Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

This vegan biscuits and gravy recipe features flaky vegan buttermilk biscuits drenched in a creamy vegan gravy that is infused with veggie sausage. It’s a perfect, filling breakfast for the weekends, but it’s also a great “breakfast for dinner” kind of meal.

Looking for more hearty vegan breakfast entrees? You’ll love this vegan breakfast casserole or freezer-friendly vegan breakfast burritos.

A plates holds vegan biscuits and gravy. There's a bowl with more gravy behind it along with biscuits and another plate of the dish.

Biscuits and gravy is the quintessential American breakfast, so having a vegan version just makes the weekends that much better. Besides, once you have the individual ingredients in your fridge, it’s easy to reheat and serve this indulgent breakfast for the weekdays, too.

You want the best vegan gravy for biscuits. That means it needs to be creamy and it should definitely have some vegan sausage for flavor and texture.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Adding vegan sausage to the gravy means you get plant-based protein combined with a delightful flavor and texture in every bite
  • Fluffy vegan biscuits are the perfect foundation for this favorite breakfast treat
  • Nutritional yeast flakes add a cheesy flavor to the gravy and a little color as well
Ingredients are on a white counter top. The labels read, "Vegetable broth, Vegan Sausage, Salt and Pepper, Vegan Biscuits, Nutritional yeast, Flour, and Vegan Butter."

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Biscuits — There are some brands that offer intentional or accidentally vegan biscuits. There’s no shame in keeping this recipe simple by using canned biscuits. Or you can make homemade vegan biscuits.
  • Vegan sausage — This ingredient is the same. Use storebought vegan sausage or make your own vegan sausage patties or even some plant-based sausage crumbles.
  • Vegan Butter — You can use storebought or homemade vegan butter
  • Flour — You can use all-purpose flour or high-quality gluten-free flour
  • Vegetable broth — The quality of your vegetable broth matters for this recipe. I recommend using Better Than Bouillon Vegetarian.
  • Nutritional Yeast Flakes — You can find nutritional yeast flakes in health food stores or online. It adds a cheesy flavor to this gravy.
  • Salt + pepper

How to Make Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

  1. Bake the biscuits according to the directions.
  2. Cook the vegan sausage in a skillet over medium heat, using a spatula to break it into pieces.
  3. To make the vegan gravy recipe for biscuits, add vegan butter to the skillet and cook it until it’s melted.
  4. Sprinkle flour over the melted butter and sausage while continually stirring. Cook for a few minutes until flour has absorbed the butter.
    Flour is being poured into a skillet with other ingredients.
  5. Turn heat down to medium-low and slowly add the vegetable broth, one cup at a time, stirring continuously.
    Broth is being poured into a skillet with a roux to create gravy.
  6. Stir in nutritional yeast flakes, pepper, and salt, and cook until the gravy thickens.
  7. Transfer gravy to a serving dish to serve immediately.
  8. To serve, tear biscuits and half and place them on a plate. Drizzle with the gravy.

Marly’s Tips

Make vegan gluten-free biscuits and gravy by using gluten-free flour to make the biscuits and the gravy. Be sure to use a gluten-free vegan sausage product as well.

Serving Suggestions

Serve meatless biscuits and gravy with any of the following:

Storage Tips

Place the gravy in a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. It can be frozen for up to 2 months. When reheating, add water or broth to thin it out. Biscuits can be refrigerated or frozen in separate containers.

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More Vegan Breakfast Ideas

If you love these southern vegan biscuits and gravy, you’ll want to try even more indulgent vegan breakfast recipes.

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A plates holds vegan biscuits and gravy. There's a bowl with more gravy behind it along with biscuits and another plate of the dish.

Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

Make your breakfast indulgent with this vegan biscuits and gravy. Make it quick with store-bought biscuits or extra special with homemade. Either way, you'll love this tasty vegan breakfast!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 95kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 vegan biscuits
  • 1 cup vegan sausage
  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Bake the biscuits according to the directions.
  • While the biscuits are baking, cook the vegan sausage in a skillet over medium heat, using a spatula to break it into pieces.
  • Add vegan butter to the skillet. Use a spatula to break it up into smaller pieces and cook until melted.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the melted butter and sausage while continually stirring. Cook for a few minutes until flour has completely absorbed the butter.
  • Turn heat down to medium-low and slowly add the vegetable broth, one cup at a time, stirring continuously. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast flakes, pepper, and salt. Stir to combine. Cook for approximately 5 minutes until the gravy has thickened.
  • Keep over low heat until ready to serve. Transfer gravy to a serving dish to serve immediately. Alternatively, place in a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. It can be frozen for up to 2 months. When reheating gravy, add water or broth if it gets too thick while reheating.

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Notes

If you make the gravy ahead and reheat it, you may need to add additional vegetable broth to thin it out because it may thicken as it cools.
Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 21mg | Vitamin A: 605IU | Iron: 0.3mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

One Response to Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyBarb Reply

    5 stars
    This is my favorite weekend breakfast!

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