10-Minute Quick Easy Brown Vegan Gravy (Without Flour | GF)
This quick and easy vegan gravy is made with just 6 (to 8) ingredients, without flour, and in under 10 minutes – perfect for serving over mashed potatoes, with a vegan roast, and as part of any vegan Thanksgiving/Christmas table!
Add all the ingredients to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium to medium-high heat.To avoid lumps you can make a cornstarch slurry with the starch and a little of the veg broth before adding it to the saucepan. Though I’ve found vigorous whisking will also work well.
Whisk the vegan gravy well for several minutes (5-7) until it thickens. Then give it a quick taste and adjust any of the seasonings to taste.
Remove the gravy from heat and serve with your meal of choice (I love serving this vegan gravy with mashed potatoes!).
How to Store
Storing: store the vegan gravy in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Freeze: I prefer to make this gravy fresh since it takes only minutes. However, if you do want to freeze it, then freeze it in an airtight container (or Ziplock/silicone bag) for up to three months. Reheating: you can reheat the brown gravy either in the microwave or on the stovetop. You may need an extra splash of water or vegetable stock to bring it back to the correct consistency.
Adjust the amount of mustard: while not overly mustard, some people are particularly sensitive to the pungent flavor of mustard. If you're one of those, feel free to add only half the amount recommended to begin with then increase, to taste.
If you want a richer brown color: you can use a little Kitchen Bouquet (great for picky eaters who expect rich brown gravy).
Adjust the consistency: if you prefer a thicker gravy, add a little more cornstarch (make a slurry first). For a thinner sauce, add a little more water or vegetable stock.
Vegan Worcestershire sauce: just a splash of this will add further depth to the gravy.
Marmite: alternatively, instead of the soy sauce, you could use marmite for the salty, savory flavor.
Dried parsley: use instead of the other herbs.
Garlic powder: just a pinch.
Poultry seasoning: add a pinch (or more), to taste. And don’t worry, it may have poultry in the title, but it’s 100% vegan!
Vegan butter: for a slightly creamier, richer vegan brown gravy you can add a tablespoon or so of your favorite vegan butter.
Fresh onions: this will add time. However, you can substitute the onion powder for finely diced onion sauteed in a little oil/ butter until translucent/lightly browned.
White wine/Red wine: a large splash of vegan red wine added with the other ingredients can further help to add richness to the recipe.
Check the blog post for lots of serving suggestions!