Lightened Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Lightened – Biscuits and Sausage Gravy – Homemade fluffy biscuits made healthier and lighter smothered in turkey sausage gravy is the perfect breakfast.

Would never have known these were lowfat & healthy Lighted Whole Wheat Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

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.

Would never have known these were lowfat & healthy Lighted Whole Wheat Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

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.

Would never have known these were lowfat & healthy Lighted Whole Wheat Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
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Lightened Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 238 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

Biscuits:

  • 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

Gravy:

  • 8 chicken or turkey sausage patties
  • 1 can evaporated skim milk
  • ¼ tsp sage
  • Pinch fennel pollen optional
  • 2 tsp Wondra flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add frozen butter. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into the flour mixture until butter is pea size. Do not over mix.
  4. Add seltzer and milk. Using a wooden spoon, mix until just incorporated.
  5. 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.
  6. Dip a round cookie cutter in flour and cut out 8 biscuits.
  7. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 8-12 minutes.
  8. In a large non-stick skillet, cook sausage over medium high heat until done about 5 to 10 minutes depending on your sausage.
  9. Place sausage on a plate. Add evaporated skim milk, sage and fennel pollen to pan.
  10. Bring to a simmer. Whisk in Wondra. Whisk constantly until gravy thickens slightly.
  11. Serve with whole sausage patties or break up sausage into the gravy and serve over biscuits.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 7 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Lightened Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 13g 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. Charlotte Moore says
    I have used all whole wheat for biscuits and my husband and I love them. I need to try this recipe with the club soda though. Never heard of Wondra flour. Where do you find it?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Wondra is in the baking aisle. It's an old-time flour and is usually in a blue cylinder. It is softer than flour. You can use regular flour if you want. Sauce might be a little tighter though. You can always add a little milk if it gets too thick.
  2. Those biscuits look great! I've been making biscuits relatively fat free (with no butter) and let me tell you, they're no where near as delicious looking as these guys. Biscuits might have to be the one place I admit defeat and use delicious, delicious butter -- I cant stay away from biscuits and gravy either!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      It's the same for pie crusts for me. I keep trying low fat or no butter ones and it just isn't the same. I was really happy with the nutritional value on these. They are worth it.
  3. Love the story of how you worked and fiddled...til you got the biscuits just right! (:

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