Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine the egg, sugar and olive oil. Whisk until well blended. In a large bowl, combine the mashed sweet potato with the orange zest, pecans and vanilla extract. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, ground ginger and nutmeg together. Add to potato mixture, along with the egg mixture; stir until combined. Divide the dough in half. On a lightly floured work surface, pat each half into a 6 inch circle. Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Brush tops with maple syrup. Place wedges, about 2 inches apart, on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Serve warm. Makes 12 biscuits
Note: Cook one 7-8 ounce sweet potato in the microwave, peel and mash, measuring amount needed.
Per Serving: 158 Calories (kcal); 6g Total Fat (1g Sat, 4g Mono, 1g Poly); 3g Protein; 25g Carbohydrate; 16mg Cholesterol; 124mg Sodium. Food Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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