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Biscuits and Gravy Gluten Free Real Food GAPS Style

Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast

My husband pulled an all nighter helping some friends move and as he was on his way home this morning told me he was dreaming of biscuits and gravy, eggs and bacon.  So, being the loving wife that I am, I set out to make him a GAPS modified version of an old favorite.  It helps that I’ve had some experience with making this meal and it helps that I had the necessary ingredients on hand.

THE BISCUITS

The most important thing is the biscuits.  Since my husband is not yet truly on GAPS, I contemplated snitching some of my youngest son’s Bisquick mix to make just a couple of biscuits for hubby, but then I thought why do that, when I can make a fairly acceptable almond flour biscuit. Granted almond flour is not white flour, so the texture is a little bit different, but when you’re trying to avoid gluten and foods that literally strip your body of nutrients (white flour) instead of feeding your body there has to be some compromise.

This recipe is adapted from: Healthy Indulgences: Easy Low Carb Gluten Free Biscuits.

 

  • 1 cup almond flour (lightly scooped, not packed, slightly overflowing)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tablespoons frozen butter

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Place the almond flour and sea salt into a bowl, mix together.

Take the two tablespoons of butter and using a sharp knife, shave off thin slices of the butter, then chop into smaller bits.

Mix the butter into the almond flour and salt mixture, and mash with a fork to mix the butter into the mixture.

Add one egg yolk and mix lightly with a fork. You are looking for a pie crust type dough – at the first stage when it is just mixed together and still crumbly looking.

Add second egg yolk if you feel the dough needs to be a bit wetter.

Whip the four egg whites with a mixer until stiff peaks form.

Gently fold the egg whites into the crumbly mixture.

This recipe made five muffins. I used cupcake papers because the dough sticks pretty badly.  So if you don’t want to use the papers, grease the tins heavily and flour using almond flour.

Bake for 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Because of the beaten egg whites, these muffins are lighter than normal almond flour muffins.  I thought they turned out pretty good, but I think next time I’ll use 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Here is another biscuit recipe of mine: Green Onion Flecked Biscuits

THE GRAVY

  • 2 cups stock
  • 2 cups cauliflower
  • 4 mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons onion

Cook cauliflower, mushrooms and onion in stock for about 20 until very tender.

Allow to cool for a while and then I blend everything together. I used my Magic Bullet.

Here are my other gravy recipes:

Mushroom Onion Gravy
Onion Gravy

I had also cooked nitrate-free bacon to go with this meal. So I drained out most of the bacon grease, leaving a few of the crumbly bits of bacon in the pan, and added the blended cauliflower to the pan and warmed it up.  I had to add several ladles of chicken stock to get the right texture for gravy, and added salt to taste. If my husband could tolerate black pepper, I would have added that, too.

Then I scrambled up some eggs, and dished up some sauerkraut to complete the meal.

Biscuits and Gravy, Bacon and Scrambled Eggs

The only thing missing from the old days is a side of hash browns… which I could have managed a close substitute with peeled and shredded zucchini squash.  I understand if you squeeze the squash with cheesecloth the resulting shreds become similar to potatoes.

You’ll have to let me know if you try any of these or the whole shebang! :-)

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14 comments to Biscuits and Gravy Gluten Free Real Food GAPS Style

  • Girl, you had me at gravy. Yum! I’ll definitely give this whirl when we get that far.

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    Starlene Reply:

    @Tiffiny, if you are okay with cauliflower, fats, mushrooms and broth you should be able to make this on Intro, Stage 1. :-) At any rate I hope you get to try it soon, it’s divine!

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  • It’s great! I can’t wait to try. Is there any other type of nut flour I can use aside from almond flour? I have some walnut flour. I’m on stage 4 btw of GAPS.

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  • Oh yum! I think that we will have to try this one! :)

    We have a family favorite of fried apples,biscuits and gravy. But since going on GAPS we’ve not had it, this is the first gravy and biscuit recipe I’ve came across.

    I have some ideas swirling in my head to make a GAPS legal version of our family favorite! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~Cassia :)

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    Starlene Reply:

    Hi Cassia! I hope you will let me know how it turns out! It sounds like a delicious combination! :-)

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  • Yvonne

    Where did you find GAPS-legal bacon? I can find nitrate-free bacon, but it always has sugar or maple syrup in it. I would LOVE to have bacon again!

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    Starlene Reply:

    Yvonne, I found the Hormel Natural Nitrate-free bacon at a discount store in Mesa for $2/package so I have ignored the sugar amount, which I believe is very small. I will ask around and see if I can find if anyone has a source for nitrate-free bacon with no sugar or maple syrup. I’ll get back to you if I hear anything.

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    Starlene Reply:

    Yvonne, I asked my “fans” on Facebook and got two sources: http://www.organicprairie.com/product/organic_uncured_bacon/organic_ham_and_bacon, the ingredients of which are:
    Organic pork, water, sea salt, organic honey, celery juice powder, organic spices, lactic acid starter culture.

    And Beef Bacon tips from U.S. Wellness Foods, the ingredients are: beef, water, Celtic sea salt, xylitol, spices http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Detail.bok?no=90

    Hope that helps!

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    Yvonne Reply:

    Thank you so much! I will look into these!

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    Julie Reply:

    We buy ours from a local farmer. Check with your local butcher for contacts. You should be able to get a better deal then these packaged products. Good luck!

    Starlene Reply:

    Thanks for the recommendation!

  • April

    Hi, these look so great! I am a huge advocate of healthy living, so I’ve tried tons of recipes and I look forward to making this one! Quick question: most recipes I’ve tried that use only almond flour taste great definitely do not taste like the “real” thing. Your pictures look so authentic- how close do these taste to real biscuits? Thanks! :)

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    Starlene Reply:

    Hi April, well, it’s hard to really say since I’m not sure exactly which biscuits you are hoping to find in your mouth. :-9 If you’re looking for Kentucky Fried Chicken style, or Bisquick style, I would say these will not be like those. These are delicious in their own way though! I hope you get a chance to try them and let us know what you think. Best, Starlene

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