6 net carbs

Biscuits & Gravy

This mouth-watering low-carb biscuits and gravy recipe features almond flour biscuits topped with a savory, creamy sausage gravy that’s sure to satisfy your cravings and keep you feeling full all morning long!

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Biscuits & Gravy

Delicious low-carb biscuits and gravy on a white plate next to a blue napkin, ready to eat.

Low-Carb Biscuits & Gravy [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
Are you craving a hearty breakfast that's both delicious and low-carb? Look no further than this mouth-watering recipe for low-carb biscuits and gravy! These delicious buttery biscuits are made with almond flour and topped with a savory, creamy sausage gravy that's low in carbs but high in flavor. Whether you're looking for a hearty breakfast, a satisfying brunch, or a cozy dinner, this recipe is versatile and easy to customize to your tastes. So gather your ingredients and get ready to enjoy a delicious, wholesome twist on a classic dish!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Net Carbs 6 g
*Net carbs are per serving

Ingredients
 

Biscuits

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter (cold)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup egg whites (cold)

Sausage gravy

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

Biscuits

  • Preheat your oven to 400F/200C.
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  • In your food processor, pulse the almond flour and butter until it forms pea-sized pieces.
    Top view of low-carb biscuits being made, almond flour, butter, baking powder, and salt mixed together.
  • Add the baking powder and salt and pulse to combine.
    Top view of making low-carb biscuits, almond flour and butter in a food processor mixing.
  • Slowly add the cold egg whites while pulsing the flour mixture until everything is combined. *Dough will be slightly lumpy.
    Top view of low-carb biscuit dough mixed in a food processor.
  • Scoop biscuit dough by the tablespoon onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You should get 10-12 biscuits.
    Top view of scooping low-carb biscuit dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, until biscuits are golden brown.
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Sausage gravy

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook breakfast sausage until no longer pink, breaking it up with a spoon or spatula. Drain the fat.
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  • Lower heat to medium-low. Sprinkle xanthan gum over meat and stir to combine. Add sage and red pepper flakes (optional). Slowly add the chicken broth, stirring frequently.
    Top view of cooked ground breakfast sausage, with sage and red pepper flakes sprinkled on top.
  • Increase the heat to medium, allow the meat to come to a simmer. Stir frequently, until the mixture has thickened to a gravy-like consistency.
    Top view of cooking low-carb sausage gravy, with ground breakfast sausage, spices, and broth mixed together.
  • Add the heavy cream, stir to combine. Bring the mixture back to a simmer, stirring frequently. Add salt and pepper. Continue simmering until the gravy has thickened. Remove from heat.
    Top view of low-carb sausage gravy simmering in a skillet.

Serving

  • Spoon sausage gravy generously over biscuits. Enjoy!
    Top view of spooning sausage gravy over low-carb biscuits on a white plate.

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Notes

Mixing the biscuit dough

If you don’t have a food processor, you can still make this recipe! You can use a blender, or you can also use a fork to cut the butter into the almond flour.

This recipe comes together the easiest if your butter and egg whites are cold, fresh out of the refrigerator. Do not use room temperature ingredients, as it will make your biscuit dough runny and make it harder to scoop the dough.

Scooping the biscuit dough

We like to use a tablespoon size cookie scoop for scooping the biscuit dough onto the baking sheet. You can also use a regular tablespoon size spoon. *Biscuits can also be made larger to create ‘jumbo biscuits’. They will need extra baking time, watch them carefully and remove from the oven once the tops of the biscuits are golden brown.

Sausage gravy

This recipe uses 2 cups of heavy cream, which gives the sausage gravy a delicious, rich flavor. If you find this is too rich for your liking, adjust the recipe for 1 cup of heavy cream and 1 cup of almond milk. This variation is a bit lighter and still has a wonderful flavor.

Serving size

The nutrition information and net carbs for this recipe are calculated based on 2 biscuits and 1 cup of sausage gravy. The almond flour in the biscuits and the heavy cream in the sausage gravy make this recipe much more filling than traditional biscuits and gravy. You will likely find eating a single portion leaves you feeling full and satisfied.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this biscuits and gravy recipe Keto?

Yes! Our low-carb biscuits and gravy recipe is also Keto! Two biscuits and 1 cup of sausage gravy has 6 net carbs.

Is this low-carb biscuits and gravy recipe gluten-free?

Yes! Our low-carb biscuits and sausage gravy are gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: You can make this recipe ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use. Reheat as directed below.
  • Storing leftovers: Store cooled leftovers in air-tight containers in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Store biscuits and gravy separately so that the biscuits don’t become soggy.
  • Freezing instructions: Separate biscuits with parchment paper to avoid them sticking together. Store in an air-tight, freezer-safe container. Sausage gravy can also be frozen, store in an air-tight, freezer-safe container. Consume within 3 months. *Because of the heavy cream content in the sausage gravy, you may find that it separates when thawed. To fix this, reheat on the stovetop and add a little bit of cream or almond milk to bring gravy mixture back together.
  • To reheat: Reheat biscuits in the microwave or in a toaster oven. Reheat sausage gravy on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Additional Details

When it comes to classic comfort foods, biscuits and gravy have always held a special place on the table. However, for those with diabetes or those trying to follow a low-carb lifestyle, the traditional version can be a no-go due to its high carbohydrate content. But worry not! We’ve got you covered with a delectable low-carb biscuits and gravy recipe that’s equally satisfying and diabetes-friendly.

Biscuits and gravy is a quintessential Southern dish that’s made up of fluffy biscuits smothered in a rich, savory gravy. Traditionally, it’s made with all-purpose flour, butter, and heavy cream, which contribute to its high carb and calorie content. Our low-carb version is a smart alternative, allowing you to indulge in the flavors you love without compromising your health or blood sugar levels.

Low-Carb Biscuits and Gravy Ingredients

Let’s take a closer look at the key ingredients used in this low-carb biscuits and gravy recipe and how they play a role in creating a diabetic-friendly meal:

  • Almond Flour: Almond flour is an excellent low-carb substitute for all-purpose flour. It’s rich in healthy fats, protein, and fiber, which can help stabilize blood sugar levels and keep you feeling full for longer.
  • Breakfast Sausage: Opt for high-quality breakfast sausage that’s free of added sugars and fillers. Look for labels that mention “sugar-free” or “no artificial additives” to ensure you’re keeping it diabetes-friendly.
  • Heavy Cream: Heavy cream is low in carbohydrates, making it a suitable ingredient for the creamy gravy.
  • Xanthan Gum: This gluten-free thickening agent helps create a smooth and consistent texture in the gravy without adding any carbs.

Preparation Tips

Here are some handy tips to ensure your low-carb biscuits and gravy turn out perfectly:

  • Proper Biscuit Texture: Almond flour can be slightly denser than all-purpose flour, so make sure not to over-mix the dough to avoid tough biscuits. Mix just until the ingredients come together.
  • Brown the Sausage: When cooking the breakfast sausage, be sure to brown it well to enhance the depth of flavor in the gravy.
  • Gradually add Xanthan Gum: When thickening the gravy with xanthan gum, sprinkle it in gradually while whisking continuously to prevent clumps from forming.

Diabetes-Friendly Benefits

This low-carb biscuits and gravy recipe offers numerous benefits for individuals with diabetes:

  • Blood Sugar Control: The almond flour used in the biscuits is low in carbohydrates and high in fiber, which can help regulate blood sugar levels and prevent spikes.
  • Healthy Fats: Butter and heavy cream in the recipe provide a source of healthy fats, which can promote better insulin sensitivity.
  • Satiety: The combination of protein, fiber, and healthy fats in this dish helps you stay full for longer, reducing the temptation to snack between meals.
  • Comfort and Flavor: Following a low-carb lifestyle doesn’t mean sacrificing taste and comfort. This recipe brings all the familiar flavors of biscuits and gravy without the guilt.

Variations and Serving Suggestions

While our low-carb biscuits and gravy recipe is already packed with deliciousness, you can always add your twist:

  • Vegetarian Option: Swap the breakfast sausage for plant-based alternatives, such as vegetarian sausage or sautéed mushrooms, for a vegetarian-friendly version.
  • Cheesy Upgrade: Sprinkle some grated cheddar or your favorite low-carb cheese over the biscuits before smothering them with gravy for an extra cheesy delight.
  • Side Dishes: Serve the biscuits and gravy with a side of scrambled eggs and sautéed greens for a wholesome and balanced breakfast.

Storage and Reheating

If you happen to have leftovers, store the biscuits and gravy separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. When reheating, warm the gravy in a saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking. The biscuits can be gently reheated in the oven at a low temperature until warmed through.

With this low-carb biscuits and gravy recipe, you can indulge in a comforting and satisfying meal without worrying about your blood sugar levels. By using diabetes-friendly ingredients and following the provided tips, you’ll create a delicious dish that everyone at the table will enjoy. Whether it’s a weekend brunch or a midweek dinner, this recipe will surely become a new favorite in your low-carb repertoire. Happy cooking and bon appétit!

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  1. 5 stars
    The biscuits and gravy were very good, reminded me of the real thing. I will be making them again soon!

    1. Hi Samantha, thank you for your review! We’re glad you enjoyed this recipe.