Friday, February 27, 2009

Biscuits & Chocolate Gravy

Craving chocolate, I sought to find some in the house. I couldn't find anything stashed away, but remembered a recipe that came in my email yesterday for Chocolate Gravy. I found it and adapted to my own vegan and gluten free version. Served over fresh, hot gluten free biscuits and sprinkled with chocolate chips, it was delicious! It's creamy, rich smoothness hit the spot.

Chocolate Gravy

3 tablespoons of gluten-free flour blend
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
4 tablespoons of granulated sugar
2 cups of soymilk
2 tablespoons of Earth Balance margarine
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Combine dry ingredients and place in a small saucepan. Whisk in soymilk, blending until lumps are gone. Cook on medium high heat until mixture thickens and bubbles. Remove from heat and add Earth Balance margarine and vanilla. Stir until completely blended. Serve over hot biscuits. Also good on pancakes, crepes, toast with peanut butter, or waffles.



  1. Anonymous6:28 AM

    Would you please post the original recipe for those of us who are not vegan? Thanks!

  2. Anonymous7:54 AM

    Gosh I didn't realize any one knew about chocolate gravy.When I met my husband that is one of the first things his mom broke me in on. They were from Arkansas ans it is a staple up there. my kids grew up loving it and then as they brought friends home I had to make it. I was the mom they came to after prom for the chocolate gravy hehe.
    Mine is alittle different,but im sure yours was good.

  3. Chocolate gravy is something every Appalachian grew up eating, especially at breakfast. That may be because our mothers made homemade biscuits every morning for breakfast and had them leftover to eat throughout the day. My MIL scolded me when she learned her son ate cereal at his new bride's breakfast table. *LOL*

  4. This is fascinating as what you write about seems to be what I call chocolate fudge sauce, I make it with normal milk and butter and cocoa and flour, it is lovely with eclairs, pancakes, as an icing (frosting) poured over cakes and it sets so you can decorate it if you omit the flour or reduce quantity of flour.
    The cultural barriers of language arise again - what type of hot biscuits do you refer to? We call cookies biscuits so I am confused! This has come up on other posts, someone asked me do I call cookies biscuits? No, I call biscuits cookies so that American readers will know what I am talking about!

  5. For the original recipe substitute:

    all purpose flour for the gluten-free flour blend

    dairy milk for the soymilk

    butter for the Earth Balance


  6. Now you've got me craving chocolate! LOL! This chocolate gravy reminds me that Cracker Barrel has a Chocolate Cobbler on their menu! It's like the chocolate brownie sundae!


  7. Thanks for the clarification of biscuits and cookies in your email! I should have guessed the Dutch origins of cookie - koekje (little cake) being married to a Dutchman!
    I guess the biscuits are like scones or drop scones, and you are right, the fudge sauce I make is higher in sugar so is sweeter. Your gravy sounds like hot choc. sauce - not overly sweet.
    This side of the pond (Atlantic) we call gravy what you pour over your dinner made from meat juices and sometimes thickened with cornflour!
    So it is strange to hear chocolate gravy - I start to think of molecular gastronomy, you know where you mix weird concoctions like chilli ice cream or snail porridge!

  8. oh chocolate ANYTHING sounds good...oh you always have the most delicious sounding recipes.

  9. Anonymous4:23 PM

    Thanks for providing a gluten free
    recipe. I follow a gluten free diet and always look for ways to broaden my horizons! It's fun to stumble upon something new!


  10. Anonymous9:04 AM

    My sons have celiac disease and cannot eat gluten. They are always feeling they can't eat the "good stuff." When thinking anout recipes for yummy baked things that O loved as a kid, I remembered I always loved chocolate gravy and wondered if anyone had ever tried it "gluten free" I stumbled on your recipe and plan to give it a try tonight. THANKS!


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