Sunday, April 6, 2014

Biscuits and Gravy

What's better about weekends than sleeping in? Having a delicious home cooked breakfast that you never have time for during the week. One of my favorites is biscuits and gravy. This was a VERY tricky one trying to make healthy. Sometimes you just have to accept the fact that some meals cannot be made 100% healthy, but I found a way to at least lighten it up a bit.

The hardest part was making a "healthy" biscuit. Biscuits need butter to be flaky and delicious and I'm sorry, but there's no way around that and still have a yummy biscuit. I bought Trader Joe's pre-made buttermilk biscuit dough. Bake according to package instructions.

Now the gravy, this is where I made some changes. First being, I got turkey sausage crumbles.

These are fully cooked, but you want to heat them up in a frying pan with 1-2 tablespoons of oil until lightly browned. Then sprinkle 2 tablespoons of flour, this is going to thicken up your gravy.

Next add either plain unsweetened almond milk (skim milk works great too). Over medium-low heat you just keep stirring. The mixture will slowly thicken over the next about 10 minutes.

Once you've reached the desired consistency add salt & pepper to taste.

Pour over you biscuits and enjoy! What I loved about this meal too was I still had it for a few weekday breakfasts as well. Put the gravy in the fridge and heat up what you need each morning. 

What breakfast do you love making on the weekends?

Biscuits and Gravy
1 can pre-made buttermilk biscuit dough (I used Trader Joe's)
1/2 package of Jimmy Dean's turkey sausage crumbles
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups milk (I used unsweetened almond milk, cow milk works too)
salt & pepper to taste

Bake biscuits according to package instructions. Lightly brown sausage over medium-high heat with oil. Add flour. Add milk and reduce to medium-low. Stir frequently for 10 minutes or until desired thickness is reached. Add salt & pepper to taste. Pour gravy over biscuits and enjoy.

Can refrigerate gravy and re-heat for quick weekday breakfasts.

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