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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Paleo Biscuits and Gravy

I made paleo biscuits for dinner the other night, and they were pretty good. I didn't make this gravy, because my hubby really wanted regular gravy, so I made him regular biscuits and gravy. =)

Paleo Biscuits


1/2 C coconut flour
1/4 C almond flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 TBSP cold grass-fed butter (or coconut oil)
6 egg whites
2 tbs coconut milk
coconut oil to grease pan


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease up 6 cups of a muffin tin with coconut oil.
mix coconut flour, almond flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in the butter. The butter pieces should be about the size of peas.
In a blender (or by hand if you’re feeling energetic), whiz the egg whites until they are frothy. Add them and the coconut milk to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Distribute the batter evenly into the 6 cups of your muffin tin. It should fill them about 3/4 full. These biscuits don’t rise, so that’s okay. Bake for 15 minutes until the tops are browned.
Pour your gravy on top, and enjoy.

Paleo Sausage Gravy (I didn't make this, so I can't really vouch for it, but everyone says its great!)


16 oz Country Style Pork Sausage (I used Boulder Sausage's Breakfast Sausage)
2 TBSP arrowroot powder (I ran out of this, so substituted coconut flour)
1 can coconut milk (shake before you open)
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp dried, rubbed sage
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (I used Frank's Red Hot Sauce)
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt


Heat up a skillet over medium-high heat and brown the sausage. Break up the sausage into fairly small pieces so it will cook easily, but I like to leave some bigger chunks in there too. Once the sausage is thoroughly cooked, remove it with a slotted spoon and set it aside. Discard most of the fat, but leave about a tablespoon in there, and leave all the stuck-on brown bits of sausage in the bottom of the pan.
Turn the heat down to medium. Add the arrowroot and stir it into the fat & brown bits, whisking constantly for about a minute so it doesn’t burn. It will get pretty thick and almost dry.
Add the coconut milk about 1/3 of the can at a time, and whisk together with the “roux” you just made, incorporating it thoroughly. Some of the browned bits should start to come off the bottom of the pan, too. This is what we want. Keep adding in the coconut milk until it is all incorporated. Add the fennel, sage, cayenne, salt and pepper and mix it in.
Add the sausage back in and incorporate throughout the gravy. Cook for a moment so everything is heated evenly. Serve immediately over biscuits.

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