Vegan Bangers & Mash with Onion Gravy!

Homemade vegan seitan sausages with onion gravy and creamy mashed potatoes.

Bangers & mash.

Hands up for the Brits, they come up with the greatest names for food. Bubble and squeak, toad in a hole, spotted dick (… It’s a pudding people!), and of course bangers and mash!

What’s in a name? “Bangers and mash” is the British slang for sausages and mashed potatoes, served with onion gravy. “Bangers” refers to the sausages. They are named as such because during World War I meat rations were low and the sausages had to be made with more inexpensive fillers such as breadcrumbs and a high water content. As a result the sausages would burst open with a “bang” when fried. The term “bangers” was born and is still being used now. “BANGERS and MASH”!

Vegan bangers & mash.

Juicy and tender seitan sausages, drenched in a rich onion gravy, buttery mashed potatoes and a side of green peas… Pure comfort food!

Let’s start with the sausages. Yup, even vegans like their sausages!

The bangers are easy to prep seitan sausages, bulked out with panko breadcrumbs, chickpea flour, tofu and shallot. The spices give the bangers their typical flavour. Vegan bangers without the bang, check.

If you like our seitan recipes, be sure to check out our index page for more inspiration!

The next key ingredient is the onion gravy.  The caramelized onions add both flavour and depth, but also bulk out the gravy. Feel free to heap on the gravy in generous quantities and smother the sausages! And it’s super easy to make, you will never ever use a store bought gravy powder again.

The final ingredient you need to create your for “vegan bangers and mash”, is the mash, or mashed potatoes. Don’t cut corners here, texture and flavour are key. You all know how to make a good mash, right!?! Choose a medium starchy variety of potatoes, cook to perfection, mash with non-diary milk and butter (lots of butter!). That’s all folks.

With your vegan bangers, your incredibly delicious homemade onion gravy, buttery mashed potatoes you are ready to sit down to the best plate of vegan BANGERS and MASH ever! Because really who doesn’t love sausages drowning in loads of gravy, creamy mashed potatoes and the obligatory side of green peas!? I do, I do!! Enjoy!

Hands up for bangin’ delicious comfort food!

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Vegan Bangers & Mash with Onion Gravy!

vegan, nut free



For the sausages:

Dry ingredients:

½ cup vital wheat gluten

¼ cup chickpea flour

⅓ cup panko bread crumbs

1 tbsp corn starch

1 tsp coconut sugar

½ tsp salt

½ tsp white pepper

½ tsp ginger powder

⅓ tsp dried thyme

¼ tsp nutmeg

Wet ingredients:

100 grams firm tofu, chopped

1 shallot / ¼ cup, chopped

1 large clove garlic, chopped

⅓ + ¼ cup veggie stock

1 piece mace

For the onion gravy:

1 tbsp non-diary butter

1 large onion, cut into half-moons

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 ½ cup veggie stock

1 ½ tbsp corn starch

1 tbsp tamari

1 tbsp balsamico (use ½ tbsp for a less tart gravy)

1 tsp coconut sugar

Pepper & salt, to taste


Vegan mashed potatoes

Green peas



For the sausages:

Combine vital wheat gluten, chickpea flour, panko and spices in a bowl.

Mix or blend the wet ingredients. Combine wet and dry ingredients and quickly knead into a dough. The mixture will be on the softer side. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

Divide the mixture in 6 equal pieces. Shape the balls into sausages (13-15 cm). First roll the sausages into parchment paper, then into aluminium foil.

Place the sausages in a steamer and steam for 25 minutes. Cool down completely.

For the onion gravy:

In a skillet, heat the non-diary butter. Add the sliced onion and sauté on low until nicely brown and fragrant. Stir in the garlic and sauté for another minute.

Mix the veggie stock, corn starch, tamari, balsamico and coconut sugar. Add the mixture to the onions and bring to a boil, whilst stirring. Simmer for a few minutes, until thickened into a gravy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Heat oil or non-diary butter in a pan and fry the sausages until golden. Serve the sausages with (plenty!) onion gravy on a bed of mashed potatoes and a side of green peas. Serve and dig in! Enjoy your vegan bangers and mash!

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