As easy as it is to make vegan gravy, it’s just as easy to make gluten-free gravy–and they taste equally delicious! Although one of the main ingredients of gravy–wheat flour–is not suitable for gluten-free folks, substitutes are easy to come by. While I use chickpea flour (available in the bulk or pre-packaged section of your local natural foods co-op), you could substitute the Red Mill all-purpose gluten-free flour or rice flour. Chickpea flour thickens better than the other two, but any kind of gluten-free flour would probably work.

Ingredients: olive oil, garlic powder, dried thyme, dried sage, chickpea flour, vegetable broth, salt, pepper

Equipment needed:
Saucepan
Whisk
1/4 cup measuring cup
1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon

Ingredients:

¼ c chickpea flour
¼ c olive oil
2 c vegetable broth
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dried sage
¼ tsp garlic powder
salt to taste (I found that this one didn’t need any extra salt)
pepper to taste

Directions:

Over low heat, whisk together the olive oil and chickpea flour in the saucepan. This is how you make the roux.


Whisk continuously–don’t leave the stove, don’t let the roux burn!–for 8-10 minutes. Chickpea flour rouxs darken faster than regular rouxs, so keep a close eye on it. Once it is as dark as you want it to be, remove from heat and let cool for 2-3 minutes.


Put the saucepan back on medium-low heat and add the sage, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Whisk to combine.


Slowly, 1/4 cup at a time, pour the vegetable broth into the roux, whisking to combine.

Let the gravy simmer over medium-low heat for 20 more minutes, or until it is as thick as you want it. Be patient with the gluten-free gravy–it takes longer to thicken. When it is thickened, remove from heat, then serve!

13 Responses to “Vegan Gluten-Free Gravy”


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  2. Danielle Says:

    sweeeeeet! I’m a gonna try this on tanksgiving day! I hope it turns out well,me being a gluten free vegan n all. Tanks very mucho!:)

  3. Danielle Says:

    So I tried it and it was okay,not as tasty as I’d hoped for. Definately not thick enough so next time I’ll add more flour I guess and more spices. I suppose it depends on the flavor of the vegetable broth used. Mine isn’t too great I’d assume. Thanks for the recipe again though.


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  5. happykatie Says:

    Holy smokes, this was a FANTASTIC (and uber simple) gravy. Perfect for what we needed, so so delicious. THANKS!!!


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  7. kris Says:

    just tried this, i was very surprised at how thick and creamy it was. i think i might of burned the roux a bit cause the chick pea taste came out a lot more than i expected. otherwise it was amazing!!!!!!!!!! i used it for a poutine. it was the best veggie gravy ive ever made at home, box mixes included!


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  10. Your gravy recipe looks delicious! what is chickpea flour? (I’m not sure if this is available in our local store) can I use all-purpose flour instead?

    1. Jes Says:

      All-purpose flour works great, though it won’t be gluten-free then. Look for chickpea or besan flour in the natural foods section of your grocery store, bet it’s tucked away somewhere!

      1. markeds Says:

        Jes – Chickpea flour also known as “Gram” flour freely available (and generally far cheaper) in asian/indian supermarkets. Nice work cupcake, I also use arrowroot powder to further thicken my gravy, which is neutral so would affect flavour of your recipe.

        Great site, cheers Mark – England

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