Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

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(Last Updated On: May 1, 2023)

Vegan Biscuits and Gravy Recipe

This vegan biscuits and gravy recipe is actually easier to prepare than you might think.

Starting with a base of simple vegan buttermilk biscuits, and topped off with a homemade tempeh sausage gravy!

It’s the ultimate breakfast comfort food and such a classic!

I haven’t had this meal in years since going vegan, and I’m so happy to have finally nailed it.

Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy

Vegetarian Tempeh Sausage and Gravy

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or neither – this vegetarian biscuits and gravy recipe is so delicious, and a great recipe to try something new!

The tempeh sausage has such a yummy texture – it’s also seasoned with spices like nutmeg, sage, rosemary, fennel, paprika and more, giving it such a delicious “sausage” flavor.

Making vegan gravy is such a simple process, and it’s just as thick, flavorful and savory as you want it to be.

Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

If this doesn’t look like an inviting plate, I don’t know what is!

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Preparing the Tempeh Sausage

The first step in making this yummy breakfast (or dinner) is to bake your biscuits. Follow this vegan buttermilk biscuit recipe if you haven’t already.

Then, heat some oil in a large pan over medium heat, and toss in your rosemary, thyme, and fennel.

I love infusing the oil with these herbs, it makes the gravy ridiculously flavorful and delicious.

Then chop or crumble your tempeh and add it to the pan, stirring to coat it in the oil and herbs well. Cook for 2-4 minutes or until the tempeh starts to get some color.

You want to cook out the earthy taste of the tempeh and let it soak up the flavors of the herbs.

Add the remaining seasonings and continue cooking for a few minutes until very fragrant, stirring often.

Then add in your vegan butter and let it melt.

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Making Vegan Country Gravy

Sprinkle the flour right over the tempeh and stir constantly.

You want to cook the flour until it’s no longer raw, and until it has soaked up all the oil and butter in the pan, this should only take a couple minutes.

Then gradually add in your plant milk, also stirring constantly to avoid burning, pausing in between adding more milk to see how thick the gravy gets.

You will most likely add between 2 1/2 – 3 cups of plant milk (make sure it’s unsweetened and unflavored!). I like my gravy a bit thicker so I used 2 1/2.

Once your desired thickness has been reached, add salt and pepper and your gravy is finished. Top your biscuits and enjoy!

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Best Vegan Comfort Food Breakfast

This is the ultimate vegan breakfast if you’re in need of some serious comfort food.

Every now and then I love having this yummy meal, especially if people are visiting because it’s easy to make a lot of it, and it’s a crowd-pleaser for sure!

Trust me, this is all you want on a cozy, chilly, slow weekend morning!

Homemade Biscuits and Gravy
Easy Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

This recipe is:

  • Delicious
  • Comforting
  • Easy
  • Vegan
  • Classic
  • Savory
  • Buttery

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Vegan Biscuits & Gravy

Easy Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

Yield: 4-6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This vegan biscuits and gravy recipe is out of this world - homemade buttermilk biscuits topped with a tempeh sausage and herb gravy!


For the Tempeh Sausage

  • 8 oz. Tempeh
  • 2 Tbsp Neutral Oil
  • 1 Tsp Rosemary
  • 1/4 Tsp Thyme
  • 1/4 Tsp Fennel Seed
  • 1/4 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Tsp Sage
  • 1/4 Tsp Sugar
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

For the Gravy


  1. Heat neutral oil in a large pan over medium heat along with the rosemary, thyme and fennel seed.
  2. Once oil is hot, chop or crumble tempeh into the pan and stir well. Cook for 2-4 minutes or until tempeh begins to get some color and herbs are fragrant.
  3. Add remaining seasonings and stir well, cooking a couple minutes longer, add vegan butter and stir until it melts.
  4. Sprinkle flour over tempeh and stir constantly, cooking the flour so it's not raw and until it absorbs all the oil and butter, a couple minutes.
  5. Gradually add plant milk, stirring constantly and seeing how thick it makes the gravy before adding more, until desired thickness is reached.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste and serve over biscuits!
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 457

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