Vegan biscuits and gravy is a plant-based twist on the classic breakfast dish. Try this simple 30 minute meal that the whole household will enjoy.
A delectable Southern breakfast that, as legend has it, predates the American Civil War. Biscuits and gravy is a hearty breakfast beloved across the nation that is a sure-fire way to kickstart anyone’s day off on a positive note. Stick with us as we share our deliciously savoury and simple vegan biscuits and gravy recipe. You don’t need many kitchen gadgets to make this delicious breakfast, so let’s dive in.
Vegan Biscuits Recipe
Estimated cooking time: 30 minutes
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of unsweetened, unflavored plant-based milk
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ cup vegan butter*
* for the best consistency, stick the vegan butter in the freezer for at least 10 minutes before you begin.
- Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside after thoroughly mixing.
- Remove the chilled vegan butter from the refrigerator or freezer. After cutting the butter into small pieces, add the vegan butter to the flour.
- Add the plant-based milk to the flour mixture. Do not over-mix; stir until barely combined.
- Using a clean surface covered in flour, roll out the biscuit dough. Work the mixture into a dough with your hands, but watch out not to overwork it. If the dough is too gooey to work with, add flour in little amounts until it isn’t.
- Fold dough gently into itself and knead about multiple times after it is formed. Make a soft ball out of it.
- Flatten this dough ball with your hands until it is about an inch thick. Next, cut the dough into two-inch-wide discs.
- Line the baking pan with a silicone baking mat. The discs should be placed approximately half an inch apart on the baking sheet.
- Bake till golden brown in the oven A fork poked into the center should come out clean, which indicates that your biscuits are good to go!
Vegan Gravy Recipe
- 3 cups homemade oat milk
- ⅓ cup of vegan butter
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp sage
- ½ tsp rosemary
- Salt, to taste
Optional Gravy Ingredients:
- Chopped green onions for garnish
- 2 gloves garlic
- ¼ white onion
- 1 cup thinly-sliced mushrooms
- In a saucepan or skillet, heat vegan butter over a medium-high heat.
- If using onions, garlic, and mushrooms, sauté these first for five minutes. Otherwise, whisk and sprinkle flour on the pan until a paste is formed.
- Add your salt, pepper, and all other forms of seasoning according to personal taste. Stir well.
- Next, add plant-based milk substitute.
- Making sure to stir constantly, let this mixture come to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer on medium-low heat.
- Adjust seasoning accordingly, let cook for 8 to 12 minutes.
- If you feel like it, you can chop some green onions in the meantime and sprinkle them over your vegan gravy as a garnish.
All that’s left to do next is take your biscuits out of the oven, and pour your delicious vegan gravy all over them. Dig in and enjoy your homemade vegan biscuits and gravy!
Vegan Biscuits and Gravy Tips
- The gravy can be made while the biscuits are baking to conserve energy. By the end, you can consume nice, flaky biscuits and a thick, warm gravy without reheating anything.
- Consider adding some vegan sausage to your gravy mixture. Your gravy will taste even better with the addition of a plant-based sausage. Traditional Southern biscuits and gravy fans will be especially pleased with this vegan variation.
- Simply use gluten-free flour in the biscuits and gluten-free flour to thicken the gravy to make this dish gluten-free.
- Whatever kind of milk substitute you use, make sure you use an unsweetened and unflavored plant-based milk. Typically, soy or oat milk work well, although bear in mind that each has their own benefits and drawbacks for the planet. You can combine some plant milk with a little vegan creamer for extra creaminess.
Keeping the biscuits in an airtight container for two days at room temperature is recommended. Using a refrigerated, airtight container will keep both the biscuits and gravy fresh for up to six days. You’ll want to store your vegan gravy in a resealable and reusable container for the best results.
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