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Whole-Grain Biscuits with Sausage Gravy and Eggs

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Claire Spollen

Hands-on time 35 mins
Total time 35 mins

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 biscuit, about 1/4 cup gravy, and 1 egg)


  • 4.5 ounces spelt flour (about 1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup fat-free buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 ounces turkey breakfast sausage (such as Louis Rich)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Nutrition Information

  • calories 365
  • fat 20.5 g
  • satfat 7.4 g
  • monofat 8.2 g
  • polyfat 3.2 g
  • protein 18 g
  • carbohydrate 28 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 229 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 685 mg
  • calcium 228 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.

  2. To prepare biscuits, weigh or lightly spoon spelt flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine spelt flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk and 1 tablespoon oil; stir just until moist. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat into a 1-inch-thick square; cut into 4 square biscuits. Place biscuits 3 inches apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until browned around edges.

  3. To prepare gravy, heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add sausage; cook 8 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Sprinkle with all-purpose flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add milk, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; simmer 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove pan from heat; keep warm.

  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Gently break eggs into pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Split biscuits in half horizontally; top with gravy. Sprinkle eggs with chives; serve with biscuits.