Sausage Gravy & Biscuits

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My family always has crescent rolls at Thanksgiving. When these came out of the oven, the smell reminded me of a buttery roll on Thanksgiving morning…they tasted great too. The flavor reminds me of my past life of KFC buttermilk biscuits.

1 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
1 tsp baking powder
4 egg whites
2 TBS VERY COLD organic butter (cut into pieces) or cold coconut oil
OPTIONS: add 1 tsp of garlic or your favorite spice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet or muffin pan with coconut oil spray. Whip egg whites until very fluffy. In a separate medium bowl, mix the baking powder into the almond flour. Then cut in the butter and salt (if the butter isn’t chilled, the biscuits don’t turn out). Gently fold in the dry mixture into the whites. Dollop the dough onto the cookie sheet (or muffin tin) and bake for 11-15 minutes. Makes 8 servings.

KFC Biscuit = 220 calories, 24 carbs, 1g fiber
“Healthified” Biscuit = 113 calories, 3 carbs, 1.5 fiber

I know my recipe sounds a little crazy, but it tastes awesome. The cream cheese makes it so thick. This added an amazing flavor without extra calories. Since cream cheese is so thick, you can add a flavorful broth to thin the gravy and you save a lot of calories.

10 oz Organic Prairie pork sausage, crumbled
1 cup cream cheese (or coconut cream)
1 cup organic beef or chicken broth
Celtic sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cook sausage in large skillet over medium heat 5-6 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Gradually add cream cheese and broth; cook until mixture comes to a soft simmer and thickens, stirring constantly until smooth. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Split biscuits in half. Place 2 halves on each of 8 plates; top with about 1/3 cup gravy. Makes 8 servings.

Traditional Biscuits and Gravy = 353 calories, 19g fat, 9.8g protein, 31 carbs, 0.5g fiber
“Healthified” Biscuits and Gravy = 345 calories, 29.9g fat, 14.6g protein, 4.9 carbs, 1.5g fiber (78% fat, 17% protein, 5% carbs)