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Easy Vegan Gravy

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This vegan gravy is not only creamy and flavorful. It’s also incredibly easy to whip up. Made with pantry staples makes it easy to have gravy whenever you want. 

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I struggled to find a delicious vegan gravy for years.

None of the recipes I tried ever hit the mark quite right until I made this simple recipe.

If you are looking for a straight-up classic vegan gravy, look no further.

This is the best vegan gravy recipe I’ve had.

This recipe is quick and easy to whip up, and seriously tasty.

We have eaten it with mashed potatoes, breakfast burritos, vegan turkey, lentil loaf, vegan meatloaf, whatever you need a good gravy for.

I never liked gravy much when I was a kid.

I liked loads of butter on my mashed potatoes, and gravy was one of those “weird” things adults eat.

I was a very picky child, and now I am getting payback from my 6-year-old. And let me tell you, payback is rough; I’m not too fond of it.

But now give me all those so-called “weird” foods.

I am lucky that my 9-year-old is very food adventurous, and he LOVES this gravy.

This vegan brown gravy deserves a spot at your holiday table.

What’s the best vegetable broth to use?

I always use Better Than Bouillon Organic Vegetable Base for the vegetable broth. I think it has an excellent flavor for this gravy.

 But you can use whatever flavor is your favorite.

Can I use olive oil instead of non-dairy butter?

You can, but it won’t have the same traditional gravy flavor.

Can I use coconut oil instead of vegan butter?

You can, but it won’t have that buttery rich flavor or potentially a coconut flavor if yours tastes like coconut.

Can you make this delicious gravy gluten-free?

Yes, you can sub in an all-purpose gluten-free flour blend in a 1:1 ratio. Brown rice flour will also work as a sub.

You will also need to use gluten-free tamari in place of soy sauce.

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Can you make this amazing vegan gravy oil-free?

You can, but it won’t have the depth of flavor that vegan butter brings to it. Just take out the oil and add more veggie broth.

What’s the best non-dairy milk to use for this smooth gravy?

I prefer higher fat vegan milk, it tastes the best, but you can use any non-dairy milk. 

I usually use soy milk, almond milk, or oat milk, depending on what I have.

Can I make this soy-free?

Yes, use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.

What ingredients do you need for this easy vegan gravy recipe?

All made with simple ingredients, check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the ingredient amounts.

  • vegan butter
  • all purpose flour
  • vegetable broth or vegetable stock or vegan bullion
  • soy sauce
  • vegan milk of choice
  • nutritional yeast
  • black pepper

How do you make this easy vegan gravy?

Start with a small bowl and combine vegetable broth, soy sauce, plank milk, nutritional yeast, and pepper. Stir these together and set it aside.

Now take a small to medium saucepan and melt the vegan butter; once melted, add 1/4 cup of flour and whisk until it’s thickened.

Slowly pour about a half cup of the above mixture and whisk until it thickens and smooths out the flour/butter combo.

Now slowly add the rest of the liquid, whisking until combined. Now simmer on medium heat until it’s thickened, stirring frequently.

This gravy makes about 2.5 cups.

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How do you serve this vegan gravy?

You can serve immediately or heat it later and let the flavors have time to blend.

How do you store leftover vegan gravy?

It’s best to let the gravy come to room temperature before storing it in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze gravy?

Yes, again, let it come to room temperature before storing it in a freezer-safe airtight container or freezer-safe Ziploc bag. 

You can also freeze it in ice cube trays if you only need a small amount of gravy at a time.

How do you reheat hit?

If it’s frozen, let it defrost and reheat it on the stove or in the microwave until warm; you may need to add a tablespoon of water if it’s too thick.

What are some other vegan side dishes?

Classic Vegan Gravy on vegan mashed potatoes
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The Best Vegan Classic Gravy

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This quick and easy vegan gravy is delicious over potatoes or whatever your gravy needs are.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 TB soy sauce
  • 1 1/4 cup plant milk
  • 2 TB Nutritional yeast
  • pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Start with a small bowl and combine vegetable broth, soy sauce, plank milk, nutritional yeast, and pepper; stir these together and set aside.
  2. Now take a small saucepan and melt the vegan butter; once melted, add 1/4 cup of flour and whisk until it's thickened. Slowly pour about a half cup of the above mixture and whisk until it thickens and smooths out the flour/butter combo. Now slowly add the rest of the liquid, whisking until combined. Now simmer until it's thickened to your desired thickness, stirring frequently.
  3. You can serve immediately or heat it later and let the flavors have time to blend.

Notes

See blog post for recipe Q&A

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 639mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g

The calories are computer generated and may not be 100% accurate.

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If you loved this recipe then give it a 5 star rating and leave a comment! I love to chat with you all. Please feel free to share on social media and tag #courtneyshomestead. I would love to see you over on Instagram or Facebook

General Gravy Questions-

Is gravy vegan?

Most gravy is not vegan because it typically has butter, milk, and often it’s made with meat juices.

What is vegan gravy?

Vegan gravy is typically made with flour, broth, vegan butter, and seasoning. You make a roux as you would with regular gravy to make a delicious vegan gravy.

What store-bought gravy is vegan?

There are a few brands.

  • Road’s End Organics
  • Simply Organic Vegetarian Brown Gravy
  • 365 Organic Brown Gravy
  • Seitenbacher Vegetarian Mushroom Gravy
  • Tofurky Plant-based Savory Gravy
  • Imagine Foods Vegan Wild Mushroom Gravy
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What is your favorite plant based milk to use with making your gravy and mashed potatoes??? I love this gravy! I used oat milk but would like to know your favorite???

Courtneys Homestead

Thursday 16th of January 2020

Hi Kathy! Thanks so much for trying it! I use whatever I have on hand, which is typically almond milk or a cashew/ almond mix. Really anything that is unsweetened. I think oatmilk would be wonderful! Thanks again for stopping by! ❤❤

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