Low-Carb Biscuits and Gravy

By aleahk

This spin on the American staple doesn't sacrifice flavor for health. You still get the fluffiness of the biscuit with the saltiness and richness of the gravy without all the carbs and fat.

Low-Carb Biscuits and Gravy
Ingredients
  • Biscuits

  • 1 cup Almond Flour

  • 1 Tablespoons, Coconut Flour

  • 3/4 tsp Baking Powder

  • 2 tbsp Butter - Unsalted

  • 3 large egg whites

  • splash of cream or whole milk

  • Gravy

  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

  • 3/4 tsp Xanthan Gum

  • 2 cup Whole Milk

Directions
  1. Biscuits

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (204 degrees Celsius).

  3. Cut cold fat (butter or shortening) into dry ingredients with the tines of your fork, rotating the bowl around with your other hand until the mixture has pea-sized chunks throughout.

  4. Optional: Chill mixture in the fridge for 5-10 minutes or as long as you can stand it. The longer the better. The more the fat can get cold and hard, the puffier your biscuits will be. Remember that!

  5. Separate the egg yolks from the whites (using the shell halves to tip the yolk back and forth a few times). Whisk egg whites with a fork in a bowl for 20 seconds, until no longer stringy and gloopy. You just want ‘em a little foamy.

  6. Remove mixture from fridge and whisk in the egg whites, breaking up any massive chunks in the dough with your whisk or fork.

  7. Whisk in a splash of heavy cream at the very end. Drop 4 mounds of dough on to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until biscuits are slightly golden on the tops.

  8. Gravy

  9. Pour milk into skillet and season with salt and pepper

  10. Sprinkle xanthan gum evenly over skillet, and stir over low heat until gravy thickens.

  11. Note: xanthan gum takes a bit longer to thicken than flour (and uses quite a bit less), so be patient; if you start adding a lot of xanthan gum to get it to thicken, the gravy will turn pasty (but if it does, just thin it with milk).

  12. Slice open biscuit and spoon gravy on top. Enjoy!


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336
Total Fat 26 g
Sodium 527 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 7g
Protein 13g

main dish dinner

6 replies

shany3913
shany3913 2015-03-14 17:30:38 -0500 Report

Ingredients are missing. Can't figure why no one checked before posting. And from the other hand, thanks to JOY52 for the information. Learned something new.

Gypsymama
Gypsymama 2015-02-19 16:23:57 -0600 Report

This recipe does not say how much sausage to use in recipe…It only tells you to cook sausage…Please advise…Thanks

JOY52
JOY52 2015-01-18 21:08:40 -0600 Report

@ Twikan; You can buy Almond flour online at Nuts.com and the Almond and/or Coconut flour on Amazon. Bob's Red Mill makes both, if your store sells that brand; usually found in the organic section or flour section of most grocery stores. Nuts.com is the cheapest I have found for the Almond flour. Xanathan Gum is also on Amazon, but I have also seen it sold in the organic section of grocery store. You might want to check out a health food store, if you have any nearby, as they might carry these things as well. These two flours are almost carb free and have many health benefits beyond that, so buying on-line is worth it to me.

twikan
twikan 2015-01-17 17:07:07 -0600 Report

Where can you get the Almond and Coconut Flour, as well as the Xanthan gum? I cannot remember seeing any of these in my local grocery stores. Thanks for your advice. Twila