Biscuits and Gravy with Maple Sausage Gravy is a brunch favorite that has been lightened up with whole wheat biscuits, turkey sausage and a touch of maple in gravy!
I think Mother Nature is pulling a dirty trick on us. If you were to walk outside here, you wouldn’t believe it is still February. As in 60’s and 70’s this weekend. The fact that we were going for walks around our neighbor and enjoying a tasty margarita on our back porch has me itching for spring even more.
So with all this warm weather, I thought to get out of the house. Stretch my legs and take Aiden for a walk. My other secret reasoning? To have the little guy take a long snooze. I would take even 1 full hour at this point because he thinks sleep is for the weak. We have a power napper on our hands and this mama’s patience is really getting tested.
Back to this
not so glorious walk. I should mention he isn’t currently a fan of his car seat. Well according to others, no baby is really fond of theirs. I was just hoping we had a wonder baby on our hands. Not so much. So during this walk, he started getting rather feisty. Sophia, Lenny the Lion, nor I, could calm him down. In efforts to speed this process up, I started to jog. Silence. Oh phew. Back to walking. Instant whaling. Ugh. Moved my legs a bit faster. Silence again. Oh dear. Well that is one way to make mama burn an extra calorie or two…
My reward? These Biscuits and Gravy with Maple Sausage Gravy! It is no secret that I love recreating glutenous recipes to a healthier version but still full of flavor. And this dish got rave reviews, even from my father in law that is not a fun of ‘health’ food. I chalk that up as a win!
The base of this recipe starts with the whole wheat biscuits I gave you all last week. They are easy enough that you can whip up a batch any morning, as in 20 minutes, start to finish! Then the good stuff is poured on. But not ordinary sausage gravy. Between you and me, I never cared for biscuits and gravy because of the fatty, spicy sausage and peppery gravy. To fix it? I lightened the dish up with Jennie O Turkey Sausage! Turkey sausage is a staple around our house – from soup, to pasta to stuffed in sweet potatoes. We made the switch a few years ago to ground turkey and sausage to ensure we were dishing up healthy dishes but still keeping them full of flavor. It is incredibly versatile and I have yet to have a family member detect my switch a roo!
As I mentioned, this gravy is no ordinary gravy. Beyond lightening it up with turkey sausage, it thickens with a bit of whole wheat flour then almond milk is whisked in and sweetened with a touch of maple! It is enough to make you think, “Hm, what is that?!” but not enough to make you think you are diving into a stack of pancakes.
Now that we have brunch covered, where is my mimosa?
Skinny Biscuits and Gravy with Maple Sausage Gravy is a brunch favorite that has been lightened up with whole wheat biscuits, turkey sausage and a touch of maple in gravy!
10 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold butter
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 16 ounces ground turkey sausage
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- In a stand mixer with paddle attachment or a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well with a whisk or fork.
- Cut the butter into little small pieces and add to flour mixture.
- Mix the flour and butter together until the butter resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add the milk and mix together just until combined, being careful not to over mix. Knead the dough with your hands 8 to 10 times, then turn the dough out onto a floured counter or cutting board.
- Pat the dough out flat with your hands until it’s about 1/2 inch thick. If the dough sticks to your fingers, sprinkle a little flour on the top and bottom. If it’s too dry (not holding together), add a splash or two of milk or water.
- Using a cookie/biscuit cutter or upside-down drinking glass, cut out biscuit rounds. (I used a 2 5/8 inch cutter.) Gently press together the remaining dough and continue to cut biscuits, making sure not to handle the dough too much. (I yielded 11 biscuits. So you may have one leftover to munch on!)
- Place the biscuits on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until lightly browned. (If using a bigger biscuit cutter, you will need to bake for longer.)
- While biscuits bake, in a large sauté pan, brown turkey sausage. Once sausage is brown, stir in flour. Cook one minute,
- Slowly whisk in milk. Season with salt, pepper and maple syrup. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer until thickened, about ten minutes.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper, if needed.
- Serve immediately.
Serving Size is: 2 Biscuits + 1/4 of Sausage Gravy Mixture
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