A delicious homemade gravy both vegans and omnivores can agree on! This easy chickpea flour gravy is not only perfect for the holidays, but also all year long! You'll want to pour this addictive gluten-free gravy on everything!Jump to Recipe
I seriously cannot stress enough how much I LOOOOOOOOOOVE chickpea flour!
Okay, now that I got that out of the way, we can talk about this gravy and why it's totally BOMB!
Here are some reasons (besides that it's made with chickpea flour, of course) Sorry, I couldn't help myself. 😉
If you are vegan, it's perfect for you.
If you are gluten-free, it's perfect for you.
If you are both vegan and gluten-free, then you just won the jackpot! I bet you thought I was going to say it's perfect for you. Well, it is!
Now even if you are not vegan or gluten-free, it's still perfect for you.
Why, you ask?
Um, because you can serve it to your vegan and gluten-free family and friends.
Oh, and it's delicious.
And of course, we can't forget that it's made with chickpea flour.
Ahem. Yes, chickpea flour, which aside from my personal obsession with it's amazingness, happens to be good for you.
High in protein, iron and fiber, chickpea flour rocks when it comes to gluten-free flours.
And if you're still not convinced of this gravy's awesomeness, it's so simple to make. How simple? See for yourself...
How to Make This Gluten-Free Gravy Recipe
Combine vegetable broth, tamari, onion powder, garlic powder and rosemary in a pourable vessel.
Whisk together and set aside.
Then start your roux, by heating olive oil over medium heat.
Whisk in chickpea flour.
Keep whisking until it is smooth.
It will be a golden color and have a nutty aroma.
Be careful not to burn the roux. If it starts to turn brown, it's starting to burn.
Whisk in the vegetable broth mixture.
Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, until desired thickness is reached.
Note that as the gravy approaches a boil, it will begin to thicken.
Once it has reached your desired thickness, turn off the heat and stir in salt and pepper to taste.
What to Eat with This Vegan Gravy
We enjoyed this gravy with our dairy-free mashed potatoes and chickpea veggie loaf.
What can I use instead of tamari?
You can use liquid aminos to replace the tamari or coconut aminos if you need to keep this gravy soy-free.
Of course, if you're not gluten-free, you can opt to use low sodium soy sauce instead.
Storing and Reheating the Gravy
Gravy can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze the gravy in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Reheat leftovers in a microwave safe dish in 30-second intervals, stirring in between.
You can also reheat in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until heated throughout.
If frozen, allow gravy to thaw completely in the airtight container in the refrigerator before reheating.
Now it's time to whip up a batch of gravy, baby! 😉
For another gluten-free gravy, try our vegetarian gravy (with vegan option).
Chickpea Flour Gravy
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 5-6 tablespoon chickpea flour (aka garbanzo bean flour) (start with 5 tablespoons and keep additional tablespoon on reserve)
- 2 ¾-3 cups gluten-free, low-sodium vegetable broth (start with 2 ¾ cups and keep ¼ cup on reserve
- 3 tablespoon gluten-free, reduced sodium tamari
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon crushed, dried rosemary (I recommend using whole dried rosemary and crushing yourself either with a mortal and pestle or by breaking up with your fingers as the flavor is better this way)
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Kosher salt to taste
- Combine 2 ¾ cup vegetable broth, tamari, onion powder, garlic powder and rosemary in a pourable vessel. Whisk together and set aside.
- Then start your roux by heating olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk in 5 tablespoons of the chickpea flour. Keep whisking until it is smooth. It will be a golden color and have a nutty aroma. Be careful not to burn the roux. If it starts to turn brown, it's starting to burn.
- Whisk in the vegetable broth mixture. Bring to a boil, whisking consistently, until desired thickness is reached. As it reaches a boil, it will begin to thicken. If the gravy is not thick enough for your liking, whisk in more chickpea flour. If it is too thick, whisk in more broth.
- Once the gravy has reached desired thickness, turn off the heat and stir in freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt to taste.
(Please refer to the post above for instructional photographs and other helpful information for this recipe)
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Hello, I'd like to sautee mushrooms to this recipe. Would you cook them first then make the roux in the same pan with the seasoning from cooking the mushrooms to be pulled into the roux? I love chickpea/garbanzo/besam flour too - we use it all the time in many ways. Very grateful for it!
Hi there! I'm sure that would work, but I haven't tried it. Of course, if the gravy is not thick enough, you can always whisk some more flour in and it will dissolve nicely which is one of the great things about chickpea flour that I love. And, if it's too thick, you can always add more broth. Let me know what you end up doing and how it comes out. 🙂
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No worries and thank you so much! ♥
Made this for the first time last evening, and all I can say is WOW! All of us liked it (Even our picky adult son. He usually doesn't even try Keto or Vegan things that I make because it's "strange"). I also follow low carb & wheat free recipes as well.
I did sub the tamari with low sodium Worcestershire sauce due to not having the tamari in the pantry. Also used beef broth instead of vegetable broth (this wasn't in the pantry either). Did need all 5 Tbsp. of the chickpea flour. I was absolutely amazed at how smoothly the chickpea flour mixed into the broth with the whisk. No lumps, either. Bonus!!
Thank You so much Sherri for posting this, as it's a keeper! Will continue to look for more recipes using chickpea flour as well.
Thanks Sandra! I'm so happy that you and your family all loved the gravy! Yay! So glad it worked out for you and your needs! Chickpea flour just continues to amaze me! It's such an awesome ingredient! Hope you have the best day! 🙂
Carnivore here. I have to say I was THRILLED with this recipe! I excluded the tamari and swapped the veg broth for chicken broth. Added some fresh cut herbs from the garden and SHAZAM, DELICIOUS GRAVY! I’m currently dodging the butter and wheat in my diet so this worked very well!! THANK YOU!
Hi Shawn! I'm so happy to hear that! So glad you were able to make this recipe work for your needs. I absolutely LOVE the idea of adding fresh herbs! So tasty! Hope you have an awesome day! 🙂
We made this tonight and it was SO good. My kids loved it. We are currently doing an elimination diet for my youngest and this was a great find (we left out tamari). Thanks so much!
That's awesome Carrie! I'm so glad it worked for you and your family! Thank you for sharing that it still worked well without the tamari; that will be helpful for others as well! Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week! 🙂
I want to ladle this into my mouth it's SO GOOD! Also so quick and easy.
Thanks Eva! I'm right with you on that! Glad you enjoyed! 🙂
Might have to switch this with traditional gravy this year and see if my family even notices the healthy change. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Des! I actually did that and my 7-year old gravy fiend of a daughter had no idea! Hope you enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂
This looks delicious! And I love that you use chickpea flour so that vegans and those following a gluten free diet don't have to miss out on fabulous gravy
Thank you so much, Karyl! 🙂
I love the addition of the rosemary to this recipe! So often gravy recipes feel like they're missing something, but the little pop from the herb really round this recipe out!
Thanks Mackenzie! It definitely adds a nice touch. 🙂
Jessica (Swanky Recipes)
I was a vegetarian for nearly 10 years and I wish I had this recipe back in the day. I'd only eat the cranberry sauce in my teens because everything had animal products. I'm going to need to try this with chickpea flour!
Wow; it's great there are so many more options today! Hope you enjoy this gravy, Jessica! 🙂
I have a member of family that is vegetarian and gluten free - I will have to make this for her!
Awesome; thanks Allison! 🙂 Hope she enjoys!
Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago
I have a number of friends who eat GF so great to have a good gravy recipe to add to my files!
Thanks Kathryn! 🙂