Low-Carb Breakfast “Grits” with Sawmill Gravy

Cauliflower and almonds make a fairly good, low carb substitute for grits in this recipe. Learn to enjoy breakfast again!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 621kcal
Author Marye



  • 1/3 cup raw cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon almonds
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter for the pan
  • salt Pinch of


  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup cooked ground beef about 3 ounces
  • Salt and Pepper to taste



  • Pulse the cauliflower and almonds in the food processor until the mixture looks like crumbs.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a small saute pan and melt it over medium heat.
  • Add the cauliflower mixture and saute for about 3 minutes until tender but not mushy.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of heavy cream and simmer for another minute or so.
  • Remove from heat, add salt to taste. Use a little more than you think you'll need.


  • Add the cream, butter, and cream cheese to the saute pan.
  • Stir over medium heat until the butter and cream cheese are melted and the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  • Add the meat.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
  • Spoon the gravy over the cauliflower mixture.


The gravy freezes well but the cauliflower mixture does not.


Calories: 621kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1990IU | Vitamin C: 16.1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 0.9mg