Applesauce-Sweet Potato Biscuits

I had applesauce. I had leftover sweet potatoes. A Google search led me to this recipe, which I made this morning.  Yum!  I used part whole wheat flour and half the butter, and I skipped the topping (just mixed the cinnamon in the dough). They came out very tasty.

Sweet Potato and Applesauce Biscuits:

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup applesauce
½ cup sweet potato roasted and mashed
1/3 cup + ¼ cup half and half
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
12 Tbs. butter, cold
1 Tbs. + 1 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds, chopped
¼ cup oats
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper

Preheat oven to 450ºF.

In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, black pepper and 1 tsp of sugar. Add butter and with your hands work into flour mixture. Dough should be crumbly. Stir in sweet potato and applesauce. Add 1/3 cup of half and half, a little at a time until dough becomes softer. Place dough on a lightly floured work surface. Lightly dust dough. Gently press dough down until it is about ½ inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter, cut biscuits and placed on a sheet pan lined with parchment. In a bowl combine 1 Tbs. sugar, cinnamon, oats and pumpkin seeds. Using the ¼ cup half and half, lightly brush biscuits. Sprinkle pumpkin mixture on top. Bake until golden, about 12-15 minutes.

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