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Vegan bechamel sauce (white sauce) drizzled over steamed broccoli.

Easy vegan bechamel sauce

This vegan bechamel sauce (white sauce) is only three ingredients and super easy to make. Takes your creamy, dairy free recipes to the next level. Great to use in mac and cheese, lasagna, or au gratin potatoes. No cashews.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Vegan bechamel sauce
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Maria

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter (or olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • cups unsweetened, plain oat milk (or your favorite unsweetened dairy free milk)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder (optional)

Instructions

  • On low, or medium low heat add your vegan butter and stir. If you want to add a nutty, richer flavor to this, let the butter brown just a little bit.
    2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • Add the all purpose flour and stir. Don't let the roux brown. Only cook this for about two minutes. Keep the heat low.
    2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • Turn the heat up a little bit. Add ⅓ of your dairy free milk and whisk the whole time. Don't let it form any lumps. Add the rest of your milk and stir the whole time. Keep stirring until it thickens up. Should take 5-8 minutes. Keep in mind, the sauce thickens more as it cools.
    1¼ cups unsweetened, plain oat milk
  • Add salt and any other seasonings you like.
    ¼ teaspoon salt, pinch nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Notes

To make a cheese sauce, after making the bechamel sauce, add ½ cup to 1 cup of shredded vegan cheese. Keep the heat on low, medium low. Stir until the cheese melts. Add some extra flavor by adding 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast. 
This lasts in the fridge for five days. To cool it down, and prevent a film from forming on the top, add a splash of your dairy free milk to the top, then store it in an airtight container. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy vegan bechamel sauce
Amount per Serving
Calories
95
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Sodium
 
226
mg
10
%
Potassium
 
45
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
10
g
3
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
421
IU
8
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
109
mg
11
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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