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!
This super simple and easy-to-make Southern chocolate gravy recipe is a delicacy that I didn't know existed until I was already an adult. Since then, it has become a 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 warm chocolate pudding over biscuits. Of course, I've also toned down the sugar a tad and made the recipe my own over time.
Why This Recipe Works
- Canned biscuits or homemade. To make this recipe even easier when you cheat and use canned biscuits like I do! By the time the warm biscuits are out of the oven, the gravy is ready!
- It's fast. You won't need much time to bring this recipe together. It cooks in about 10 minutes, which makes this a great recipe for busy mornings.
- It's frugal. Made with pantry staple ingredients like flour, cocoa powder, milk, and butter, this recipe is a perfect example of a fun recipe you can make while doing the Clean Out the Pantry Challenge.
Cocoa powder- You will need some baking cocoa to make the gravy rich and chocolatey in flavor.
Milk- You can use whole milk or dairy free milk.
Granulated sugar- This will make the frosting sweet and delicious.
Flour- To help us thicken the gravy to the right consistency, you'll need some all purpose flour.
Vanilla extract- This is a flavor enhancer.
Salt- A natural flavor enhancer.
Butter- You will need some butter or margarine to give us a glossy gravy with a rich flavor.
Prepared Biscuits- Use homemade biscuits or storebought.
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
🍽 Equipment Needed
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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.
🍴 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.
Other fabulous chocolate recipes to try
- 20 Cozy Hot Chocolate Recipes
- Single Layer Yellow Cake With Chocolate Frosting
- Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Brownie Milkshakes
Chocolate Gravy Recipe
- ⅓ cup Cocoa powder ($0.60)
- 2 cups Milk ($0.38)
- ⅔ cup Granulated white sugar ($0.06)
- 3 Tablespoons All purpose flour ($0.01)
- 2 teaspoon Vanilla extract ($0.02)
- ¼ teaspoon Salt ($0.05)
- 2 Tablespoons 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!