Easy Homemade Brown Gravy

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Gravy is the reigning condiment champ of the holidays. Yes, we made that declaration. Cranberry sauces is appreciated by some, but it is not as universally as respected as gravy. You can make so many variations of gravy, but a classic gravy during the holidays exhibits a rich flavor, velvety texture, and golden brown color.

This gravy recipe is incredibly easy to make, but don’t let the simple steps fool you. It packs a flavorful punch, despite the fact that it is fat-free and low in sodium. You would never guess that this gravy is as healthy as it is if you did a blind taste test. In fact, we encourage you to compare this gravy with another gravy and see which one you like more. That could be a very fun holiday food experiment. Battle of the gravies!

The key to making an excellent gravy lies in your ability to control the heat. Once everything is thoroughly combined, you can taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Now, a traditional gravy has butter, which can help create a thick roux before liquid is added. Should you want a thicker gravy, you can mix a tablespoon of corn starch with 2 tablespoons of water and then mix that into the gravy near the very end of the cooking process.

Easy Homemade Brown Gravy
  • Prep Time:5m
  • Cook Time:10m
  • Total Time:15m


  • 1/4 c + 1 tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 c nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1/8 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 c low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp. low-sodium tamari (or coconut aminos)
  • sea salt, to taste


  1. Place a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat and let it warm for about 20-30 seconds.
  2. Add all of the dry ingredients (everything except for the vegetable broth and tamari/coconut aminos) and whisk for 30 seconds.
  3. Whisk in the vegetable broth and tamari/coconut aminos and continue mixing until everything is combined.
  4. Lower the heat to medium and bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce heat after a minute or so and then reduce the heat to low. Allow the gravy to simmer and whisk to thicken.
  5. Remove gravy once it reaches your desired consistency. If you want it thicker, mix one tablespoon of corn starch with two tablespoons of water and then mix that slurry into the gravy. Enjoy!
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