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Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Plants. -- Michael Pollan

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Monday, 10 October 2011

Purple Sweet Potato Biscuits

1 cup cooked purple fleshed sweet potato (oven roasted, then peeled)
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp dried marjoram

6 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil

1 cup blanched almond flour
1 1/2 cup kamut flour
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp chili powder


preheat the oven to 345

1. puree the sweet potato, water, marjoram, and apple cider vinegar to form a smooth paste and set aside
2. in a large bowl, combine the almond flour, kamut flour, sea salt, baking soda, and chili powder
3. cut the coconut oil into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse, pepply sand
4. fold in the sweet potato mixture to form a soft dough
5. pat the dough out to 1 inch thickness, and cut into biscuits with a biscuit cutter (you can chill the dough first for ease of use)
6. place the biscuits on a lined baking sheet, and bake for 30-35 minutes at 345

note: if you use a variety of sweet potato that is wetter than my beloved asian sweet potatoes, you may need to use extra kamut flour

Biscuits can be eaten warm or cold, freeze very well, and can be 'touched up' in the oven or toaster oven to make them seem all fresh again. The texture is supremely tender, moist, and flakey.

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