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Wheat Belly Gravy

Without wheat flour or cornstarch to thicken our gravies, surely we’d think the taste of gravy suffers — but it does not! Without the usual unhealthy ingredients, this wheat-free gravy is actually tastier than conventional gravy while presenting no health downside.

Thickness is obtained without wheat, cornstarch, or other carbohydrate-rich thickener by use of coconut flour and coconut milk.

Note: Because the quantity of drippings obtained will vary widely, depending on the size of your turkey, ingredient quantities are not specified. Rely on taste as you prepare your gravy to gauge ingredient quantity.


  • Turkey drippings
  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut flour
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Sea salt


  • Heat drippings in the roasting pan or poured into a sauce pan on stove at low heat.
  • Pour in coconut milk slowly, stirring, until desired color is achieved. Gravy should be opaque, rather than translucent.
  • Stir in coconut powder, 1 teaspoon at a time, waiting at least one minute before adding another teaspoon, until desired thickness is achieved.
  • Add onion powder, garlic powder, and sea salt to taste.

Recipe credit: BigOven

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