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It is so, so cold outside! As we delve into the belly of winter, every homesteader is trying to warm up.

What better way to warm up than cook a hearty breakfast?

As a child I used to spend winters at my grandma’s farm. She lived in the middle of nowhere in the Oklahoma woods, so we often spent time together in the kitchen. That’s where I learned about a beloved secret of Southern cooking: chocolate gravy.

I know what you’re thinking. “Gravy” and “chocolate” sound like they shouldn’t go together. But they do!

My Nanny would make a batch of biscuits (made with butter from her cows, no less) and top them with a generous heap of chocolate gravy. It was the perfect way to wake up and face a chilly day.

In the spirit of winter and coziness, here’s my Nanny’s recipe for chocolate gravy and biscuits.

P.S. Pigs will happily eat your leftovers!

Chocolate gravy ingredients

⅓ cup cocoa powder
3 tablespoons flour
¾ cup sugar
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate gravy directions
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, sugar, and salt.
  • Pour the dry mixture into a sauce pan and whisk.
  • Slowly pour in your 2 cups of milk, whisking constantly. Whisk until all lumps are gone.
  • Cook for 7 minutes, whisking slowly. The gravy will thicken and start to boil.
  • Once it’s thickened to your likeness, take the pan off heat.
  • Stir in the butter and vanilla.
Biscuits ingredients

1 ¾ cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, frozen
⅔ cup milk

Biscuits directions
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a food processor, add flour, baking powder, and salt. Pulse until combined.
  • Add chunks of butter into the mixture, pulsing as you go.
  • Pour the butter-flour mixture into a large bowl.
  • Stir in ⅔ cup of milk and work into a rough dough with your hands.
  • Roll the dough into ½ inch thickness.
  • Use a biscuit cutter or dinner glass to cut biscuits into desired size. Transfer to baking sheet with parchment.
  • Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes, until they’re well risen and golden brown.

To serve this delicious breakfast, simply top the biscuits with chocolate gravy. Enjoy with a cup of coffee to warm up before a busy day of homesteading.

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My granny always made these for us when we were feeling down. I’ve shared the magic of biscuits and chocolate gravy with my kids too. It’s such a fun meal.




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