Whole Wheat Country Biscuits and Gravy

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So Valentines Day is coming up, and I am on a diet.
Well, not a diet so much as I am just eating REAL FOODS. The diet part is that while I try to burn this stubborn baby fat (50 pounds down and only 20 more pounds to go!! Woohoo!) I am limiting my intake of flours and processed meats.
So when I decide to deviate from the delicious and diverse raw, whole and fresh foods that make up my diet these day, I make sure that deviations counts, dammit! I have found that when it comes to making it count, the craziest things make my cheat day list.
Like Valentines heart shaped whole wheat country biscuits and sausage gravy. BE STILL MY HEART!!
If the way to your heart is through your stomach, (like me) then you will love these good old fashioned, simple biscuits and chunky homespun style sausage gravy.
For these biscuits we used some pork lard that we rendered ourselves from hog fat from our friends at Barba Family Farms here in the Central Valley. (You know you are really getting into this Farmers Market, know your farmer thing when you are bartering home made goods for homegrown goodness from the farmers directly!) And for the gravy we used some great organic, nitrate and nitrite free sausage links that we found at the Grocery Outlet (love that store!).
While there is an argument that biscuits need to be round for even cooking and blah blah blah, these are heart shaped because.. well… heart shaped biscuits. Nuff said!

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For the Biscuits You Will Need:

2 cups whole wheat flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons of lard
¾ cup milk

For the Sausage Gravy You Will Need:

1/2 pound of pork sausage
3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
2 cups milk
½ teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Dash hot pepper sauce

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How to Make:

To make the biscuits, mix the dry ingredients and cut in the butter. Add the milk and knead lightly, only about 10 times. (You don’t want to overwork the dough or the biscuits will become dense!) Pat the dough to ½ inch thick, and cut into biscuits. Place in a pan and bake in a 400 degree oven until golden, about 15 minutes.
To make the sausage, crumble or coarsely chop sausage into a large saucepan, cooking until well browned over medium-low heat. Drain, discarding all but 2 tablespoons of drippings. Stir in flour and cook over medium heat for about 6 minutes, or until mixture bubbles. Stir in milk, add seasonings and cook, stirring, until thickened.
Serve by ladling sausage gravy over the biscuits. Enjoy!

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

47 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Country Biscuits and Gravy

  • 12 February, 2016 at 4:39 am
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    50 pounds down already? That’s insane. Congrats!
    Also, dear me – this recipe looks AMAZING.

    • 12 February, 2016 at 3:08 pm
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      50 pounds over the past 11 months.. so not SUPER impressive.. but still! Im not complaining! lol

  • 12 February, 2016 at 4:53 am
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    Good luck with the baby weight, I think you ar doing great! These biscuits look so cool ! Love that they are heart shaped!

    • 12 February, 2016 at 3:08 pm
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      Thanks Mira!! And yeah, these were a yummy cute breakfast! <3

  • 12 February, 2016 at 4:55 am
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    Oh my, this is my husband’s absolute favorite food item ever!! I must make this for him. Thank you for sharing!

    • 12 February, 2016 at 4:57 am
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      Also 50 pounds down! Way to go!

      • 12 February, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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        Thanks!! Its been a fun journey so far!!

    • 12 February, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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      <3

  • 12 February, 2016 at 6:39 am
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    Don’t discard the extra drippings! Save for the next ‘lax’ day! Peppered White Gravy made from sausage or bacon drippings don’t need the chunks of meat to add flavor! I like bacon drippings gravy, with whole wheat (or other whole grains/seeds) toast. Grandma made toast, bacon & gravy for Grandpa every day of his working life…up till near the end. Just the smell of bacon frying can make me practically time travel back.

    • 12 February, 2016 at 3:25 pm
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      Yeah, I always keep my drippings! <3

    • 29 May, 2016 at 8:43 pm
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      Oh yes, I can smell that toast, bacon & gravy right now! I so love sausgae gravy with the chunks, only because I love sausage, not just the flavor but the meat as well same as the bacon! : )

    • 12 February, 2016 at 3:26 pm
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      Me too!! <3

    • 12 February, 2016 at 3:26 pm
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      <3

  • 12 February, 2016 at 10:56 am
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    Thanks for sharing this recipe.
    Enjoy your Valentine’s Day

    All the best Jan

    • 12 February, 2016 at 3:28 pm
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      You too Jan! <3

    • 12 February, 2016 at 3:47 pm
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      Thank you for stopping by! <3

  • 12 February, 2016 at 3:00 pm
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    I love biscuits and gravy. Nice to have a whole wheat alternative. I always think of this as a ‘guilty pleasure.’ I typically only have it when I’m on vacation. Congratulations on the weight loss – that is not the most fun process…

    • 12 February, 2016 at 3:50 pm
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      Its actually not too bad! All I am doing is eating whole foods and taking fun yoga and zumba classes at the gym!!

  • 12 February, 2016 at 6:32 pm
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    I love biscuits and gravy, and making heart biscuits is such a cute idea!

    • 15 February, 2016 at 1:25 am
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      Good luck on your weight loss journey!! WE CAN DO THIS!!!!

    • 15 February, 2016 at 1:25 am
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      You too sweetie! <3

    • 15 February, 2016 at 1:26 am
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      You too! Happy Valentines Day! <3 <3

    • 15 February, 2016 at 1:26 am
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      <3

    • 15 February, 2016 at 1:26 am
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      Thank you! <3

  • 14 February, 2016 at 4:58 pm
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    Congrats on losing 50 pounds so far! I love biscuits and gravy and those heart shaped biscuits are so cute!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • 15 February, 2016 at 1:28 am
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      Thanks!! It has been a long but fun journey! <3

  • 14 February, 2016 at 10:03 pm
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    Oh my goodness Gingi, they look delicious… I just got back on my healthy kick and I am not strong enough to have a cheat day yet… I have about 45 pounds I want to loose… counting the 20 I gained back after not being able to exercise.. I do love biscuits though and I will allow myself some in the future xox

    • 15 February, 2016 at 1:28 am
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      Be strong girl! I know you can do it!! <3

    • 16 February, 2016 at 4:18 pm
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      Right?! Sweet is overdone. 😉

    • 17 February, 2016 at 5:08 pm
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      <3

  • 19 February, 2016 at 12:28 am
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    Chile, I’m born and raised in the SOUTH…on biscuits and gravy! I still have biscuits and gravy a couple three times a month. It’s always white flour, white gravy but sometimes white flour and red eye gravy…my favorite. I use cast iron…comes in heart shape…the better to treat myself WELL, don’cha know?

    • 22 February, 2016 at 1:44 pm
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      Lucky!!! We use cast iron too…. oooohhh, I would love to try your recipe!!!

    • 8 July, 2016 at 3:46 pm
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      Oh yes, treat yourself for sure! By the way I have heard of red eye gravy, but can you tell me the recipe for it? It sounds … great, and my cast iron is a waitin’! : )

  • 28 March, 2016 at 4:45 am
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    great recipe! it looks so yummy! I’ll definitely love to try this recipe! thank you for sharing 🙂
    xx Jamie | With Love, Jamie

  • 1 June, 2016 at 5:18 am
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    It is to eat healthy food and good nutritional food, because it refuel and recover the right way.

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