Thursday, March 25, 2010

Homemade Seitan!

Homemade Seitan Recipe. THANK YOU to Lachesis of Post Punk Kitchen for creating this AMAZING faux meat!

**I love this recipe because all I do it throw everything into a bread maker set on the dough cycle (liquid in first) for abut 5-7 minutes. The I take it out, form it into logs, wrap in foil, and cook as directed. It's the EASIEST THING EVER to make, and everyone loves it! You can put it in the food processor to make crumbles (awesome for burgers), sliced on crackers, or into strips for fajitas!

If you don't have a bread maker, you can follow as below:

  • 1.5 c. vital wheat gluten

  • 1/4 c. nutritional yeast

  • 1 . salt

  • 2 t. paprika

  • 1/4 t. cinnamon

  • 1/4 t. cumin

  • 1-2 t. pepper

  • 1/8 t. cayenne pepper

  • 1/8 t. allspice (I skipped this)

  • 3/4 c. cold water

  • 4 T. tomato paste

  • 1 T. ketchup

  • 2 T. olive oil (or any other)

  • 2 T. vegetarian Worcestershire sauce (or soy sauce--I used soy because I had no Worcestershire)

  • 1-3 cloves garlic, crushed well (I just sprinkled in garlic powder to taste)


Preheat oven to 325°.

In a large mixing bowl mix dry ingredients. Mix the rest of the ingredients (liquid ingredients) in a smaller mixing bowl. Whisk well until mixed.

Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix well, then knead for several minutes.

Form into a log (6-8" long), wrap tightly in foil, twisting ends. Bake for 90 minutes. When done baking, unwrap and leave out to cool all the way. Then wrap it foil or plastic and refrigerate. Slice to use as desired.


  1. Is this beef-flavored seitan or chicken flavored seitan?

  2. Ummmmm... I don't know! :-) I guess it would be closer to beef, because of the peppery flavor and coloring. But it's kind of it's own creation! If you make it, please let me know what you think!