Vegan and Gluten-Free Gravy

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Author Notes: This recipe is adapted from Jo Stepaniak's simple and forgiving "golden gravy" in Vegan Vittles. Feel free to adjust the herbs you use to suit your taste. Caramelized onions or sautéed mushrooms also make a fantastic addition. Gena Hamshaw

Makes 1 1/2 cups

  • 1/4 cup chickpea or brown rice flour
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce (you may need to modify based on how salty your broth is)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • black pepper, to taste
  1. Heat the brown rice flour or chickpea flour, along with the nutritional yeast flakes, in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir them frequently, until fragrant.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in the vegetable broth, tamari, olive oil, thyme, and garlic powder.
  3. Return to heat and cook, whisking constantly, until the gravy is thick and bubbly. Season to taste with black pepper. Serve.

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9 months ago amy (Wooden Spoon Baking)

Nice! I used a very mushroomy homemade stock and threw in some onion powder and sage as well. With no salt in my stock, 1 1/2 Tablespoons of tamari was just right. I made one batch with all garbanzo flour, and another with a 50/50 mix of garbanzo and white rice flours. The former was good, but the flavor reminded me of farinata. The 50/50 mix was perfect, though.


over 1 year ago Vivian

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almost 2 years ago serendipity2425

I have vegetarians in my household but no one with gluten issues. Can I make this using wheat flour I stock in my pantry? If so, do I still need nutritional yeast? While I cook constantly, I find myself buying ingredients rarely used or used often in small amounts, and ultimately throwing out half or more.

I am not a big fan of waste of any sort but especially where food is concerned. THANKS!!


about 1 year ago Lauren

Nutritional yeast is for flavor, not to be confused with yeast for baking, so using regular flour would not replace the nutritional yeast. If you don't cook with nutritional yeast often give it to the vegetarians or vegans you know. It is a great seasoning many people who don't consume dairy use to add a sort of cheesy creamy flavor. I think any flour would work, you are just making a roux and that is usually with ap flour so I don't see why it wouldn't work. Not my recipe though, so I can't say for sure.


almost 2 years ago Christina

Totally making this tonight with sweet potatoes, lentils, and cauliflower "steak". Thanks Gena :)