A Protein-Packed Southern Classic
A recipe that fuses the heartiness of a Southern classic with a protein-packed twist – my Biscuits & Gravy Bombs! If you’ve yet to experience the comforting embrace of this iconic dish, prepare for a journey of taste that’s both nostalgic and exciting. In my rendition, I’ve reimagined the traditional meat-centric version, crafting a meatless alternative that not only pays homage to its Southern roots but also elevates the protein content for a wholesome indulgence.
Picture golden-brown crescent roll bombs, oozing with a luscious vegan sausage gravy, and sprinkled with the irresistible charm of everything but the bagel seasoning.
This isn’t just a brunch dish; it’s a symphony of flavors, a culinary embrace that welcomes you to savor the warmth of Southern comfort in every delectable bite. Join me in creating a dish that’s not just a meal; it’s an experience, a celebration of flavor and creativity
Macros Per Serving
318 Calories | 35g Carbs | 12g Fat | 18g Protein
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Embark on a culinary journey with my protein-packed rendition of the Southern classic – Biscuits & Gravy Bombs. These bite-sized delights boast an array of highlights that make them an absolute must-try for anyone craving comfort with a protein boost.
- Southern Comfort, Revamped: Experience the soul-warming comfort of a Southern classic with a contemporary twist. Each bite encapsulates the essence of traditional Biscuits & Gravy, delivering a nostalgic hug while introducing a modern, meat-free approach.
- Protein Powerhouse: Elevate your brunch game with these bombs that pack a serious protein punch. With a generous 18g of protein per serving, these little wonders not only satisfy your taste buds but also fuel your body, making them an ideal choice for a hearty and wholesome meal.
- Ideal for Any Occasion: Whether you’re hosting a brunch gathering or simply treating yourself to a special meal, these Biscuits & Gravy Bombs are the perfect companions. Their bite-sized nature makes them a delightful addition to any occasion, bringing a touch of Southern flair to the table.
Indulge in a culinary experience that harmonizes tradition, innovation, and protein-packed goodness with each mouthwatering bite of Biscuits & Gravy Bombs. It’s time to elevate your breakfast or brunch to new heights!
Key Ingredients for these Biscuits & Gravy
Crafting the perfect Biscuits & Gravy Bombs requires a thoughtful selection of ingredients, each contributing to the symphony of flavors. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the key players:
- Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls: Unleash the flaky goodness with reduced-fat crescent rolls, forming the golden-brown exterior that encases the savory delight within.
- Vegan Breakfast Sausages: Elevate the protein content with these vegan sausages, delivering a meaty texture and rich flavor to the gravy.
- Unsalted Butter: Infuse richness into the gravy, ensuring a velvety smooth texture and a hint of buttery indulgence.
- All-Purpose Flour: The binding agent that thickens the gravy to perfection, creating a sumptuous filling for your bombs.
- Unflavored Protein Powder, optional: Amp up the protein content, making these bombs a powerhouse of nutrition while maintaining a flawless texture.
- Unflavored Plant Milk: Achieve a luscious consistency in the gravy, ensuring every bite is a velvety blend of flavors.
- Everything but the Bagel Seasoning: Sprinkle this delightful blend for a pop of flavor, making each bite an explosion of taste.
Egg White Scramble –
- Egg Whites: Create a protein-packed, fluffy scramble to complement your Biscuits & Gravy Bombs.
- Reduced Fat Mexican Cheese: Add a cheesy goodness to your egg white scramble.
- Veggies: Personalize your scramble with your favorite vegetables for an extra burst of flavor.
Customize your Biscuits & Gravy Bombs based on your preferences or dietary requirements:
- Vegan Sausage: Experiment with various brands or types of vegan sausages to find your favorite.
- Plant Milk: Feel free to swap with your preferred plant-based milk for a personalized touch.
- Protein Powder: If protein powder isn’t your thing, omit it or replace it with a plant-based alternative.
- Crescent Rolls: Explore different brands or even make your own crescent roll dough for a homemade touch.
**If there is a sub I haven’t mentioned above, it’s because I have not tested it and can’t speak for how well it would work for this recipe.
Equipment and Tools
Gather these essential tools to ensure a seamless preparation process for your Biscuits & Gravy Bombs:
- Muffin Tin: Perfect for molding your crescent roll dough into charming bomb shapes.
- Olive Oil Spray: Achieve that golden-brown perfection on the exterior of your bombs.
- Medium Saucepan: Ideal for crafting the savory vegan sausage gravy to luscious perfection.
- Measuring Scale: I prefer to use a scale to weigh out all the larger ingredients for a more precise measurement.
- Oven: Preheat to 375° for the optimal baking environment.
Prepare to embark on a culinary adventure armed with the best ingredients and tools, creating Biscuits & Gravy Bombs that are a true testament to flavor innovation.
How to Make Your Biscuits & Gravy Bombs
Crafting the perfect Biscuits & Gravy Bombs is a delightful journey that culminates in bite-sized explosions of flavor. Follow these step-by-step instructions for a seamless cooking experience:
Prep Your Crescent Roll Dough your crescent roll dough
Ensure a smooth start by carefully rolling out the crescent roll dough. Pinch together perforated seams and use two triangles to form one rectangle.
With your rectangles ready, cut them in half and place each square in a muffin tin sprayed with olive oil. This sets the stage for your savory bombs.
Preheat the Oven
Set the temperature to 375° – Preheat your oven, creating the ideal environment for your Biscuits & Gravy Bombs to achieve that golden-brown perfection.
Prep the Creamy Gravy
In a medium saucepan, crumble the vegan breakfast sausages. Add unsalted butter and sauté until aromatic. Gradually add all-purpose flour, ensuring an even mix with the sausage. This creates the foundation for your savory gravy.
Pour the unflavored plant milk in batches, stirring continuously to achieve a silky texture. Continue until the gravy thickens to perfection. Infuse your gravy with flavor by adding salt and pepper to taste. Let it simmer for 5-6 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
Add to Muffin Tin
Spoon the savory gravy into your prepared muffin tins. Ensure each bomb gets its fair share of this delectable filling. Fold the top corners of your crescent roll dough over to enclose the savory filling. Spray with olive oil and generously sprinkle everything but the bagel seasoning for that extra burst of flavor.
Bake your Bombs
Place your assembled Biscuits & Gravy Bombs in the preheated oven for 14-15 minutes. Watch as they transform into golden, flaky delights.
Once out of the oven, allow your bombs to cool slightly. This ensures the flavors settle and the texture is just right.
Now comes the best part – savoring the fruits of your labor. Let each bite of these Biscuits & Gravy Bombs take you on a journey through Southern-inspired comfort and contemporary creativity. Prepare to be enchanted by the aroma, flavors, and textures that come together in each delightful Bomb.
Tips and Tricks
Master the art of creating the perfect Biscuits & Gravy Bombs with these insightful tips and tricks:
- Pinch Seams Together: When working with crescent roll dough, ensure a seamless exterior by pinching together the perforated seams. This creates a sturdy foundation for your bombs.
- Spray Generously: Prevent any sticking by generously spraying the muffin tin with olive oil. This ensures a smooth release of your bombs after baking.
- Evenly Divide the Gravy: Spoon the gravy equally into each muffin tin. This ensures a consistent and delightful filling in every Biscuits & Gravy Bomb.
- Fold with Care: When enclosing the filling with the crescent roll dough, do so with care to avoid any leakage during baking. A well-folded bomb equals a mess-free and delicious outcome.
- Mind the Time: Keep a close eye on your Biscuits & Gravy Bombs while they bake. A golden-brown finish is the goal, so adjust the baking time if needed.
With these tips and tricks, your Bombs will be even more delightful, whether you’re preparing it for a cozy weekend brunch or a convenient weekday breakfast!
While these Biscuits & Gravy Bombs are best enjoyed fresh, here’s how you can handle any leftovers:
- Store in an Airtight Container: Place any remaining bombs in an airtight container to maintain freshness.
- Reheat in the Oven: For the best results, reheat your Biscuits & Gravy Bombs in the oven for a short period. This restores the delightful warmth and crispiness.
- Consume within 3-4 Days: While they can be stored, these bombs are at their best when enjoyed within a few days of preparation.
- Consider a Quick Crisp-Up: If reheating, a quick visit to the oven will revitalize the flavors and maintain the desired texture.
Embrace the joy of Biscuits & Gravy Bombs, armed with these tips for a seamless cooking experience and the know-how to store any leftovers with care. Enjoy every moment of this Southern Classicp inspired delight!
More Breakfast Recipes
I am a lover of breakfast and do think it is the most important meal of the day! Which is why I have a plethora of other healthy breakfast options just for you!
- Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Meal Prep
- High-Protein Pumpkin Spice French Toast
- Easy Breakfast Sweet Potato Shakshuka
Can I make these ahead of time?
While the bombs are best enjoyed fresh, you can streamline your preparation by assembling the components ahead of time. Prepare the crescent roll rectangles and the gravy separately, refrigerate them, and then assemble just before baking for a quicker serving.
Can I use a different type of cheese in the egg white scramble?
Absolutely! Feel free to personalize the egg white scramble with your favorite cheese. Experiment with different varieties to add your unique touch to this protein-packed side.
Can I experiment with different types of vegan sausages?
Absolutely! Feel free to explore various brands and types of vegan sausages to discover your favorite flavor profile. The recipe is versatile, allowing you to customize the bombs to suit your taste preferences.
Is there a recommended alternative to the suggested plant milk?
Yes, you can personalize the recipe by using your preferred plant-based milk. Whether it’s almond, soy, or oat milk, choose the one that aligns with your taste preferences to create a luscious gravy.
Can I omit or substitute the unflavored protein powder?
Certainly! The protein powder is optional and can be omitted if you prefer not to use it. Alternatively, you can experiment with a different type of plant-based protein powder to suit your dietary preferences.
Don’t hesitate to get creative and tailor the recipe to suit your preferences and the needs of your gathering!
As we wrap up this culinary journey, envision a table adorned with golden-brown Biscuits & Gravy Bombs, each bite a harmonious blend of Southern comfort and contemporary creativity. Whether you’re savoring them fresh out of the oven or delighting friends and family with a crowd-pleasing batch, these bombs embody a celebration of taste and innovation.
Biscuits & Gravy Bombs
Biscuits & Gravy Bombs
- 4 rolls Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls (Pillsbury)
- 2 Vegan Breakfast Sausages (MorningStar Farms)
- 4 g Unsalted Butter (Vital Farms)
- 8 g All-Purpose Flour (King Arthur)
- 5 g Unflavored Protein Powder (optional, Quest Baking)
- 180 ml Unflavored Plant Milk (Good Karma)
- Salt & Pepper (to taste)
- Olive Oil Spray
- Everything but the Bagel Seasoning
Egg White Scramble:
- 92 g Egg Whites
- 16 g Reduced Fat Mexican Cheese (Weight Watchers)
- Roll out your crescent roll dough and tear in half. Pinch all the perforated seams and use two triangles to make one rectangle. Cut in half and add each square to a muffin tin sprayed with olive oil.
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- In a medium saucepan, crumble in your breakfast sausage. Add in the butter and sauté. Then add in your flour and evenly mix. Slowly start to add in your milk in a few batches at a time until the sauce starts to thicken. Season with salt & pepper. Cook for roughly 5-6 mins.
- Equally divide the gravy into your 4 muffin tins. Save any extra gravy to top but mine used it all perfectly! Fold the top corners over to enclose. Spray with oil and sprinkle with everything but the bagel seasoning. Bake for 14-15 mins.
- Meanwhile, prep an egg scramble on the side if desired! Cook your eggs in a medium pan with salt & pepper. Add in cheese and any desired veggies. I did red onion and jalapeños.
- Let them cool slightly and then enjoy with your eggs or just as a snack by itself!
The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe.
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