Vegan Brown Gravy (Fat-Free, Gluten-Free Option)
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
This recipe is reprinted with permissions from The Almost No-Fat Holiday Cookbook. Bryanna originally shared it with us back in 2006!
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 cups
  • 2½ cups water (or use 2 cups water + ½ cup dry sherry, port, Madeira, or Marsala)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Few shakes of gravy browner (such as Kitchen Bouquet; optional)
  • ⅓ cup unbleached all-purpose flour (see Gluten-Free Option below)
  • ⅓ cup nutritional yeast flakes
  1. In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together the water or water-wine mixture, soy sauce, salt, and gravy browner, if using.
  2. In a heavy saucepan over high heat, whisk the flour and nutritional yeast together until it smells toasty.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat to gradually whisk in the liquid mixture until smooth.
  4. Return the pan to the high heat. Stir the gravy constantly until it thickens and comes to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 to 5 minutes.
  6. If making ahead, let the gravy cool completely, cover and refrigerate. Reheat and whisk in a saucepan when ready to serve.
Gluten-Free Option: Substitute 2 tablespoons oat flour + ΒΌ cup chickpea flour for the all-purpose flour and use gluten-free tamari in place of the soy sauce.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at