May 15, 2015

Biscuits and Gravy

Clean Eating Style! Now, this one made me happy. I grew up with the most yummy biscuits and gravy, made by my grandma! These clean eating biscuits and gravy are just awesome and half the calories!

Milk, I used reduced fat
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Whole wheat flour
1/2 cup medium grind yellow cornmeal
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Sea Salt
2 Chicken Italian Sausage links
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp pepper
eggs (optional)

For Biscuits:

Preheat oven to 425. In a bowl, combine 3/4 cup of milk and 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar. Mix well and let stand 10 minutes. In another large bowl, mix together 1 and 3/4 cups of wheat flour, 1/2 cup cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and 1/4 tsp of sea salt (no, I don't measure, just a dash!) Add 5 tbsp of unsalted butter (the real stuff) to the mixture and use a fork and mix until your dough turns to sand!

Add in the milk/vinegar to the mix and mix as well as you can. I use a rubber spatula, it helps! Next, take 4 scallions... you're going to use only the light green and green parts, toss the white and save the dark green for later. Chop into small pieces and add to the dough.

Form the dough into balls and flatten it out to about 3 inch by 3/4 inch thick disks. You're going to get 8 biscuits out of this dough. Transfer your biscuits to a parchment paper lined baking sheet (or 2) and bake for 11-13 minutes until a toothpick or fork comes out clean and the top is golden brown.

For the Gravy:

While your biscuits are cooking, add 1 tsp of coconut or olive oil to a skillet. Remove the casing from your sausage and add it to the pan, breaking it up into pieces. Add 1/2 tsp of dried thyme to the sausage.

In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 and 3/4 cups of milk and 1/2 cup of wheat flour, whisk together. Add to a skillet and sprinkle in a dash of sea salt and 1 tsp of black pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer on medium high, stirring occasionally. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes and thicken, then add the sausage and simmer for another 5 minutes.

If you would like egg on top of your gravy, cook eggs however you like!

Top your biscuits with your gravy and eggs, sprinkle with remaining dark green chives, and enjoy!

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