Bold Claim, I know, but I promise, this gravy is definitely the Best Vegan Gravy Ever! It just happens to be gluten free too! It’s so delicious, no one will ever know or even care that it’s vegan and gluten free. It’s awesome on potatoes, on rice, and especially on my Vegan ‘Turkey’ Roll! (Get that recipe here.) This gravy is easy to make too, so let’s jump right into the ‘how to’!
This gravy is so fantastic that I usually make a big pot of it (3 or 4x this recipe),for Thanksgiving, and freeze some of it so I can warm it up on a random weeknight and have a great dinner! (It goes great with this Super Easy Weeknight Tofu). I used to make this gravy with regular (wheat) flour, and if you aren’t gluten free, you can definitely use that. I adapted this recipe from a recipe used by an amazing restaurant in LA, called Real Food Daily, and the original recipe is not gluten free. Using sweet rice flour (flour made from sticky rice), gives this gravy the most amazing texture, and it is not necessary to use any starch. It reheats like a dream, and the taste is divine!!
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- ½ C Nutritional Yeast
- ½ C Sweet Rice Flour
- ⅓ C Neutral tasting oil, like organic canola or sunflower
- ½ C chopped onion
- 2 t minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, or 1 tsp. dried
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage, or 1 tsp. dried
- 4 C water
- ¼ C tamari
- ½ t pink Himalayan salt, or sea salt
- ½ black pepper
- In a large pot, gently toast the flour and nutritional yeast. Cook it over a medium heat, stirring until the yeast is just lightly browned (about 5 minutes). Pour into a bowl and set aside.
- Add oil to the pot and saute the chopped onions for about 3-4 minutes until translucent. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, and then whisk in spices. Turn heat down.
- Now whisk in your flour mixture. Add water and tamari, whisking together with previous ingredients.
- When all of the ingredients are in the pot, use an immersion blender and puree everything until smooth.
- Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, and then reduce heat and simmer until thickened, stirring. When gravy is desired consistency, remove from heat. (About 5 minutes).
- Gravy stays fresh in fridge for about 4 days, freeze up to 6 months.