These Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy can only be described as warm, flaky, buttery clouds of greatness topped with creamy, well-seasoned sauce done easily at home in your own oven.
When it comes to comfort food, meatless biscuits and gravy is the quintessential vegetarian brunch. And you won’t believe just how easy it is to make at home!
Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy Tips and Tricks
Frozen First, Melt-In-Your-Mouth Later
The key to the buttery flavor in these is actually grating your butter with a cheese grater, and leaving those flakes of butter whole in your dough.
That way, they melt into your biscuits in the oven creating that buttery taste in every bite.
But grating a stick of melting butter can be frustrating. Freezing your butter will allow you to grate it, and keep those pieces of butter solid while you integrate it into your dough. Here’s what else you’ll need:
Add the Butter Last
Use a hand-mixer (affiliate link) to form a dough with all your ingredients except for the butter.
The dough should be a little sticky. You may need to wet your hands to avoid the dough from sticking to them.
Load On The Layers
That flaky texture that you love in a biscuit comes from layering the dough! It’s best to roll it out on a floured surface until it’s about 1/2 inch thick. Layer on half of the butter, fold it over and roll it out again.
Add the rest of the butter, and fold again, so you are left with a 1-inch dough that’s roughly square in shape.
Now you’re ready to shape your biscuits!
Jars Aren’t Just For Jams
You don’t need fancy cookie cutters or biscuit molds for these babies! Use what you’ve got! I use Mason Jars to cut out my little biscuits.
Your whisk is your best friend in making this gravy! Use it first to form your roux, to avoid any clumps of flour. And you’ll use it again while adding in your milk to avoid curdling.
Make them vegan with vegan butter and nondairy milk. The dough is already egg-free, so it’s super easy to veganize!
Green Tip: Look for organic and palm oil-free butter if you can. Buying organic means you are supporting farms that do not use damaging pesticides and fertilizers, and palm oil production is a huge driver behind deforestation.
If you’re a meat-eater and want sausage in your gravy, just brown it in your pot before step 1 in the gravy-making process. You can also opt to throw in some vegetarian sausage, or even make your own Vegan Breakfast Sausage.
Should You Have Leftovers
These biscuits will stay fresh covered at room temperature for 1-2 days and in the refrigerator for about 1 week.
You can also opt to freeze them for up to 2 months. Just make sure they are stored properly in a freezer-safe bag
Green tip: Did you know that of the billions of pounds of food waste that occurs annually, it is estimated that 50% of it happens in our homes? It’s always best to store leftovers properly so you can enjoy them later!
It’s best to reheat biscuits in the oven at 325°F for about 5 minutes if in the refrigerator or 10 minutes is frozen. You can also use the microwave for 30 seconds or the toaster oven.
Just know that the microwave may take away from your flaky texture.
The gravy will last in the refrigerator covered for about 1 week, and can easily be reheated in the microwave on high for 30 seconds, or over medium heat on the stove until heated through.
If you’ve gobbled up all your biscuits, but still have extra gravy, here are some ideas for using up extra gravy!
Why You Should Make these Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy
- They’re flaky. Those buttery layers are out of this world.
- They’re comforting. Southern comfort food at its finest.
- They’re easy! No kneading or waiting for a rise necessary!