Gravy is known for its ability to take an otherwise healthy meal and beset it with fat and calories. But no worries with this rich and creamy gravy. It’s made with healthy, whole food ingredients and will only add delicious flavor and abundant health to your meal.
This easy-to-make herb gravy is the perfect sauce for any holiday meal, like Thanksgiving or Christmas; but it’s so easy, you can serve it every single day.
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How to Serve this Gravy
Gravy Made Simple
Some vegan gravy recipes are rather complicated, with their caramelized onions, mushrooms, and/or homemade vegan sausage, but this gravy is simple, quick, easy, delicious, and healthy.
Aunt Sally is gluten-free. Olivia just decided she wanted to go vegan. David is allergic to corn and soy. Lily is doing great on her oil-free diet. And Sam won’t eat anything refined or processed.
How do you serve a meal at a family gathering with all these individual preferences and allergies?!?
This healthy herb gravy is the perfect solution because it works for nearly all dietary preferences. It contains:
No vegan butter
No white flour
No soy sauce
No Braggs liquid aminos
No nutritional yeast
Plus it defied all gravy rules in that it is actually a good gravy for weight loss!
Just simple, delicious gravy made with healthy, whole-food ingredients.
Herb Gravy (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free)
Yield 2 1/4 cups
A simple, herb gravy made from healthy, whole-food ingredients
- 3 tablespoons brown rice flour
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 2 1/4 cups water - divided (See note)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon granulated onion
- 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon (generous) dried sage
- 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/4 teaspoon (scant) dried oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary
- Over medium-low heat, lightly toast flour in a dry pan for about 5 to 8 minutes or until flour becomes very lightly golden. Stir often to ensure even toasting. Set aside to cool.
- Place cashews and 1 cup water in blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add flour and remaining 1 1/4 cups of water and blend until smooth.
- Pour mixture into a saucepan. Whisk in salt and herbs.
- Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until gravy comes to a boil and is thickened. I use a heat-proof spatula for this.
This recipe makes a thick gravy. If you prefer a thinner gravy, increase water amount by 1/4 cup.
Make Ahead Tip:
Gravy may be made ahead and refrigerated. It will thicken slightly more when refrigerated. To reheat, place in a saucepan, add a couple tablespoons of water, whisk to combine and then heat slowly, stirring occasionally, until hot.
This gravy can be frozen. When ready to serve, place thawed or partially-thawed gravy in a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Whisk gravy often while heating.