Worlds Best Paleo Gravy. (Gluten/Grain Free)

Worlds Best Paleo Gravy. (Gluten/Grain Free)

Slathered over fried chicken, french fries, turkey or biscuits.. this gravy will make you swoon! Not to mention that it's low carb, gluten, grain free and paleo.. I like it better than any other gravy I've ever had.

The secret is in the carmelized onions.. they add such depth of flavor. You may be tempted to eat this gravy like soup.. it's just that good.

Worlds Best Paleo Gravy


  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter (dairy or nondairy.) * I love either Kerrygold butter or Earth Balance.
  • 1 onion finely chopped.
  • 1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Starch (Potato Starch, Arrowroot or Tapioca)
  • 5-6 Tablespoons of Blanched Almond Flour.
  • 1 1/4 Cup of Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbs Heavy Cream OR Heavy Coconut Milk (optional)
  • salt to taste.


  1. To a sauce pan add the butter, and onions. Cook over medium low heat for 20 minutes or so until caramelized (a beautiful golden brown color and cooked through) .
  2. Add the Black Pepper, Starch and Almond Flour. Stir for 1 minute and then add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir and gently boil until thick. If you want your gravy thicker feel free to add an additional 2-3 TBS of almond flour.
  4. Salt to taste. At this point I like to put the gravy in the food processor to get it 100% smooth (by grinding up the onions) but this step is 100% optional.
  5. Gravy will thicken as it cools.


Brittany Angell

42 comments | Leave your own

  1. Angela Mathers

    Paleo gravy? Yes please! This is going to be perfect for the fall and winter when my hubby and I normally start to eat heartier foods. Definitely going to check back in to let you know how this one goes after I try making it!

  2. stephanie

    I can’t wait to try this! I make a similar version for beef pot roast, but never thought of doing it for other things. When cooking the roast, I pop in carrots, celery, onions, garlic, tomatoes, herbs, etc. After the roast is cooked, I take out the roast, then I puree everything else in the blender. I thin if needed & add arrowroot powder to help with the consistency. It is so delicious with all the roast veg in there. I also use the leftover for shepherds pie sauce/gravy. I never thought of adding almond flour! I wonder how that would change the texture of mine. I feel like experimenting soon. I think I will try your gravy version as maybe a chicken pot pie sauce. Thanks!

  3. Terah

    So any suggestions for the girl who is allergic to onions?? 🙁 I need a good gravy recipe… but if it’s the onions that make this delicious I don’t know if I should try it without! Any replacement ideas? I’m also allergic to leeks. Any recommendations would be very much appreciated 🙂
    Thanks! Your’e the best!

    1. Beverley Fussell

      Does fennel have the same effect on you as onion? If not, perhaps you could try that in place of the onion.

  4. Shannon

    Would you have any suggestion on a nut free substitute for the almond flour? Thanks

    1. Mattie

      Delicious – I made a few adjustments as well. For those who need NUT FREE – I Used 4-5 Tablespoons of Coconut flour instead of almond flour & left out starch/tapioca called for and instead used 1-1/2 tsp of Xanthum Gum for thickening purposes. I was making to go with a pork roast and after tasting broth, decided there was more than enough salt, so used unsalted butter when sautéing & added some chopped mushrooms as well for color/flavor and it cut down a bit on the sweetness of the Vidalia Onion & coconut flour (I wanted a milder onion flavor in choosing this). Graininess for some reason was still coming through too much for me so used an immersion blender which combined everything flawlessly – I ended up using 2 TBS of Heavy Cream instead of the 1 Tbs called for as I felt it needed for creaminess. Yield was about 3 cups so ended up freezing 2 individual containers to use later. The pork taste was mild enough in the finished gravy, I feel it could also be used with pork, fried or baked chicken – if using beef broth I think the portions I used would work as well but you may have to adjust it to your taste – I might use a different type onion or shallots if using beef broth. Thank you Brittany for sharing your wonderful recipe.

  5. Tobin

    This gravy was fantastic! Full of flavor and just as good as the store bought gravy-mixes. We will be buying more poultry just to have this!

  6. Jenny

    I made this tonight. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS!!! It was DELICIOUS! I am so grateful. I recently found out my blood sugars are horrible and my blood pressure is skyrocketing. I have read that a high grain/processed sugar diet can increase blood pressure and I am desperate. I feel addicted to sugar and carbs as if drugs and it has ruined my life. I have no life and I am desperate. I love eating and cooking for my family and was so sad/didn’t know what to without eating grains.

    This is a recipe I came across and we had a delicious dinner tonight with this gravy. THANK YOU.

  7. Jenn

    This is great! I’m starting the Whole 30 next week and was bummed that Thanksgiving was going to have to be paleo, but I’m finding a ton of great recipes, and it actually sounds like its going to be a great Thanksgiving (with no post-dinner guilt!)

  8. Vadim Starikov

    Thank you for sharing! How much does this recipe make?


  9. Amber @ ExSoyCise

    Awesome recipe! In going to make this for Thanksgiving tomorrow! Do you think I can sub coconut oil for the butter?

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  11. Chris

    This was GREAT! Totally made our Thanksgiving… so thanks!

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  14. Melanie

    This is a great recipe. I sautéed some mushroom with the onions ans it gave the gravy a wonderful added flavor.

  15. Brittni

    How much does his recipe yield? Could it be split in half ?

    1. JJ

      Hey I just made a double recipe (I’m freezing in 1 cup portions to use as necessary) and it make 4 cups. So the recipe would make 2 cups. I’d imagine it’d be pretty easy to cut in half if you only needed 1 cup of gravy.

  16. Phoebe Lapine @FeedMePhoebe

    This is such a useful recipe to have, thank you!!

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  18. Shanah

    I made this tonight for grain free country fried chicken, fabulous!! It complemented the meal wonderfully. I’m wondering if this can be done but free?

  19. Janice

    This is to die for gravy. Made it last night with meat loaf. Yummmmmmmy!!!

  20. Julie C

    How can this be made nut free? I made it by just leaving out the almond flour and it worked but I found the taste to be slightly different.

  21. Jessica

    Another great recipe!! Thank you so much! I haven’t had traditional gravy since going GF 3 yrs ago. My wheat lovin hubby said this recipe is better than the “real” thing! Thank you!

  22. Mary

    Does anyone find it has the small almond lumps. Are there different blends of almond flour?

    1. Amanda Hockham

      You may be using almond meal, which is more lumpy. Try some almond flour.

  23. Maria

    This is seriously the worst recipie I’ve ever tried. It tastes NOTHING like almond gravy. I doubled the recipie except still only used one very small onion. That’s still all I can taste. I put it in my food processor and I still can’t make it creamy. I hope other people have better luck than I. 🙁

    1. Amanda Hockham

      Did you make any changes or substitutions to the recipe?

      Others have made it with great success.

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  25. Debbie Loehman

    I use this gravy all the time. My balsamic vinegarette
    Spilled over from my salad but gave the gravy a
    Nice flavor. Now I use the vinegarette on purpose
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  27. Whitney

    Hi there, I love the taste of this but it is a bit grainy. Is there anything I can do to get rid of that graininess? Thanks!

  28. Emma

    Do you think coconut flour would work in place of almond flour? I can’t eat nuts.


  29. Elena

    Hi, I want to make this dairy free and use coconut milk. I know coconut milk has a mild coconut flavor and I am a little worried it may be detectable in the gravy. Do the other ingredients mask that flavor?


  30. Laurie

    The one thing I love on Thanksgiving….am making this for sure with a smile on my face 🙂

  31. Laurie

    Did make this for Thanksgiving. ..will be a staple from now on. Excellent flavor and easy,

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