Mustard Gravy – GF,DF,CF,EF

Mustard gravy over mock mashed potatoes
Mustard gravy over mock mashed potatoes

Gravy is a very simple thing to make—even gluten-free gravy. It’s the subtle variations that each cook adds that makes it her own. My gravy acquired its signature twist last Thanksgiving.

I was invited to attend Thanksgiving dinner with a family that doesn’t have food allergies. This can be a disaster without a lot of pre-planning and communication. The hostess promised a safe turkey and a plain salad. I brought my Coconut Oatmeal Cookies for desert and made some chicken gravy.

Adding yellow mustard is my secret to kicked up gravy!
Adding yellow mustard is my secret to kicked up gravy!

My gravy is a hybrid of chicken gravy and cream gravy. As I made it, the gravy just didn’t feel special enough for a holiday dinner. It seemed a little bland. I decided to try a little mustard. For both a spice kick and tartness, it fit the bill!  You may think it’s a little strange, but to me it’s like foreshadowing post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches!

Gravy Basics

My basic roux—butter and garbanzo bean flour
My basic roux—butter and garbanzo bean flour

You’ll remember my basic gluten-free roux from my Creole Sauce recipe. I use coconut oil (or butter) and garbanzo bean flour. I love that the garbanzo bean flour is already nutty so you don’t have to “cook out” the raw taste. The coconut oil gives the gravy a very silky mouth feel.

Gravy Ratio

  • 1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 cup liquid (I use a combination of homemade almond milk and my chicken bone broth.) Use vegetable stock for a vegan option.

You can adjust the amount of liquid depending on the texture you prefer. Then, scale up as needed. It’s just that simple. Flavorings and herbs are up to the cook’s own creativity. 🙂


It’s my no-brainer dinner with I don’t feel like even thinking about cooking. I always have some of the gravy on hand in the freezer in small 8 ounce canning jars.

I use it on eggs. It goes over quinoa (or gluten-free noodles) and chicken. Lately, I’ve put it over mock mashed potatoes and leftover chicken breast—talk about a comfort food makeover!

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Mustard Gravy - GF,DF,CF,EF, Vegan options
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A kicked-up version of Southern cream gravy
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 cups
  • 4 Tbsp butter (or coconut oil)
  • 4 Tbsp garbanzo bean flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
  • 2 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup sautéed onions, optional
  • 2 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Add the butter and garbanzo bean flour to the pan and stir over medium heat until it resembles wet sand.
  2. Gradually add the stock and milk while whisking.
  3. Simmer the gravy until thickened.
  4. Add onions, mustard, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
  5. Taste for seasoning adjustments and serve!
I sweat onions in bulk and keep them in the freezer. If you don't have that on hand, you'll need to sweat your onions before the first step in the gravy recipe.


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15 Responses to Mustard Gravy – GF,DF,CF,EF

  1. I am always looking for great GF recipes. Your gravy sounds delicious! I would be honored if you would stop by and share this recipe at Foodie Fridays where I am a co-host. Hope to see you there!

  2. This looks and sounds amazing, pinned and shared. Followed you here from the Healthy, Happy, Green Natural blog hop. You should stop by tomorrow night and share this on Real Food Fridays.

  3. Cathy says:

    This looks amazing, I can completely see this on top of a big leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich! Yum! Thanks so much for linking up to Wine’d Down Wednesday!

  4. I have a couple of diary-free kids and never thought to add mustard to the gravy I make for them to add a bit of spice. I’ll have to try it. Thanks!

  5. This is really interesting. Thanks for sharing with us on The Yuck Stops Here!

  6. Stephanie says:

    Love the mustard twist! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  7. Yummy Mustard Gravy! Especially over potatoes! Love if you share this recipe on Fabulous Friday Party
    Thanks Maria

  8. I love gravy, I can never get enough of it! This mustard one sound great. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

  9. Yum! I love mustard and find that any meal I make that has mustard in it is a favorite for me, so I’m sure this gravy would be right up there too! Thanks for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!

  10. jill says:

    This sounds good!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  11. Michelle says:

    I like any and all mustard. Yellow, brown, spicy, grainy. All of them! I can think of tons of things to pour this gravy over! Thank you for sharing, Jillian.

  12. Hi Jillian,
    I love your use of garbanzo flour and coconut oil in this recipe. What a wonderful multi-purpose, gluten free sauce! Thank you so much for sharing healthy and delicious recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

  13. Miz Helen says:

    I love your mustard gravy! This is a fantastic recipe and thanks so much for sharing it with us. Hope to see you again real soon at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  14. Hi Jillian,
    A great gravy recipe is such a versatile lifesaver to have on hand in any kitchen. I really enjoy the blend of ingredients in your mustard gravy and I can imagine using it with vegan substitutions to enhance a variety of dishes.Thank you for sharing your healthy and delectable gluten free Mustard Gravy recipe with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I sincerely appreciate it!

  15. Lisa says:

    This looks great. My hubby loves mushrooms. I am definitely going to try it. Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” Hope you can join us again this week.

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