Keto Biscuits & Gravy Made with Cheddar, Old Bay, & Chives

05.29.19 - BY Nona Raybern

Keto Biscuits and Gravy. You wouldn’t think that soft fluffy piles of biscuit could be made keto. But with the addition of cheese and a swap out for almond flour, these keto biscuits end up tasting pretty close to traditional biscuits!

 

What is keto?

What exactly is the ketogenic diet? And how can you lose weight while still eating so much cheese? The keto diet is low carb and high fat, which basically places your body in a state called ketosis. Ketosis can break down fat stores from not having access to enough glucose (hence, low or no carb meals). Remember to always consult a doctor before starting any diets to see if it’s compatible for you.

 

Keto biscuits: the recipe

On to the biscuits. These biscuits are drop biscuits, made by dropping dough onto a sheet pan instead of cutting them out using biscuit cutters. Since we are using almond flour, they won’t have the glutinous hold that typical flour biscuits build. Because of that texture and the addition of cheese, a drop biscuit makes the most sense. We used the Endurance® Large Spring Release Scoop which holds about 3-1/4 ounces. This also helps to keep your biscuits fairly uniform.

 

 

These biscuits end up quite moist and fluffy, almost reminiscent of those yummy cheddar biscuits from Red Lobster.

 

 

Now without a thickener for the gravy, what can you substitute? Obviously more cheese.

We used bone broth, cream cheese, and a sausage/mushroom mixture for this gravy. So perhaps it’s not so much “gravy” as it is a cheesy meat sauce, but we think it tastes amazing whatever it is. Almond flour works well for baking, but it absolutely does not work for thickening sauces. If you’d like to make a more traditional gravy using a keto friendly thickening substitute, you can use xantham gum.

Now, obviously this recipe is not an everyday breakfast when on the keto diet. Save this recipe for special occasions and cravings, when you want a little something extra but still want to maintain within your dietary restrictions.

 

 

Also, trust us when we say that a couple of fried eggs on top of these bad boys will seriously up the protein factor and really add to the flavor. This meal keeps you full all day long and may even require a mid-day nap.

Keto Biscuits & Gravy Made with Cheddar, Old Bay, & Chives

Fluffy biscuits made with cheese and almond flour for a low carb keto breakfast option.

Course

Breakfast
Cuisine

American
Keyword

Keto

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Keto Cheddar Biscuits

  • 2
    Cups
    Super fine almond flour
  • 2
    tsp
    Baking powder
  • 1/2
    tsp
    Salt
  • 1/2
    tsp
    Garlic powder
  • 1/2
    tsp
    Old Bay seasoning
  • 4
    Tbsp
    Unsalted butter
    melted
  • 4
    Tbsp
    Heavy whipping cream
  • 2
    Eggs
  • 4
    oz
    Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4
    oz
    Shredded mozzarella
  • Green onion
    Finely chopped

Keto Sausage Gravy

  • 1
    Cup
    Bone broth, chicken or beef
  • 8
    oz
    Cream cheese
  • 2
    Tbsp
    Heavy whipping cream
  • Pork breakfast sausage
  • Mushrooms
    finely diced

Instructions

For the Keto Cheddar Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients and whisk together until well incorporated.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, cream, and eggs.

  4. Make a well into the dry ingredients and pour in the wet batter. Add cheese and green onions. Mix until thoroughly incorporated.

  5. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, scoop dough using large spring release scoop.

  6. Bake for 20-23 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly on wire rack. Serve with or without gravy.

For the Keto Gravy

  1. Make the gravy while the biscuits are baking.

  2. In a large saucepan, cook ground breakfast sausage until browned. Drain the fat.

  3. Add mushrooms and cook until just soft.

  4. Add the bone broth and bring to a slight boil.

  5. Add cream cheese, heavy cream, and black pepper. Stir frequently. Gravy is done and ready to serve once the cream cheese has completely melted and is fully incorporated.

Recipe Notes

You can omit either the sausage or mushrooms if you'd prefer a meat only or veggie only option, but use at least one of them to get a good flavor. If you omit the sausage, briefly sautee the mushrooms in 1 tbsp of butter.