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GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN GRAVY RECIPE
Blender Babes recently made a creamy mushroom gravy, but this more traditional alternative is even easier and truly delivers a hearty flavor perfect to complement your meal. I’ve always been a fan of gravy, but hadn’t found a good replacement since going vegan. This recipe is just what I’ve been looking for. It contains a complex flavor that is reminiscent of traditional gravy but much healthier with nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, and no added sodium or refined sugars! The molasses adds B vitamins and helps give it a rich gravy flavor. It thickens up quite nicely when cooked. If you don’t have arrowroot powder, you can thicken the gravy with another flour or thickening agent. A Blendtec or Vitamix blender isn’t necessary for this recipe, any old blender will do! I recommend pouring this generously over sweet potatoes or roasts of any kind or even this roasted root vegetable mash.
- 1 cup veggie broth
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon. tamari
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1 clove garlic chopped
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
- 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- Place ingredients into blender jar in the order listed.
- For Vitamix: Start at Variable 1, increase to Variable 6 and blend until mixture is smooth, about 10-15 seconds.
- For Blendtec: Run SAUCES/BATTERS cycle for 10-15 seconds.
- Pour contents of jar into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Then reduce the heat to low and stir until gravy reduces and thickens to your desired consistency.
- Serve and enjoy immediately!
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS OF NUTRITIONAL YEAST
Nutritional yeast is a staple for vegans and vegetarians as it is a plant-based source of vitamin B12 and lends a nutty, earthy flavor to this delicious vegan gravy. Just one tablespoon of nutritional yeast is a full recommended daily serving of B12, so there is no reason to feel guilty about pouring a generous portion of this gravy on your dinner! Nutritional yeast is also rich in folic acid and amino acids. It is not traditional yeast, so there is no concern for those worried about candida. It is also rich in 15 minerals including iron, magnesium, phorphorus, zinc, chromium, and selenium.
Nutritional yeast is also packed with protein — a whopping 4.5 grams per tablespoon. That’s more protein than an egg, a cup of milk, or an ounce of beef! We recommend adding it not just to soups, sauces, and gravies but also sprinkled on top of popcorn, toast, or over some roasted cauliflower. Known as hippie dust, nutritional yeast was created to give us essential vitamins and nutrients that we tend to lack with modern diets, so check it out!