Keto Biscuits and Gravy

by KetoFocus.com

Your favorite diner breakfast, biscuits & gravy, but low carb

4.8 Stars (7 Reviews) 3 Comments

An easy and delicious recipe for creamy sausage gravy poured over flaky, tender keto biscuits. This hearty low carb breakfast of keto biscuits and gravy will keep you going all morning long.

Biscuits and gravy will always remind me of my grandpa. He loved them and either made them most mornings or talked about them quite often. When I met my husband is was equally obsessed over this hearty breakfast dish, so I knew it was meant to be! This recipe is for you both!

half eaten biscuits and gravy

Keto biscuits and gravy are actually quite easy to make. You can have both the biscuits and the gravy done in under 30 minutes. Even though it’s pretty simple to prepare, we generally enjoy this breakfast on mornings when things slow down, like the weekends. That way you have time for those tender biscuits to marinade in that thick keto sausage gravy, made without cream cheese.

Biscuits and gravy are a quintessential breakfast comfort food. But just because we are on a ketogenic diet, doesn’t mean we can’t ever have our favorite foods anymore. My recipe for low carb biscuits creates a tender crumb bread that will soak up every drop of thick, creamy sausage gravy. The combination is unreal and is worthy of any country breakfast plate including chicken fried steak and beef tips and noodles.

How to make keto biscuits and gravy

  1. Start making the keto biscuits. Whisk together dry ingredients – almond flour, coconut flour, psyllium husk, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  2. Grate butter. A key step for making flaky keto biscuits.
  3. Add wet ingredient for the biscuits – heavy cream, sour cream, melted butter.
  4. Laminate the dough by folding it onto itself several times. A key step for making flaky biscuits. 
  5. Cut into biscuit shapes and bake.
  6. Meanwhile, start the keto sausage gravy by cooking the sausage and onion. Then add xanthan gum and heavy cream. Simmer to thicken.
  7. Pour a heaping spoonful of gravy over the biscuits and dig in!

 

 

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Keto Biscuits Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons whole psyllium husk
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons frozen unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Sausage Gravy Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound pork breakfast sausage or ground pork
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Keto Biscuits and Gravy Directions

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Keto biscuits recipe tips

These low carb biscuits are flaky and fluffy. Unlike other low carb biscuit recipes, they don’t taste like a block of cheese because this biscuit recipe DOESN’T USE CHEESE AT ALL!!

The secret to flaky, tender biscuits is to use butter that is cold.

I found the best way is to freeze the butter for 30 minutes before using. The goal is to keep the butter in cold small chunks while assembling your biscuit dough. You don’t want the butter to get soft and melt or else your low carb biscuits may not be so big and flaky.

My favorite method for incorporating the butter into the dry ingredients it to use a cheese grater to shred the frozen butter.

This creates the perfect size for biscuits. Plus it is a whole lot easier than cubing the butter and cutting it into the dough using a fork or pastry cutter.

However, if you don’t have a cheese grater, you could use the old method of cubing the butter into small chucks and cutting it into the dough using a fork or a pastry cutter. Keep in mind, the more you manipulate the butter, the faster it will soften. This is why a cheese grater is ideal.

cast iron pan with sausage gravy

Keto sausage gravy recipe tips

To make my low carb sausage gravy, I like to use breakfast sausage or ground pork.

Sometimes I will get mild Italian sausage.

I will try to purchase sausage that is all-natural with no nitrates and no additives. Sometimes, ground Italian sausage will contain sugars so read the label before you buy. That’s why it is best to use breakfast sausage or ground pork.

whisking thickener in keto gravy

How to thicken keto gravy?

Traditional béchamel sauce, white sauce, uses milk and flour as a thickener. In this keto biscuits and gravy recipe, we rely on xanthan gum and heavy cream to thicken our gravy.

There are a couple key steps to making a good keto gravy. This is how my mama taught me.

The first step is to make sure the xanthan gum is cooked. After we add it to the skillet, stir it and let cook for 30 seconds to a minute. This will get rid of any flavor the xanthan gum has and give it times to coat to each piece of sausage.

The next step is to slowly whisk in the heavy cream. The more slowly you whisk in the cream, the smoother your gravy will be. Nobody likes a lumpy gravy.

If you don’t have xanthan gum in your keto pantry, you can use arrowroot powder. Although it can be done, I shy away from using coconut flour or almond flour because they don’t dissolve well and your gravy may turn out gritty.

pan with keto sausage gravy and side of biscuits

Variations to creamy keto sausage gravy

The recipe provided here is a basic keto biscuits and low carb gravy recipe. You can spice up your creamy keto sausage gravy if you want. Consider adding the following:

  • red pepper flakes
  • dried sage
  • anise seed
  • garlic
  • cayenne pepper
  • hot sauce

Keto Biscuits and Gravy: FAQS

Can I use another thickener?

Don't have xanthan gum? Arrowroot powder can be used as a keto thickener as well as cream cheese. Use 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder or 1 oz cream cheese.

My biscuits aren't very flaky?

The butter might be too warm and melted before baking. This doesn't allow air pockets to form which causes those flaky layers.

Can I make this recipe with bacon gravy?

Absolutely, follow the same steps as you would for the keto sausage gravy but use bacon instead. Make sure you keep that bacon grease in the pan. This will be the base for the gravy.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Biscuits and Gravy

Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 640
Fat 60g
Protein 18.4g
Total Carbs 10.4g
Net Carbs 4.7g

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3 Comments

  1. This recipe blew my mind. Biscuits and gravy is a staple in my family, it was one of the first thing I was taught to cook. When I first seen this recipe I thought this couldnt possibly taste the same but this has literally blown my mind!! It’s not just tasty but it’s also filling. Im not going to lie I have a portion control problem when it comes to tasty stuff but with this it’s easier bc one really makes you feel full! Thank you so much for sharing your hard work with us!

    1. I haven’t tried anything else to substitute it with. You could try making biscuits with my 90 second bread recipe. Those have good flavor and are delicious with the gravy.

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