Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy (Vegan)

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I didn’t used to think I was a gravy person.

Now biscuits?  Oh, I’ve always loved my biscuits.  I love biscuits with strawberry jam.  I love biscuits with a warm pat of butter.  I especially love biscuits with (my personal favorite) a nice slather of peanut butter, which gets all nice and ooey gooey and melty atop a warm biscuit.  But I could never quite understand why my friends were so madly in love with their “b & g”.

Something about the sausage-laden gravy just never quite appealed to me.  Nor did the idea of eating spoonfuls upon spoonfuls of sauce that was probably made with loads of heavy cream.  So I admittedly spent the first three decades of my life always passing on the “g”, until about a year ago when one of my friends finally convinced me to try her absolute favorite:

Mushroom gravy.

Made vegan with almond milk instead of heavy cream, no less.

Let’s just say I’m finally part of the “b & g” club now.  I absolutely love this gravy!!!

Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy -- simple to make, naturally vegan, and so comforting and delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com
In retrospect, I’m not sure why I was so surprised.

I generally love cream sauces, and regularly sub in almond milk for dairy when looking for a lighter alternative or cooking for my vegan friends.  And I lovelovelove mushrooms.  (Although after a little heated vote on Instagram last week, I was reminded that many of you don’t.  Who knew ‘shrooms could be so polarizing?!)

So yeah, in theory, I probably should have tried a good mushroom gravy a long time ago.  But once I finally did — and tried a good mushroom gravy, that was heavy on the mushrooms, light on the creaminess, and full of rich savory flavors — I was 500% sold.

And then being the good little food blogger I am, immediately had to come home and learn how to make it myself.

I’ve been tinkering around with my favorite recipe for awhile now, so thought it was high time to share it with you.  We begin with my favorite 3-ingredient coconut oil biscuits, which come together in about 20 minutes from start to finish.  (The best!!)

Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy -- simple to make, naturally vegan, and so comforting and delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

But the gravy is the rockstar of today’s recipe.

The ingredients are pretty straightforward — Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original (or Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original Unsweetened) and vegetable stock form the flavorful base, a (vegan) butter roux thickens it up, shallots and a little garlic give it a savory kick, some fresh rosemary is essential, and most importantly, it’s filled with lots and lots and lots of mushrooms.  I prefer baby bellas, but really you can use just about any of your favorite mushrooms (or a mix) here.

Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy -- simple to make, naturally vegan, and so comforting and delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

Simmer the mushrooms in your butter, add the shallots and onion, thicken it up with the roux, then stir in the remaining ingredients.  And once the mixture comes to a simmer and thickens up, it should all be ready to go in less than 15 minutes.  You know, coincidentally just about the amount of time it takes to bake those biscuits.

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Once they’re both ready to go, serve the warm gravy on top of the warm biscuits…

Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy -- simple to make, naturally vegan, and so comforting and delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

…and get ready for some “b & g” heaven.

Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy -- simple to make, naturally vegan, and so comforting and delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

It’s comfort food at its best — warm, hearty, full of the best savory flavors.  But believe it or not, the entire recipe is actually dairy-free and vegan.  So if you and your friends can get your “b & g” fix without having to worry about sausage or heavy cream.  Even though I happen to like both of those ingredients, I prefer the vegan version of this recipe.  :)

Enjoy!

Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy (Vegan)

This biscuits and mushroom gravy recipe is wonderfully delicious and comforting, it's naturally vegan, and it all comes together in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Make the 3-Ingredient Coconut Oil Biscuits according to directions.

While the biscuits are baking, melt butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat.  Add mushrooms and stir to coat.  Then saute the mushrooms for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cooked and softened.  Add shallot and garlic, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the shallot is cooked and softened.  Sprinkle the mixture with the flour, and stir to combine.  Cook for 1 minute.  Stir in the vegetable stock until combined.  Then add in the remaining ingredients, and stir until completely combined.

Bring the sauce to a simmer.  Then reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmering until the gravy reaches your desired thickness, about 1-5 minutes (depending on how thin you like your gravy), stirring occasionally.  Taste, and season with additional salt, pepper and/or rosemary if needed.  Remove from heat and serve the gravy ladled over the warm biscuits, topped with an additional sprinkle of black pepper if desired.

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  1. Maryea {happy healthy mama} — April 17, 2015 @ 5:54 am (#)

    Oh I am so trying this! I’ll admit that I love regular b+g, but I’m also in the love mushrooms camp, so I need to try this vegan version.  

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — April 17, 2015 @ 6:31 am (#)

    I can’t even lie. I am NOT a biscuits and gravy person. We did not eat it, like ever, in Canada where I grew up.
    NOW, my husband is a mid-west boy, and B & G runs through his veins. He has been begging me to make it, and I am pumped to see how he likes a vegan version! Pinned!

  3. Melanie @ Carmel Moments — April 17, 2015 @ 6:36 am (#)

    Oh my goodness! The hubby would go wild over these. He inhales biscuits and gravy. As for mushrooms… well they just take it to a whole new level!
    Pinned.

  4. Lydia Smith — April 17, 2015 @ 8:26 am (#)

    would this work with almond-coconut blend milk? That’s what I usually have on hand-I like the taste better than regular almond milk.

    • Ali — April 17th, 2015 @ 8:55 am

      Sure, that would work!

  5. Phoebe @Feed Me Phoebe — April 17, 2015 @ 9:24 am (#)

    I love seeing gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan makeovers to classic comfort food dishes!! This looks delicious!

    • Ali — April 18th, 2015 @ 12:28 pm

      Thank you Phoebe, hope you enjoy this one!

  6. Stephanie — April 17, 2015 @ 9:35 am (#)

    That looks soo amazing!  I love  b&g this a great way to try it in a different way!! Can’t wait to try it this weekend! 

  7. Heidi @foodiecrush — April 17, 2015 @ 10:01 am (#)

    It’s amazing how much you can sub in almond milk when you think about it. Great idea, but my husband would still have to add sausage. WITH the mushrooms. And a big old runny egg. It’s his standard breakfast when we go out.

    • Ali — April 18th, 2015 @ 12:35 pm

      Heidi, you’re making me hungry!!

  8. Darlene — April 17, 2015 @ 11:48 am (#)

    Great post! Love me some B&G! Do you think coconut milk (so delicious) and gluten free all purpose flour will work for this? 

  9. Bret — April 17, 2015 @ 11:48 am (#)

    Love your writing/recipes/photography…BUT, I think you may have crossed a line with this one (at least in the mind of this Midwestern boy raised by a mother from the South). Messing with ‘b & g’ is practically blasphemous.  

    You always make everything look amazing but this is one time I have to resist.  Give me my fluffy, buttery biscuits with creamy, artery clogging sausage gravy or give me death. In this case you get both. (all written in jest) :)
    Keep up the great work. 

    • Ali — April 18th, 2015 @ 12:32 pm

      Haha thanks Bret! I know, I totally hear ya. My love for true southern biscuits and gravy (in all of their fattening glory), does run deep. I just have to play with a healthier version so my arteries don’t get too clogged. And it’s nice for vegans to have a version that they can actually enjoy. ; p Thanks for reading!

  10. Greg — April 17, 2015 @ 12:00 pm (#)

    Actually, in true Southern gravy there is no heavy cream. Leftover bacon grease, flour and 2% milk are all you need (plus sausage if you are so inclined, although I prefer it without).

    Of course it goes without saying that bacon grease isn’t exactly good for you, but the gravy is delicious!

  11. Marcia — April 17, 2015 @ 12:12 pm (#)

    OMGosh!  You have made my day by sharing this recipe, thank you SO much!  I can hardly wait to try it.  My husband is in for a real treat thanks to you!

    On a side note…you mentioned Costco.  We buy the (ginormous) container of Nutiva brand, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut oil there.  Have you ever thought about that?  It’s 78 ounces or 2 quart 14 ounces!!!!!!  I don’t remember how much it cost, but it’s soooo worth it!  Costco has been introducing a number of healthy items and I’m thrilled because the prices are so much lower and the sizes are usually larger.  The only thing that I don’t care for is the fact that they don’t always carry the same items (ie: white quinoa vs red – we enjoy the red much more).  That’s a small complaint and I’m over it already!

    Thanks again, Ali, you are quite talented!
    Marcia

    • Ali — April 18th, 2015 @ 12:27 pm

      Thanks Marcia, I hope you love it! Also, thanks for your tip on the coconut oil!

  12. Rachel — April 17, 2015 @ 1:47 pm (#)

    Wow, I posted a biscuits with mushroom gravy recipe just recently, too! Great minds think alike? :) http://grokgrub.com/2015/04/14/walnut-sweet-potato-biscuits-with-mushroom-gravy/

    • Ali — April 18th, 2015 @ 12:10 pm

      Wow, Rachel that looks FANTASTIC! I love how you did those sweet potato biscuits, yum!

  13. Amanda — April 18, 2015 @ 7:36 am (#)

    This mushroom gravy looks amazing!

    • Ali — April 18th, 2015 @ 12:03 pm

      Thanks Amanda!

  14. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 18, 2015 @ 9:36 am (#)

    What a fabulous gravy!!! This sounds like such a yummy dinner!

  15. Kristen — April 19, 2015 @ 9:08 pm (#)

    WOW. I love this!  I just had a mushroom bolognese sauce not too long ago and it was really good.  I love the use of the mushrooms here.  I can’t wait to try it!

  16. The Kentucky Gent — April 22, 2015 @ 9:10 pm (#)

    I’m definitely going to have to give these a go! One of my favorite restaurants around town has a to die for mushroom gravy, and this recipe sounds like it might be mighty close to it. 

    Josh – The Kentucky Gent
    http://thekentuckygent.com

  17. food recipe — July 5, 2015 @ 9:20 pm (#)

    Your biscuits are totally how we make Irish buttermilk scones only we serve them with lashings of butter. Or with cream and Jam with a hot Cuppa…divine. Serving them with gravy is a strange concept to me but I wouldn’t mind trying. Thanks :-)
    ·
    Warm Regard’s
    Amy whincester

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 6th, 2015 @ 10:12 am

      Thanks Amy, we hope you enjoy these! And we love how the Irish do scones, as we think butter, cream and jam are also divine with biscuits. : )

  18. JennH — September 24, 2015 @ 11:40 am (#)

    So simple but tasty. Thank you for the recipe. I’ll be making it again.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 26th, 2015 @ 3:38 pm

      You’re welcome Jenn, we’re happy you liked it! :)

  19. Jenny J. — November 9, 2015 @ 12:35 am (#)

    This was excellent!  I’m not vegan, but tried it anyway using soy milk (what I had on hand) and veggie broth and lobster mushrooms.  It was super easy, quick to make and tasted delicious.  I didn’t try the biscuit recipe, just the gravy, which I would highly recommend.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 9th, 2015 @ 8:43 am

      Yay, we’re so happy you enjoyed this Jenny! :D

  20. Richard P. — January 18, 2016 @ 3:34 pm (#)

    I forgot to put the mushrooms in my take on a rice & chickpea cornish pasty filling, so I thought I’d try a gravy. This gravy was exactly what my pasties needed!

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/richard-lewis-parker/rice-and-chickpea-pasty-with-mushroom-gravy/10153812492192521

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 18th, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

      Thanks for sharing with us Richard, that’s such a smart idea and fix! We’re happy you liked the gravy! :)

  21. Brookelynne — March 31, 2016 @ 6:07 pm (#)

    This was a hit out of the park!

     I made this for my vegan-averse boyfriend and two-year-old son – I normally steer clear of hearty recipes like this (i’m a health conscious vegan myself), but after trying a bite I ended up eating 3 biscuits (complete with gravy). Absolutely amazing recipe! Definitely going into the rotation. My whole family loved it. Thank you!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 31st, 2016 @ 8:15 pm

      We’re so glad to hear that Brookelynne — thanks for sharing with us! :)

  22. April — May 22, 2016 @ 7:27 pm (#)

    This looks delicious. Have you tried using this mushroom gravy as a substitute for cream of mushroom soup? It’s basically the same thing, right?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — May 23rd, 2016 @ 7:45 am

      We haven’t, but that’s a great idea! :)