A delicious, hearty vegan gravy recipe that’s packed full of flavour. Perfect for your veggie roast dinner, with mashed potatoes or for your vegan Christmas dinner.
This vegan gravy recipes has a secret ingredient
It took me a while to get a vegan onion gravy recipe that I was happy with but this really hits the spot. It’s got a lovely flavour thanks to the secret ingredient – which is marmite.
Is Marmite suitable for vegans?
Yes, Marmite is suitable for vegans – although according to their website the 70g jar is only suitable for vegetarians. I have no idea why!
Marmite is a spread made from yeast extract. It’s naturally high in vitamin B12 and folic acid. If you’re not in the UK you may be able to find it in the international section, or look for a non-branded yeast extract. If you’re in Australia Vegemite would do a similar job.
This gravy is perfect with a vegan roast dinner
I love this gravy poured over a roast dinner. In fact I find roast dinners really disappointing when there isn’t any gravy with them.
An onion gravy is always my favourite and it’s surprisingly easy to make a satisfying vegan version.
It’s also delicious with mashed potato, with or without sausages (vegan of course) or with a good pie.
What do you like to eat with gravy? When I visited the Isle of Man last year I was told that chips and gravy are a local speciality! Maybe I should give it a go…
More vegan roast dinner recipes:
- Chestnut and cranberry nut roast
- Parsnip wellington
- Rosemary roast potatoes
- Balsamic Brussels sprouts
- Easy Christmas red cabbage (on my other blog Sneaky Veg)
- Parsnip, chestnut and sage nut roast (on my other blog Sneaky Veg)
- How to make the ultimate vegan Christmas dinner
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How to make the best vegan gravy
It’s not difficult to make a delicious vegan gravy but it’s worth taking the time to fry the onions properly.
Spend 10-15 minutes cooking them slowly and you’ll have a much richer flavour.
And when it comes to your vegetable stock by all means use stock from a packet if you’re pushed for time but a good homemade veggie stock will make this even better.
Sometimes when I make this vegan gravy I add a splash of red wine – others I don’t. It’s delicious both ways.
- 1 tbsp dairy free spread
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 tsp garlic granules
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- Splash of red wine optional
- 500 ml hot vegetable stock
- 1 tbsp marmite
- Salt and pepper
- Small handful parsley chopped
Melt 1 tbsp dairy free spread in a medium saucepan over a medium heat.
Add 1 chopped onion and sauté until soft.
Stir in 1 tsp garlic granules and 1 tbsp plain flour and cook for one minute.
Add a splash of red wine (if using) and heat until reduced. Stir often. Add the 500ml hot vegetable stock, little by little, stirring as you go, allowing it to thicken before adding more. Bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Stir in 1 tbsp marmite and a small handful of chopped parsley and season with salt and pepper.
Either serve as it is or for a smooth gravy push it through a sieve into a serving jug or gravy boat.
Keeps in the fridge for several days. It may separate, in which case stir it well as you reheat.
If you like this you might like my homemade mint sauce.
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