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Basketball Biscuits


6 Servings12 Servings24 Servings
Sweet potatoes2 4 8
Flour, whole wheat0.25 cup0.5 cup1 cup
Flour, white, enriched0.5 cup1 cup2 cup
Baking powder0.25 tsp0.5 tsp1 tsp
Sugar, granulated1 Tbsp2 Tbsp4 Tbsp
Baking soda2 Tbsp4 Tbsp8 Tbsp
Applesauce, unsweetened1 Tbsp2 Tbsp4 Tbsp
Cinnamon0.5 Tbsp1 Tbsp2 Tbsp


  1. 1. Wash and dry potatoes, poke holes in top. Microwave on high 6 to 7 minutes, turning occasionally. Let cool.
  2. 2. Peel and mash until all lumps are gone.
  3. 3. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  4. 4. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  5. 5. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and baking soda in medium bowl. Add applesauce and stir. Add sweet potatoes and milk. Stir until mixture holds together.
  6. 6. Transfer mixture to lightly floured surface. Roll out dough to 3/4" thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter (about 2-1/2" size). Transfer cookies to cookie sheet.
  7. 7. Bake at 400F about 10 to 15 minutes, until golden. Let cool before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size 1 biscuit (53g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88 From Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sat. Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carb 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 60% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Food For Thought

These biscuits are a great way to eat sweet potatoes which are full of vitamin A.

CACFP Crediting

For 3 5 year olds; Breakfast. Must serve all of the following:

  • Grain/Bread