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Chocolate Rose 02-24-2013 12:22 PM

Biscuits and Gravy...
 
I want to make lc biscuits and gravy. Which biscuit recipe would you recommend for this? I don't use any grain products including oat or flour blends, or anything like carbalose.

ravenrose 02-24-2013 02:21 PM

without any grain derivitives, you won't get anything like a biscuit. I guess it just depends on how broadly you are willing to loosen your definition. you could definitely get a flax muffin type thing with gravy...

Chocolate Rose 02-24-2013 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by ravenrose (Post 16278181)
without any grain derivitives, you won't get anything like a biscuit. I guess it just depends on how broadly you are willing to loosen your definition. you could definitely get a flax muffin type thing with gravy...

So, you don't think that any of the almond flour or coconut flour biscuits would work?
I'm open to ideas. I just can't do any grains or beans (so not even soy or chickpea flour).

Ginaaaaaa 02-24-2013 02:47 PM

Here's a few recipes you could try that are grain free.


http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...l#post16190075

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...l#post16273690

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...l#post16187368

Chocolate Rose 02-24-2013 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Ginaaaaaa (Post 16278216)

Thanks. I've looked at those, but I can't do oat fiber.

rosethorns 02-24-2013 03:06 PM

What about Dotties biscuit?

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...e-biscuit.html

A lot of people love it.

Chocolate Rose 02-24-2013 03:14 PM

This is one I was thinking about trying. Is this the best one for biscuits and gravy?

Ginaaaaaa 02-24-2013 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Chocolate Rose (Post 16278242)
Thanks. I've looked at those, but I can't do oat fiber.

Coconut flour and oat fiber seem to have the same amount of fiber in them. Unless there's another reason you can't eat it.

I've made Dottie's biscuit subbing half almond flour and it was very good. I only tried it with butter and jam but I would think it would make a good biscuit for gravy.

Chocolate Rose 02-24-2013 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Ginaaaaaa (Post 16278330)
Coconut flour and oat fiber seem to have the same amount of fiber in them. Unless there's another reason you can't eat it.

I've made Dottie's biscuit subbing half almond flour and it was very good. I only tried it with butter and jam but I would think it would make a good biscuit for gravy.

Can't do grains/beans/etc. because of health issues.
Thanks for the feedback on Dottie's biscuits.
How much almond flour did you use?

Ginaaaaaa 02-24-2013 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Chocolate Rose (Post 16278341)
Can't do grains/beans/etc. because of health issues.
Thanks for the feedback on Dottie's biscuits.
How much almond flour did you use?

I replaced half the coconut flour with almond flour. I just wanted to lighten up the coconut flour taste.

Chocolate Rose 02-24-2013 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Ginaaaaaa (Post 16278344)
I replaced half the coconut flour with almond flour. I just wanted to lighten up the coconut flour taste.

So you replaced 1 tablespoon of coconut flour with 1 tablespoon of almond flour?

Ginaaaaaa 02-24-2013 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Chocolate Rose (Post 16278356)
So you replaced 1 tablespoon of coconut flour with 1 tablespoon of almond flour?

Yup!

You might also try cutting in some butter to make it more biscuit like.

Chocolate Rose 02-24-2013 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Ginaaaaaa (Post 16278368)
Yup!

You might also try cutting in some butter to make it more biscuit like.

Awesome! Thanks, so much!!

Ginaaaaaa 02-24-2013 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Chocolate Rose (Post 16278371)
Awesome! Thanks, so much!!

Your welcome :)

NoSunNoFun 02-25-2013 05:07 AM

Carbquick is the best! Anyone else?

Chocolate Rose 02-25-2013 07:05 AM

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Originally Posted by NoSunNoFun (Post 16278930)
Carbquick is the best! Anyone else?

Thanks, but can't use carbquick.

Chocolate Rose 02-28-2013 06:18 PM

I made the Southern Style Biscuits and they worked really well for biscuits and gravy. I have some microwave egg muffin pans that I bought a while back from Walmart. I used those to make the biscuits and they worked perfectly. They were huge. Dh even loved them and was surprised to find out that I had made them (he thought I had bought them). I used this recipe for the sausage gravy and it was also great:

* Exported from MasterCook *

Sausage Gravy, Quick and Easy

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breakfasts & Brunches Sausage

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 pound Sausage -- pork
8 oz Cream Cheese
1/3 cup cream -- heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt -- seasoning

1 In a medium-sized frying pan over medium heat, cook and crumble the pork sausage. Drain off the excess fat.
2 Place the cream cheese into the pan and turn heat to medium-low. The cheese will melt as it is stirred. Add the remaining ingredients, stirring constantly to incorporate the liquid into the sausage/cheese mixture. Add additional water if necessary.
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts
Nutrition (per serving): 216.9 calories; 71% calories from fat; 17.3g total fat; 49.9mg cholesterol; 559.9mg sodium; 190.6mg potassium; 1.8g carbohydrates; 0.0g fiber; 0.1g sugar; 1.8g net carbs; 12.8g protein.

Description:
"This is a quick and easy gravy. Serve it hot over eggs, cauliflower or low-carb pancakes. If you like things on the spicier side, you may wish to add some freshly ground black pepper or a few drops of hot chili oil to the gravy."
Source:
"www.diabetes-book.com"
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CarolynF 02-28-2013 07:41 PM

CR..That sausage gravy looks great..I'm betting it would be great over scrambled eggs, too.

Chocolate Rose 03-01-2013 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by CarolynF (Post 16287468)
CR..That sausage gravy looks great..I'm betting it would be great over scrambled eggs, too.

I bet it would!!
I forgot to mention that I cut the biscuits in half and toasted them in a regular toaster before putting on the gravy. Mmmmmm. The biscuits really were big enough that 1/2 biscuit was plenty. I made two, so we'll have the other one tonight or tomorrow night.

flossie73 03-03-2013 07:16 AM

I see you've now found what you were looking for. But if you decide to try again, I have Dr.Davis' recipe bookmarked.

Gravy:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound loose sausage meat
2½ cups beef broth
¼ cup coconut flour
½ cup coconut milk (canned variety)
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
Dash ground black pepper

Biscuits:
1 cup shredded cheddar (or other) cheese
2 cups almond meal/flour
¼ cup coconut flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 large eggs
4 ounces butter, melted (or other oil, e.g., extra-light olive, coconut, walnut)

To make gravy:
In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté sausage, breaking up as it browns. Cook until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink.

Turn heat up to medium to high and pour in beef broth. Heat just short of boiling, then turn down to low heat. Stir in coconut flour, little by little, over 3-5 minutes; stop adding when gravy obtains desired thickness. Pour in coconut milk and stir in well. Add onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.

To make biscuits:
Preheat oven to 325° F.

In food chopper or processor, pulse shredded cheese to finer, granular consistency.

Pour cheese into large bowl, then add almond meal, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt and mix thoroughly. Add the eggs and butter or oil and mix thoroughly to yield thick dough.

Spoon out dough into 10 or so ¾-inch thick mounds onto a parchment paper-lined baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and toothpick withdraws dry.

Chocolate Rose 03-03-2013 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by flossie73 (Post 16292337)
I see you've now found what you were looking for. But if you decide to try again, I have Dr.Davis' recipe bookmarked.

This sounds good, too!
I had never heard of biscuits and sausage gravy until I was an adult. I'd only had it once in a restaurant, and then made it several times as a dinner meal for family. I don't know why I had a hankering for it. But, it's nice to know I have a couple of choices the next time I feel the need. Thanks!


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