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Biscuits and Gravy

Trust us, no one will miss the flour (or the meat!) in this gluten-free indulgence.

Ingredients: 

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Biscuits

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1 cup white rice flour, plus more for dusting work surface
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½ cup chickpea flour
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½ cup potato starch
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1½ Tbs. sugar
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1 Tbs. baking powder
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½ tsp. salt
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¼ tsp. baking soda
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2 oz. (½ stick) butter or trans-fat-free margarine, cut into small pieces
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¾ cup fat-free buttermilk

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Gravy

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1½ cups cooked chickpeas, or 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
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2½ tsp. paprika
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2 tsp. poultry seasoning
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1 tsp. onion powder
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½ tsp. salt
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¼ tsp. ground black pepper
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1 pinch cayenne pepper
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2 Tbs. vegetable oil
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4 Tbs. butter or trans-fat-free margarine
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¼ cup potato starch
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¼ cup chickpea flour
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4 cups fat-free milk, warmed

Instructions: 

1. To make Biscuits: Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat large baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. Whisk together rice flour, chickpea flour, potato starch, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture with pastry blender or two knives until no large pieces remain. Stir in buttermilk.

3. Pat dough into flat 1-inch-thick disk on rice flour–dusted work surface. Cut dough into 16 rounds with 2-inch cutter, and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden-brown on top.

4. To make Gravy: Pulse chickpeas, paprika, poultry seasoning, onion powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne in food processor 8 times, or until crumbly.

5. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add chickpea mixture, and sauté 3 to 5 minutes, or until fragrant and crisp. Transfer to plate.

6. Add butter to skillet, and melt over medium heat. Whisk in potato starch and chickpea flour, and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until sauce is thickened, whisking constantly. Stir in chickpea mixture. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

7. To serve: Place 2 Biscuits on each plate. Ladle 1/4 cup Gravy over top.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
397
Protein: 
11 g
Total Fat: 
17 g
Saturated Fat: 
8 g
Carbohydrates: 
54 g
Cholesterol: 
33 mg
Sodium: 
721 mg
Fiber: 
4 g
Sugar: 
12 g
Yield: 
Serves 8

Comments on this Recipe

Good, tasty gravy. 1. Check the ingredients on the "poultry seasoning" before you buy; some brands still contain MSG. (Sub dried celery, basil and either tarragon or oregano, if you can't find MSG-free seasoning.) 2. In addition to being gluten-sensitive, my husband has problems with rice. Anybody have a good sub for the rice flour?

@Sandy, I'm a celiac and I'm allergic to rice so I certainly sympathize with your husband. I haven't tried this recipe yet, but when gluten-free recipes call for rice flour, I usually substitute sorghum flour.

What's in "poultry seasoning"? I don't think many vegetarians have any of that around. Also, hold the onion powder. I'm not fond of garlic or onion at all. Maybe some mild chives from the garden would be okay. In general, I think creamed spinach would be better than this on the biscuits.

The biscuits and gravy are scrumptious. However, I changed the method a bit and reduced the fat considerably for the gravy. Also, I spiked the seasoning by adding red pepper flakes, sage, turmeric and worstershire sauce. No sugar needed. .Combine the flours with the beans and seasonings in the processor to pulse 8-9 times. Using only 2tsp oil in a non-stick skillet, sauté the bean/flour clumps until lightly golden, then whisk in the milk( I use unsweetened almond milk), but use only 3C and add water to thin to consistency desired. Simmer a few minutes, whisking lightly just to cook through. Sauté a few thinly sliced and sautéed shiitake mushrooms and stir in as an added option that is yummy.

Homemade poultry seasoning 2 teaspoons ground sage 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground thyme 1 teaspoon ground marjoram 3⁄4 teaspoon ground rosemary 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg 1⁄2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper

I was wondering I'd this would work with olive oil instead of margarine as I do not use it and so have none in my cottage. The recipe is lovely and, I have recently acquired two American lodge cast iron pans ans one is the muffin or biscuit style cups. Amazing. I was hoping these would work in there?