Chocolate gravy and biscuits are an awesome sweet treat in the morning that the whole family can enjoy. Serve it up as breakfast or as a dessert and watch how fast everyone licks their plates clean!
Growing up in Washington state, I didn't get to enjoy this breakfast until I was 28 years old and stumbled upon it online by accident. Since then it has become an instant favorite with the kids (and myself).
While it is a sweeter option for breakfast foods, I actually feel it isn't nearly as overwhelmingly sweet as cinnamon rolls, cereal, or other breakfast options.
Honestly, if I could relate it to anything I'd say it actually tastes like a warm chocolate pudding over biscuits. Of course, I've also toned down the sugar a tad and made the recipe my own overtime so it could simply be myself thinking this haha.
It's a super simple and easy to make southern chocolate gravy recipe, and even easier when you cheat and use canned biscuits like I do! By the time that the warm biscuits are out of the oven, the gravy is ready!
- Cocoa powder
- Milk (can use dairy free!)
- Granulated white sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Butter or margarine
- Prepared Biscuits
🍽 Equipment Needed
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- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Small pot
🍴 Recipe Tips
Unlike other gravies and sauces, this one doesn't start with the butter. The butter is added last in a step known as "mounting the butter." It adds a nice luxurious effect, a pretty shine, and depth of richness.
Keeping this gravy from getting chunky is the trick. As it cools, it forms a skin on the top like any homemade pudding would. Not only that but the ingredients in the pot don't always dissolve. If you want it smoother, you can sift the dry ingredients together in a bowl before adding to the pot.
Consisting of cocoa powder, sugar, flour, butter, salt, vanilla, and milk, this recipe is easy to make and tastes great!
By choosing to use non-dairy milk and plant-based margarine, you can easily make this recipe dairy free. I've personally tried it both ways and it's still delicious.
Use gluten free flour (like almond flour) in place of all-purpose in this recipe.
Check out how to make chocolate gravy and biscuits with these simple step-by-step instructions:
In a medium sized pot over medium heat, combine all of the ingredients except for the butter.
Whisk them together and bring to a slow boil while whisking continually.
When the mixture has thickened, remove from the heat and then add in the butter. Whisk until the butter has melted.
Serve over your biscuits and enjoy.
Other fabulous recipes to try
- Carrot cake pancakes with cream cheese syrup
- No rise pizza dough
- Honey roasted pumpkin seeds
- Cheesy chicken with quinoa and roasted brussel sprouts
Chocolate Gravy Recipe
- ⅓ cup baking cocoa powder ($0.60)
- 2 cups milk ($0.38)
- ⅔ cup granulated white sugar ($0.06)
- 3 tablespoon flour ($0.01)
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract ($0.02)
- ¼ teaspoon salt ($0.05)
- 2 tablespoon butter ($0.09)
- Prepared Biscuits ($1.16)
- In a medium sized pot on the stove over medium heat, combine all of the ingredients except for the butter. Whisk together and bring to a slow boil while whisking continually.
- When you feel the mixture has thickened, remove from heat and add in the butter. Whisk until the butter has melted and the gravy looks set.
- Pour over biscuits and enjoy!