Buttery homemade biscuits covered in vegan sausage gravy sauce served on a plate.

Biscuits And Gravy

Vegan biscuits and gravy is a delicious breakfast for any day of the week. It’s got fluffy, buttery baked biscuits smothered in a flavorful thick gravy. But this isn’t just any ordinary gravy – it’s got bits of seasoned sausage spread throughout.

This meal feels indulgent and luxurious, without being too heavy. The flavors are salty, savory and spicy and really hit the spot when you have a comfort food craving.

How To Make Vegan Biscuits

Golden, pillowy biscuits start with a buttermilk base. An easy way to make vegan buttermilk is by combining a thick plant based milk, such as oat milk or soy milk, and whisking in some lemon juice. When the mixture curdles and bubbles, it’s ready for use.

Next, combine the dry ingredients and add 6 tablespoons of cold vegan butter**. Use a fork to press the butter into the dry components. After a few minutes it will start to look like a course crumble. From here, add the vegan buttermilk into the bowl and using a spoon, carefully fold everything together until it forms a sticky ball. The resulting dough will be soft and pliable.

Generously flour a work surface and knead the dough, adding more flour along the way. When the dough is no longer tacky, roll out the dough and use a 3″ cookie cutter to cut out biscuit rounds. This batch is enough for around 12 biscuits. Place the biscuits on a baking tray and bake in an oven set to 450°F for around 12-15 minutes.

** A note on the vegan butter: It is difficult to find unsalted vegan butter so I use Earth Balance with salt already added. I do not add additional salt because I do not want the biscuits to become overly salty. If you are able to use unsalted vegan butter for this recipe, add around 1 teaspoon of salt to the dry mixture.

When cutting out the biscuits, try to not twist the cutter – This will seal the edges of the biscuits and prevent it from rising.

How To Make Homemade Sausage Gravy

Homemade sausage gravy without the meat? Yes please! This gravy is indulgent and flavorful and can be eaten with biscuits, toast, mashed potatoes and breakfast burritos.

To begin building the gravy, mix 1 teaspoon of Better Than Bouillon No Chicken Base with 2 cups of hot water. Set aside. In a saucepan set to low heat, mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour. Stir until all the lumps are gone and it starts to thicken and bubble. Add the stock water to the saucepan and stir. When boiling, add black pepper and Trader Joe’s Onion Salt to the saucepan. Stir and reduce to a simmer for around 8 minutes.

As the gravy simmers, cut the Beyond Meat Spicy Breakfast Sausage Patties into small chunks. To cook, set a pan on medium heat and lightly fry the meat until crisp and brown.

Add the sausage and an additional 1/2 cup of water to the saucepan with the gravy. Boil and reduce to a simmer until the gravy has thickened.**

When you’re ready to serve the biscuits and gravy, cut the buttery biscuits in half and ladle a generous serving of sausage gravy in-between and/or over the biscuits.

**A note on thickening the gravy: If the gravy is thin, use cornstarch to add body. To make a cornstarch mixture, add a small amount to cold water. Stir until a smooth mixture is made. Add a little at a time until the gravy is the right consistency.

If you want a breakfast the whole family will love, you have to try making this plant based version of the Southern classic. Leftovers reheat nicely and the biscuits and sausage gravy can be eaten in a variety of ways (think biscuits with butter and jam or gravy covered breakfast burritos). As always, don’t forget to leave a rating below and tag @PlantBasedDogGuy on Instagram!

For more comfort food dishes try this Crispy Fried Chicken recipe.

Buttery homemade biscuits covered in vegan sausage gravy sauce served on a plate.
Yield: 12 Biscuits

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Southern biscuits and gravy recipe makes fluffy, buttery baked biscuits smothered in a flavorful thick sausage gravy.

Ingredients

Biscuits

  • 3/4 Cup Oat Milk (Soy Milk Will Also Work)
  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Cups Self Rising Flour
  • 2 Small Pinches of Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 6 Tablespoons Vegan Butter (I Recommend Earth Balance)
  • All-Purpose Flour To Flour Surface

Sausage Gravy

  • 1 Teaspoon Better Than Bouillon No Chicken Base + 2 Cups Water 
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Pack Beyond Meat Spicy Beyond Breakfast Sausage Patties (6 Patties)
  • 1 Teaspoon Trader Joe's Onion Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions

HOW TO MAKE VEGAN BISCUITS

  1. Start by making vegan buttermilk. Do this by whisking plant based milk and lemon juice in a bowl. The mixture will begin to bubble and curdle. Set aside.
  2. Next, combine self-rising flour, cream of tartar and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Add in 6 tablespoons of plant based butter.
  3. Use a fork to press the butter into the dry components. After a few minutes it will start to look like a course crumble.
  4. From here, add the vegan buttermilk into the bowl and using a spoon, carefully fold everything together until it forms a sticky ball. The resulting dough will be soft and pliable.
  5. Generously flour a work surface with all-purpose flour and knead the dough, adding more flour along the way.
  6. When the dough is no longer tacky, roll out the dough and use a 3" cookie cutter to cut out biscuit rounds. This batch is enough for around 12 biscuits.
  7. Place the biscuits on a baking tray and bake in an oven set to 450°F for around 12-15 minutes. Make sure the biscuits don't stay in too long - they'll become dry and flaky.

HOW TO MAKE VEGAN SAUSAGE GRAVY

  1. To begin building the gravy, mix 1 teaspoon of Better Than Bouillon No Chicken Base with 2 cups of hot water. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan set to low heat, mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour. Stir until all the lumps are gone and it starts to thicken and bubble.
  3. Add the stock water to the saucepan and stir. When boiling, add black pepper and Trader Joe's Onion Salt to the saucepan. Stir and reduce to a simmer for around 8 minutes.
  4. As the gravy simmers, cut the Beyond Meat Spicy Breakfast Sausage Patties into small chunks. To cook, set a pan on medium heat and lightly fry the meat until crisp and brown.
  5. Add the sausage and an additional 1/2 cup of water to the saucepan with the gravy. Boil and reduce to a simmer until the gravy has thickened.
  6. If the gravy is thin, use cornstarch to add body. To make a cornstarch mixture, add a small amount to cold water. Stir until a smooth mixture is made. Add a little at a time until the gravy is the right consistency.

HOW TO SERVE BISCUITS AND GRAVY

  1. Biscuits are best served toasty and warm. Serve straight from the oven or reheat when ready to serve.
  2. Slice each biscuit in half and pour a generous amount of warmed gravy over the biscuit and between the two halves.

Notes

  • When cutting out the biscuits, try not to twist the cutter to make the shape - This will seal the edges of the biscuits and prevent it from rising.
  • The biscuits and gravy in this recipe can be used in other dishes. Try serving biscuits with Vegan Fried Chicken or smothering the sausage gravy over mashed potatoes.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 Biscuit w/ Gravy

Amount Per Serving Calories 189Total Fat 10.3gSaturated Fat 2.7gSodium 428mgCarbohydrates 19gSugar .6gProtein 4g

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