Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits

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!

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Southern chocolate gravy

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. Sicne 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 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!

an above view looking down at plates of biscuits and a pitcher of chocolate gravy

Homemade chocolate gravy ingredients

  • Cocoa powder
  • Milk (can use dairy free!)
  • Granulated white sugar
  • Flour
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Butter or margarine
  • Prepared Biscuits

What you’ll need to make this recipe

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two stacked biscuits on a plate with chocolate gravy on top

Tips for making chocolate gravy recipe

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 affect, 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.

pouring chocolate gravy over biscuits

FAQ’s for chocolate gravy

What is chocolate gravy made of?

Consisting of cocoa powder, sugar, flour, butter, salt, vanilla, and milk, this recipe is easy to make and tastes great!

Can I make dairy free chocolate gravy?

By choosing to use non-dairy milk and a plant-based margarine, you can easily make this recipe dairy free. I’ve personally tried it both ways and it’s still delicious.

How to make gluten free chocolate gravy

Use gluten free flour (like almond flour) in place of all-purpose in this recipe.

How to make chocolate gravy and biscuits

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 hickened, remove from the heat and then add in the butter. Whisk until the butter has melted.

Serve over your biscuits and enjoy.

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Chocolate Gravy Recipe

A simple homemade chocolate gravy recipe that everyone will go nuts for! This is an easy southern classic dish and one that really feels comforting in the morning. With just a few minutes of effort you can have an easy plate of biscuits and chocolate gravy for breakfast (or dessert!)
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast gravy, chocolate gravy, chocolate gravy and biscuits, easy gravy recipe, southern style chocolate gravy
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Prepared Biscuits

Instructions

  • 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!
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Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup gravy | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.3g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Cholesterol: 11.8mg | Sodium: 143.3mg | Potassium: 1392.1mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 26.5g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Calcium: 640.8mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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