It's not often that you can use the terms “low-carb” and "comfort food" in the same sentence. When most people think of comfort food, they think of fried, carb-heavy, or sugar-filled options that don't usually fit into a low-carb lifestyle.
One of the first meals that comes to mind is biscuits and gravy.
This Southern classic gets a low-carb makeover without losing any flavor! Our low-carb biscuits and gravy recipe is single-handedly erasing the unhealthy stigma attached to this popular dish.
For starters, it's made with almond flour instead of regular flour. Then you’ll get a good dose of protein and heart-healthy fats from the sausage, eggs, cheese, and heavy cream. And we can’t forget about the benefits of collagen from FBOMB Grass-Fed Bone Broth in the gravy.
This is one of the few comfort food recipes you can feel good about, and eat on a low-carb diet.
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This recipe is:
- High in protein
- A healthy substitute for a classic comfort dish
- Delicious and satisfying
Ingredients used in this recipe include:
- Almond flour
- Mozzarella or cheddar cheese
- Bone broth
- Heavy cream
- Pork sausage
Top 3 health benefits of this recipe:
- Perfect for the keto diet: Because it helps people lose weight without constant hunger pangs, the ketogenic diet is one of the most popular low-carb diets out there. Everything in this low-carb biscuits and gravy recipe is keto-friendly. There are only 5 grams of net carbs per serving, which helps you stick to the 50 grams of net carbs per day (or less) requirement on the keto diet [*]. (Compare that to other recipes, which usually have 40 or more grams of carbs per serving [*]).
- Almonds are highly nutritious: Almond flour is the base ingredient for these biscuits, which is great news if you're trying to lose weight or eat healthier. Almonds contain several essential minerals, like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, and zinc. And because they're packed with healthy monounsaturated fats, almonds have been shown to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease [*]. A 2014 study even found that people who ate almonds lost more weight than a test group that went nut-free [*].
- Collagen helps you look and feel young: The recipe calls for half a cup of chicken or bone broth. There are some good options out there for bone broths, but none better than FBOMB's Grass-Fed Bone Broth. That's because it's packed with collagen proteins, which keep your skin healthy and young-looking, support joint health, and keep your bones strong [*][*][*]. It's also full of electrolytes, which help replenish and rehydrate your cells after tough workouts [*].
So if you thought going low-carb meant having to say goodbye to comfort dishes like biscuits and gravy, we are here to prove you wrong! You’re welcome!
- Yield: 8 servings
- Serving size: 1 biscuit and ¼ cup gravy
- Prep time: 20
- Cook time: 20
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons grass-fed unsalted butter, diced*
- 2 eggs
- 4 ounces full-fat mozzarella or cheddar, shredded
- ½ pound Italian pork sausage
- 4 ounces full-fat cream cheese
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup chicken or beef bone broth
- Garlic powder, to taste
- Salt and pepper, to taste
*Note: Butter can be frozen for a few minutes for easier slicing.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients (almond flour, baking powder, salt).
- Using a fork, cut in the butter cubes until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- Mix in the heavy cream, a couple tablespoons at a time.
- Beat the eggs and add to the mixture.
- Add the cheese and mix until it forms a dough.
- Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces and form into a ball. Spread evenly across the sheet pan and bake 18-20 minutes. Note: Biscuits can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, or wrap tightly and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- While biscuits are on the oven, heat up a saucepan and brown the sausage until cooked through.
- Add the cream cheese, heavy cream, and broth. Season to your taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. (Feel free to add other herbs and spices if you’d like!)
- Lower the heat to a simmer. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the gravy has thickened, 7-10 minutes.
- For serving, split open one warm biscuit and spoon ¼ cup of sausage gravy over it.
Nutrition facts per serving:
- Fat: 45g
- Protein: 13g
- Total Carbohydrates: 8g
- Fiber: 3g
- Sugar Alcohol: 0g
- Net Carbs: 5g
- Fat: 83%
- Protein: 10%
- Carbs: 7%