Ahhhh gravy. Where would we be without it? Gravy was like my number one comfort food growing up, so how on earth would I ever give it up switching to a plant-based diet? I didn’t – instead, I learned to make the absolute BEST VEGAN GRAVY ever and I swear it’s every bit as good.
Why would we ever need to give up gravy to begin with you ask? And what about those little envelopes of gravy mix in the store? Can’t we just use those?
I use to think the exact same thing when I first became Vegan, but have you ever looked at the ingredients in one of those little packets?
Enriched Wheat Flour (Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Wheat Starch, Salt, Beef Fat, Hydrolyzed Soy, Wheat, And Corn Protein, Onion, Caramel Color, Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium Caseinate (Milk), Spices (Including White Pepper), Garlic, Natural Flavor, Disodium Inosinate And Guanylate (Flavor Enhancers), Extractives Of Paprika, And Yeast Extract.
Doesn’t THAT sound yummy…..
Corn syrup solids? Flavor enhancers? Beef fat? Hydrolyzed Soy, Wheat, AND Corn Protein? Oh, and let’s not forget the TON of sodium……
Definitely not Vegan, and definitely NOT healthy either.
No worries, there IS a way to get your gravy fix, it only uses a few ingredients, it’s fat free, and it literally takes just minutes to whip up a batch.
Let me show you how to make some of the BEST Vegan Gravy you ever tasted!
Best Ever Fat Free Vegan Gravy
This is one of the easiest recipes ever – I promise.
Add ¼ cup of Whole Wheat Flour, 2 heaping tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast, 1 tsp onion powder, ½ tsp garlic powder, and ½ tsp black pepper to a small saucepan.
Whisk the dry ingredients together over med-low heat until they become toasty, no more than a few minutes.
Slowly add the veggie broth and whisk to remove any clumps.
Now add the soy sauce, mustard, and the optional kitchen bouquet and stir to combine.
Kitchen Bouquet is a browning sauce that you can find in your grocery next to the A1 and Worcestershire Sauce. It’s completely optional – but it does help add a bit of color to the gravy, however, it will not affect the flavor at all if you decide to leave it out.
Continue stirring over med-low heat until it’s bubbly and thickened.
That’s it! See I told you this was easy? Now go pour this amazing gravy over your mashed potatoes, biscuits, or anything else you can think of.
Oh and post those photos and comments! Show me how much you love this gravy! lol
Enjoy the recipe…. 🙂
An easy, rich vegan gravy mix that literally takes minutes to prepare. Low in fat and sodium, this will be your goto gravy mix from now on...
- 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 2 Tbs Nutritional Yeast
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 2 cups Vegetable Broth low sodium
- 2 Tbs Soy Sauce low sodium
- 1/2 tsp Yellow Mustard
- 1/2 tsp Kitchen Bouquet optional
Toast dry ingredients over low heat until aromatic
Slowly add veggie broth, whisking to remove any clumps
Add soy sauce, mustard, and kitchen bouquet and stir to combine
Simmer on med-low heat until bubbly and thickened
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