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Simple Keto Gravy

Published October 31, 2019
Kate Sullivan

Written By: Kate Sullivan, MS

Kate holds a MS in Business Psychology and is currently a PHD researcher in Well-Being and Performance Psychology.

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It will add a small amount of carbs, but make a huge difference in achieving that perfectly smooth consistency.<br/>Drizzle this easy keto gravy over your roast turkey or chicken for extra flavor or ladle it over low-carb cauliflower mash for a can’t-miss keto side dish." } }] } </script> <script type="application/ld+json"> { "@context": "https://schema.org/", "@type": "Recipe", "name": "Simple Keto Gravy", "image": [ "https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/media/public/2019/10/keto-gravy.jpg" ], "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Kate Sullivan, MS" }, "datePublished": "2019-10-31", "description": "Luscious gravy without the carbs or gluten? Yes! 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Stir occasionally." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy!" } ] }, </script> <article itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Recipe"> <div> <ul> <li><a href="#section1">Is Gravy Bad for Keto?</a></li> <li><a href="#section2">Can You Use Almond Flour To Thicken Gravy?</a></li> <li><a href="#section3">Simple Keto Gravy</a></li> </ul> </div> <section itemprop="description"> <p>Who would have guessed that the most flavorful part of a roast would be in the bottom of the pan? Making gravy transforms pan drippings into a rich, silky sauce that ups the flavor ante of your turkey, roast beef, or chicken dinner. </p> <p>Unlike traditional gravy that is packed with carbs, this easy keto gravy relies on a combination of almond flour and arrowroot to make it low-carb and gluten-free!</p> </section> <section id="section1"> <h2>Is Gravy Bad for Keto?</h2> <p>Even when homemade, classic gravy isn’t a good option when you’re on keto. The starchy flour that turns plain pan drippings into a flavorful, smooth sauce is loaded with carbs—a 2-tablespoon serving of traditional homemade gravy can have anywhere from 5 to 8 grams of carbs.<sup><a target="_blank" href="https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/340314/nutrients" rel="nofollow noreferrer">1</a></sup></p> <p>Commercial gravy from a mix is also carb-heavy. If you make gravy using a pre-packaged mix, you’re looking at around 4.56 grams of carbs per 2-tablespoon serving.<sup><a target="_blank" href="https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171569/nutrients" rel="nofollow noreferrer">2</a></sup> On top of that, you may also be getting artificial “flavor enhancers” and fillers… yuck!</p> <p>Instead, make your own easy keto gravy so you can control the carbs, the ingredients, and the flavor. This simple gravy recipe below has only 1.4 net carbs per serving! </p> </section> <section id="section2"> <h2>Can You Use Almond Flour To Thicken Gravy?</h2> <p>Almond flour can be a good low-carb, gluten-free alternative to wheat flour when thickening gravy and other sauces. When you whisk almond flour thoroughly into a mixture of pan drippings and stock, the oils in the almond flour can emulsify the liquids, bringing individual droplets together into a creamy, thick sauce.</p> <p>Plus, because almond flour is gluten-free, it doesn’t seize up and clump when added to gravy like wheat flour can―lumps happen when that gluten hits hot liquid and gelatinizes. No gluten means you can simply sprinkle extra-fine almond flour onto your pan drippings and start whisking―there’s no need to make a complicated roux or use other fancy techniques.</p> <p>However, because almond flour isn’t as finely ground as wheat flour, almond flour gravies will always have a slightly less silky texture. To avoid this, you can use a pinch of arrowroot powder to help thicken the sauce. It will add a small amount of carbs,<sup><a target="_blank" href="https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170684/nutrients" rel="nofollow noreferrer">3</a></sup> but make a huge difference in achieving that perfectly smooth consistency.</p> <p>Drizzle this easy keto gravy over your roast turkey or chicken for extra flavor or ladle it over <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/keto-cauliflower-mash" rel="nofollow noreferrer">low-carb cauliflower mash</a> for a can’t-miss keto side dish.</p> </section> <hr class="divider-15 divider-thick mx-auto"> <section class="recipe" id="section3"> <h2 itemprop="name">Simple Keto Gravy</h2> <div class="prep"> <span> <meta itemprop="prepTime" content="PT15M">Prep Time: 2 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="cookTime" content="PT35M">Cooking Time: 10 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="recipeYield">Serves: 8</span> </div> <h3>Ingredients:</h3> <ul class="ingredients no-bullet"> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">2 cups pan drippings turkey, or chicken stock</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">2 tablespoons butter</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">1 tablespoon arrowroot powder</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">1 tablespoon extra-fine almond flour (optional)</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">salt and pepper to taste</li> </ul> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium"> <h3>Instructions:</h3> <ol itemprop="recipeInstructions"> <li>In a saucepan over medium heat melt butter until it’s bubbling.</li> <li>Add arrowroot powder and almond flour if using and whisk vigorously for 10 seconds to create a rue.</li> <li>While continuing to whisk add pan drippings, or chicken stock.</li> <li>Add salt and pepper to taste and reduce heat to low and allow gravy to thicken. Stir occasionally.</li> <li>Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy!</li> </ol> </section> </article>
Nutrition Facts

Serves 1


Calories

34


Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

3.1 g

Sodium

285 mg

Carbohydrate

1.3 g

Sugar

0.2 g

Dietary Fiber

0 g

Protein

0.3 g


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Serves 1


Calories

34


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

3.1 g

Sodium

285 mg

Carbohydrate

1.3 g

Sugar

0.2 g

Dietary Fiber

0 g

Protein

0.3 g

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