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Keto Biscuits and Gravy

Keto biscuits and gravy combines buttery almond flour biscuits with creamy sausage gravy for a low-carb twist on the southern classic, with only three net carbs per serving! Plus, this recipe is gluten-free!

Keto biscuits and gravy in the foreground with biscuits in the background.

What is Biscuits and Gravy?

Biscuits and gravy are popular breakfast staple in the United States, especially in the South. Authentic biscuits ‘n’ gravy consists of buttery, flaky biscuits served with a thick, peppery sausage gravy.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Almond Flour: For best results, use blanched almond flour. Blanched flour comes from almonds that have had the skins removed. I use blanched almond flour since it’s lighter, making it perfect for making gluten-free, keto biscuits.
  • Baking Powder: Baking powder adds lift to the biscuits.
  • Eggs: Bind the batter for the biscuits with eggs.
  • Butter: Butter flavors the biscuits and the gravy.
  • Sour Cream: Add moisture to the batter without making it too thin.
  • Sausage: We use ground turkey sausage, but feel free to use ground Italian beef or pork sausage.
  • Half and Half: Half and half is the base for our low-carb gravy. However, I have used almond milk with similar results if you need a non-dairy alternative. You can also replace half of the cream with chicken broth.
  • Xanthan Gum: Use xanthan gum to thicken the gravy, giving it the perfect texture.
  • Spices: Season the biscuits and gravy with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

How to Make Keto Biscuits and Gravy

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

For the Biscuits:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C) and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, crack eggs into a small bowl and whisk them together. Set them aside.

Eggs whipped together in small bowl.

Step 2: Add almond flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt to a mixing bowl.

Dry ingredients for the keto biscuits combined in a mixing bowl.

Step 3: Then, stir in the egg mixture, melted butter and sour cream.

Wet ingredients for the keto biscuits added to the dry ingredients.

Step 4: Using an ice cream scoop or similar-sized spoon to scoop out the dough. Use your hands to form a rounded biscuit shape, then flatten the top with your fingers and place them on the rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Keto biscuit batter scooped onto a rimmed baking sheet.

Step 5: Brush the biscuits with melted butter.

Butter brushed onto the formed biscuits.

Step 6: Bake for 15 minutes until the biscuits are firm and golden.

Biscuits baking in the oven.

For the Gravy:

Step 1: While the biscuits are baking, brown the sausage in a saute pan over medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Remove the sausage from the pan using a slotted spoon and set it aside.

Ground sausage searing in a saute pan.

Step 2: Return the pan to medium heat and warm the butter. Stir in the half and half, water, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Then, gently whisk in the xanthan gum.

Spices added to the cooking sauce.

Step 3: Bring the mixture to a gentle bubble to thicken the gravy, and add the reserved sausage. Cover and simmer for another 5 minutes. Taste and season with black pepper to serve.

Return the sausage to the gravy cooking in the pan.

Expert Tips

  • Xanthan gum is a powerful thickening agent, so it’s best to start with a small amount and gradually increase if needed. A little goes a long way, and using too much can lead to a gummy texture.

Serving Suggestions

Here are some ideas for when you’re thinking about what to serve with biscuits and gravy.

What to do with the Leftovers

  • Refrigerate: Store the biscuits and gravy in separate airtight containers for 3-4 days.
  • Freeze: Freeze the biscuits and gravy separately for the best results. Let the biscuits cool completely, then transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag. You can do the same with the leftover gravy. Keto biscuits and gravy will freeze for 2-3 months.
  • Defrost: Defrosts the gravy and biscuits in the fridge overnight.
  • Reheat: Warm the biscuits in the oven or microwave, then heat the gravy on the stovetop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are my biscuits flat?

Don’t let their appearance fool you – these biscuits taste amazing! Since almond flour is dense compared to other options, the biscuits aren’t as fluffy as regular biscuits prepared with bread or all-purpose flour.

How do you thicken sausage gravy?

Most recipes call for flour or cornstarch to thicken traditional sausage gravy. For our sausage gravy recipe, I use a small amount of xanthan gum as a thickening agent to keep the recipe low-carb. If xanthan gum causes stomach problems, replace it with 1-2 tablespoons of cream cheese.

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Keto Biscuits and Gravy

Tressa Jamil
Keto biscuits and gravy combines buttery almond flour biscuits with savory sausage gravy for a low-carb twist on the southern classic.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Biscuits with Gravy
Calories 271 kcal
Ingredients
  
For the Biscuits:
  • 2⅓ cups almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • ¼ cup sour cream
For the Gravy:
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 cups half and half
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper, coarse ground
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Instructions
 

For the Biscuits:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C) and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, crack eggs into a small bowl and whisk them together. Set them aside.
  • Add almond flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt to a mixing bowl. Then, stir in the egg mixture, melted butter and sour cream.
  • Using an ice cream scoop or similar-sized spoon to scoop out the dough. Use your hands to form a rounded biscuit shape, then flatten the top with your fingers and place them on the rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Brush the biscuits with melted butter and bake for 15 minutes until they are firm and golden.

For the Gravy:

  • While the biscuits bake, brown the sausage in a saute pan over medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Remove the ground sausage using a slotted spoon and set it aside.
  • Return the pan to medium heat and warm the butter. Stir in the half and half, water, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Then, gently whisk in the xanthan gum.
  • Bring the mixture to a gentle bubble to thicken the gravy, and add the reserved sausage. Cover and simmer for another 5 minutes. Taste and season with black pepper to serve.
Notes
Expert Tips: 
  • Xanthan gum is a powerful thickening agent, so it’s best to start with a small amount and gradually increase if needed. A little goes a long way, and using too much can lead to a gummy texture.
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Nutrition
Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 271 kcal | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Protein: 10 g | Fat: 36 g | Saturated Fat: 12 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 103 mg | Sodium: 477 mg | Potassium: 115 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 3 IU | Vitamin C: 3 mg | Calcium: 13 mg | Iron: 5 mg
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