Vegan Biscuits and Gravy Recipe
Growing up in Indiana, I have certain Midwest comfort foods. For one thing, I’m really big on breakfast, and my favorite breakfast dish is biscuits and gravy. Now this is definitely a Southern/Midwesterner food. My dad once requested biscuits and gravy in Michigan, and they had no idea what he was talking about; you have to get a little further south.
If you didn’t grow up in the Midwest or South, this dish may seem like a head scratcher to you, but I’m telling you, they’re freakin’ awesome! These are great by themselves or also good as a side to a vegan tofu scramble.
Vegan Biscuits and Gravy Recipe (serves 2)
4 vegan biscuits
1/2 package of ground vegan sausage (approximately 7.5 ounces)
2 Tbs canola or other neutral oil
1 1/2 Tbs whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cup of soy milk
ground black pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven and bake your vegan biscuits (I use the recipe from Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food)
2. Heat the oil over medium heat and add your ground vegan sausage (I use half a package of Gimme Lean sausage style).
3. Brown the sausage and break it into small pieces with your spatula or a fork.
4. Once the sausage is browned, sprinkle the whole wheat flour on top (you can use white flour if you’d prefer a whiter color gravy). Stir the flour into the oil and sausage, creating a roux. Cook for 30 seconds to a minute.
5. Gradually add the soy milk so that the pan stays hot enough for the gravy to thicken. As the gravy thickens, add a little more soy milk and so on. I typically do this by sight and not by measurement, so you can go with more soy milk or less, to get your desired consistency. Keep in mind that the gravy will thicken slightly as it cools.
6. Sprinkle ground black pepper on the gravy in between adding the soy milk. Keep in mind this is the only spice in addition to the sausage flavor, so I like mine peppery. I would say 1/4 tsp might be about right, but put in more or less to suit your taste.
7. Serve on top of biscuits and enjoy!
Gradually add the soy milk to the roux. If you add it all at once, it takes a while for the pan to heat up the contents and can make for a runny gravy. Add it bit by bit, adding more once the gravy has thickened.