Lightened – Biscuits and Sausage Gravy – Homemade fluffy biscuits made healthier and lighter smothered in turkey sausage gravy is the perfect breakfast.
Welcome to my all-time favorite breakfast, Homemade Biscuits with Sausage Gravy. Yes, that is it. I can actually remember the best biscuits I ever had. They were in Charleston, SC at Poogan’s Porch. They were light, fluffy and flavorful. I have been on a quest to make my own perfect biscuits for years. I’ve made some delicious ones with shortening and lots of butter. Can’t you just feel your arteries hardening thinking about them? They were gorgeous, puffed gems but hardly realistic when you are trying to lose weight. Biscuits and Sausage Gravy is just something I cannot live without so after lots of attempts I found a way to lighten them.
Sometimes it is so cool how one thing in life can lead to something else. Last year, I attended an Online Blog Conference. Through that conference I met the wonderful, Joan Hayes from Chocolate, Chocolate and More. I consider her my blogging fairy godmother. She has helped me in so many ways. One of those ways was to introduce me to Debi Rogers from Recipes for My Boys and I joined them in co-hosting Thursday’s Treasures link party. Debi posted a fantastic recipe for Tall and Fluffy biscuits. As soon as I saw how tall her biscuits were, I knew I had to try them. I tried her recipe and made the most wonderful biscuits ever. They became my go to biscuit and I worked on lightening them up. After a few different tries, I came up with a recipe I love for Biscuits and Sausage Gravy.
My Sunday breakfasts are saved. I can have my biscuits and sausage gravy and eat them too. This breakfast got even better when I found Southerland Farm’s Chicken Sausage. Holy cow, their chicken sausage is good. You won’t know they are chicken. You can certainly use any type of turkey or chicken sausage you want. If you happen to find these, buy them. I now keep multiple boxes in my freezer at all times. You never know when a craving for sausage is going to hit. For my daughter and I, that is pretty often. I hope you enjoy my Ode to Southern breakfast with this healthy take on Biscuits and Sausage Gravy.
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Lightened Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 150 grams
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 120 grams
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 4 tbsp light butter or vegan butter grated then frozen
- ½ cup club soda or seltzer water
- ¼ cup almond buttermilk or fat-free milk
- 8 chicken or turkey sausage patties
- 1 can evaporated skim milk
- ¼ tsp sage
- Pinch fennel pollen optional
- 2 tsp Wondra flour
Preheat oven to 425°.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add frozen butter. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into the flour mixture until butter is pea size. Do not over mix.
Add seltzer and milk. Using a wooden spoon, mix until just incorporated.
Flour a work surface and put dough on top. Gently pat out the dough with your hands until it is about 3/4 inch thick. Do not roll out.
Dip a round cookie cutter in flour and cut out 8 biscuits.
Place on a baking sheet and bake for 8-12 minutes.
In a large non-stick skillet, cook sausage over medium high heat until done about 5 to 10 minutes depending on your sausage.
Place sausage on a plate. Add evaporated skim milk, sage and fennel pollen to pan.
Bring to a simmer. Whisk in Wondra. Whisk constantly until gravy thickens slightly.
Serve with whole sausage patties or break up sausage into the gravy and serve over biscuits.
I calculated 7 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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