A basic creamy and delicious white sauce that has a lot of uses. And it's easy to make!
Bechamel is a French traditional sauce, mostly used to make "gratins" (casseroles). Though this creamy white sauce is traditionally made with wheat flour, butter and milk. But for those who can’t have dairy nor gluten, here is a vegan and gluten free bechamel version of this classic French sauce.
What's so great about this sauce?
In France, Bechamel is a pretty basic sauce used to make mostly all sorts of gratins: from pasta gratins to vegetable gratins and lasagnas. Adding creamy bechamel sauce to a vegetable casserole instantly makes it much more kid friendly. What parent wouldn't like that? Well I think you will love it and that it will soon become one of your go to recipes.
Why this vegan and gluten free version is better than the traditional recipe?
Well I have made this recipe a few times for people who are not on any kind of "free from" diet. And believe me when I say that they all said that it was "lighter" (as in less heavy on the stomach) than the traditional recipe. And I do think that nowadays, people tend to prefer meals that are fulfilling without the feeling of being stuffed.
Ingredients for this vegan and gluten free Bechamel sauce
- unsweetened almond milk : be careful to buy unsweetened almond milk. Well, I speak out of experience as I made this mistake once (because the 2 cartons look exactly the same) and ended up having to through away a whole dish because it was unedible. 🙁
- whole rice flour
- Salt and pepper