Christmas Morning – Gluten Free/Dairy Free Biscuits and Gravy

So it would seem nearly impossible to do gluten free, dairy free biscuits and gravy, right? Well, any version that tastes good would seem like a fantasy. But I’m here to tell you it’s not.

Biscuits and gravy is our traditional Christmas breakfast and it’s been a few years of needing to do a modified version. My dairy allergy is much worse now after anaphylaxis so I’ve had to up my game so I can have yummy food with my family. I’ve got tips for you!!!

I’ve struggled to make a good gluten free biscuit for years!!! They can be hard and not rise very well, and that’s such a disappointment. I’ve had lots of time to work on it, and I decided to help myself this year and buy a mix to get me started. Thank you Bob’s Red Mill. It was perfect! It has eggs in the recipe which helped the biscuits rise better. They were flaky and yummy. Not quite as fluffy as a traditional biscuit, but the flavor was there.
Pre-cooking! I just cut biscuits with a glass cup. Nothing fancy. Plus a baby biscuit with the leftovers. That’s always required.

What is fancy though are my nails. They are hidden under biscuit dough, but I got white with some silver sparkles. Morgan approved the choice – they look like snow!! Now all I need is snow! Come on Oregon, let’s go.
They didn’t brown up, but that can be typical for gluten free baking. We brushed them with butter in the last couple of minutes of cooking. And of course we had a side of bacon! We buy our bacon local and it’s so worth it. I like the thick cut.
My secret to a good dairy free gravy? Ripple milk. It is the best dairy free milk I’ve found for cooking purposes. It has more of a toned down flavor than coconut or almond milk so the sausage gravy keeps its traditional taste. We use local bought sausage for our gravy. 10 minutes of cooking and then you’re eating homemade gravy, who doesn’t love that?!
No words. This might have been the best gravy I ever made on Christmas. It only took me 27 years to perfect it! Ha ha. Kinda.
You know your eggs are farm fresh when you are washing them before cooking. We trade a neighbor for the use of our well, and we get all the free range eggs we want. Store bought eggs are so weird to me now. The yolks aren’t even yellow, when you compare them to a fresh one. And the taste? Fluffy, rich, and amazing.
Fresh fruit salad – Cara Cara oranges, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and a honey crisp apple completed the meal. A side of Martinelli’s and Christmas tradition was accomplished.

Merry Christmas from The Andersons of West Hills. I hope you had a day that was filled with love, tradition, family, friends, reflection on the reason for Christmas, and a grateful heart. Now those are all gluten free, dairy free, and available to all of us.

Love, Leslie & Jason

(or is it Jason & Leslie? I can never decide)

One thought on “Christmas Morning – Gluten Free/Dairy Free Biscuits and Gravy

  1. I’m just going to say, this was a Fantastic Meal, and the best yet, I could have 3rds with out a quietly conscience!! Merry Christmas.


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