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Gaz Oakley, aka Avant Garde Vegan, turns this British classic into a plant-based masterpiece
Duration1 hr
Cook Time1 hr


  • 2 cups/260g Self Raising Flour
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 cups/480ml Non Dairy Milk, or enough to make it a pancake batter style consistency
  • 8 Vegan Sausages
  • 2 tbs Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 2 Red Onions sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 10 Button Mushrooms halved
  • 1 Sprig Fresh Thyme
  • 1 Sprig Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1 cup/240ml Red Wine
  • 1 cup/240ml Vegetable Stock
  • 1 tbs Marmite or Miso Paste
  • 2 tbs Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbs Brown Sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 210 degrees C.
  • Place the sausages into a large nonstick 2-inch deep baking tray, and drizzle over the oil.
  • Place the sausages into the oven for 15 minutes & whilst they are in the oven mix together the batter.
  • In a mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder & sea salt, then mix well. Whisk in enough soy milk to make a pancake batter style consistency.
  • Remove the sausages from the oven then carefully pour the batter into the tray, place the tray back into the oven on the bottom shelf for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile to make the gravy, place a large saucepan over medium heat then add the oil.
  • When the pan is hot add the onions, garlic, mushrooms, thyme, rosemary & seasoning, sauté the mixture for 4-5 minutes letting the mushrooms go lovely and golden.
  • Stir in the flour & cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Deglaze the pan with the wine and scrape all the lovely flavor off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the stock, miso, vinegar & sugar.
  • Let the gravy simmer away for 15-20 minutes, stirring often.
  • Once the toad in the hole has risen and is golden & crisp, remove it from the oven.
  • Cut it up into slices and serve it with lots of gravy and greens. 
This recipe was republished with permission from Avant Garde Vegan. Find the original recipe here

Gaz Oakley (Avant Garde Vegan)

Gaz Oakley is a 26 year old chef, author & youtuber originally from Cardiff, Wales UK.After learning to cook a very young age with his dad, Doug. Cooking as well as sports became his early passions.He played rugby, football, did athletics & swam to a very high standard throughout school.