Savory Chickpea Flour Gravy

Rich-tasting and silky-smooth, this vegan gravy is delish served over mashed potatoes, stuffing, and roasted squash. Five simple ingredients come together to make this essential Thanksgiving sauce that will wow the crowd at your next feast. You can make this gravy recipe up to 3 days in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator; when you’re ready to serve, just gently whisk it in a pot on low heat.

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By Mary Margaret Chappell,


  • 4 cups no-salt-added vegetable broth
  • 1 package fresh poultry blend herbs (1 to 2 sprigs each of sage, rosemary, and thyme)
  • 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
  • ⅓ cup chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce (optional)


  • In a large saucepan combine broth, herb sprigs, and celery. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Strain broth through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Discard solids. Return broth to saucepan.
  • Whisk in chickpea flour until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-low 3 to 5 minutes or until gravy thickens. Stir in soy sauce (if using).

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Mary Margaret Chappell

When Mary Margaret Chappell first started out in the plant-based food world as a writer, editor, and recipe developer, she was a bacon-loving former pastry chef who didn’t think she could ever cook without butter. Fourteen years, four cookbooks, dozens of cooking classes, and hundreds of recipes later, her favorite thing in the world is sharing the tips, techniques, and recipes that show just how easy and delicious whole-food, plant-based cooking can be. The former food editor of Vegetarian Times magazine has done away with her dependency on butter and is honing her skills at baking with natural sweeteners. Chappell lives in France, where plant-based eating can often be a challenge, but the fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes available are simply amazing. Find her on Instagram and Facebook.
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