When you want something filling and comforting for breakfast or brunch, enjoy this keto biscuits and gravy recipe. It's made with almond flour biscuits and a low carb gravy.
One of my favorite breakfast and brunch recipes of all time is biscuits and gravy. I love the combination of savory, creamy gravy on top of a biscuit that soaks it all up. Talk about comfort food – this is it!
Before I made this recipe, my favorite indulgent breakfast was keto french toast slices. I still love those, but this is what I actually crave.
There is something special about enjoying a meal with friends and family that aren’t doing the keto diet. Food is something that brings us together.
This recipe is so comforting and so similar to traditional biscuits and gravy that everyone can eat it together. Make a really big batch- you are going to need extra to share!
Why you'll love it
Everything about traditional biscuits and gravy is a big no-no on keto diet, except the sausage. My version uses low carb biscuits and a thick sausage gravy recipe without flour making it just 4 grams of net carbs per serving.
This dish is perfect for the whole family, even if they aren't following a ketogenic diet. It’s gluten-free too. So if someone you know has celiac, offer to make them this biscuits and gravy recipe. It’s definitely a crowd-pleaser!
This entire recipe is pretty low-carb. There isn’t really a way to cut down the carbs any further. It might not have very many carbs, but it has tons of flavor.
Let's take a look at the ingredients needed to make the recipe.
I already perfected a recipe for almond flour biscuits, so I just used them again in this meal. It's my favorite low carb biscuit recipe and I like to make a double batch so I can keep some for later in the freezer.
You'll want to use a ground breakfast sausage that doesn't have any sugar added. The best kind of sausage will have lots of spice to it.
You also need to use heavy cream. Heavy whipping cream makes the gravy really thick and rich. The heavy whipping cream is what makes it taste so rich and have that iconic white color.
Since sausage gravy shouldn’t taste overly sweet, I cut the heavy whipping cream with unsweetened almond milk. It still keeps the white color and full flavor but doesn't come out so rich and sweet.
Turns out, the secret to a thick sausage keto gravy recipe is xanthan gum. When it mixes with the heavy cream and the sausage, it really thickens it up. I used about ¼ teaspoon in my skillet of gravy. If you want a thicker gravy, experiment with it and add ⅛ teaspoon at a time.
I like to sprinkle a little parsley on top as a garnish but it's totally optional.
Note: The full ingredient list with exact amounts used is located in the recipe card at the end of this post.
- Use warm biscuits. If your biscuits aren't fresh out of the oven, you can reheat them in the microwave for 20 to 40 seconds on high. Or, place them in a preheated oven or the toaster until warm.
- Add xanthan gum sparingly. You only need about a quarter teaspoon of xanthan gum. If you add too much it can get really thick and gloppy. It's best to sprinkle on an eighth of a teaspoon at a time and whisk it in checking the thickness of the gravy after each addition.
- Try cheesy biscuits. Shredded cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese can be mixed into the biscuit batter before baking.
- Use keto waffles. You don't have to use biscuits in the recipe. If you have leftover almond flour waffles or chaffles, use those instead!
Making this keto biscuits and gravy is pretty easy. Just follow these simple steps.
If you don't have any biscuits (or waffles) already made, you'll want to cook those first.
While the biscuits are in the oven, go ahead and sauté the ground sausage. Just place it in a skillet over medium-high heat and stir occasionally until it's completely browned.
To make the savory sausage gravy, lower the stove to medium heat and add the heavy whipping cream and almond milk to the skillet. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Then sprinkle in the xanthan gum until you have a thick gravy and remove from heat.
️ Serving suggestions
To serve this comforting breakfast, cut the keto-friendly biscuits in half and top the open sides with about a quarter cup of the creamy sausage gravy. Garnishing the tops with a sprinkling of fresh parsley makes them look extra special.
Before I share the sweet keto biscuits and gravy recipe with you all, here are a few questions I wanted to answer first.
In my experience, xanthan gum does the best job of thickening the gravy so it looks and feels the most like traditional white sausage gravy. But you can use psyllium husk instead. Other gravy recipes use a combination of cream cheese, heavy cream, and chicken broth for the sausage gravy.
The best way to make a low carb sausage gravy dairy-free is to use coconut milk. This will affect the color, taste, and texture of the gravy. To keep the thick texture, use full-fat coconut milk. Taste it and add more spices if you think the coconut flavor is too strong.
Sausage is what biscuits and gravy is known for. It's the best one because it fries with the perfect amount of fat for the gravy.
I've heard of people making bacon gravy, which could be interesting. You could also spice up some ground turkey and use that instead. Ground turkey won't have the same amount of fat for the gravy, so it will require different amounts of heavy cream and xanthan gum.
The easiest way to spice this gravy up is to sprinkle your favorite hot sauce on top! If you really want more heat, you can also chop up some fresh jalapeño peppers and mix them into the gravy. Be sure to remove the seeds first!
Another really easy way to add spice to your gravy is to sprinkle in a few teaspoons of cayenne pepper and a few sprinkles of red pepper flakes. This will fill your mouth with heat!
If you store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator, this gravy should last about 3-4 days. The best way to reheat it is on the stove. Add more almond milk if it's too thick.
If you enjoyed this keto biscuits and gravy recipe and are looking for more low-carb breakfast ideas, give one of these favorites a try:
- Crustless Zucchini Quiche Pie looks pretty enough for a brunch and is filling enough for lunch.
- Keto Granola is a portable breakfast that you grab and take with you.
- Almond Flour Pancakes are so fluffy and taste just like your favorite breakfast when you were a kid.
- Keto Breakfast Muffins are made with cottage cheese for a protein boost when you need it the most.
- Cranberry Orange Keto Scones look like they belong in a coffee shop. They are beautiful and have the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors.
Biscuits and Gravy
- Prepare biscuits.
- While the biscuits are baking, add the sausage to a 10-inch skillet over medium high heat on the stove. Sauté, using the spoon to break up the meat, until sausage is completely browned, about 8 to 10 minutes.
- Add the heavy whipping cream and almond milk to the skillet, lowering the heat to medium. Sprinkle in xanthan gum, salt, and pepper. Continue to stir and cook the sausage gravy until it has thickened to your liking. Additional xanthan gum can be added for a thicker gravy.
- Cut the biscuits in half and top with about ¼ cup of the sausage gravy to serve. Add freshly chopped parsley for garnish, if desired.
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