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Easy Silky Gravy with Cassava Flour {Gluten and Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Option}

By: Kelly

Whip up this perfect homemade gluten-free gravy in 5 minutes. This silky gravy recipe is made using cassava flour and is delicious over mashed potatoes.

Cassava flour gravy on top of mashed potatoes

I don’t know about you, but I am SICK of boogery gravy. You see, I’ve been gluten (and mostly grain) free since 2012 and the only options for thickening gravy that even worked remotely well were arrowroot starch  and tapioca starch.

 

I’ll never forget one time when I make turkey gravy and my husband commented that the texture was like boogers…I laughed so hard because he was RIGHT! The texture was slimy, sticky, and not that pleasant.

 

Sure, you could use other gluten-free flours, but frankly, they either didn’t thicken the broth (almond flour) OR they thickened it so much that it turned into a glob (coconut flour — and it tasted like coconut gravy — GROSS!).

 

Up until last year, I stuck with arrowroot and tapioca starches for my gravies, desire the texture issues. But then I discovered a new flour — a total game changer in my kitchen.

 

Enter cassava flour! 

 

Cassava flour is the only gluten and grain free flour that can, in many cases, be used as a 1:1 replacement for traditional wheat flour.

 

The first time I made gravy, I was STUNNED at how smooth and silky it turned out. Now, it’s my go-to for thickening gravies and sauces.

 

Goodbye boogery gravy!

 

Orleatha just showed us how to make a super Easy Silky Gluten Free Gravy on Facebook yesterday using Anthony’s Cassava Flour

Some common Questions on How to Thicken Gravy:

Why is my gravy watery?

 

You’ve added to much water/stock.  In order to fix this, take 3 to 4 tablespoons of flour and mix with 1/4 cup of water to make a paste.  Start whisking this into the gravy mixture to thicken.  Repeat if necessary.

 

How to get smooth gravy without lumps?

 

Making a roux or slurry is key to silky gravy.  Pre-mixing the flour with water will eliminate lumps from gravy. 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Silky Cassava Flour Gravy

Easy Silky Cassava Flour Gravy
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter (or other fat of your choice – use coconut oil or bacon grease for dairy-free)
  • 2 1⁄2 cups chicken broth (you can also use beef or vegetable broth if preferred)
  • 4 tbsp Anthony’s Cassava Flour
  • 1⁄2 tsp sea salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp pepper

Instructions

Melt butter in pan over medium heat.

Add cassava flour, stirring constantly for 2 minutes, you want the mixture to turn light brown but not burn.

Add broth, salt and pepper and continue to stir for 3 minutes, sauce should be getting thicker.

Spoon over your favorite food and enjoy!

If you are interested in learning about Cassava flour, read our blog post The Truth about Cassava flour. 

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3 Comments
  • July 25, 2020 at 5:05 am

    This is great! I was looking for a good pan gravy that would work with my gluten-free diet.

  • Don
    July 26, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    I love how easy this is! I’m going to pour my batch of gravy on everything. 🙂

  • October 16, 2020 at 1:08 am

    As a Newbie, I am always searching online for articles that can help me.
    Thank you