4 Ingredient Vegan Gravy – Ready in 5 Minutes

It took a few attempts to create the perfect vegan gravy, but as always it was definitively worth it. I was actually surprised that the simplest sauce with only four ingredients turned out to be the most authentic and delicious. As is often the case: less really is more –  at least when it comes to gravy…

vegane Bratensauce gravy vegan

As far back as in childhood days, I would just ignore the meat and bring all my attention to the dumplings with gravy, which typically came along with it. This sauce also goes well with mashed potatoes, spaetzle and yes, I even ate mee noodles with leftover sauce once. So good!


Barbecue Glazed Lentil Loaf & Vegan Gravy

Here comes a last-minute Thanksgiving idea (or an early Christmas dinner inspiration).
This vegan lentil loaf is hearty, filling and so delicious with the BBQ glaze. You can’t go wrong with it, even non-vegans or -vegetarians will love it!

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BBQ sauce: http://bit.ly/2zbMTlX
Mashed potatoes: http://bit.ly/2iDpa7F

The Best Vegan Gravy Ever 👇

I’ve been experimenting with many different vegan gravy recipes and yet this one isn’t only the easiest of them all, but also the best tasting and most authentic. You’ll only need 4 ingredients which you probably have at home anyway:

1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
2-3 tbsp depending on how salty your vegetable broth is already and if you’re using salt reduced tamari instead of soy sauce)
1 tsp onion powder
1/3 cup flour (I use spelt flour. You could also use gf flour like brown rice flour)
1/2 cup lukewarm water

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Posted by MINAMADE on Dienstag, 21. November 2017

vegane Bratensauce braune sauce

So I’d say nothing stands in the way of a delicious vegan Christmas feast. We haven’t decided yet on what version we’re going to make for Christmas this year: the American lentil loaf & mashed potatoes or German potato dumplings with red cabbage aka “krauts”. Or maybe a mix of both? No matter what it’s going to be, this vegan gravy will definitively be on the table. What are you planning to make for Christmas this year?

4 Ingredient Vegan Gravy - Ready in 5 Minutes
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

This vegan gravy is really authentic and goes well with German dumplings or mashed potatoes. You'll only need 4 ingredients and 5 minutes for this sauce.

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: German
Author: Mina
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth (350 ml)
  • 2-3 tbsp soy sauce/ tamari (s. notes)
  • 1 tsp onion powder (or other spices) (optional)
  • 1/3 cup spelt flour (or other flour, e.g. rice flour to make gf) (50 g)
  1. Add vegetable broth, soy sauce and onion powder or other spices, if using, to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil.

  2. Whisk together flour with 1/2 water (the best way to do this is by shaking flour and water in a sealable mason jar to get rid of any clumps).

  3. As soon as the broth is boiling, slowly add the flour water mixture and whisk to remove any clumps. 

  4. If desired, sieve sauce and serve warm (s. notes).

Recipe Notes
  • The amount of soy sauce depends on how salty your vegetable broth is already and if you’re using salt reduced tamari instead of soy sauce.
  • The longer the sauce stands, the thicker it becomes. Store any leftover sauce in the fridge and reheat right before serving with some water/ vegetable broth, whisking well.

I hope you love this recipe – please let me know in the comment section below! If you make this vegan gravy, make sure to take a photo and share it on my Facebook page or on Instagram, using the hashtag #minamadefood. Oh and don’t forget to tag me (@thisisminamade) so that I can see your creations!

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