Bryanna’s Rich (Fat-Free) Brown Gravy (Vegan)


Chef Bryanna Clark Grogan makes holidays a breeze with great recipes from “The (Almost) No-Fat Holiday Cookbook“, one in a series of her eight popular vegan cookbooks.

Yield:  21/2 cups


  • 21/2 cups water (or use 2 cups water and 1/2 cup dry sherry, port, Madeira, or Marsala)
  • 1/3 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

OPTIONAL: a few shakes of gravy browner, such as Kitchen Bouquet. Add sauteed mushrooms to the gravy, if you like.


In a heavy saucepan over high heat, whisk the yeast and flour together until it smells toasty. Off the heat, whisk in the water, soy sauce, salt and Kitchen Bouquet, if using. Stir constantly over high heat until it thickens and comes to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2-5 minutes. This can be made ahead and reheated.

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Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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