Thanksgiving Side Dish: Bacon and Chive Sweet Potato Biscuits

If I were you, I’d put cheese in these. Not that these don’t taste delicious without cheese, but cheese is delicious. Especially the cheddar kind. When I’m feeling real frisky, I’ll get my favorite kind of cheese from Whole Foods: seaside cheddar. I could live off of that stuff. Seriously. I eat it until my taste buds hurt. That’s not healthy, but I don’t care, it tastes that good.

I wish these tasted like cresent rolls. Those things are stupid. Just stupid delicious.

Speaking of things hurting, my face hurts. No, not because of acne, I’m used to that by now. But because I’m scowling ALL.THE.TIME. My manuscript for my cookbook was due yesterday and I haven’t stopped typing or staring at a computer screen for days. I’m going to have to get botox between my eyebrows. Damnit. Hope the wrinkles are worth it.

So I have some exciting announcements! First, guess what I get to be part of this year?! The second annual PaleoFX Symposium in Austin, TX, March 28-30,2013. There’s going to be some incredibly influential people there including Sarah Fragoso, Kelly Starrett, Mat Lalonde, and Diane Sanfilippo.

The symposium will focus on not only nutrition, but strength, conditioning, and natural movement. Pretty cool huh? So if you want to see me speak and cook go buy a ticket right now! Or check out their facebook page to find out more about it! Why wouldn’t you want to go to Austin?? I’ve never been and I can’t hardly wait! They say Austin is like the Boulder of CO. I don’t really love Boulder, but I see where people are going with this. And I dig it.

Now for the second! This Saturday from 2-4pm, I’ll be doing a presentation and cooking demo for CrossFit Thin Air at Brickhouse40 . I’ll be chatting all about healthy holiday eating and cooking up some Thanksgiving recipes for any one who comes to join. That means if YOU want to join, YOU CAN! How exciting is that?! And it’s only $10!! So if you’re anywhere near Granby, you should come. I’ll be loud and obnoxious as usual. Sign up here!

That is a very link infested blog post. My b.


Thanksgiving Side Dish: Bacon and Chive Sweet Potato Biscuits

  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 1 large sweet potato or yam (equivalent to 2 cups mashed)
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Flour
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 68 strips of bacon, diced
  • leftover rendered fat from bacon
  • 34 tablespoons chives, thinly diced
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 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 you sweet potato is almost done cooking, place your diced bacon into a skillet and brown until crispy. Then place your cooked, crispy bacon on a plate covered with a paper towel to soak up the excess fat. The fat that is left behind in the pan, you will use in your biscuits.
  6. When your sweet potato is done, peel and place in a bowl and mash with a fork.
  7. Then add in your eggs and mix well with your sweet potato. Then add your in your bacon fat and mix well.
  8. Then your dry ingredients: coconut flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
  9. Finally add your diced cooked bacon and chives. Mix thoroughly
  10. Now line a baking sheet with parchment paper and use a large spoon to drop your biscuits on the sheet, shaping them as needed. Try to make them all equal in size so they cook the same.
  11. Place in oven and bake for 22-27 minutes.
  12. Let rest.
  13. 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. Trust me.


If you don’t use bacon/bacon fat, add 1/4 cup of coconut oil, melted.

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203 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Side Dish: Bacon and Chive Sweet Potato Biscuits”

  1. Haha. You said “Pork holes in your sweet potato with a fork”. I think you meant Poke. Do you have pork on the mind?

  2. Oh my GOD, these look amazing! I’m making them tomorrow, and that’s final.

    Biscuits can be dinner, right? That’s well-balanced enough for me!

  3. “If you don’t use bacon/bacon fat, add ¼ cup of coconut oil, melted.”

    Wait, what?

    I don’t even…

    Huh? Is that possible?

        1. Hi! Juli, I am a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco and I have been following your site for a while now. B/c I live in Morocco there are many things that I have the unfortunate pleasure of giving up like I dunno…BACON. Also no access to coconut flour either. I really want to make these biscuits so I am assuming I should substitute the coconut flour for Almond meal, but how much?


  4. These will have a place of HONOR on the Thanksgiving table!!!…Please excuse my ignorance…but is butter really NOT paleo?..I know grass-fed butter is loved and admired among the primal crowd…just checkin’!!….

    LOVE your writing..razor wit!!….LOVE your photography…LOVE your culinary creations (and requisite creativity)..and I thank you for making me smile (and laugh) every time I’m lucky enough to receive one of your formidable posts…Such the fortunate recipient!

  5. Forgot to mention…so love…and miss…Tillamook Cheddar…it WOULD be an amazing addition to this biscuit….Would french (I live in France) unpasteurized, raw local cheese be suitable or considered Paleo?…Sigh!

      1. Soooo… How is butter non-paleo, but cheese is okay? Just askin’. Dairy and eggs make me uber-ill, but my boyfriend loves his cheese.

        1. Cheese isn’t Paleo either, but it *is* primal. It’s all in how you choose to eat and what foods/groups you exclude for personal preference or health concerns. Personally, I rarely eat dairy and almost never desire it, but some things are just made to have cheese in ’em!

          Oh, and while butter isn’t Paleo, ghee is often touted as being Paleo. It’s just a little bit (like, hardly any work) more work to make your own, or you can simply spend the extra money and buy your ghee.

  6. First, we have been paleo (autoimmune protocol also) for about a month and I have loved your recipes. You have made it an easy transition from eating Pizza to eating Paleo in a day. No dabbling for us, we just jumped in head first.

    Second, I’m hosting my first Thanksgiving this year with about 25 people and my husband and I are the only people that eat Paleo. I will definitely be making these and not telling anyone they are “healthy” – if you consider bacon healthy, which I definitely do now that we go through at least a pound a week.

    Can’t wait for the cookbook!!

  7. I know you’ve given how to substitute bacon fat with coconut oil, but what can I substitute the actual bacon for? I’m sure it adds to the awesomeness for all you bacon lovers, and I’d like some of that awesomeness too.. Just baconless awesomeness please 🙂

    (I can eat any meat, just no pork that’s all).

    1. Aly, have you never tried Turkey Bacon? I haven’t eaten mammel in nearly 20 years. Only flyers and swimmers. My family eats a sh*t ton of turkey bacon and turkey sausage. It can be used anytime a recipe asks for bacon or sausage. It doesn’t leave nearly the residual fat, so for this recipe, you’ll probably have to add the coconut oil to the left over fat.

  8. I want to go to PaleoFx so badly…do you know how quickly it usually fills up?

    These biscuits look amazing, I’m with Allison “This is happening”

  9. These look kick ass! I will add cheese bc I need cheese! Cheese makes me Happy!
    Do you ever video your appearances? I would love to see what is talked about but I live on the east coast :o( ..
    Do you think you’ll ever come to New York?

  10. OMGee!! These will be made this weekend… Gotta make sure they’re perfect for thanksgiving! thanks for this recipe. Can’t wait for the cookbook!! so excited!

  11. I went to grad school at UT, and Austin is one of the best places on earth. OMG, there are so many good places to eat. Highly recommend Chuy’s and a mexican martini at Trudy’s (neither are Paleo, but who cares?) and BBQ at the Salt Lick. Lucky you!

  12. Is rendered fat just the fat you get from cooking the bacon? Is that dumb? I don’t even know. Also, what kind of bacon do you buy?

    1. yes ma’am!! so after you cook the bacon, the fat that is left behind in the pan after you remove the cooked bacon. I use us wellness meats bacon!

  13. You…are a goddess. My sis & I are cooking the meal for our combined families and this will DEF be on the menu!!!! Alrdy printed out the recipe!

  14. I really love that sometimes you actually do eat cheese or drink too much wine or eat chocolate! Knowing that makes me feel like I’m not a failure when I do the same! Thank you for being NORMAL!

  15. Damn you Juli. I already want to go to the symposium (I’ve never attended a *single* Paleo event) so damn badly, but that’s right before I’ll be exiting the military, and I’m trying to figure out where I’ll be moving to or if I’ll have the play money to attend said amazing function. Now you have to go and say you’ll be there; not cool! Well, I’m sure it’ll be fun as all hell – enjoy!!!

    And uhh, congrats to Colorado for legalizing weed? Haha.

  16. Juli: These look tasty! Do you think they would taste just as delish with arrowroot flour or almond flour instead of coconut flour? Or maybe you suggest something else? I love all food except literally three things: Coconut (although I still use oil, nectar, aminos), celery in prepared dishes (like stuffing – gross) and oranges. I’ve tried really hard to like them, but my body says no. Anyway, I’m babbling! Thanks for the input!

      1. Hi Juli,
        Just found this recipe after finding tons of other “Perfect Paleo Biscuit” recipes that looked tres boring – can’t wait to get home and try them (still at work, boohoo). One question: In one reply you said 1 cup almond flour, in another 1/2 cup. In either case, why so much more almond flour when the original recipe calls for only 3 T of coconut flour?

        1. haha yeah i’m not very good with equivalents. almond flour and coconut flour are completely different so you need less coconut flour because it soaks up so much moisture.

  17. I COULDN’T WAIT. I just made them and they taste like HEAVEN. Didn’t have chives or garlic but the effect is still delicious. Kudos! Making these into breakfast biscuits!

  18. I can’t wait to try these out. So far every recipe of yours that I have attempted to make has been AMAZING! Thank you for all of the yummy goodness!

  19. Soooooooooooooo yum! Great recipe … cant wait to use it on my non-paleo family. I really think using an organic sweet potato helps tremendously (totally taste different).

  20. Julie’s biscuits were awesome! We cooked up a batch last night. We picked up a package of cheese but when they were done we thought they looked awesome without, and holy moly, we were correct! I used a package of bacon ends that were pretty salty on their own so I skipped the additional salt, and also skipped the garlic. We had four biscuit lumps a piece and we could not resist scarfing them all down last night, each with a large pat of pasture butter.

  21. I am so excited to make these!! I am headed to a big family thanksgiving and was told by my mother that I HAVE to bring something, well this or the brittle will be it! Luckily I have a hungry boyfriend I can test these out on and pick the best/ easiest!! Thanks for these yummy treats! MMMMM

  22. I made this last night and they were so delish! I think only 2 made it to today because my boyfriend I devoured the rest with out chili last night! Thanks for the kick arse recipe! 🙂

  23. Hi Juli, I’ve been following you since my sister turned me on to the Paleo way of eating two weeks ago. I LOVE your site and your humor. I love that your personality really comes through in your work! I love the typo in the above recipe – Pork your sweet potato! Anyhow, I’m struggling with some of the ingredients. I live in an area where stuff is really hard to find. Homemade coconut butter? How? Thanks for the recipes and awesome blog!

  24. I just made these and they are delicious! My very picky little girls love them also! Thanks so much for the wonderful recipes.

  25. I just made them. They are sitting there cooling off – looking at me. I can’t wait!!! OK, I didn’t wait. I ate one. HOLY COW! or should I say, “HOLY PIG!!” They are fantastic! The bacon with the chives and the hint of sweetness from the coconut is AMAZING!! and my house smells fantastic!!! Thanks!!!! YUM!

  26. Made these biscuits, and was reminded of the first time I fell in love. No, seriously. They were that good.

  27. Yum! These were delicious and easy. I added 1/3 cup of nutritional yeast with the dry ingredients to give these a really cheesy flavor. Definitely making these again!

  28. Here in New Zealand ‘biscuits’ are called ‘scones’ and, more to the point, are something I’ve stopped making since going primal. Much to the disgust of my family. Boy are they in for a treat this weekend – thank you :o)

    PS: Made the Ropa Vieja last week (used pressure cooker instead of slow cooker) and DAY-YAM it was soooo good! OMG indeed.

  29. Holy balls. These are amazing!! Made them with the chicken tortilla soup … Needless to say I will be feasting for the next several days

  30. These just happened for dinner and damn girl, they are good! I can’t wait to make some sort of breakfast sandwich with these too. And I can’t wait for your other Thanksgiving sides cuz I need some ideas! AND I seriously cannot wait for your cookbook – most anticipated cookbook evah!

  31. Could you sub butternut squash for sweet potato? I have a ton of roasted squash leftover from last night. Would it bake up the same as a potato in this recipe?

  32. I’m so excited to make these! Ive never made a recipe I didnt like from your site. Thank you. Gonna buy your cookbook definitely!

  33. Just threw a batch together to try this out… it smells sooo good! Do I really have to wait 22 more minutes for them to be ready?

    Any thoughts on subbing sausage for the bacon and adding some sage, cranberries, diced onions, and celery? Would I have to add more egg and more coconut flour to hold them together? I’m thinking these might be an awesome replacement for my regular Thanksgiving stuffing.

    1. Do it!!!!!! That sounds amazing!! You might have to make your biscuits a bit bigger haha but I think they would work just fine! Another egg wouldn’t hurt I don’t think!

      1. I just want to check back in and reiterate that this recipe is amazing… with cheese and without cheese. I made them for fun, for Thanksgiving, and I’m making them again today for a family Christmas party. No doubt the in laws will be impressed today as well 🙂 Thanks for all your delicious recipes!

  34. I’m definitely making these for thanksgiving!
    Juli, it was so great meeting you this morning!! You seriously made my day! You are even more awesome in person. And btw, I hope that one day my form looks like yours!!

  35. Made these 2 minutes after reading the recipe. They are awesome. I added cheddar cheese and hot chili peppers. My husband thought about making the dough into patties and frying them like potato pancakes.

  36. Oh my gosh I just made these and they are awesome!! I will definitely be introducing my non-Paleo eating family to these on Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for all these recipes, everything I’ve made so far has been fantastic!

  37. I got the chance to make these yesterday for a pre Thanksgiving feast and they went like hot cakes!! Everyone, Paleo and non Paleo, RAVED about them. They officially got added to the real Thanksgiving spread!

  38. Holy frijoles, these are fantastic! I did a ‘trial run’ today and this definitely passed for the Thanksgiving day spread! I think I’m going to spread it out in an 8×8 dish and cut into squares, my wish for cornbread has come true!!! Thanks, Juli-you’ve done it again. Winner, winner, chicken dinner 🙂 Hope you have had a nice weekend!

  39. Just made these! I’m glad you said that 1 yam should equal 2 cups cuz the largest one I found ended up only being 1 cup, so I halved the recipe. I WISH I HAD BOUGHT MORE YAMS now! It’s taking everything I have to not eat my biscuits before dinner! I was worried they’d be dry but they are so CRAZY MOIST! THANK YOU!

  40. Juli these are amazing!!! I can’t stop eating them. Next time I am definitely adding cheese…think im also going to turn the base into a pumpkin choc chip cookie! (just sub pumpkin, use coconut oil instead of bacon, etc.) thank you so much for another amazing recipe!

  41. These biscuits look absolutely scrumptious!! I will definitely be trying them out on Thanksgiving. My goal is to stay on my Paleo routine over the holiday season. It’ll be hard, but I am so motivated to do it!

    Thanks to your website, I get inspired to try and make new things every day.

    You rock!

  42. Tried this recipe this weekend and ended up making it twice because they were so good and I wanted to share them with everyone! Made one batch with the regular sweet potato and one with the white sweet potato variety. Both were delicious! Thanks for the recipe, I will definitely be bringing this to Thanksgiving!

  43. Made this in preparation for Thanksgiving…They are YUMMY! I used pancetta instead of bacon and omitted the salt.

  44. Okay, don’t get me wrong…I LOVEEE THESE! But, I made them and then put them in the fridge and when I went to grab one for a snack, it was super moist and kind of wet. Are these not supposed to be kept in the fridge? I keep everything in the fridge?

    What did I do wrong!?

  45. I can’t wait to try these for Thanksgiving. I need something to keep me away from the dang Hawaiian rolls my sister in law dolls up in some way that makes them as irresistable as crack! (not that I know that personally but I here crack is quite addicting!)

    I am excited for the PaleoFX conference in Austin. I live there and have recently really started cooking Paleo…. love it… love your recipes… but I do hate you for your sweet potato brownie recipe! I truly can’t make them that often or I will (as you warned) just eat the whole flipping pan!

  46. I wonder how far ahead you can bake these. Can you freeze these? I have to make everything here and then take it with me for Thanksgiving. My husband and I are the only Paleo people for Thanksgiving and I won’t have much room or time for cooking in my Mom’s kitchen!

  47. Amazing recipe, as usual. Delicious!! I added 1 T. of extra coconut flour, probably could have added 2. Also, the bottoms were browned before the insides were done. Next time I’ll bake at 350 for a longer time. My MIL just said, “DO NOT forget these for Thanksgiving!!”. Thanks, Juli!!

  48. I made these this morning and they were great! Very tasty. I grow garlic chives in a pot in the backyard so I always have that on hand. I hit them briefly with the broiler at the end because I do love some crispiness on top. This mixture is also perfect used as sweet potato pancakes. I know cause I tried. 🙂 And dare I say that this would be a great portable breakfast to have on hand…eggs, bacon, sweet potatoes…all completely portable for on-the-go. Thanks for the recipe…and inspiration!

  49. Maybe I’m missing something, but I thought that sweet potatoes weren’t allowed in the paleo diet. Am I (very hopefully) wrong?

  50. These are good and they are very filling. Ate these with meatballs simmered in eggplant tomato sauce. Yummay.

  51. Just devouring some while they’re still warm & they’re definitely one of my favorite recipes of all time (had to test them out before turkey day!) Gonna do a double batch – 1/2 with cheese, 1/2 without. YUM!

  52. These things rock! They made some of the best left over ham sandwiches ever! Can’t wait to share more for thanksgiving!

  53. Help please! The bottoms burned and the tops get burnt edges also. On the second batch I tried covering with foil, but that didnt help. Ireally want to make these for work party, any ideas what I can do?

  54. Mine were a little clammy(?) this morning, from putting the lid on too soon, so I threw them in the broiler for 5+ min and it was like fresh baked. Super yummy!

  55. Tested this recipe last night in preparation for Thanksgiving with my non-paleo family. My self-proclaimed sweet-potato-hating boyfriend ate two bites just to humor me, then said “hey, these are good” and ended up eating two whole biscuits! (I made half with Kerrygold Cheddar and half without). I like them better with cheese. I made one recipe, spooned half of them out, then mixed about a half cup shredded cheddar in with the remaining batter. I also used a cup of almond flour instead of the coconut flour. My potato was quite big and my bacon seemed to make a lot of grease. They were quite wet and spread out a bit more than those in your pictures – they almost looked like cookies! Yum, savory bacon cookies!

    My boyfriend has asked me to make them with white potatoes for the Thanksgiving meal because even though he couldn’t taste the sweet potatoes, he’s still grossed out by the very idea that he ate them. I can’t imagine the recipe will come out vastly different, but I can report back if anyone is interested!

    Four stars instead of five because it took me WAY longer than the time estimated to make them. Although… maybe that has more to do with my cooking ability than the recipe? All I know is that I was super-hungry by the time they were ready.

  56. I made these for our Crossfit Thanksgiving feast and they were a huge hit! Very easy to make and delicious…thank you for this recipe!

  57. HOLY CRAP THESE ARE REDONKULOUS!!! I did add sharp cheddar cheese, but I’m sure they are just as good without it. I can’t get my husband to ever eat sweet potatoes and he devoured 4 of these!

  58. I made these earlier this week to accompany the honey ginger apple crock pot dish- awesome. Then this morning, I heated 2 of them up, threw on a piece of havarti and topped with 2 sunny side up eggs. Holy sh*t it was awesome.

  59. Making a second batch! I am not a baker but figured I would try.

    I realized I didn’t have almond flour so I subsituted it for almond meal. They probably weren’t as fluffy, but still incredible! A bit runny and more like a cookie but amazing!

  60. Julie– ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I am introducing my family to Paleo cooking this Thanksgiving and so far these biscuits have been truly a hit! Thank you so much!

  61. I dislike sweet potatoes, never had them growing up, so I’ve not been a big fan, but I wanted biscuits for Thanksgiving. Gotta agree with the other people, deliciouuuus. I made it with black pepper bacon, and there were no chives to be found, so I used green onion. I did use about a half to 3/4 cup of cheese cheese, but couldn’t really taste it too much, but didn’t matter a bit.

  62. Made these for my Thanksgiving meal and WOW sooooo good!! First time without the traditional white dinner roll and they weren’t missed a bit! Thank you for providing awesome new receipes to try for those of us still struggling to eat healthy on a consistant basis.

  63. made these yesterday and they are STUPID DELICIOUS, so tasty! They remind me slightly of those amazing biscuits that Red Lobster serves that are hard to avoid. So easy to make too! I added diced jalapeño since my husband loves spicy. Will be making these again soon! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes, can’t wait til your cookbook comes out! Just bought the Caveman feast book

  64. These are AMAZING!!!!! They almost didn’t make it to the dinner table the first time because I kept stealing tastes! I just bought more sweet potatoes and chives so I can make more this weekend! DELISH!!!!! LOVE and appreciate your work and recipes! THANKS!

  65. Hi!
    New follower here!! I just made these tonight! I substituted 1 cup slivered almonds (made into flour ala Vitamix) because I didn’t have coconut flour. They turned out AMAZING!
    Thank you so much!!

  66. I will be making these for my company potluck this Friday. I plan to make 4 batches, which is a lot of work for a novice cook with no assistant. Any advice for keeping these biscuits from drying out since I’ll be making them the night before? Should I keep them in the fridge or not?

    BTW, the prototype batch was successful 🙂 My ‘guinea pig’ liked it. Too bad she couldn’t taste the ones with bacon since she’s vegetarian!

  67. I made these for thanksgiving and served them as an appetizer. Everyone loved them, thanks for the great and creative recipe!

  68. Holy biscuits batman!!! Okay, so I have this friend that brings these delicious looking bacon-chedder scones to class and everyday I drool over them. Of course, they are poisonous and so I would never take a bite but now that I have these babies in my life I will never be tempted to eat one again. So freaking good!

  69. These are AMAZING. Just had them for Christmas brunch, with butter. Nom Nom Nom. I added cheese! 🙂 Definitely something I’ll be making again and again.

  70. Just made these, and the flavor was wonderful!

    Mine turned out a little too moist, it might be partly because I made them a little big (11 instead of 12) and only cooked them for 25 mins… but the bottoms were turning too brown so I took them out. After they cooled I ended up putting them back in a 300 degree oven for about 10 mins more and they turned out great. Next time I will add another tbsp of coconut flour, make them a little smaller, and try 350 for 25 mins. Thanks for the recipe!

  71. I made these for my son’s cub scout camping trip and the kids gobbled them up. I had to make a second batch for my husband since he was sad the kids didn’t leave leftovers.

  72. I made these for a Sunday dinner party and they were gone within 10 minutes of opening the box I brought them in. I had to add a bit more coconut flour since my mix was a little too wet, probably because I added some grass fed white cheddar cheese, but no big deal. Also, I know Trader Joe’s sells frozen mashed sweet potato (no additives or anything) so it could save time when making it. Overall, these are amazing. I will definitely make them again for an upcoming party!!!!

  73. I used this recipe, slightly modified (cheddar and jalapeno instead of bacon and chives) as a top crust for a pot pie because I didn’t have any almond flour on hand.

    It came out awesome! Kind of like pot pie meets chicken and dumplings. Thanks for such a versatile recipe!

    1. that’s a real tough one, i wish i knew what would be the best solution, but i honestly don’t know for this particular recipe. if i found out anything, i’ll let you know!

  74. Omg!! You’re AMAZING!! Your food is delicious and I love your sense of humor!! Every time I get sucked into to your awesomeness!! Can I please come help in the kitchen!! And eat the food!! P.s can’t wait for your cookbook!!

  75. I finally got around to making these after having pinned them ages ago and holy freaking cow! I made them for dinner, ate one, and I fear the rest of the pan won’t make it much longer. I didn’t have chives to use, but I did have cilantro in my fridge! So I used that in place of the chives and I did add some cheddar. Marvelous!! This recipe is just perfect! Thank you!

  76. YUM!! I’m gonna double batch it and freeze leftovers next time. If they won’t get gross in the freezer/defrosting? Turned all of my family onto Paleo with these babies.

  77. This is an epic recipe! First time I made these they came out perfect.

    I made a double batch for a Super Bowl party last night and they were gone before the end of the first quarter.

    Thanks for sharing this.

  78. I made these the other night as a side to burgers and they were suuuuch a hit! My boyfriend ate three and even my brother stole a couple and he isn’t paleo! Yum! Thanks for the great recipe!

  79. I just made this biscuits to go with your green chili pork slow cooker recipe and they are amazing.
    So is the pork. 🙂

  80. I am sorry to rate these as one star. They just weren’t any good. I decided to make them based on the 52 ratings of 5 star. It was just a confusing combination to taste. Sweet potatoes to me should be sweet or at least left alone not mixed with chives. There are a lot of other awesome recipes on this site like the chewy pecan brittle, the bacon and spinach stuffed chicken and the breakfast bacon and maple meatballs.

  81. I am going to make these into a breakfast biscuit of sort, I think. I’m going to combine some eggs and sausage- put it in the middle of these bad dads and hopefully- devour them tomorrow morning.

  82. I just made these after CrossFit, did some sprint training while they cooled, and came back to HEAVEN. I would have run even faster if I’d fully realized what awaited me!!!

  83. Hi Julie,

    Had a go at making these on the weekend – super delicious, and man did my house smell good!

    But mine ended up more like toasted sweet potato mash then actual biscuits – is that normal? I know paleo baking will never end up the same recipes that are full of wheat, but I was hoping to be able to get these a little more dry and light.

    Think I’m doing something wrong?


      1. Ah ok, so they are suppose to be like little toasted balls of sweet potato mash? Mine came like that – not dry at all, but I was expecting them to be more muffiny and less mashy. Good to know I got them right!

  84. I made these multiple times and they work BEAUTIFULLY for healthy food on a road trip! Seriously made the long drive for me and it was super easy to feed my son a healthy snack while in the car. Kudos.

  85. I’m trying something different i baked my yams/sweet potato and mashed them the night before … i’ll let everyone know if it seems to make any sort of difference . but im going to switch out the chives with jalopeno. and then cover them with a paleo sausage gravy…

  86. Made these this evening and they were absolutely amazing. Dipped them in a little bit of clarified butter and all the flavors melted together. This is the first paleo biscuit i have had that actually has the consistency and flavor of a real biscuit. Now it is time to get a recipe for paleo gravy and all will be good. Thanks again for your awesome creations.

  87. Tried these this morning and loved them! For next time though, I will for sure measure out the actual amount of sweet potato I’m using. I used two small ones, but think I ended up with more than two cups worth, so the biscuits were a bit too moist and potato-y still! Like Lucas, I I cooked and mashed mine the night before, so breakfast wouldn’t take quite so long. Next time, I might also make them a little flatter to be sure they cook all the way through. Thanks for the great recipes!!

  88. I know I’m late to the party here, but these were fantastic. A few modifications: I don’t eat cheese right now, so I added 3 T of nutritional yeast to cut the sweetness of the potatoes. 2 medium sweet potatoes were a little under 2 cups, I used 5 strips of bacon, about 1/2 t of dried thyme and 3 scallions instead of the chives. Thanks for the awesome recipe, I’ll be breaking this out at Thanksgiving for sure! A slab of butter on top definitely kicks it up a notch.

  89. Sooo IF I were to use cheese… Not saying I will because after all that’s not Paleo 😉 but if I wanted to kick it up a notch and make my taste buds hurt also how much would you suggest in the batter?

  90. Has anyone gotten good results yet from freezing? I would like to make ahead and travel with them for Thanksgiving. Or, to prevent sogginess, has anyone had good success making a day ahead and jsut storing in a closed container (not in fridge)?

  91. What would you (or anyone) think about subbing blanched almond flour for the coco flour? C flour gives all our family digestive distress. Probably would not be a problem in such a small amount, but just wondering. Thanks.

  92. I have tip for you.. it’s easier and while you’re baking the sweet potatoes, place your 6-8 slices of bacon on the broiler pan in the oven with the potatoes. they cook up crisp, flat and the bacon fat is in the bottom of the broiler pan, read to pour out. Also, there I minimal fat left on the meat to drain.

  93. I would like to know about freezing also! I would love to make ahead and bring to Thanksgiving, then heat in oven I suppose. Any recommendations???

  94. I made these last night and… I LOVE THEM! I am wondering if you wanted a sweet twist on these, maybe leave the garlic, chives and pepper out, and add cinnamon and coconut sugar or maple syrup? And yes, we have to keep the bacon in there! I might just try that variation and see how it works! Thank you so much for your awesome recipes!

  95. I am making these tonight to go with my stew. Is 4 cups of cheese too much? We have been on a dairy fast ;). Probably I should 1/2 that.

  96. Hi Juli,

    I made these but used a gluten free flower rather than coconut flour. I also mashed the sweet potatoes until it was like a mash. So they came out looking more like cookies. Should the potatoes mashed or left chunky so they would bake up like a biscuit, or do you think it’s the flour?

  97. Hi there! I don’t have any parchment paper, think it would work to do it in a cupcake tray? Or just do on a pan an butter it up?

  98. Just made these for a Thanksgiving dinner and they were amazing! Thanks for all the work you do to make my Paleo life easy! You rock.

  99. There’s a reason why these get such good reviews….they are amazing!!! Don’t limit them to Thanksgiving, they are appropriate all year long! Good breakfast food!

  100. These are the bomb!

    When I first went Paleo I used to struggle in terms of things to snack on or to put out as nibbles if people popped over.

    These little bad boys might just be responsible for helping me stay on the wagon during those tough first months.

  101. These biscuits are to die for! I forgot to buy bacon (tragic) so I made them with coconut oil and added Kerrygold cheese. They seriously melt in your mouth–super doughy and fluffy from the sweet potato. I didn’t have the flatness problem, I think because I let the dough sit for a few minutes after adding the coconut flour–this helps soak up some of that moisture so you’re able to get fuller biscuits. Mindblowingly AWESOME recipe.

  102. My fabulous MIL makes real, home made, flaky crescent rolls for family dinners. My kids go nuts of r them, The folks at the table who are GF go nuts for these. You have saved family meals! Yeah for Julie!!

    PS MIL does an awesome job of making GF/Paleo meals for everyone to enjoy. She really is fabulous!!

  103. Made this today for a party to be heavily attended by paleo-ish eaters and they absolutely rock. Bringing my kerrygold butter to drizzle over them. Another great recipe to add to my rotation!

  104. These look so delicious! I’m planning on making them for thanksgiving. Do you have an estimate of how many biscuits the recipe makes?

  105. I know this is super old but I’m really hoping someone replies because I really want to make these for Thanksgiving.

    I just made a batch and the bottoms were burning as well as part of the tops, but the insides are still totally mushy and uncooked. Any idea what went wrong?
    What kind of pan do you use?
    I think I am going to try my stone pan, and maybe a bit more coconut flour if I don’t hear from anyone . Thanks!

      1. Unfortunately, round 2 or 3 didn’t work for me either. Same problem, so I tried adding even MORE coconut flour and it still never cooked in the middle. I think it was the coconut flour I was using. I will give them one more try with a different brand because I badly want them to work so I can eat them 🙂

  106. Hello! I am going to make these tonight – very excited. Do you have the nutrition info for them? (i.e. calories, carbs, etc)

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