Low-fat sausage gravy and biscuits. Yep, the classic southern dinner breakfast comfort food can become a regular without by-pass surgery. One biscuit (two halves) plus sausage gravy goes from 540 calories with 34 grams of fat to 226 with 3 grams of fat. Amazing.
I started with my no fat biscuits, added some sausage gravy with turkey sausage and nonfat milk. For the gravy, I used a Pioneer Woman recipe as the model for spicing but otherwise unrecognizable.
Low 4 or high 3. Not quite up to the full-fat version but very nice for what it is.
Notes: As I said in my No Fat biscuit post, the texture and taste are a little different but not much with the biscuits. The gravy is not as creamy but almost. You will live longer with this version.
Preheat oven to 400 convection or 425 regular.
Combine 2 cups AP flour, 1 T baking powder, 1/2 t baking soda, one t salt. Mix well. Add 1 1/4 cup nonfat yogurt. Fold in until all dry is incorporated.
Make eight drop biscuits on a PAM sprayed baking pan. (Yep I know there are 9)
Bake until golden brown. About 12 minutes.
While biscuits are baking, brown 1/2 pound of turkey breakfast sausage.
Whisk together 1/4 cup flour with 2 cups skim milk. I used a Tupperware shaker. Slowly add the milk-flour mixture to the sausage over medium heat while whisking.
Continue to whisk and this will start thickening in a few minutes. Add one tsp seasoning salt and 1/2 tsp pepper (or to taste). Simmer another 5-10 minutes.
June 23, 2016