow!

  37. Hi what kind of texture do these have??? They look like they’d be pretty wet/soft is the only way I can describe how they’d be. thanks!! 🙂

  38. If you poke a crap ton of holes in a sweet potato and cook it in the microwave for 2 minutes on each side, it tastes the same as if it’s baked for an entire 40 minutes! Would that work essentially the same way for this recipe?

  39. could i leave out the shrimp seeing as i’m allergic? lol, not trying to land in the hospital but i may take a chance considering these look so flippen amazing!

  40. I had everything on hand except shrimp, so I chopped up some crisp bacon. Yum!! Perfect for any meal!

  41. These sound delicious, but baking powder is not paleo, it has corn starch. Have you made them with baking soda?

  42. Okay, weird question, do these taste really sweet potatoey? Is that a word? I am probably the only one on the planet that doesnt like sweet potatoesor yams…but i want to try these.

  43. Just made these this evening and I was skeptical but OMG these were so tasty and a great sub for a biscuit. Almost had a hint of Red Lobster’s biscuits. These were a delicious and yet paleo friendly. Will make and recommend! Thanks!

  44. These are so tasty!! I added some Old Bay seasoning, because I’m a native Marylander, and it was delicious. Thank you for this!!

  45. OMG!!! I am falling in love with you.

    These were amazing. I baked my sweet potatoes the night before (by accident – they took too long to cook and I ate something else) so today I took the cold sweet potatoes and made them – made a triple batch and so happy that I did. Just wolfed down 4 and am totally in love.

    Your recipes are so easy, so good and exactly like how I want to eat. You make me want to open a restaurant with your recipes they are so good.

  46. I made a batch of these biscuits today, they’re good but not as pretty as yours. I think I can work with flavors & of course shaping. I’m new to paleo cooking, I have a wonderful husband who is my tester 🙂

  47. Sweet mother of the paleo gods…..I just made these tonight and my tongue is so grateful! My only criticism is the moisture content. I don’t know about your biscuits, but mine came out soft inside and out. I wish they had some crunch and a little more dryness. Nonetheless, I WILL whip these up again and again, especially when we have guests over. Yes!!! Thank you so much for spreading your recipes to the masses!

  48. Geez, I feel like I must be taking crazy pills because these were terrible. They tasted like dry, coconut scented mashed sweet potatoes. I wish I just made garlicky mashed sp instead.

  49. Well yum! Made these tonight to go with my beef stew and they were awesome. I didn’t measure the sweet potato so I needed more almond meal but it worked out in the end. I may have put cheese on top of a couple Bc I felt like cheating; but the non cheese ones were just as good so I’ll keep no cheese in the future! Btw the man usually complains when I make anything bread like Bc he hasn’t gotten used to paleo Alts– this time I don’t think he had time to Bc he was stuffing his mouth with this goodness ????

  50. I made these last night, using a sweet potato that was boiled a few days before.

    They were so good! I wasn’t sure what size shrimp you used. I was using small shrimp, so I used about 10 of them. Next time (which will be this week, because WOW), I might even add more shrimp.

    Also, I didn’t have an ice cream scoop, but I do have two sizes of cookie scoops (thanks to Melissa Joulwan’s Well Fed, where she recommends these scoops for meatballs). I used the smaller one and got about 25 of these.

    I was thinking to use the bigger scoop next time, but after reading the comments about mushiness, I’ll stick with the small scoop.

  51. I made these tonight, and they were surprisingly delicious. I used a yam because I didn’t have sweet potatoes, but there’s not that much difference.
    Great recipe! thank you for posting!

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