Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Option 💙
My two all-time favorite brunch items are biscuits + gravy and poached eggs on salmon cakes with collards. If they’re both available, I’m hard pressed to make a choice, but Biscuits + Gravy usually wins. I mean, what’s not to like? Buttery biscuits with a thick, savory sausage gravy? Yes, please!
This recipe will serve 4-6, depending on how crazy you get with the gravy (don’t worry, I definitely don’t judge😉).
And for the best possible outcome, have your biscuits just out of the oven before you spread the gravy over them. If you’ve made the biscuits the day before, just reheat them in the oven for 10 minutes at 375.
Make sure to read all of the ingredients and instructions ahead of time. Once you’re prepared, this dish is super easy to make! Enjoy The Recipe + Happy Baking!😊
FOR THE BISCUITS:
- 2 cups almond flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch
- 1 teaspoon guar gum
- 1/2 tablespoon gelatin (we use Knox or Now Foods brand)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (Hain brand is grain-free)
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda (this will be all the sodium you need)
- 1/4 cup chilled butter (or Earth Balance Spread for dairy-free)
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk (or any plain milk sub)
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 additional tablespoons butter, melted for brushing over the top.
FOR THE GRAVY:
- 1 cup cooked, drained sausage, chopped. (Save drippings if preferred, see below).
- 3 tablespoons tapioca starch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons melted butter or sausage drippings (Earth Balance Spread for dairy-free butter)
- 2 cups milk (or any plain dairy-free sub) The richer the milk, the richer the gravy.
- 1 tablespoon additional butter
FOR THE BISCUITS:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Take out two sheets of parchment paper (or wax paper) along with a round 3-4 inch cookie cutter, set aside. (It’s ok if you don’t have a cookie cutter, you can shape them by hand.
- In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, tapioca starch, gelatin, guar gum, baking powder and baking soda.
- With a pastry cutter, cut 1/4 cup of butter into flour, leaving no pieces larger than pea size.
- Add your egg, milk and apple cider vinegar. Using a large fork, blend the ingredients together, then use your hands to work into a dough. Dough will be sticky. Scrape dough off of hands and wash hands.
- Dust your biscuit dough with just a touch of tapioca starch and form dough into a ball. Place dough on parchment paper. Place your other sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
- Flatten your dough out a bit with the palm of your hands and cut out two biscuits. They should be a few inches high. (You can choose to make them shorter if you prefer).
- Place the cut out biscuits on the cookie sheet. Repeat until you have 6 biscuits. Brush the tops with melted butter. (You can form the biscuits by hand into whatever shape you desire if you’re without a cookie cutter).
- Bake biscuits at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Check in at 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven. You can reheat them in the oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes before adding gravy if necessary.
FOR THE GRAVY:
- First, chop your sausage into small, bite-size pieces and brown in a skillet until cooked through. (Save drippings if you prefer that flavor over butter). Place cooked sausage on paper towels or drain. Set aside.
- In a medium to large bowl, whisk together tapioca starch, salt and pepper.
- Slowly whisk in your milk until combined evenly. Pour melted butter (or drippings) over top and combine again.
- Pour milk mixture into a large pan. (The pan needs to be large, as the whisking can cause splatter in a smaller pan). Cook on medium heat, whisking the entire time so the tapioca does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
- At about 3 minutes in, the liquid will start to thicken, continue to whisk vigorously. You will notice that soon the liquid will start to thicken more quickly. As soon as it hits the thickness you desire, take it off the heat.
- Add in your pat of butter and stir the gravy while it melts. If the gravy has thickened past the point you like, whisk in one or two tablespoons of milk until you have the consistency you desire. (If for any reason you want to thicken the gravy, add 1 tbsp of tapioca starch to a small dish and whisk in 2 tbsp milk. Add this mixture into the gravy and heat until gravy thickens).
- Add a touch more salt and pepper to taste. Finally, add in your sausage.
- Cut biscuits lengthwise in half and spread with sausage gravy. Enjoy!
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