Gran’s Chocolate Gravy For Biscuits

IMG_1785This morning, I woke up craving my Gran Pinion’s chocolate gravy. As a child, this was my favorite breakfast at her house. Eggs & bacon? No way! I wanted the buttery, chocolatey, sticky gravy that I could only get at her house. Every time I stayed with her, this was my requested breakfast. And because she loved me, she made it for me – every single time.

Gran’s chocolate gravy is easy, quick, and yummy. Although she put this alongside “made from scratch” biscuits, I use my favorite frozen brand (Mary B’s Buttermilk Buscuits) and feel like I’ve still blessed my family with a special treat. Trust me. If you serve this chocolate gravy to your family on any biscuit – homemade or frozen – they will will rise and call you blessed!

Chocolate gravy is pretty much a “Southern thing” that many outside of the Mason-Dixon line may have never enjoyed. A very popular lunch spot in Trussville, Alabama, is The Chocolate Biscuit Tea Room.  The signature dessert is a “homemade buttered biscuit halved and served with a homemade chocolate sauce on top.” The dessert is hugely popular and quite delicious.

Here is how my Gran made chocolate gravy. If you make this, I’d love to hear back from you. I trust that you will receive accolades from your family members any time you serve this!

Gran’s Chocolate Gravy For Biscuits

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 TB butter
  • 2 TB flour
  • 2 TB cocoa
  • milk to consistency (I use 1-2 TB; skim is fine)
  • Biscuits (cook and keep warm while making sauce)

In small saucepan, melt butter. Add other ingredients, stirring until all lumps are removed. Stir over medium heat, constantly, until thickened. This takes about 2 minutes.

Remove from heat. Halve and butter biscuits; pour gravy over the bottom half.

Note: this gravy will thicken as it cools. It is best served immediately after cooking.




Chocolate for breakfast? Yes, please!!!

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  1. Thanks for commenting, Laura Gail, and I am so glad those sweet boys enjoyed it!!! I still have fond memories of eating this at my sweet Gran’s house. Amazing how food = love and memories:-)

  2. Jamie, I made this for my boys for Valentine’s breakfast and they loved it. I served it over my homemade buttermilk biscuits and breakfast was quick and easy. It thickens quick so next time, I won’t let it start boiling because it turned to fudge practically but was still delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!!!! Laura Gail

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