A super creamy and comforting Gluten-Free Vegan White Gravy made with Cashews, and the perfect blend of spices! Whether for a cozy holiday meal or your every day favorite dishes, this Vegan Gravy recipe adds that certain bit of something special in no time at all!
This Vegan Gravy recipe has to be one of the quickest and easiest recipes I’ve ever added to my blog! It truly takes very little time to have a super warm and comforting gravy to add to your favorite dishes or impress your guests! Bonus: it’s gluten-free and high in protein, too!
This Classic Vegan White Gravy is:
Super quick and easy to make.
Creamy and comforting.
Rich and perfectly thick.
Packed with flavor.
Versatile and complements a large variety of dishes.
Gluten-free, vegan, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free, sugar-free.
What Ingredients are Needed to Make Vegan White Cashew Gravy?
Note: for full recipe ingredients and amounts, scroll towards the bottom of this post for the recipe card!
How to Make Vegan Gravy - Step by Step
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Pour into a sauce pan over medium heat.
4. Heat while stirring continuously until it reaches desired thickness.
5. Serve and enjoy!
Cashew Gravy - Ingredient Substitutions
You can use arrowroot starch or corn starch in place of tapioca starch in this recipe.
I do not recommend replacing cashews with any other nuts (or seeds) in this particular recipe!
If you are not a fan of nutritional yeast, you can simply omit it in this recipe.
Can I make this Easy Vegan Gravy ahead of time?
Yes! I find that this easy vegetarian gravy keeps well at room temperature for a few hours (great for serving at gatherings!) or you can make it, place it in the refrigerator and re-heat right before serving.
What should I serve with this Vegan Gravy?
This particular gluten-free gravy inspired this Vegan Meatloaf recipe of mine, and they make the perfect pair!
Biscuits or rolls.
Eggs or chickpea flour eggs.
Roasted potatoes or hash browns.
Can I/should I soak the cashews beforehand?
Soaking isn’t necessary, but if you do not have that great a quality of a blender or food processor, soaking the cashews in hot water 30 minutes prior will help achieve a smoother consistency!
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Vegan Cashew Gravy
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or pink salt
- In a food processor or high speed blender, combine all of the above ingredients.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a sauce pan and stir over medium heat until thickened.
- Serve, and enjoy!
can i use regular roasted cashews? do they have to be raw?
Kristen Wood says
You can use regular cashews, it just may not be quite as smooth a sauce. I would recommend soaking the cashews in warm water for about an hour before blending, in this case. I hope this helps! 🙂
So easy! It looks super creamy, too.