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How to make Chocolate Gravy & Biscuits

How to make Chocolate Gravy & Biscuits

Have you ever had Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits for Breakfast?  If not, you are missing the best breakfast ever!

Chocolate gravy and biscuits is a southern favorite for breakfast.  Yes, chocolate for breakfast. 

If you have never tried chocolate gravy, I cannot stress to you what an over-the-top chocolate treat for breakfast you are missing.  Chocolate Gravy is my all time favorite breakfast.  If you want to kick it up, serve it with bacon.  The sweet and salty combination is wonderful!!  I cannot eat this gravy without thinking about “Ma Willie”, my husband’s grandmother.  She was from Tennessee where chocolate gravy is very common on the breakfast table.  She was the one who introduced me to this amazing gravy when I was just a teen.  She passed away in 2008 at age 97.  Thank you Ma for the introducing me to chocolate for breakfast.

Ma Willie and most people who make chocolate gravy, melt the butter and then add the flour for a roux.  Next they add the milk.  I made chocolate gravy this way for years, but the recipe posted that I use now is so much easier and always smooth.  Adding the butter last, gives the chocolate a glossy shine.  I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. 

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Chocolate Gravy & Biscuit Breakfast-Video
  • 4 TB flour, sifted
  • 6 TB Cocoa, sifted
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 4 cups milk
  • ½ stick (1/4 cup) butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. In a sauce pan, heat the milk. (be careful not to burn it).
  2. Add sifted flour, cocoa, and sugar, and whisk constantly.
  3. Stir until thick and no lumps.
  4. Add butter and vanilla last.
  5. This recipe is easy and comes out smooth every time.
Ma Willie

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20 Responses to How to make Chocolate Gravy & Biscuits

  1. This is the way mom made it too. Kinfolk come from every where for mom’s cat head biscuits and choclate gravy…play awhile…then eat leftovers.

  2. Honestly, I tried this over the weekend and my guests just could not get over it! I’m still getting phone calls and messages about this breakfast days later. Can’t say I’m surprised though, it was indeed great! Thanks so much! :)

    • Todd,

      I am so excited you tried Chocolate Gravy and biscuits. It is my favorite breakfast too. I not sure why I have never seen it in a restaurant not even in the south. It is easy to make and amazing!
      Thank you so much for not only stopping by my blog but for letting me know how much you enjoyed this recipe. I hope you will send your friends and family to check out my blog and my chocolate gravy.
      Many blessings,
      Diane Roark
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  3. It is tempting !!thank you for linking up at bloggers brags party. We would love to see again next monday.I’m pinning it to Bloggers brags pinterest board.

    • Joy,

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment about this Chocolate Gravy & Biscuits. I was raised in South Alabama but we did not have chocolate gravy. I am finding out that it is mainly a KY and TN thing. Is it popular in TX?

      Thanks again for all your support!
      Have a great week,
      Diane Roark

  4. LOVE your videos and who doesn’t want an excuse to have chocolate ‘legally’ for breakfast! I really need to make this soon and thanks for the easy, sure-fire way to make it. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

    • Carrie,
      Thank you for your sweet comment. I truly missed Ma Willie. I am so grateful she introduced me to chocolate gravy. It is the best breakfast EVER!

      Thank you also for stopping by.
      Blessings and have a wonderful weekend,
      Diane Roark

  5. I am from the south, but this is a new one for me – but in such a good way! Can’t believe I’ve been missing out all these years! Can’t wait to try it. My kids are going to love it. Thank you for the recipe, Diane! Have a great weekend! :o)

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